Rohit Chandavakar

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Are global trade experts right in thinking India’s reforms are more tokenism

Monday, 10 July 2017

On the backdrop of the recently concluded G20 summit in Germany, some international trade specialists speaking about India’s economic reforms said that the process is more about tokenism than any actual change on the ground!

These comments may sound a bit harsh given the political will that the central government has started showing with changes in insurance sector, civil aviation sector and indirect taxation system, but criticism can also not be brushed aside because this is the perception international business community has about Modi and his government.

On the backdrop of the recently concluded G20 summit in Germany, some international trade specialists speaking about India’s economic reforms said that the process is more about tokenism than any actual change on the ground!

These comments may sound a bit harsh given the political will that the central government has started showing with changes in insurance sector, civil aviation sector and indirect taxation system, but criticism can also not be brushed aside because this is the perception international business community has about Modi and his government.

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Citizens of the North East must be given a sense of belonging to India

Thursday, 6 July 2017

While the Indian and international media’s attention is concentrated on the deals India is currently signing with Israel and most supporters of the BJP are basking in the glory of newly renovated India-Israel friendship, the signals coming from India’s eastern border are scary and dangerous, to say the least.

While the Indian and international media’s attention is concentrated on the deals India is currently signing with Israel and most supporters of the BJP are basking in the glory of newly renovated India-Israel friendship, the signals coming from India’s eastern border are scary and dangerous, to say the least.

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Why is Congress party looking so reluctant and lethargic?

Monday, 3 July 2017
Barring a few exceptions, the party seems mainly riddled with selfish, self-centred bunch of leaders, who are not able to think anything unconventional, are stuck in caste politics and are bankrupt of ideas.

Barring a few exceptions, the party seems mainly riddled with selfish, self-centred bunch of leaders, who are not able to think anything unconventional, are stuck in caste politics and are bankrupt of ideas.

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Politics & mismanagement threaten to spoil agro sector in State

Friday, 16 June 2017

Complete lack of communication and an indecisive approach by the government under political pressure has led to this misery. The government has to now come out with some concrete steps to quickly control the situation

Complete lack of communication and an indecisive approach by the government under political pressure has led to this misery. The government has to now come out with some concrete steps to quickly control the situation

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Many concerns still remain about GST structure and impact

Monday, 12 June 2017

A major announcement by the government that Goods and Services Tax (GST) on 66 items is being reduced just ahead of the rollout of the new tax structure has been welcomed by all.

A major announcement by the government that Goods and Services Tax (GST) on 66 items is being reduced just ahead of the rollout of the new tax structure has been welcomed by all.

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Rift in the Arab world could hurt India’s interests

Sunday, 11 June 2017

Just over a week after United States President Donald Trump’s visit to the Gulf region, a major rift among the Gulf states has emerged. Some powerful nations including oil giants Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates have severed their diplomatic ties with Qatar sighting Qatar’s alleged support to some terror groups.

It would be interesting to look at how these developments will affect India. Most analysts now say that these developments are likely to hurt India’s interests.

Just over a week after United States President Donald Trump’s visit to the Gulf region, a major rift among the Gulf states has emerged. Some powerful nations including oil giants Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates have severed their diplomatic ties with Qatar sighting Qatar’s alleged support to some terror groups.

It would be interesting to look at how these developments will affect India. Most analysts now say that these developments are likely to hurt India’s interests.

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To sell or not to sell, is the question!

Sunday, 11 June 2017

The big questions to which the government has to provide answers in its policy are whether the national carrier needed to be sold or not, whether the bids would be open to foreign or only domestic investors, whether the Centre should maintain any stake at all and whether the debt can really be cleared first.

The big questions to which the government has to provide answers in its policy are whether the national carrier needed to be sold or not, whether the bids would be open to foreign or only domestic investors, whether the Centre should maintain any stake at all and whether the debt can really be cleared first.

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Shiv Sena fully taking opposition space a matter of time

Thursday, 8 June 2017

Farmers suicides continue at the same or even higher rate compared to what they were happening during the Congress led UPA regime. But now its not just suicides, farmers are also seen in an aggressive mood.

Farmers suicides continue at the same or even higher rate compared to what they were happening during the Congress led UPA regime. But now its not just suicides, farmers are also seen in an aggressive mood.

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Is a dangerous Bharat versus India divide raising its head?

Tuesday, 6 June 2017

The dangerous thing about the current farmer agitation is that the urban class has not shown any empathy towards it and is seen in fact resenting the actions of the farmer groups while the rural class which comprises farmers and their families is not just supporting the agitation but also holding the urban consumers responsible for their plight.

The dangerous thing about the current farmer agitation is that the urban class has not shown any empathy towards it and is seen in fact resenting the actions of the farmer groups while the rural class which comprises farmers and their families is not just supporting the agitation but also holding the urban consumers responsible for their plight.

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