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Tuesday, March 06, 2018

Interesting readings

Opacity in the banking sector by Sharat Sabharwal in The Hindu, March 6, 2018.

PNB scam: RBI should regulate using legal, coercive powers and not through requests, entreaties by Rajeswari Sengupta and Shubho Roy in Firstpost, March 5, 2018.

How to build capacity at RBI by Ajay Shah in Business Standard, March 5, 2018.

Two Governments, Parliament And An Expert Body - How ICAI Is More Powerful Than All Of Them by Menaka Doshi in Bloomberg, March 1, 2018.

Sebi cannot duck its responsibility in derivatives ban: Marti Subrahmanyam by Mobis Philipose in Mint, March 1, 2018.

Antisemitism: how the origins of history's oldest hatred still hold sway today by Gervase Phillips in The Conversation, February 28, 2018.

Is there a grand bargain between RBI and public sector banks? by Suyash Rai in The Indian Express, February 28, 2018.

The roots of the current banking crisis by Manas Chakravarty in Mint, February 28, 2018.

The proper functioning of regulatory institutions is central to our economic stability N K Singh in Hindustan Times, February 28, 2018.

Fault lines in the Indian banking industry by Rajrishi Singhal in Mint, February 28, 2018.

Legality of GST's anti-profiteering provision by Adithya Reddy in Mint, February 27, 2018.

Washington society and Team Trump: A year in, the fear and loathing is mutual by Roxanne Roberts in The Washington Post, February 26, 2018.

In the land of make believe, ad hoc responses trump improving our processes by Rahul Jacob in Business Standard, February 24, 2018.

Shame on us: I love the 'mild and nice' Indian media, says Donald Trump Jr in Business Standard, February 24, 2018.

How fascism becomes normalised: The fascist movement that has brought Mussolini back to the mainstream by Tobias Jones in The Guardian, February 22, 2018.

Rot in PSBs Part 3: Nirav Modi scam shows it's time Parliament reexamined banking laws, brought in transparency by Shubho Roy in Firstpost, February 22, 2018.

Are we creeping back to controls on corporate decision making? by Kanika Datta in Business Standard, February 21, 2018.

Budget not a propaganda vehicle, restore its real purpose by Nitin Desai in Business Standard, February 21, 2018.

The Poison We Pick by Andrew Sullivan in NYMag, February 20, 2018.

How the rupee futures trade flew to foreign shores by Gurumurthy K in Business Line, February 19, 2018.

FBI, CIA, and NSA: Don't Use Huawei Phones on Slashdot, February 14, 2018.

Death Star Thinking and Government Reform by Jennifer Pahlka in JoDS, February 5, 2018.

From saving the census to google maps: The U.S. census bureau's tiger system, 1980–2010 by Pallavi Nuka in Innovations for Successful Societies, February 2018. Also see: New thinking on a traditional public good by Ajay Shah in Financial Express, August 8, 2009.

The Great INR Carry Trick by Ananth Narayan on Ananthindianmarkets, January 5, 2018.

Fellowship Announcement 2018 in The NewIndia Foundation.


  1. Interesting Readings indeed. Always learn a lot from some of the articles from these collections. Much appreciated. Thanks!

  2. The first article here "opacity in the banking sector" seems very similar to an earlier article in the EPW. Link here >>


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