Cost of Democracy in India and The Support Price

April 7, 2021

India being an agrarian country and agriculture being a State-subject, there is a need for a calculated and balanced approach between the Union of India and the States as far agriculture, in totality, is concerned.

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An Indian solar saga: With the right policies, India can be a world leader in solar energy

March 29, 2021

India’s economy and geography are also well poised to receive maximum benefit from the falling panel and battery prices.

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Why Indian Voting System Needs to Change

September 11, 2020

Democracies need to evolve both to cater to the needs of citizens and meet demands of the new generations. In this regard, India has been debating over the issue of Proportional Representation (PR) versus First – Past – The – Post (FPTP) for decades.

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Breaking Down the Recent Labour Law Amendments from the Lens of Development Economics

May 28, 2020

More than 90% of India’s labour-force is employed in the informal sector, with limited social security benefits. This informalisation of labour-force does more harm than good and has serious repercussions on a nation’s growth patterns. Two basic policy interventions to improve existing labour conditions in developing countries are: a) increasing the rate of economic growth, […]

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Informal Sector in Despair Due to the Corona Pandemic: Time to Call Upon Our Central Planner?

April 9, 2020

Now, in a nation where nearly 80% of the labourforce is employed in the informal sector, it is hard to believe that government didn’t take stock of these workers’ consumption smoothening patterns and if it really did, maybe it’s time to call upon our central planner: the government!

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January 13, 2020

The ability of a bank to absorb losses on its capital is compromised when its Capital Adequacy Ratio (CAR) is low. India, amongst its G-20 peers, falls on the lower side of the ratio as a proportion to risky assets.

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India’s Wheat Conundrum

September 15, 2019

Regulation of international trade in wheat should be governed by market forces rather than by frequent tariff and import control interventions. Instead, the government should focus on making Indian wheat produce cost and quality competitive.

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Digital Content: The New King of Slaves

July 18, 2019

With the gargantuan rise in the online population of India to approximately 450 million, it is fair to joke that the Union Budget 2019-20 disappointed us by not offering any subsidies on subscription fees to these platforms.

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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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“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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