India behind Pakistan, Bangladesh & Afghanistan in providing jobs: UN Report

The World Economic Situation and Prospects 2020 report, released on Friday, said over 40 per cent of Indians aged between 20 and 34 were Not in Education, Employment or Training (NEET) for the period between 2010 and 2018. At least two in every five young Indians are not part of the workforce or have no […]

Why am I a Socialist?

By Mrunal Mathuria We often discard socialism as a failed concept without understanding its basic modus operandi, but let’s, for a moment, forget about the rest of the world and ask ourselves, about the success of capitalism in India itself apart from its quite evident failures in the whole of South Asia, Africa and Latin […]

“जल ही जीवन हैं” – Water is Life

It summer of 2019 and the temperature is rising all over India. One of the reason is General Elections too. Political campaigning are going on. Mandir, Masjid, Pakistan, Jawan, Kisan are the keywords in this elections with the usual employment , poverty reduction etc etc. But while campaigning in this hot weather, when the politician […]

Have Acche Din Arrived? Part 12

Have Acche Din Arrived? Part 12: Summary and Conclusions By Seshadri Kumar One of the important reasons for doing this exhaustive (and exhausting!), data-driven study of the economy is that one metric does not capture what is happening in the Indian economy, especially today. There has been too much focus on the GDP as a […]

BJP Manifesto 2019: Another Compilation of Blatant Lies by Modi Sarkar

By Darshan Mondkar So BJP has finally released its 2019 election manifesto. Here are the 10 highlights of the manifesto as reported by NDTV and let me tell you how bogus these claims are: 1. For strengthening armed forces purchase of outstanding defence equipment will be fast tracked. – The Indian Army is severely impacted […]

Have Acche Din Arrived? Part 11

Have Acche Din Arrived? Part 11: Foreign Trade By Seshadri Kumar One thing that the BJP government and its supporters in the media like to brag about is the fact that the current account deficit (CAD) is much lower in the Modi Sarkar than it was in the UPA II government. This is often touted […]

Have Acche Din Arrived? Part 10

Have Acche Din Arrived? Part 10: Government Expenditures, Revenues, and the Fiscal Deficit By Seshadri Kumar One of the achievements the Modi Sarkar is proudest of is the reduction of the Fiscal Deficit to 3.7% of GDP. What is this achievement? Does this herald good times for India? First, let us look at the claim […]

Have Acche Din Arrived? Part 8

Have Acche Din Arrived? Part 8: Roads, Railways, and Container Port Traffic By Seshadri Kumar There are many measures of infrastructure generation. But two important measures that very significantly affect the future of a nation are roads and railways – the transporation network. Delays in transportation are one of the major causes of increased manufacturing […]