Much has been made of the support given to demonetisation by Krishnamurthy Subramanian, the government’s new Chief Economic Advisor. To be sure, he did write in his columns that demonetisation was a revolutionary act and that the poor were not the worst affected. He had disparaging things to say about the policies of the Gandhi dynasty, just before the elections to the Uttar Pradesh state assembly. He also wrote about the rise of crime in Uttar Pradesh under Mayawati and the Samajwadi Party, again just before the elections there.But while these views may have earned him brownie points among the powers that be, to his credit Subramanian hasn’t shied away from having independent views on several other subjects. For instance, he castigated the move to remove former Reserve Bank of India Governor Raghuram Rajan, who had been his teacher; saying we don’t treat our heroes well. He has been critical of the non-implementation of several of the recommendations of the PJ … [Read more...] about Quick Take | Gandhi family critic, Raghuram Rajan fan: How CEA Krishnamurthy sees the world
While it remains uncertain if Vijay Mallya will be successfully extradited to India, a UK court hearing his trial has sought video footage of the cell in Mumbai’s Arthur Road Prison, where the fugitive businessman could be lodged.Indian authorities have said that Mallya will be kept at Barrack 12 of the prison when is brought back, The Indian Express has reported.Here's a look at what entails for an inmate of Barrack 12 of Arthur Road Prison.Close What is a barrack? related news Siddhartha saga: Property attachment is by no means tax terrorism VG Siddhartha's death: Vijay Mallya brands Indian government 'vicious and unrelenting' Five companies under ED scanner for funding Vijay Mallya's legal costs: Report There are separate enclosed spaces inside prisons which are earmarked for undertrials as well as convicts. Prisoners are confined to such spaces to curtail their movement and their ability to form congregations or unions inside a jail premises. In … [Read more...] about Where will Vijay Mallya be lodged when he is brought back to India?