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HUMOUR

 |  2-minute read
PTI, Economy, Pakistan, Imran Khan

Pakistan's Naan-Sense: Its anxiety over roti and naan prices shows Pakistan’s economic situation is dire!

Roti becomes cheaper but fuel becomes dearer. We have an easier solution to this conundrum for Pakistan.

POLITICS

 |  6-minute read
Economy, Mughals, Akbar, History

Emperors of Extraction: The Mughals did not make India rich. Claims of their welfarism only buttress a political agenda

A riposte to Rana Safvi's argument on how the Mughals apparently strengthened India, while, in fact, Europe grew by paces just then and India's poverty shocked visitors.

POLITICS

 |  3-minute read
Economy, Budget speech, Nirmala Sitharaman, Union budget 2019

Budget speech live streaming: Watch live streaming of budget on Aaj Tak

Sitharaman is likely to aim to revive growth through higher investments.

POLITICS

 |  2-minute read
Beti Bachao Beti Padhao, Economy, Budget 2019, Economic survey 2019

Budget 2019 and the Goddess Equation: How 'Badlav' will come, but women must remain as ‘Lakshmi’

If you know that your daughter will bring you wealth and victory, you may treat your daughter well. That, at least, is what our economic planners seem to be hoping.

MONEY

 |  8-minute read
Economy, Farmer's budget, Dream budget, Budget 2019

Budget 2019: How Modi 2.0 can tweak taxes, raise public spending on crucial sectors and raise employment

There are glaring gaps in India's economy. Women, SCs and STs are slipping through these. It is crucial, and doable, that the Modi govt fills these gaps via Budget 2019.

HUMOUR

 |  3-minute read
Economy, Pakistan, IMF, Imran Khan

How Imran Khan Chills: Pak Economy collapsing? Prices spiking? Jihadis knocking? No worries!

In a recent press meet, Imran Khan said Pakistan is a rich country. That was probably after he unveiled a fridge with his face on it.

POLITICS

 |  4-minute read
Lok Sabha elections 2019, BJP, Economy, Narendra Modi

Decoded: Why 'experts' are not happy with the Modi government

PM Narendra Modi does not like being held hostage by experts.

POLITICS

 |  11-minute read
Bail-out package, Economy, IMF, Imran Khan

Imran came, Imran saw, Imran begged: IMF, $20 billion 'advance', and an economic disaster

Imran Khan needs to understand the good sense behind the reforms the IMF wants Pakistan to undertake before a bail-out. But it looks like Imran's govt will rely on friends with benefits.

MONEY

 |  4-minute read
Economy, Piyush Goyal, Narendra Modi, Lok Sabha 2019 polls

Budget 2019: Why Modi govt should walk the talk on promises

The government has already sounded the war bugle on elections. But in the bargain, the promises made need to be implemented with care.

POLITICS

 |  5-minute read
Piyush Goyal, Narendra Modi, Economy, Budget 2019

Budget 2019: Who won and who lost?

The Budget offers some limited positives with a vital few missing links, meriting a closer review.