India Insight

A look at India’s last five annual budgets

February 17, 2015

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The countdown has begun for the biggest business and economic event of the year – the release of India’s annual budget on February 28. Finance Minister Arun Jaitley is under pressure to unveil reforms that will put the country’s economy on a path of 7-8 percent growth over the next two years.

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Budget in a bunker

March 16, 2012

The leather briefcase that the finance minister holds up for the cameras before he delivers the budget in parliament is one of the most curious hangovers from British colonial times.

How to rate the budget?

By Vipul Tripathi
February 26, 2010

INDIA-BUDGET/When the finance minister presents the budget, the stock market moves one way or the other.

The Unique Identity number — putting all eggs in one basket?

By Vipul Tripathi
July 8, 2009

There was a television ad some time back where a village leader played by Bollywood actor Abhishek Bachchan cutely decrees that feuding villagers would be known by their mobile numbers rather than names denoting caste or community.