- Apr 11, 2015 23:21 IST
It took nearly 15 years for India’s Right to Information Act (RTI) to finally become a law in 2005 after the late VP Singh (who was India’s prime minister briefly) first stressed the importance of a law that would give citizens the right to seek and get information.
- Apr 04, 2015 22:43 IST
Giriraj Singh’s first response after making despicable comments about Congress president Sonia Gandhi was not an apology but an expression of indignation delivered with misplaced candour: he thought what he had remarked to reporters during an informal chat would be “off the record”.
- Mar 21, 2015 21:58 IST
India’s economy, if analysts are to be believed, could be on the verge of a surge. Its growth rate could outstrip China’s, which has been slowing down, and beat other emerging markets, notably Brazil and Russia, about both of which forecasters are downbeat.
- Mar 14, 2015 22:20 IST
In early January 2014, less than two weeks after Arvind Kejriwal had been sworn in as Delhi’s chief minister for the first time, a few of us went to meet him in his office at the Delhi Secretariat building.
- Mar 07, 2015 21:20 IST
Budgets routinely had proposals to scrutinise transactions such as credit card purchases, cheque payments, bank transfers and even fixed deposits, all of which involved money that was lawfully accounted for. That sort of approach, instead of dissuading people from resorting to unaccounted transactions, encouraged them to avoid tax and generate black money.
- Feb 21, 2015 21:46 IST
Saturdays are holidays for the Bombay Stock Exchange, which remains shut for the weekend, but next Saturday when finance minister Arun Jaitley rises in Parliament to present the Narendra Modi government’s first full-year budget, the stock market will be open for trading.
- Feb 14, 2015 23:00 IST
For Kejriwal, there could be another pressing reason to tackle pollution in the city that he has just won: politics. The most vulnerable to the risks of urban air pollution are the cities poorest — many of whom are the real aam aadmi who’ve reposed their faith in AAP, writes Sanjoy Narayan.
- Feb 07, 2015 22:38 IST
In the din over the Delhi elections, which should be of little interest to those not living there, the upcoming Union budget, which will likely have a far more widespread impact, appears to have been forgotten, at least by much of media, writes Sanjoy Narayan.
- Jan 24, 2015 22:52 IST
For a CM, running Delhi can be tricky business. First, owing to the limited jurisdiction of the state government but also because the reporting manager for all the civic agencies, the police and the DDA is the lieutenant-governor (L-G), who is appointed by the President but chosen by the Centre.
- Jan 17, 2015 23:41 IST
It’s what you can probably call governance by ordinance. In the seven months since the Narendra Modi government came to power in May 2014, its Cabinet cleared 11 ordinances, 10 of which have already become law after the President of India promulgated them, writes Sanjoy Narayan.
- Jan 10, 2015 21:53 IST
For setting right their grievances Indian consumers have few options. Seeking justice in consumer courts is usually a long and tedious process with cases sometimes taking decades to get settled, writes Sanjoy Narayan.
- Jan 01, 2015 00:11 IST
When politicians promise people too much too soon they also run the risk of ending up making everyone sorely bitter if those promises aren’t fulfilled, writes Sanjoy Narayan.
- Dec 27, 2014 22:20 IST
China is the world’s factory and is eons ahead of India, which shouldn’t harbour wild dreams of rivalling that. India should look at unconventional solutions, such as the one 3D printing offers, writes Sanjoy Narayan.
- Dec 20, 2014 19:44 IST
In the last couple of weeks a few members of Parliament, all from the ruling side, showed off their prowess at scoring own goals, writes HT editor-in-chief Sanjoy Narayan.
- Dec 06, 2014 21:56 ISTSIMPLY PUT
Recruiters say the drive to hire employees is often triggered not by actual investment or expansion but on the expectation of that happening - a bit like how the Sensex rises on anticipation of good things happening, writes HT editor-in-chief Sanjoy Narayan.