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Narendra Modi, Cashless Economy, Black Money, Demonetisation

Why there is still no clarity on PM Modi's demonetisation gamble

Have the ingenuous black money hoarders tricked the banking system to render much of their illegal cash as white?


 |  5-minute read
Cashless Economy, Reserve Bank of India, Rs 2000, Demonetisation

Is India prepared for demonetisation 2.0?

Phasing out the Rs 2,000 note makes sense, but it should be done with caution.


 |  9-minute read
Cashless Economy, Digital India , Credit Card

My six-month struggle to get a credit card in digital, cashless India

Addresses in posh colonies simply do not make one honest as even the likes of Vijay Mallya did not pay bank dues despite all verifications.


 |  13-minute read
Cashless Economy, Demonetisation, Digital India

Why we can't hurry into Digital India, leaving the poor behind

Building inclusive digital economies requires the collective action of governments, industry, financiers and civil society.


 |  8-minute read
Cashless Economy, Narendra Modi, Demonetisation

Modis Operandi: A close shave for Indian democracy

When black ‘kesh’ was the only thing of any value left with most Indians.


 |  7-minute read
Demonetisation, Cashless Economy

Demonetisation, cashless push has crippled urban street vendors

This article has been co-authored by Ashwin Thomas, Lekha Adavi and Vinay Sreenivasa.


 |  3-minute read
Cashless Economy, Demonetisation

Why my mother's pyre had to be built on loaned cash

She detested credit in life but demonetisation failed her in death.


 |  7-minute read
Cashless Economy, Narendra Modi, Black Money, Demonetisation

Punishment time for Mr Modi, 50 days of demonetisation are over

The PM did not keep any of his promises. We must keep the one he made for us.


 |  5-minute read
PDS, Cashless Economy, Demonetisation

Why cashless PDS may prove more costly for poor

Interviews in the field suggest a general support for the old system, and a resounding 'no' to cash transfers.


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Cashless Economy, Digital payments, Mobile wallets

What an ideal digital wallet should feature

The ongoing drive to promote cashless transactions could provide insights into feasibility of a disruptive concept like mobile money.