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If the FM's silence on these issues is a puzzle, the biggest puzzle of all is regarding the budget arithmetic. The numbers just do not add up. 

Mythili Bhusnurmath

Is there a Raghuram Rajan stamp on the Economic Survey 2012-13? Yes and no. 

Mythili Bhusnurmath

Pawan Kumar Bansal refrains from going the whole hog; hikes freight not passenger fares ...after all, it is people who vote you in or out, not iron ore!! 

Mythili Bhusnurmath

If Indian Railways (IR) is to generate more internal surplus there is no alternative to cutting costs and raising revenues. 

Mythili Bhusnurmath

As far as the broad macroeconomic fundamentals are concerned, yes, certainly things are looking good. But my worry really is that when things are looking good it is important that we do not become complacent. 

Mythili Bhusnurmath

One does hope to see greater coordination, greater bipartisan politics in Parliament so that important legislations do go through. 

Mythili Bhusnurmath

A former Bank of England Governor said the best monetary policy is always the most boring monetary policy. 

Mythili Bhusnurmath

As for the argument that RBI is still so worried about inflation, to my mind it seems a little bit at odds. The RBI seems to worry mostly on the food inflation side. 

Mythili Bhusnurmath

When you have an official document looking forward, it may not get into the politics of it but what has happened because of the UP farm loan waiver it is spreading like an epidemic. 

Swaminathan Aiyar (Journalist & Columnist)

During elections, you can see political parties giving out promises how high the minimum wage is going to be. To me, this bill for minimum wages is an extremely dangerous populist thing and it may now come up before the next election. 

Swaminathan Aiyar (Journalist & Columnist)

The elections are interesting from the point of view of the regional interests. At the national level I would say that this is substantially a non-event for the economy. The economy itself will go ahead whatever be the result. 

Swaminathan Aiyar (Journalist & Columnist)

Narendra Modi is stronger than any local person in terms of ability to attract votes and you will note in the general election they could still win only half the seats. 

Swaminathan Aiyar (Journalist & Columnist)

When we started in the 1970s, I was a socialist type. Few of us who could see the writing on the wall were honest enough to change our minds by the 1980s. 

Swaminathan Aiyar (Journalist & Columnist)

Remember, politicians had won us independence. 

Swaminathan Aiyar (Journalist & Columnist)

By late 1970s, it had become clear we had moved from greasy businessmen to greasy politicians. 

Swaminathan Aiyar (Journalist & Columnist)

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