Is Corporate Tax Cut a Win-Win for Indians?

As we all know, the Indian economy is going through one of the worst economic recessions it has ever witnessed in modern history. Starting from auto and realty sector, manufacturing, FMCG (Fast Moving Consumer Goods), agriculture and even underwear industry are facing big sale drops and inventory pile ups. All these symptoms are of a […]

Modi Pushes for Population Control

Population control is back on the agenda of the present Indian government of Narendra Modi. In his 15th August Indian Independence Day speech prime minister Modi put his government’s focus back on population issue, and he went as far as to say that, But there is a vigilant section of the public which stops to […]

CEA Blaming Businesses and Market Economy for Slowdown is Hypocritical

The Indian, and world economy, is entering in one of the worst phases of modern day recession right now. The warning signs of rapidly slowing Indian economy are everywhere. Auto companies are firing workers at a rapid pace and halting production. Even age old manufacturing company like Parle, which makes famous Parle-G biscuits, is firing […]

Will Consumption Boost India’s Economic Growth?

India’s new and first female finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman in an interview recently said , At this stage, what we are looking at is making sure that consumption is encouraged through various steps that we’re taking, actually get the money into the hands of people, rural, particularly. This whole DBT-based transfer of entitlements to those […]

The Real Athenian Democracy

Democracy is our present world’s political religion. India supposedly is world’s largest democracy. We are being bombarded everyday by politicians, media pundits, academicians and other intellectuals about the virtues of democracy. In his second term’s first Mann ki Baat program prime minister Modi termed democracy as a part of India’s culture and heritage while on […]

Behavioral Economics: New Excuse for Government Tyranny

Chapter 2, Vol I of the Economic Survey of India 2018-19 begins with this title: Policy for Homo Sapiens, Not Homo Economicus: Leveraging the Behavioural Economics of “Nudge”. It starts with the following Sanskrit stanza: We cannot rely totally on rational thinking to gain information, as it is not without its bias. The following is […]

Modi’s Central Planning Folly

Modi government, since again coming to power with even bigger majority than in 2014, is centralizing the economy and the society at a rapid pace. It is bringing out one central plan after another one. It is trying to dictate every little thing that is going on in India. For example, apart from the flurry […]

Indian Businesses are Drowning in Debt

Indian businesses, especially the so-called ‘too big to fail’ ones, are drowning in debt and are failing one after another. Here is a list of few of these businesses: First, the IL&FS default and insolvency. Also, DHLF, another giant housing finance company, is also near default. Second, Baba Ramdev’s Patanjali is struggling hard with slower […]

Modi’s New Labor Reforms

In his second term, the Narendra Modi government is going to carry out some major labor reforms. These reforms aim to consolidate myriad of different labor legislation under four major labor codes. These codes are as following, The first Code talks about minimum wages for every worker, unorganised, and contract labourers in the organised sector. […]