Inequality

By: Aseem Shrivastava
Category: Common citizen, Governance, Health, Inequality, Taxes, Global, Jobs, India politics, Indian economy, Inclusive growth
A year when the country celebrates the Mahatma’s 150th birth anniversary offers us a timely opportunity to consider his criticisms of modernity and juxtapose them with those of the other towering figure of his generation, Tagore. Also, fittingly, we are just weeks short of Tagore’s 78th death... read more
By: Dr. Indira Hirway
Category: Common citizen, Governance, Health, Inequality, Taxes, Global, Union Budget, RBI, Jobs, India politics, Indian economy, Inclusive growth
Looking at the present conditions in India, anybody would expect the budget to address the most critical problems of our population, namely, poor health, a semi-literate population, the agricultural crisis and the highest ever unemployment. Unfortunately none of these problems are addressed... read more
By: Arun Maira
Category: Common citizen, Governance, Health, Inequality, Philanthropy, Sustainability, Taxes, Global, Jobs, Inclusive growth
Objections to Greenpeace’s strategies by Extinction Rebellion (XR), the environmental movement whose supporters occupied Greenpeace’s offices last year, as well as its own successes, highlight contrasts between the strategies of organisations and citizens’ movements. Loose citizens’ movements are... read more
By: Ajit Ranade
Category: Common citizen, Governance, Inequality, Sustainability, Taxes, Global, Union Budget, RBI, Jobs, India politics, Indian economy, Inclusive growth, GST
The interim budget in February gave a substantial stimulus to the taxpayer. Almost three crore taxpayers moved out of the net, as the minimum threshold was raised. Further the cash transfer to farming households led to some consumption push, and not to forget electoral gains too. Against that... read more
By: Jagdish Rattanani
Category: Common citizen, Governance, Health, Inequality, Sustainability, Taxes, Global, Jobs, India politics, Indian economy, Inclusive growth, GST
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has focused on the water crisis facing the nation in his first Mann Ki Baat of the post-election season. The Prime Minister said: “…let’s…start a mass movement for water conservation. We together should all resolve to save every drop of water and I believe that water is... read more
By: Dr Ganesh N Devy
Category: Common citizen, Governance, Inequality, Sustainability, Global, Jobs, India politics, Indian economy, Inclusive growth
It was the remarkable foresight of the makers of the Indian Constitution that they thought of creating a dedicated Schedule of Languages - the 8thSchedule – which initially included 14 languages as the languages of administration. This was a radical departure from the European idea of nationalism... read more
By: Jagdish Rattanani
Category: Common citizen, Governance, Inequality, Global, RBI, Jobs, India politics
Admiral Karambir Singh, who assumed command as Chief of Naval Staff (CNS) last month-end, has put out “elaborate directives aimed at curbing subservient behaviour, restricting certain ceremonial practices and ensuring equality among the ranks.” The directives vary from the standard of cutlery and... read more
By: Arun Maira
Category: Common citizen, Governance, Inequality, Taxes, Global, RBI, Jobs, India politics, Indian economy, Inclusive growth
Economists are confused about the health of the Indian economy. Firstly, statistics of the economy are unreliable. Methodologies for measuring growth and employment have been changed. Comparisons with the past are no longer straight-forward; trends cannot be gauged accurately.Secondly, the... read more
By: Jagdish Rattanani
Category: Blackmoney, Common citizen, Governance, Inequality, Sustainability, Taxes, Global, Union Budget, Jobs, India politics, Indian economy, Inclusive growth
Elections of course are far more complex...but one thing may be said – the pundits, often sitting at the upper end of the economic pyramid, are more likely to read it wrong. They get it the least, and today it can be said that they probably also matter the least!
By: Ranjit K Pattnaik
Category: Common citizen, Governance, Inequality, Sustainability, Taxes, Global, Union Budget, RBI, Jobs, India politics, Indian economy, Inclusive growth
We will need a series of actions that fix structural issues and can drive change in the medium and longer term. There is in the end no quick fix to the given situation. Suggestions that the government will go on a PSU-privatisaton spree, as reported, carry little meaning because in the end who will... read more

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