Arvind Mayaram
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The quest for a robust e-commerce economy in India

  • Indians have begun to prefer shopping online. In light of this shift in consumer behaviour, the government must make policy changes to ensure a level playing field for all platforms
E-commerce has been the saving grace for consumers and sellers, especially small- and medium-sized businesses, which struggled to stay afloat during the Covid-19 pandemic. (File photo for representation)
E-commerce has been the saving grace for consumers and sellers, especially small- and medium-sized businesses, which struggled to stay afloat during the Covid-19 pandemic. (File photo for representation)
Published on Jan 14, 2022 06:47 PM IST
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The inside story of the retrospective tax blunder

It has taken the government nine years to withdraw the retrospective taxation amendments, and, that too, perhaps because of the possibility of adverse rulings in international arbitration cases
Any legal change, without careful and rigorous thinking about its implications, can cause huge damage, and it can take years to rectify (Shutterstock)
Any legal change, without careful and rigorous thinking about its implications, can cause huge damage, and it can take years to rectify (Shutterstock)
Updated on Aug 20, 2021 08:19 PM IST
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A case for environment-friendly sanitary pads

There is an urgent need for course correction through effective policy interventions. The government must create a gender-inclusive platform for continuous dialogue and consultation on key issues with experts and civil society organisations
Although several non-governmental organisations (NGOs) have been producing such products through women self-help groups (SHGs), it is not to scale (AFP)
Although several non-governmental organisations (NGOs) have been producing such products through women self-help groups (SHGs), it is not to scale (AFP)
Published on Mar 30, 2021 07:38 PM IST
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Where the Indian economic story went wrong

The ongoing economic recovery is being driven by a small section of the economy, and led by profits rather than wages. We can hope, on a wing and a prayer, that the government will finally act.
By various estimates, close to 90% of the workforce in India is employed in the unorganised sector and this has been severely impacted(AP)
By various estimates, close to 90% of the workforce in India is employed in the unorganised sector and this has been severely impacted(AP)
Updated on Dec 23, 2020 04:21 PM IST
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