Thursday, October 18, 2018

Modi’s biggest gamble yet: The politics of demonetisation

While reading the plethora of economic commentary around the demonetisation exercise, it is worth keeping in mind that it is first and foremost a...

J.C Kumarappa’s economics and its contemporary relevance

India has produced many important economists over the past century and a half, some of them are, RC Dutt, VKRV Rao, Amartya Sen, Jagdish...

Just Society: Caste, still a critical constraint?

It is a sad state of affairs that even after more than six decades of India’s Independence caste pervades every dimension of the Indian...

Why are odds stacked against the “odd-even” rule?

Over the last 50 years, the urbanisation rate (percentage of population living in cities) in India has doubled because of migration from rural areas....

Is it time to reform India’s archaic drug laws?

The Udta Punjab controversy has sparked a national debate on use of drugs in India, amongst other things. We as a nation are waking up...

Demonetisation and fake Indian currency notes (FICN)

On Tuesday, the 8th of November, 2016, the Prime Minister of India announced in a live telecast that midnight onwards, all existing Rs. 500/-...

Kashmir unrest: Indian state needs to understand reality of everyday resistance

Spiralling unrest has continued in the Kashmir Valley since the July 8 killing of the home-grown Hizbul commander Burhan Wani by the security forces. ...

Referendums and the Role of Missing Voters

Among many things that make Delhi infamous, fatal road accidents top the list. One fine day, four assembly constituencies, constituting about 7% of total...

Why Donald Trump is winning over many American Hindus

One strange US election fact is becoming clear: Donald Trump has become the favoured presidential candidate of some American Hindus. How and why are...

There Is a ‘Paid News’ Epidemic

One of the pivotal books on media and journalism that should be on everyone’s reading list is Manufacturing Consent by Noam Chomsky and Edward...

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