What is all the fuss about the government’s attempt to ban cryptocurrencies? What shall be the implications if the government is successful in doing so? Does it mean that India will be a devoid of a digital currency while the rest of the world adapts itself to all technological developments? Let’s see.
For centuries, the burden of unpaid household work (UHW) has unequally been borne by our women. Kamal Hassan’s recently proposed to pay women for their domestic work. The idea originally comes from proposals by Western feminists to monetise household work but the cost of such labour is high in the west, unlike India. In this essay, I discuss the pre-existing economic value of unpaid household work and its seemingly inevitable incorporation into our national accounts in the near future.
Contract farming, an existing practice has gained new resonance with the new bill that was introduced. Though a tool for progression, it is wrapped with a cover of uncertainty. This article attempts to share a few perspectives to understand the need and issues with contract farming based on past experiences.
This article will analyze the Farm Bills 2020, the Essential Commodities (Amendment) Bill, the Agricultural Produce Marketing Committee (APMC) Bypass Bill, and Farmers (Empowerment and Protection) Agreement on Price Assurance and Farm Services Bill. This article seeks to identify if the farm bills are a boon or the bane for the economy.
In this article, Vanshika Mittal talks about how nationalism determines (anti)consumption patterns in India. She shows how consumers inherently believe that they are being environmentally conscious when their consumption is motivated by nationalist ideologies. Ironically, not only is that not always the case but such (anti)consumption also results in other disputes.
Yet another bank is in trouble after PMC Bank and Yes Bank in the span of just two years. The question is what is common in these crises and how is the RBI responding?
In this article the author compares the two competing arguments about the determinants of development (geography versus institutions) to comment upon the impact of colonial rule on the present state of Indian education.
In this article, the author evaluates the economic reforms of 1991 and talks about how they were lopsided as well, focussing on unemployment and exploitation of labour and environment.
The stock market and the economy are moving in opposite directions.The disconnect between the two is said to be the largest in India— the country having the world’s second-highest number of coronavirus cases.
This article analyses the IMF’s 0 interest loans and provides an insight into the structure, lending exercises, and policy governance practices of the IMF. Simultaneously it evaluates the truth in IMF’s claims of uplifting poor/distressed states.
The diamond industry which has been fueled by an artificial supply shortage, while surprisingly maintaining relatively stable high prices. However, the onset of the coronavirus pandemic has turned the seemingly stable industry on its head.
This article explores debt management through monetisation of debts, theoretical causation of inflationary pressures as a consequence of growing fiscal deficits and how fiscal deficit affects the interaction of fiscal-monetary policies?