Prasenjit K. Basu

9 Years of the Modi Economy: Stellar on most counts

MACROECONOMIC PERFORMANCE India’s economy (as measured by real GDP) has been the fastest-growing among the world’s 20 largest economies for 7 of the past 9...

The West can rediscover Swamiji through this splendid biography

The brilliant young man, with his easy command of eastern and western religions became a sensation across America during the four years he spent...

A Budget aimed at generating concentric virtuous circles

New Delhi: As the world economy was thrown off-kilter for two years by a raging global pandemic, fiscal profligacy became the global norm. The...

Book transforms the discourse about ‘coloniality’ in Bharat

The Government of India Act of 1935 was to become the bedrock of ‘independent’ India’s Constitution in 1950. That there was almost nothing Bharatiya...

Shivshankar Menon gets it all wrong

The two key pathologies that undermine the credibility of Menon’s book are, first, a tenuous grasp of economics; and, less forgivably, an unrelenting bias...

Kolkata must aspire to become India’s Chicago

The economic revival of Kolkata is crucial to eastern India’s future. And that revival must perforce begin by shedding the anti-entrepreneurial attitudes ingrained in...

India lost nothing by staying out of RCEP

The signing of the RCEP (Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership) agreement on 15 November was a geopolitical coup for China, at a time when the...

India lost nothing by staying out of RCEP

The signing of the RCEP (Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership) agreement on 15 November was a geopolitical coup for China, at a time when the...

India lost nothing by staying out of RCEP

The signing of the RCEP (Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership) agreement on 15 November was a geopolitical coup for China, at a time when the...

Biden will have to govern as a centrist: Good news for him and US

Joe Biden’s gamble of running as a centrist in the primaries, but then moving to the left in the general election (the opposite of...

Biden will have to govern as a centrist: Good news for him and US

Joe Biden’s gamble of running as a centrist in the primaries, but then moving to the left in the general election (the opposite of...

Biden will have to govern as a centrist: Good news for him and US

Joe Biden’s gamble of running as a centrist in the primaries, but then moving to the left in the general election (the opposite of...

PM Modi delivers a blitz of transformative economic reforms

The past month’s reforms have ensured that the next decade will bring untold prosperity to farmers and workers.   The 2020 Monsoon Session of Parliament will...

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