नोटबंदी से टूटी है खेती की कमर, बड़े कदम उठाए बिना नहीं बनेगी बात


  • 11 November, 2017

गुजरे साल 8 नवंबर को प्रधानमंत्री नरेंद्र मोदी ने 1,000 रुपए और 500 रुपए के नोट बंद करन...

Govt's war on black money will not be complete unless tax evasion by big corporates is curbed


  • 10 November, 2017

Exactly a year ago, when the government banned the high-value currency notes declaring that the move will curb the size of black economy in the country, many people hoped that ‘’short term pain would make w...

Demonetisation dealt a body blow to agriculture; govt should find holistic solution to farmer debt issue


  • 10 November, 2017

Last year, on 8 November, Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced the obsolescence of two high value paper currency, Rs 1,000 and Rs 500 notes, constituting 86 percent of the total cash money in circulation, at ...

Asia’s Regional Tax Wars Indicate That It’s Time to Review Tax Incentives

The Wire

  • 22 September, 2017

Revelations like the Panama Papers, Bahamas leaks and the recent Azerbaijani Laundromat scandal have seen countries adopting “global” transparency standards endorsed by the OECD and G20. Asian countrie...

How Gorakhpur was choked

The Indian Express

  • 1 September, 2017

Discussion on the recent tragic deaths of children in the BRD Medical College Hospital at Gorakhpur has, so far, been focussed on the apparent immediate cause — the interruption of oxygen supply to the hospit...

Is Hong Kong's Reputation for Financial Secrecy About to Change?

The Diplomat

  • 29 August, 2017

Hong Kong is currently one of the fastest growing international financial centers in the world. Between 2008 and 2013, Hong Kong’s wealth management industry witnessed a growth rate of 146 per cent. There ha...

India’s Transparency Reforms to Curb Illicit Financial Flows

Global Daily

  • 17 July, 2017

Domestic resource mobilization is crucial for a state to finance development, provide social security and redistribute wealth. The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) regard domestic revenue as fundamental fo...

Transparency in Corporate Ownership Key to Breaking India’s Financial Secrecy

The Wire

  • 19 May, 2017

Financial secrecy deprives countries, especially developing ones, of key revenue resources by eroding their tax base. India must thus build a robust legal system to lift the veil of secrecy on both onshore and ...

Is the Union budget still relevant?

Down To Earth

  • 16 February, 2017

Concerns are being expressed over important economic decisions being taken outside the process of budget formulation. The Union Budget, also referred to as the annual financial statement, is a comprehensive sta...

Budgeting for quality education


  • 11 February, 2017

A long-term policy on teachers’ appointment and teacher’s training, backed by increased spending, is needed. The Union Budget 2017-18 has not shown imagination in planning for many sectors, especially schoo...