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RBI: Old and New

Soon after the new governor of the Reserve Bank of India (RBI), Raghuram Rajan, assumed office, a committee was constituted to examine the current monetary policy framework and recommend ways to revise and strengthen it to make it more transparent. It seems that the new governor has a certain...

Male Accountability at Home

LETTERS Issn 0012-9976 Ever since the first issue in 1966, EPW has been India’s premier journal for comment on current affairs and research in the social sciences. It succeeded Economic Weekly (1949-1965), which was launched and shepherded by Sachin Chaudhuri, who was also the founder-editor of EPW...

Can Monetary Policy Be Inclusive?

In a period of 17 months, the Reserve Bank of India raised bank rates 11 times and now the repo rate is 8% and reverse repo rate 7%. This has caused a furore among industry and trade. Why? This action of the Reserve Bank is reminiscent of the bank rate policy of the Bank of England during the...

Budget 2006-07: Pro-Rich

Letters Indian Modernity M eera Nanda’s observations on cultural contradictions of India’s modernity (February 11, 2006) deserve admiration for her unflinching advocacy of scientific temper and spirit of reasoning in tradition-driven cultures like ours. She has done well to underscore the...
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