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Praveen Chakravarty

Praveen Chakravarty

The writer, former CEO of an investment bank, is founding trustee, IndiaSpend, India’s first non-profit data journalism initiative.

Heading for GSTExit
Thu, May 12, 2022

Praveen Chakravarty writes: GST isn't just about economic efficiency conceived by technocrats. Sustaining it requires restoring trust in the Centre-state relationship

Russia’s offer of cheaper oil is tempting, but India must be cautious
Tue, Mar 29, 2022

Praveen Chakravarty writes: India can afford neither trade sanctions nor a geo-economic war over ‘de-dollarisation’.

Reducing welfare spending right now is a dangerous gamble
Sat, Feb 12, 2022

Praveen Chakravarty writes: Increased government investment to stimulate economic activity is in principle a sound philosophy. But there are other more prudent ways to raise funds.

The problem with pre-poll surveys in India
Tue, Nov 09, 2021

Praveen Chakravarty writes: More often than not, they are used to influence voting behaviour, not reflect it

Why the distortions built into GST are coming undone
Mon, Jun 07, 2021

Had there been a proportional representation of voting in the GST council either as a proportion of the size of a state or by its contribution to the GST revenue pool, Covid products would have been tax free by now.

Holiday ends for Mauritius
Sat, Jun 04, 2016

Scrapping tax treaty with island nation will boost India’s domestic tax reform agenda.

Public sector start-ups?
Sat, Jan 16, 2016

That is, one could either lose every rupee invested or gain multiples of it. One of the recipients of our money was a venture-capital fund that also counts Iconiq Capital as a co-investor.

No one loves Parliament
Fri, Aug 07, 2015

There is no evidence to suggest that parliamentary behaviour is a consideration for voters — something that is obvious to most elected politicians.

The queen needs allies
Wed, May 27, 2015

Jayalalithaa returns as chief minister. Going forward, she will need the support of other parties.

Aadhaar, the spectre
Mon, Mar 30, 2015

Jean Drèze’s question ‘Is Aadhaar voluntary or compulsory?’ is disingenuous.

Looking for a non-Dravidian answer
Mon, Dec 29, 2014

The conventional wisdom is that the people of TN are yearning for a change from the Dravidian parties.

Guilty of not voting
Sat, Nov 29, 2014

Before pronouncing that verdict and doling out punishment, weed out the errors and inconsistencies in the EC’s database of voters

Arithmetic, not ‘love jihad’
Wed, Oct 08, 2014

Alteration in the electoral landscape had a larger impact on BJP’s UP bypoll performance than its Hindutva campaign.

No Facebook and Twitter election
Fri, Aug 22, 2014

The impact of social media on electoral outcomes in the Lok Sabha polls was marginal.

Aadhaar and the rhetoric of fear
Mon, Jun 23, 2014

Five years on, we need to examine our xenophobic reactions and paranoia of the intrusive state.

Elections 2014
Will states matter on May 16?
Wed, Jul 01, 2020

Electoral data does not support the argument that the influence of regional parties is waning.