Tax Manthan (Episode 1) Goods & Services Tax (GST) is the flavour of the week. It started with the Union Finance Minister, Mr Arun Jaitley, successfully piloting the GST Bill in the Lok Sabha. New Delhi also hosted the Asia-Pacific Tax Forum meet early this week. It was largely a jamboree of global taxation experts, including several GST experts from across the globe. Speakers from as many as 22 countries participated in the deliberations (Manthan) on a host of tax issues such as GST, BEPS, Transfer Pricing, tax on tourism and tax incentives. TIOL TUBE Founder Editor Shailendra Kumar and Consulting Editor, Mr Sumit Dutt Majumder, spoke to two GST experts and tried to find out whether the Indian GST is on the right course. They threw a volley of questions first to the GST Chief from Malaysia, Mr Subromaniam Tholasy, as Malaysia has rolled out GST barely 35 days ago from April 1, 2015. Then they held detailed discussions with the global GST expert Prof Sijbren Cnossen from Pretoria University.