Colonial Chennai

Farewell to the “Honourable” Carmichael -The first solemn protest that India came together for

January 25, 2019

November 14th, 1883, the day when not only revolutionaries but also the citizens and newspapers vehemently opposed a farewell party to Mr. D.F.Carmichael, member of the Madras Governor’s Executive Council still haunts my mind every time I turn back the pages. When the people were initially told that such a proposal was entertained by one […]

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The Public Economist Gold Mohur

Remedy -the period when Britain was drowning and India was kept waiting

January 24, 2019

I still recall the good old days, when my father post-afternoon meal would sit with his cigar lit, on the wooden rocking chair and narrate me stories about India. A man whose family had witnessed the perils of partition and who had and still possess the vast expanse of knowledge that nobody could ever possibly match; […]

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Assam Farmers

WHY IS ASSAM “POOR” ?

January 14, 2019

Being a proud Assamese, my heart weeps in grief but I have to accept the statement that indeed Assam is economically poor. But it is equally important to understand what cripples the Assamese economy. The economy of Assam is undoubtedly in a struggling stage. But is it due to lack of Central Government support? Infact […]

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Book Review: The Country of First Boys by Amartya Sen

January 14, 2019

Do you ever look at the calendar on the table and wonder about it? Or do you just look for the date/s and continue with your work? Probably the latter because that is what calendars are for, right?  DD/MM/YY (or whichever format is suitable). But what if the Professor of Economics and Philosophy from Harvard […]

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The Gundlakamma Reservoir Conundrum -a story that narrates about the “behind the scenes” audience

January 14, 2019

Andhra Pradesh, the south-eastern part of the subcontinent, had taken up the ambitious decision to construct the Gundlakamma Reservoir in 2004 in the Prakasam District which was one out of the 74 irrigation projects taken up by the state government for its quick completion within two years. The project envisaged irrigating 80,060 acres and supplying […]

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food

The final attempt of bringing Health to India’s Plate

January 13, 2019

Where should the government invest if it wants to maximize India’s long-run economic growth, given fiscal and capacity constraints? This was the question posed in the 2015-16 Economic Survey. The short answer- “the highest economic returns to public investment in human capital in India lay in maternal and early-life health and nutrition interventions”. In the […]

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Financial crisis

Why are recessions always a shock?

January 13, 2019

Financial models that are widely used by various analysts, investors and hedge fund managers across the world have their foundation in economic theories. But the real question that arises with respect to these models that are so relied upon by people to help them make their investment decisions, that tell them where to invest their […]

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Agrigators: transforming farmers’ lives ‘organically’

January 13, 2019

Dr.K.Karthikeyan, founder of Agrigators organic Agriculture  farming and retail Project has agreed to shed light on his organic business model for The Public Economist: To introduce myself, My family have a history of more than 100 years in organic Agriculture and Ayurvedic Treatments. I am passionate in organic agriculture to give farm fresh produce directly […]

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Stock performance

How elections will affect your investment strategy?

January 13, 2019

India will be voting to choose its 15th prime minister in the Lok Sabha Elections this year. April-May 2019 will observe the integration of politics and financial markets so much so that the market will be clinging to every bit of news flow and reacting to it. The investors are keeping a hard eye on […]

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Indian Middle Class

Invisible Indian middle class

January 13, 2019

When Indian story is compared with the China story, a major source of optimism is India’s rapidly growing middle class which offers immense opportunities to the players who are facing the challenge of dwindling demand in China or who completely missed the China train. Still, a lot of people doubt this Indian middle-class opportunity narrative […]

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