Karan Thapar interviews Montek Singh Ahluwalia, former deputy chairman of the Planning Commission, about demonetisation, GST and the overall state of the Indian economy.
The notion of India paying more than Rs 3,00,000 crore for a Rs 88,000 crore loan is flawed since in real terms, India’s currency will likely continue to appreciate against the Japanese yen.
If the rupee’s purchasing power has dipped from 19.77 yen in 1985 to 1.72 yen today, then after 50 years can a rupee buy anything more than just a fraction of a yen?
Thanks to the uneven utilisation of funds, actual spending on amenities like foot overbridges has seen negative growth in recent years.
Why Elphinstone Road and nearby Mumbai railway stations are congested – and dangerous.
Urmilesh discusses how the media covered the bullet train project and the Pehlu Khan lynching case. Joining him in this discussion are senior journalists N.R. Mohanty and Saba Naqvi.
From ruling out competitive bidding to fighting against low-cost airlines, there are many economic factors that will determine the success of the project.
Vinod Dua discusses if the bullet train project really is ‘free’ as Prime Minister Narendra Modi claims and also delves into the current state of the Indian economy.
Board a train, thrust your way through the crowd to some messy corner of a general compartment and you start losing your identity.
Over 50 years, the loan repayment value will be much higher based on the inflation differential, which is bound to persist between Japan and India.
The big-ticket project is expected to be showcased by the BJP during campaigning for the upcoming Gujarat election and the 2019 Lok Sabha poll.