Anshuman Tiwari
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Editor, economic analyst, columnist, author

POLITICS

 |   5-minute read

Why India has to bite the Universal Basic Income bullet

A direct cash transfer to the poor is a powerful idea, and whichever political party comes to power at the Centre will feel compelled to move towards it in order to repair India's broken fiscal engine.

POLITICS

 |   6-minute read

Who took your jobs away? The data doesn't lie

Why is the world's fastest-growing economy also suffering the fastest growth in joblessness? And how can the next government break through this vicious impasse?

POLITICS

 |   6-minute read

Lok Sabha Elections: Why Narendra Modi in 2019 needs a bigger wave than 2014

Is anti-incumbency the basic nature of Indian electoral mandates? Do people vote on performance or promises?

POLITICS

 |   3-minute read

Post-Pulwama: India wants Pakistan to lose its IMF bailout. But that may result in Islamabad inching closer to Beijing

Losing the IMF bailout battle might just be the opportunity a beleaguered Pakistan needs to get closer to Chinese and Saudi support.

MONEY

 |   7-minute read

Interim Budget 2019: It’s deflation that's hurting you! And it could hurt BJP too

The biggest chink in Narendra Modi-Amit Shah’s electoral armour is the economy which is the grip of strong deflation and plummeting demand. It is here that the Opposition has its sharpest advantage.

POLITICS

 |   4-minute read

Understanding the Davos dilemma

Has the WEF Summit turned into nothing more than an annual jamboree of global economic contradictions?

MONEY

 |   4-minute read

What shines and who has been exposed in the politics over GDP numbers

GDP numbers tell a fantastic story of India's economic resilience in which the country’s politics has turned farcical.

ART & CULTURE

 |   6-minute read

Laxminama: How religion and trade shaped each other, and human civilisation

[Book extract] Business in India blossomed always in tune with liberal religious thought, where profit and credit had its sanction in all religious texts.

MONEY

 |   4-minute read

Rising fuel prices: Why India is paying the price for its irrational energy tax policy

It's more than worrying that the government and oil companies are seemingly clueless about the next course of action on petroleum prices.

MONEY

 |   3-minute read

Why banks' bad loan mess has become murkier now

How Modi government is divided on the very genesis of NPAs.