Author: Bidisha Bhattacharya

Bidisha Bhattacharya works at Think Bumblebee Analytics. Prior to this she was a Consultant to the Fifteenth Finance Commission, Government of India and has worked as a Political Researcher in Prashant Kishor’s Strategic Research and Insights (SRI) team at I-PAC.

Harry Potter and India’s “Growth Rate” conundrum

January 5, 2020

Despite the magic, fundamental economics still applies in the wizardry world. A flip through one of the seven wonders of the Potter series will clearly project how far it is from the so-called utopian dream.

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2020

Economy 2020: The Silver Lining behind the Cloud

January 1, 2020

Amidst all the hopeless possibilities, this 29th of December published a report whereby the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) noted nascent signs of recovery in the Purchasing Managers Index (PMI) of manufacturing and services that boosted their expectations of the economy rebounding in 2020.

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Decoding the Global Competitiveness Report, 2019

October 17, 2019

Now while the debate can be the fact that the predicted slowdown is unlikely to manifest itself as huge as the Great Recession (2008-09), what needs to be understood now is Governments are left with fewer policy options today than they did back then in order to stimulate Aggregate Demand.

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UBI

UBI: The maze nobody is willing to enter

August 27, 2019

With about 60% of the Indian Population involved in agricultural work and agrarian distress being an omnipresent issue, it’s high time for the Government to recognize and deliver a means to the section of individuals that will curb inequality to a considerable extent.

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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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USA Trump

The sudden withdrawal of GSP-will India be under loom or light

March 12, 2019

On March 4th, this year, in a letter addressed to the United States, President Donald Trump discussed plans to end the trade benefits extended to India under the Generalised System of Preferences (GSP) programme.

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“Polliwood”-The New Battleground for Politics in India

February 24, 2019

While the Indian Film Industry has begun blowing the political propaganda technically out of proportion, it’s not something new at all. The first such attempt of making Bollywood a political battleground dates back to 1975 and 1977, when “Kissa Kursi Ka” (Story of the chair) and “Aandhi” (Storm) were made.

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Rural Electrification

THE UNENDING MYTH – The two areas of development the Nation is getting all wrong for decades

February 17, 2019

As the Incumbent Government approaches towards the end of its one full term, here are the two deep cracks they should look out for and ensure healing at the earliest. The first plunge we take on is to show how wrong our Nation has been since decades with the sentiments of the masses regarding Electricity. […]

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RBI

The “STANCE” change -Bidisha Bhattacharya

February 10, 2019

The decision taken by the Central Bank on Thursday, 7th of February not only did surprise economists but market watchers as well. Whereas the unanimous decision of changing the monetary policy stance from ‘calibrated tightening’ to ‘neutral’ seemed plausible, the cutting of the repurchase rate by 25 basis points didn’t quite seem a sine qua […]

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Union Budget 2019

The New “Catch-22” -Three Highlights of the Interim Budget 2019 that has left the Indian Economy confused

February 3, 2019

February 1st marked the release of the Interim Budget of 2019 that took the Indian Automotive industry and the Equity markets on two rides, except for the fact that one was pleasant and the other, kind of roller-coaster. The three highlights responsible for the above experiences commenced right with the granting of a full tax-rebate […]

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