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VARIETY

 |  5-minute read
Policymaking, Economy, Covid-19, Lockdown

Why govts cannot be blamed for not taking 'the right step' in containing Covid-19

In the scenario of continually evolving knowledge, we see the steps undertaken to contain the pandemic being labelled anything from insufficient to draconian.

POLITICS

 |  5-minute read
Economy, Chinese goods market, India-china trade relations, Indiachinafaceoff

How India can hit China where it hurts them most

With a negative public sentiment about China prevailing in India, China, with delinquent antics, is virtually pushing itself to lose out on the buoyant and burgeoning Indian market. This will hit them hard.

VARIETY

 |  2-minute read
Economy, Lockdown, Covid-19, Delhi-haryana border

Covid-19: Haryana government bordering on a dilemma

It appears that it is Hobson’s choice for Haryana: restarting the economy or halting the infection from Delhi.

POLITICS

 |  3-minute read
Economy, Delhi coronavirus, Arvind Kejriwal, Lockdown4.0

Why Arvind Kejriwal had to relax the Delhi lockdown despite coronavirus surge

The Delhi government was one of the first state governments to declare a lockdown. It did so even before the Central government announced it.

MONEY

 |  4-minute read
Economy, Chinese Economy, Xi Jinping, China

Has China hit the spending curb?

Though today it looks as if Xi's 'pockets' have no bottom, the question remains, can it last forever?

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.