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Plummeting GDP: Decoding Sombre

September 8, 2020

Though I am sceptic regarding the path of recovery, whether it would be V, W or K-shaped, but if this way of dealing the situation continues, my vote goes for the letter O

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National policy on education 2020 : Is the teaching of ‘basic’ foundational literacy and numeracy skills so basic?

August 31, 2020

‘basic’ should be interpreted as those significant cognitive and psycho-social skills that are necessary to interact with and interpret the world.

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Is COVID19 last nail in the coffin of the Free Trade?

May 19, 2020

The medium-term impact of the pandemic on international trade and the degree of efficacy of anti-free trade measures depends on the ability of the domestic producers and service providers to scale up operations

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Time to Turn Adversities of Air Pollution into Opportunities: Fortify Straw with Groundnut Haulms

November 17, 2019

The havoc created by Air Pollution in Delhi NCR could be turned into an opportunity by creating a National Fodder Bank utilising Rice-Wheat straw, left for burning, and fortifying the same with nutritious food legume stover.

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एक भुला दिया गया पैगम्बर: प्रश्न गाँधी की प्रासंगिकता का

October 2, 2019

वह शिकायत करती है कि उन्हें लगता था कि आख़िरकार ईश्वर को भी एक अच्छे और ताकतवर इंसान में भरोसा करना होगा, पर इस सदी में इंसान अच्छा और ताकतवर एक साथ नहीं हो पाया। मेरे विचार में गाँधी बीसवीं सदी के अच्छे एवं ताकतवर इंसान तो थे पर ईश्वर या यूँ कहे कि मानवता ने उनके ऊपर विश्वास करने से इंकार कर दिया।

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What accounts for an increasing number of deaths on Mount Everest?

June 15, 2019

The photograph clicked by the seasoned climber Nirmal Purja has dismayed the social media by showing the line of brightly dressed climbers on 28,000- foot Cornice Traverse, a knife-edge ridge. Earlier climbing Mount Everest was much less attempted but today at any given time we can witness many climbers reaching the summit when the weather is favourable

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Indian Mobile App Ecosystem and Another Chinese Invasion

February 14, 2019

In 2016, there was a landscape change in the Indian telecom sector – Reliance launched Jio which reduced the pricing and there was a massive increase in the subscribers and data consumption. Jio got more than 200 million subscribers which boosted the subscribers more than a billion. This was accompanied by a lot of smartphone […]

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Asymmetric Information and Economic Policy

November 21, 2018

Consider a market for second hand cars where the sellers are usually more informed about the quality of the car and its various features than the buyers. The car can either be a “lemon” (bad quality second-hand cars) or a “peach” (good quality second-hand cars) and assume that the buyer is willing to pay 50,000 […]

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Should Governments Worry about Public Debt

November 21, 2018

“The boom, not the slump, is the right time for austerity.” – John Maynard Keynes Should fiscal policymakers try to reduce government debt? As with many of the debates surrounding Macroeconomics, there is no consensus among the different economists regarding this question. The proponents of reducing government debt argue that debts place a burden on […]

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The storm after the flood: Sabarimala protests and the misplaced priorities of Kerala

November 21, 2018

There are thirteen ways to look at a blackbird, the poet Wallace Stevens once said. There are different lenses through which one can examine the ongoing protests at Sabarimala that emerged after the Supreme Court verdict lifting the age-restrictions on women for temple entry. The author tries to extract and present the different themes that […]

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