Das – the new Raja of Mint Street

Babus are hugely upset, understandably so, at the less than laudatory media coverage of Shaktikanta Das, an IAS officer of the Tamil Nadu cadre who had retired as secretary, economic affairs, in the finance ministry and was appointed the 25th governor of the Reserve Bank of India last week. The first two governors of the […]

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Why Raghuram Rajan is not Indian

Yes, it’s true. Raghuram Rajan is very Un-Indian on multiple counts. Photocredit: live.av.info  Raghuram Rajan a youthful financial messiah amidst grey heads Early start First, like Dr. Manmohan Singh before him and unlike every other Governor of the Reserve Bank, Rajan became governor at the “tender”, almost youthful age -by Indian metrics- of just fifty […]

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