Power reforms – TN’s discomfiture

FOR DECADES Tamil Nadu government has been resisting beneficial reforms of the power sector. Reason:  Dravid- ian parties based  their  electoral strategies on competitive populism. Right from 1967 when the DMK won the state elections for the first time,  these  have  been  constantly expanding the welfare content with liberal distribution

Is it a Package? A Stimulus? Or a Reform?

It is for the government to jump-start the economy, through massive spending. Only government spending will have scale and size. The reform directive should focus on industries of the future, like space and aviation, electronics manufacture and telecom. It could start with funding research in vaccine development, 5G technologies, manufacture

Reassuring re-start

Fighting for survival is not new to the industries of Tamil Nadu. The state and its entrepreneurs are known for their resilience. DEBATES MAY CONTINUE over the right and wrong of extending the lockdown. The country faces an unprecedented crisis: factories, offices, wholesalers, retailers and service providers have all been shut

Focus on high speed trains

High speed trains? For the rich? Our Rahuls and Jairams will cry hoarse. Remember such opposition when the Congress stepped up expenditure on space exploration? Today India excels in rocket science and so profitably! The ripple effect of fast travel, as demonstrated by China, can be humongous. THE GREAT DEPRESSION of

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