Vivek Kaul

Contributing Editor, HuffPost India

Contributing Editor, HuffPost India
Jaitley Is Repeating Chidambaram's

Jaitley Is Repeating Chidambaram's Mistakes

Chances are Jaitley will have to slash the plan-expenditure again during the next financial. And to that extent, he will be no different from his predecessor Chidambaram.
28/02/2015 3:18 PM IST
Economic Survey's 8.5% Growth Number Is Simply Not

Economic Survey's 8.5% Growth Number Is Simply Not Believable

In simple English, lower oil prices, lower interest rates, lower inflation and a normal monsoon will lead to higher growth. If only things were as simple as that. A lot of other data highlighted in the Economic Survey shows that all is not well with the Indian economy and a growth of greater than 8% will be very difficult to achieve.
27/02/2015 5:44 PM IST
The Finance Commission Just Made Jaitley's Job A Little

The Finance Commission Just Made Jaitley's Job A Little Harder

Handing over a greater amount of central taxes to states makes immense sense. Nevertheless, it makes things difficult for the central government. With the centre having to share more taxes with states, it leaves it with a lesser amount of money.
26/02/2015 2:26 PM IST
Why Raghuram Rajan Will Be Watching The Budget Very

Why Raghuram Rajan Will Be Watching The Budget Very Closely

The Reserve Bank will cut the repo rate only when the government manages to allay its fears and present the path for a sustained and a high quality fiscal consolidation. And that is why Rajan will be watching Jaitley's budget very closely.
25/02/2015 2:47 PM IST