Tag: economics

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  • Mending manifestos

    Mending manifestos

    Irrespective of which party comes to power, the veritable absence of jobs will be the ticking time bomb and, with agriculture brought to its knees, Bharat will no long come to the rescue of India, as it has done in the past.

    December 18, 2018
  • Communities & Economics

    Communities & Economics

    Scholars have probed not only the psychological influence on economic behaviour but also psycho-physiological effects. There does not appear to have been any attempt to explain why a particular person or the overwhelming majority of his/her community choose to pursue a particular vocation. Take today’s Kolkata and the Calcutta of yesteryears which offered identical economic …

    November 22, 2018
  • Currency, commodity and commerce

    Currency, commodity and commerce

    Here are a few queries of a layman after feeling the heat of ground-level “market economics”. The same market which is euphemistically referred to by (expert) economists thus: “let market determine such and such”. Can the real, practising economists kindly clarify a few concerns? The first relate to Vice-Chairman Niti Aayog’s recent views as reported …

    November 12, 2018
  • The Heat is On

    The Heat is On

    The coincidence is as remarkable as it is profoundly critical. In parallel with the award of the Nobel prize in Economics to two economists who have worked on the “green growth” model, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has emitted a direly disconcerting signal to the world from Incheon in South Korea. In a …

    October 10, 2018
  • Our economics textbooks are mostly flawed – here’s why!

    Our economics textbooks are mostly flawed – here’s why!

    Most economics textbooks have perfect theories, but those theories do not work well in developing nations like India. Debarghya Deb, an aspiring economist and student of class XI (The Levelfield School, Suri), explains why.

    September 21, 2018
  • Economics and Religion

    Economics and Religion

    It is unfortunate both for Pakistan and its economy that the Imran Khan government has buckled at the threshold to the resonant rumblings and the ramped up pressure of the orthodox segment. It thus comes about that at a direly critical juncture ~ when the new establishment contends with a stuttering economy ~ the aggressive …

    September 9, 2018
  • PM Modi discusses strategic ties, terrorism, economics with Singapore’s Lee

    PM Modi discusses strategic ties, terrorism, economics with Singapore’s Lee

    The Indian PM, who is one a three-day tour of Singapore, said that the relationship between the two nations has no uneasiness and is warm, cordial and full of mutual trust.

    June 1, 2018
  • CBSE paper leaks: Google sends reply to Delhi Police

    CBSE paper leaks: Google sends reply to Delhi Police

    A senior police officer said they had got a reply from the online search engine but refused to divulge further details.

    March 31, 2018
  • In pics: Students protest at Jantar Mantar against CBSE over paper leak
  • Congress jumps on to CBSE paper leak bandwagon to corner Centre

    Congress jumps on to CBSE paper leak bandwagon to corner Centre

    Students along with their parents on Thursday protested in New Delhi and in some other parts of the country against the CBSE paper leak and demanded that re-tests be conducted for all exams or none at all.

    March 29, 2018
  • CBSE’s re-exam move sparks resentment among students

    CBSE’s re-exam move sparks resentment among students

    The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE)’s decision Wednesday to reconduct examinations in the Class 10 mathematics and Class 12 economics subjects triggered disappointment and resentment among a large number of students, parents and teachers. The CBSE’s decision came in the wake of reports about alleged leaks of question papers in these two subjects. The …

    March 29, 2018
  • Nudging companies to do the right thing

    Nudging companies to do the right thing

    All his working life, Richard Thaler, who was awarded the Nobel Prize in economics last month, said he has been pleading with his fellow economists that they should be studying real people, not the idealised, so-called “rational” beings around which much of mainstream economics revolves. Indeed, in their work, many economists don’t even refer to …

    November 24, 2017
  • Last minute revision strategies

    Last minute revision strategies

    With hardly few days left for the Union Public Service Commission —Civil Services Examination Preliminary, the anxiety is palpable in the minds of the aspirants. What to read, how to revise for maximum effectiveness, how to utilise the time to derive utmost value are some of the questions that must be coming to your mind. …

    June 1, 2017
  • Robbing Peter to…

    Robbing Peter to…

    That Biblical allusion is certain to serve as a red rag to the saffron bull, yet it does add emphasis to the argument that good politics may make for poor economics ~ a point which will not be appreciated by Modi sarkar. For several months now has the Prime Minister and his fawning chorus been …

    March 9, 2017
  • Political answer to an economic question

    Political answer to an economic question

    When Prime Minister Narendra Modi made his dramatic announcement of the “demonetisation” of high-value currency notes on 8 November last year, the nation was caught completely unawares and had to grapple for days to bring itself on terms with the implications of the move. Even after a lot of dissection opinion was mostly divided and …

    February 14, 2017
  • Political answer to an economic question

    Political answer to an economic question

    When Prime Minister Narendra Modi made his dramatic announcement of the “demonetisation” of high-value currency notes on 8 November last year, the nation was caught completely unawares and had to grapple for days to bring itself on terms with the implications of the move. Even after a lot of dissection opinion was mostly divided and …

    February 14, 2017
  • An ever-widening chasm

    An ever-widening chasm

    An ever-widening chasm

    August 14, 2016