Indian farmer

Why rural distress in India needs more than quick fixes

July 18, 2019

Rural demography and its realities have been studied in India, from two broad lenses – the first one, which evaluates the economic parameters of the agrarian society and the others, being sociologists, who were keen to study inter-caste dynamics and family relations.

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Nirmala Sitharaman Budget 2019

The Bahi-Khata 2019

July 14, 2019

The 5th of July witnessed a Budget from an eclectic perspective demographically. Unambiguously, the ‘bahi-khata’ did garner praise from all over the country but the gold that seemed to be hidden under the glitters didn’t quite appease.

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Whose Responsibility is it Anyway?

June 25, 2019

Contrary to the belief that industrialisation ubiquitously gives rise to wealth disparity, by allowing capital owners to keep accumulating excessive profits, in the last 25 years the world has seen a converging trend in equality. However the most populated countries, China and India, have seen a general rise in inequality.

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Do we need hierarchies: In government and beyond?

June 15, 2019

Many researchers, in the past, have investigated the underlining relationship between
hierarchies and productivity in organizations. I am particularly interested in how hierarchies
play their part in Government set-ups and if at all it enhances or negatively affects
productivity.

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Everest

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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Apple

The Economics of Apple – What is the Apple Tax?

June 15, 2019

What causes Apple products to constantly push the price ceiling? Some people may be of the opinion that its greed. After all, like all business, Apple too is incentivized by higher profit margins. It has risen to the position of being one of the most valuable companies in the world.

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Capital

How Capitalism can make itself work for everyone?

June 15, 2019

This will necessarily entail a discussion of how the system is structured, as the policies and rules make a big difference in whether or not EVERY citizen has an equal opportunity to succeed. At the core of the problem are barriers that inhibit or prevent ordinary people from succeeding.

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Financial crisis

LESSONS FROM THE FINANCIAL CRISIS FOR TODAY’S MANAGERS

June 15, 2019

What is this financial crisis? How it has impacted the world economy as well as India’s? How it has impacted a common man, a housewife, and a college going student? What are the lessons for today’s aspiring managers?

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The Slowdown- The Biggest Challenge for the New Government?

May 17, 2019

The recent report by the Finance Ministry and a very ominous prediction by Dr. Rathin Roy (Member of the Prime Minister’s Economic Advisory Council) both point to a slowdown of the Indian economy. Demand is getting saturated including investments. Agricultural as well as industrial productivity are dismal, to put it politely. Dr. Roy in fact […]

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Happiness

Demographic Dividend, Unemployment and the Missing Women

May 12, 2019

he average age of India’s population in 2020 will be 28 years and India would be the homeland to the largest working population and yet the fear grasps our imagination whether we will miss our demographic dividend!

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