Making Sense of JNU Fee Hike

Delhi and with it India is again rocked by protests by JNU, Jawaharlal Nehru University, students who are opposing a so-called steep hike in their hostel fees. As reported by newspapers, Under the new hostel charges, students have to pay a service charge of Rs 1,700 per month. This charge did not exist earlier. Rent […]

Book Review – Wealth, Poverty and Politics

Book Review: Sowell, Thomas. 2016. Wealth, Poverty and Politics. 2 edition. New York: Basic Books. Thomas Sowell is a world renown African American economist. He is a fellow of the Hoover Institute, Stanford University, USA. He is known for his straight forward logical and undaunted views. Looking at the corpus of his vast amount of […]

Mises Interviews, Episode 2, Mr. Jayant Bhandari

In our second episode we sit down with Mr. Jayant Bhandari to discuss Indian economy, society and culture. Mr. Bhandari throws light on the underlying cultural factors that are necessary prerequisite for the progress of India. He also analyzes the economic policies of Modi and all other past governments while discussing the future of the […]

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 […]

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. […]

Scarcity and Socialism

Life means reproduction and survival up to the age of reproduction. That survival requires energy that we receive by consuming various goods. There are two types of these goods. One that we use directly to satisfy our needs and second that indirectly satisfies our needs. The first one is called consumer goods and the second […]