Author: Ishita Guha Roy

Calcutta University.

‘Auto’nomics- Implications of car sales on the Economy.

July 18, 2019

Fifteen years ago, the Audis and the Mercedes were reserved for the posh pockets of Kolkata, if at all they could be seen. Over the decade, the high-end cars have become a common sight. Nowadays, an Audi can be seen maneuvering the streets of an upper-middle to middle-class neighbourhood and nobody bats an eyelid! The […]

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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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A Note on the Indian Healthcare System.

April 14, 2019

7th April is recognized as World Health Day- a day of awareness on various queries regarding healthy living. The World Health Organization (WHO) defines health as “a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity”. How does the Indian Healthcare system fare up to this WHO […]

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Understanding India’s Multidimensional Poverty Index (2018) status.

March 12, 2019

What is Multidimensional Poverty Index (MPI)? The Multidimensional Poverty Index (MPI), developed by the Oxford Poverty and Human Development Initiative (OPHI), replaced the erstwhile Human Poverty Index as a measure of deprivation in 2010.  MPI is a more holistic approach to measure deprivation than HPI since the latter focused more on the income-related aspect. MPI […]

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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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#LetOurCitiesBreathe – Kolkata’s Air Pollution Crisis

December 25, 2018

  A crime has been committed.     Place: Kolkata   Time: 08:00 hrs. One November morning, you are about leave for school or work. You leave the house and start walking towards the main road. You notice something in the air- it is a little foggy, you wonder. The air feels a tad bit […]

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The Other Depression that India needs to talk about

November 8, 2018

“Health is wealth”, goes the proverb but is it true only for one’s physical well-being? What about the human mind? The mind deserves to be fit too. Statistically speaking, India not only has the highest cases of diabetes and obesity but also for mental illnesses like depression, schizophrenia and bipolar disorder.   According to the […]

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