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Month: March 2012

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Defining India’s Poor

I write at Yahoo on the recent poverty report: India may be a poor country but we all differ on what "poor" is. There was a furore last year when ...

Budget 2012 Expects To Cut Petrol Subsidy 35%

Apparently, in this budget, we are going to cut the petroleum subsidy by a mind-boggling 35%. By nearly 25,000 crores (Rs. 250 billion *) From the budget ...

Rupay Kicks Off with Debit Cards

The National Payments Corporation of India (NCPI) has started Rupay, a domestic card payment network. NPCI already is at the back-end of the India wide bank ...

The Vodafone Overreach and the Failure of Trust

From my Yahoo Piece: Vodafone’s Dutch Subsidiary bought a company in the Cayman Islands, in a transaction paid for in foreign currency. Vodafone is a ...

The Negative List: Service Tax Exemptions in a Nutshell

Archiving my Yahoo Piece: The Service Tax provisions in the budget detail out 17 areas on which you will not be charged a tax, and for absolutely everything ...

What the Finance Minister Didn’t Say

Archiving my Yahoo Piece: Pranab Mukherjee has presented a budget that has left everyone wondering what really happened and whether we should give it more ...

FREE E-Book: The Startup Tax in India

I consolidated material from all the posts on the Startup Tax in India and put it into an easy-to-download E-Book (PDF). I hope you like it!  Edit: The ...

Moving To Bangalore Next Week

I’m moving, next week, to Bangalore. Twitter followers may already know, since I’ve been talking about it on and off. We moved out of BLR in 2008, to ...

Chart Of The Day: Thundering Tuesdays

2012 has seen some amazing Tuesdays, and today was no exception with another 1.1% on the indices. There’s a strange thing happening on the second day of the ...

Cash Reserve and Liquidity Ratios: A Primer

This is a guest post by Dheeraj Singh. Dheeraj is a former fund manager for many years specializing in fixed income. Used to head fixed income at IL&FS ...
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