Newspaper Articles

   
   
   
   
 “India’s Effective Tax Ratio”, Business Standard, December 17, 2012.
 “China Must Look Within”, Business Standard, November 19, 2012.
“A Sense of Independence”, Business Standard, October 15, 2012.
“Solving the Euro Zone’s Problems”, Business Standard, September 17, 2012.
“The Just-emerging Asian Economy”, Business Standard, August 20, 2012.
“Are corporations an enigma?”, Business Standard, July 16, 2012.
“Pushing Forward on GST”, Business Standard, June 18, 2012.
“The Vodafone Affair: The Deconstruction”, Business Standard, May 22, 2012.
“The Vodafone Affair: The Layout”, Business Standard, May 10, 2012.
“A walk from Kolkata – to London?”, Business Standard, April 16, 2012.
“The Budget’s massive tax effort”, Business Standard, March 19, 2012.
“A time for Tax Reform”, Business Standard, February 20, 2012.
“Having a Heart, Using the Head”, Business Standard, January 16, 2012.
“Has the Euro Matter Now Been Solved?”, Business Standard, December 19, 2011.
“Children’s Condition: Wither Demographic Dividend?”, Business Standard, November 21, 2011
“Countdown to Cannes”, Business Standard, October 8, 2011.
“Tax Evasion as Corruption", Business Standard, September 10, 2011.
“Hola! Yo Soy América Latina”, Business Standard, August 13, 2011.
‘CBEC allays India Inc’s fears on negative list for services”, The Hindu, July 23, 2011
“Volatile Times”, Business Standard, July 9, 2011.
“Tighten Fiscal Policy Ahead of Elections Next Year”, The Economic Times, July 9, 2011
“Venice to Verona via Vittorio Veneto”, Business Standard, June 8, 2011.
“Financial Market Behaviour“, Business Standard, May 14, 2011.
“West Bengal vs Tamil Nadu”, Business Standard, April 9, 2011.
“The Evolving Fiscal Stance”, Business Standard, March 12, 2011.
“Year of Fiscal consolidation”, Business Standard, February 12, 2011.
“India’s Savings and Growth”, Business Standard, January 8, 2011.
“Thought as Ideas”, Business Standard, December 11, 2010.
“Globalisation and G20”, Business Standard, November 13, 2010.
“Return of the Taxman”, Business Standard, November 9, 2010.
“Fine-Tune The Tax Policy” Pre-2001-02 Budget”, The Economic Times, February 4, 2001.
“CENVAT: A Confusing Concept?”,The Economic Times, March 7, 2000.
"Hamaara Desh Mahaan", The Economic Times, 17 September 1999.
"A Journeyman's Tales", fortnightly series in Business Standard, on economic justice, 9 October; on participation and development, 23 October; on international fiscal performance, 6 November; on Indian fiscal and tax performance, 20 November; on Indian expenditure performance, 4 December; on bringing knowledge to policy, 18 December, 1999; on a 1000 year sweep of history, January 1, 2000; on Budget 2000 (tax), 15 January 2000; on Budget 2000 (expenditure), 29 January, 2000 (series ended).
"Fiscal Decentralisation: The Micro-Macro Dilemma", The Economic Times, 27 August 1999.
"Does India Still want a VAT?" Economic Times, 30 July 1999.
"The Management Budget: First the Carrot, Now the Stick", Times of India, 13 March 1997.
  "Guest Column: Not workable or necessary", The Economic Times, 2 March 1997.
"Budget 97-98: Need to work out new strategy", The Observer, 14 February 1997.
"Union Budget-II: Overlooking Fundamental Tax Reform", Times of India, 26 July 1996.
"Guest Column: Reduction in Marginal Tax Rate a right step", The Observer, 23 July 1996.
"Budget Overview: Could have done better", Business Standard, 23 July 1996.
"Curbs on expenditure may not lower fiscal deficit", The Observer, 19 July 1996.
"Re cannot fall endlessly", Financial Express, 7 February 1996.
"Safety Net Programmes and the Fiscal Deficit (Liberalisation includes free school meals)", Times of India, 19 August 1995.
"Liberalisation and Multinationals: Preparations for Success ("For liberalisation to work lay down ground rules)", Times of India, 30 June 1995.