Selected Newspaper Articles


 The GST dilemma”, Business Standard, March 18, 2020.
 Taxing digital economy”, Business Standard, February 19, 2020.
 Inequality in the US-II”, Business Standard, January 15, 2020.
 Inequality in the US”, Business Standard, December 17, 2019.
 Tax havens and sovereignty”, Business Standard, November 20, 2019.
 Analysing revenue information-II”, Business Standard, October 16, 2019.
 Analysing new revenue information”, Business Standard, September 18, 2019.
 UK’s democracy in practice”, Business Standard, August 13, 2019.
 A well-being fiscal Budget”, Business Standard, July 17, 2019.
 India’s adult children”, Business Standard, June 19, 2019.
 New govt. must focus on bank balance sheets”, The Hindu, May 23, 2019.
 Policymaking with happiness”, Business Standard, May 15, 2019.
 Indians and their unhappiness”, Business Standard, April 15, 2019.
 Appropriate tax administration”, Business Standard, March 20, 2019.
 Why India needs a seriously tightened population policy to reduce poverty”, Business Standard, February 20, 2019.
 Population, GDP and poverty – I”, Business Standard, January 16, 2019.
 “Vodafone revisited”, Business Standard, December 18, 2018.
 “Human Development Index: A snapshot”, Business Standard, November 13, 2018.
 “Income distribution: Recent developments”, Business Standard, October 16, 2018.
 “Economics and politics of Brexit”, Business Standard, September 18, 2018.
 “GST administration: Remaining issues”, Business Standard, August 14, 2018.
 “GST: Government’s customer focus”, Business Standard, July 18, 2018.
 “International taxation”, Business Standard, June 20, 2018.
 “US, China customs tariffs”, Business Standard, May 16, 2018.
 “The peculiarity of tax reform”, Business Standard, April 18, 2018.
 “Direct tax code-II: Negative equity effects, complexity must be eliminated”, Business Standard, March 21, 2018.
 “Direct tax code should revert to 2009 while simplifying further”, Business Standard, February 21, 2018.
 “New World Development Indicators reveal Indian economy is improving”, Business Standard, January 16, 2018.
 “Leak-driven law and administration”, Business Standard, December 18, 2017.
 “Global trends in tax disputes”, Business Standard, November 30, 2017.
 “Demonetisation: Any effect on use of cash?”, Business Standard, November 14, 2017.
 “Human development bottom up”, Business Standard, October 17, 2017.
 “Surface warming and climate risk”, Business Standard, September 19, 2017.
 “Ramifications of the 2017 Trump tax plan”, Business Standard, August 15, 2017.
 “Improving multinational tax behaviour”, Business Standard, July 18, 2017.
 “The inexorable rise of insignificance”, Business Standard, June 20, 2017.
 “Ebb and flow of Indian tax reform”, Business Standard, May 16, 2017.
 “UP: Where to from elections?”, Business Standard, April 18, 2017.
 “Comparing Union Budgets”, Business Standard, March 14, 2017.
 “Reflections on the FY18 Union Budget”, Business Standard, February 14, 2017.
  “External debt: An analysis of BRICS”, Business Standard, January 17, 2017.
 “Cross-country ease of doing business”, Business Standard, December 13, 2016.
  “Demonetisation: An (un)necessary evil?”, Business Standard, November 15, 2016.
 “Water wars: Yesterday, today and tomorrow”, Business Standard, October 11, 2016.
 “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.