Swaminathan Shankar Anklesaria Aiyar|
October 12, 1939
Akola, Maharashtra, India
Welham Boys' School|
The Doon School
St. Stephen's College, Delhi
Magdalen College, Oxford
|Occupation||Journalist, writer, columnist|
|Children||3, including Pallavi Aiyar|
Swaminathan S. Anklesaria Aiyar (born 12 October 1939) is an Indian journalist and columnist. He is consulting editor for the Economic Times and writes regularly for the Economic Times and The Times of India. He is also a Research Fellow at the Cato Institute. He is the elder brother of Mani Shankar Aiyar, who is a senior Congress leader.
Aiyar was born to V. Shankar Aiyar, a chartered accountant, and Bhagyalakshmi Shankar. His younger brother, Mani Shankar Aiyar is a politician and served as Minister for Panchayati Raj in the previous Indian government.
He previously served as editor of The Economic Times (1992–94), Financial Express (1988–90) and Eastern Economist (1980–82).
Aiyar writes a weekly column titled "Swaminomics" in the Times of India, where he discusses economic and political issues pertaining to India and the world. Aiyar has prepared several reports and papers for the World Bank. In 1976–85 and 1990–98, he was also the India correspondent of The Economist.
He has written two books: Towards Globalisation (1992) and Swaminomics: Escape from the Benevolent Zookeepers (2008).
- Towards Globalisation (1992)
- Swaminomics: Escape from the Benevolent Zookeepers (2008)
- From Its Golden Jubilee To Its Diamond Jubilee (Aiyar,Swaminathan) p.158
- The Doon School Old Boys' Society Register (Aiyar, Swaminathan Tata House) p.45
- "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 28 February 2012. Retrieved 6 August 2012.
- "Swaminathan S. Anklesaria Aiyar". Cato Institute. Retrieved 2008-01-23.
- Aiyar, Swaminathan (12 February 2006). "A liberal atheist demands respect". Times of India. Retrieved 2008-10-31.