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The Rajan Effect

Cover Story

The Government and the RBI Governor are not on the same page. But at what cost?

Stories in this issue

Collision Controller

Last December did not begin very well for SpiceJet. Its losses had been mounting and the airline desperately needed a fresh infusion of capital. But its promoter and chairman, Kalanithi Maran of the…

Power Parade in Beijing

The Chinese people’s Liberation Army will be getting rid of 300,000 soldiers from its ranks in a bid to shed deadweight, reduce overheads, and use the savings to buy more high-tech ships, planes, and…

It’s the Governor, Stupid!

It’s complicated.” That’s probably how the Narendra Modi Government would describe its relationship with the High Priest of Mint Street, Raghuram Rajan, were it to be spelt out as a ‘status’ update…

Root for the Outlier

This year marks the centenary of one of history’s greatest restatements on space and time: Albert Einstein’s General Theory of Relativity. Like it or not, Einstein is alive and well in our deeply…

Our Conscience Is Their Only Home

Sometimes it takes the image of a toddler washed up on a Turkish beach to introduce us to the inherent inhumanity of our times. Aylan Kurdi, three years old, could not make it while fleeing a Syria…

That Rustle of a Ruffled Rupee Again

Curves can be hard to resist at times, and so it’s easy to fancy the rupee tracing an aesthetic arc along a graph as it slips its way towards 69 per dollar in India’s 69th year of independence. The…

The Meat Is Not On

Money can buy a lot of things, including a meat ban. This is the simple explanation for the prohibition on the slaughter of animals and sale of meat at civic markets for four days in Mumbai during…

Why Rahul Gandhi Has to Wait

The old guard in the Congress has prevailed and ensured that Sonia Gandhi gets an extension as party chief. Which also brings to the fore the widespread perception within, as outside, that the young…

Tathagata Roy, Governor of Tripura

While some of us may feel a sense of pride on reciting the following words of our Preamble, ‘Sovereign, Socialist, Secular, Democratic Republic’, Tripura Governor Tathagata Roy is on a different page…