NEW DELHI: When the CSO had released advance estimates of GDP for the October-December quarter of 2016-17, within which demonetization had occurred, the fact that the economy had still shown a 7 percent growth rate, had been an oc .. Read More

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GDP SLOWDOWN: A GOVERNMENT INCAPABLE OF THOUGHT

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NEW DELHI: When the CSO had released advance estimates of GDP for the October-December quarter of 2016-17, within which demonetization had occurred, the fact that the economy had still shown a 7 percent growth rate, had been an oc... Read More

3 YEARS OF PM MODI: A SIMPLE ARITHMETIC

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NEW DELHI: The Modi government is completing three years in office amid much fanfare and propaganda about its achievements during this period.

Aiding this propaganda is the advance estimate of GDP which projects a... Read More

THE NEFARIOUS MONEY BILLS !

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NEW DELHI: True to form, the BJP government is all set to change the texture of the Indian State into a snooping and terrorizing institution whose bonding with corporate capital will now get even closer and beyond any public scrut... Read More

INVERSION OF REASON: ERADICATING POVERTY WITH DOLES FOR THE RICH

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NEW DELHI: In his speech to the Bharatiya Janata party workers in Delhi after the Assembly election results had been declared, Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced that his policy henceforth would be to empower the poor by provi... Read More

THE LATEST GDP ESTIMATES: 'SHAMEFUL USE OF A GOVT BODY FOR PROPAGANDA'

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NEW DELHI: Perhaps no other public policy debate in post-independence India has seen as much of an “inversion of reason” on the part of the government as the demonetization debate.

When critics were po... Read More

THE LATEST GDP ESTIMATES: 'SHAMEFUL USE OF A GOVT BODY FOR PROPAGANDA'

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NEW DELHI: Perhaps no other public policy debate in post-independence India has seen as much of an “inversion of reason” on the part of the government as the demonetization debate.

When critics were po... Read More

BUDGET 2017: PROMOTES RECESSION AND IMPORT OF UNEMPLOYMENT

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NEW DELHI: The annual budget has an impact on the economy over the year it covers; additionally it is also an indicator of the direction of policy of the government for the future years. Any budget has to be judged on both these ... Read More

DEMONETIZATION: WHY THE PEOPLE ARE SILENT

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NEW DELHI: Why are the people remaining quiet, if they are so inconvenienced by the demonetization decision?

This again is a point that is harped on continuously by the ruling Party and government spokesmen.
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POST DEMONETIZATION: 'RATIONALE LIES IN ITS IRRATIONALITY,TO SHOCK AND AWE'

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NEW DELHI: The failure of demonetization to achieve its main purported objective, despite causing acute hardship to the people at large, cannot be attributed to the fact that the thought behind it was based on assumptions which Read More

THE DEMONETISATION FIASCO: NOT EVEN A PINPRICK TO BLACK ECONOMY

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NEW DELHI: The demonetisation of 86 percent of the currency of the country, a virtually unprecedented measure anywhere in the world, has brought immense hardship to the working people of the country, and will damage their living ... Read More

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