Middle Class
Business  /  Published 05.07.19

Cheer for firms, tears for the rich: Union Budget

Tax impact- directIncome taxProposal: Reduced income tax rate of 25 per cent (for 2019-20) now applicable to companies having annual turnover or gross receipts up to Rs 400 crore in financial year 201...
By The Telegraph in

Jharkhand  /  Published 04.09.19

Traffic law quandary for bikes & scooters

An iconic image of middle-class India, a child riding with parents on a two-wheeler, depicts an offence according to the amended Motor Vehicles Act that came into force across the country — except P...
By Jayesh Thaker in Ranchi

Opinion  /  Published 29.09.19

Wealth creators want respect, what about others

Industrialist Ajay Piramal has expressed his disapproval of the Centre’s attitude towards the country’s wealth creators — the raids and the searches, the lookout notices and the lack of positive...
By Upala Sen in

Business  /  Published 24.02.19

Investors should have a balanced approach while playing the markets

Going into an election year there were expectations of multiple populist measures in this year’s interim budget. However, the government needed to meet its fiscal deficit target too. So the budget t...
By Ashish Shanker in

Opinion  /  Published 07.07.19

Commentators should be heard, not seen

Commentary was the first long English word learnt by middle class Indian children of my generation. It was an odd word for us to know: it had a middle-aged, abstract, lofty sound to it. But we knew it...
By Mukul Kesavan in

India  /  Published 05.07.19

Nirmala Sitharaman presents Budget; Twitter presents jokes

As Nirmala Sitharaman began her maiden Budget speech in the Lok Sabha earlier today, Twitter exploded with jokes and memes on her announcements. Sitharaman, who began her discourse acknowledging the h...
By The Telegraph in

India  /  Published 18.11.19

Niti Aayog mulls healthcare system for middle class

Niti Aayog is mulling building a healthcare system for the middle class which is still not covered under any public healthcare system, the government think-tank said on Monday.The healthcare system wo...
By PTI in New Delhi

Opinion  /  Published 04.07.19

The path of progressive forces must be green

I became interested in the phenomenon of increasing violence during the 1990s. The demolition of the Babri Masjid was only the tipping point for my interest. It had started interesting me much earlier...
By G.N. Devy in


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