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‘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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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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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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The Economics of Dissent

December 20, 2018

To anyone vaguely in-touch with the social affairs currently, the words ‘dissent’, ‘protest’, ‘opposition’ and the likes would seem oddly familiar. Activism, it seems, has joined the ranks of hot topics like religion and politics that dominate tea-time discussions. As you glanced through the morning newspaper the other day, did it seem evidently distinguishable that […]

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A Note on Trade Wars and Its Nuances

November 21, 2018

As we are aware of, the United States and China have been locked in a trade war since the beginning of this year, with the first tariffs being imposed on solar panels to the tune of 30% by the United States, and China imposing 25% tariff on cars, airplanes, soybeans etc. This trade war is […]

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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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The Fintech Saga

November 8, 2018

Financial Technology aka Fintech refers to the deployment of new technology and innovation to enhance the delivery of financial services. In comparison to the state-of-the-art technology at play in sectors like manufacturing, IT services etc, it is clear that Financial services is clearly lagging behind in the efficient use of technology to make lives better. […]

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Finding a connection between Economic Freedom and Economic Equality

November 8, 2018

Abhishek Dilip Dudhal is presently a student at Jawaharlal Nehru University. Sagar Nilay Mahajan works with PwC India. Economic analysis has been evolving during the past few decades with the increase in computational power, which has given rise to a variety of mathematical tools such as statistical modelling and machine learning algorithms. These advancements are playing […]

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India’s childhood: An opportunity for Marketers

November 8, 2018

Globally, about 26 percent of the world is under 15 years of age. As statistics confirm, the country with the highest percentage of its population 18-years-old or younger is Nigera, with a full 56.9% of its population being made up of such youth. Outside Africa, India is one such country with one of the highest population of […]

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Is Agricultural Credit India’s Subprime Story?

November 8, 2018

If one has to pick an Indian equivalent of USA’s 2007-08 national banking emergency ‘subprime mortgage crisis’ it would definitely be the biggest component of targeted or priority sector lending programme: Agricultural Credit. Although the share of agriculture in Gross Bank Credit(GBC) in India at present is not as high as the share of credit […]

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