Month: December 2018

#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 […]

Read More

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 […]

Read More

2018: An year of trade war or capitalist crisis

December 12, 2018

Historically, world trade has grown much faster than global production, thus facilitating the growth of the world economy. However, in the recent period, with the start of a skulking trade war by USA with its business rivals and allies, the growth of world trade has slowed to a level lower than that of GDP, hence […]

Read More
UBI

Poverty can become a thing of past in India

December 12, 2018

Poverty is both the cause and consequence of deep rooted socio- economic problems. Eradicating poverty remains a global challenge and demands a comprehensive and collective approach that recognises the multi-faceted and multidimensional nature of the issue. The United Nations deemed that the first Sustainable Development Goal (SGD1) is to end poverty in all its forms, […]

Read More

IL&FS Conundrum – Triggering the panic button in the Indian Economy?

December 12, 2018

On the eve of the 10th anniversary of the slump of Lehman brothers that set off the 2008 global financial crisis, India’s leading infrastructure development and finance company, IL&FS defaulted on its payment obligations to its borrowers triggering a shock wave in the Indian markets. IL&FS – The Stakeholders IL&FS Ltd. (Infrastructure Leasing and Financial […]

Read More