Indian Mobile

Indian Mobile App Ecosystem and Another Chinese Invasion

February 14, 2019

In 2016, there was a landscape change in the Indian telecom sector – Reliance launched Jio which reduced the pricing and there was a massive increase in the subscribers and data consumption. Jio got more than 200 million subscribers which boosted the subscribers more than a billion. This was accompanied by a lot of smartphone […]

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Assam Farmers

Demographic changes and illegal migration in Assam

February 14, 2019

Assam and parts of the Northeast India shut down on January 8, 2019 over the issue of Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2016.  The bill seeks to amend the Citizenship Act of 1955,  to grant citizenship to non Muslims including Hindus, Sikhs, Buddhists, Jains, Parsis and Christians who came to India on or before December 31, 2014 […]

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KYC: Know Your Central bank

February 14, 2019

Yet another resignation of the Central bank’s Governor, Urjit Patel, mentioning “personal reasons” especially during the time when the tussle between the Central Government and RBI is evident, has surely raised many eyebrows. Earlier, Former RBI Governor Raghuram Rajan had resigned on 4 September 2016 as the 23rd Governor of India’s Central bank without willing […]

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UBI

The Clamour for UBI

February 14, 2019

Universal Basic Income or UBI which was first mentioned in recent times in the Economic Survey 2016-17 has been selling like hot cakes in the build up to the Lok Sabha elections due in May with Congress president Rahul Gandhi promising a Minimum Income Guarantee Scheme and the prime minister instituting the Pradhan Mantri Kisan […]

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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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Madanpur Khadar

Help quench the thirst of Madanpur Khadar!

February 6, 2019

This is 7 years old Irfan, an exuberant little boy who lives in the slum areas of Madanpur Khadar, New Delhi. Plagued regularly by fatal diseases such as Typhoid and Diarrhea, his story is similar to that of 63.4 million others living without potable water.  AN IDEA, A VISION AND A STEP TOWARDS MAKING IT […]

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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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Indian republic

Revisiting 26th January, 1950- by Bidisha Bhattacharya

January 26, 2019

This is the third instalment of “Raj to Republic” series being published on the occasion of 70th Republic Day, in collaboration with Bidisha Bhattacharya, member Political Intelligence Unit, I-PAC and former consultant to 15th Finance Commission. July 19th, 1947, at 4 o’clock on Friday evening, the Royal Assent was given to the Indian Independence Bill. […]

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Farewell to the “Honourable” Carmichael -The first solemn protest that India came together for

January 25, 2019

November 14th, 1883, the day when not only revolutionaries but also the citizens and newspapers vehemently opposed a farewell party to Mr. D.F.Carmichael, member of the Madras Governor’s Executive Council still haunts my mind every time I turn back the pages. When the people were initially told that such a proposal was entertained by one […]

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The Public Economist Gold Mohur

Remedy -the period when Britain was drowning and India was kept waiting

January 24, 2019

I still recall the good old days, when my father post-afternoon meal would sit with his cigar lit, on the wooden rocking chair and narrate me stories about India. A man whose family had witnessed the perils of partition and who had and still possess the vast expanse of knowledge that nobody could ever possibly match; […]

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