Bhaskar Ghose

Bhaskar Ghose

Bhaskar Ghose

The writer, a former IAS officer who once served as director-general of Doordarshan, is a columnist, author and theatreperson

The “Budgetometer” and its elsewhere equivalent played the real hero — caught in between the ecstatic urge to give a 10-plus and the understandably unreasonable rush in search of a negative score, it

Listening to Suresh Prabhu presenting the Railway Budget, I wondered whether he was really promising to bring back the halcyon days of luxury on the rails. But no, he can’t and won’t.