Shankkar Aiyar

The Third Eye

Author of Accidental India: A History of the Nation's Passage through Crisis and Change

Shankkar Aiyar
The sordid saga of Rs 92,651 crore post-harvest losses

It is that time of the political cycle when the political class sows slogans to harvest votes invoking the name of farmers and farmers’ interests.

22 Jan 2017

Create INDRA, a DARPA for tech solutions to national issues

t is no secret that India’s cities are being choked by rising vehicular population and spiraling pollution.

15 Jan 2017

GDP estimates, guesstimates, assumptions and the playbook of growth

The advance estimate is both counter-intuitive and challenges credulity in the face of anecdotal experiences following “demonetisation”.

08 Jan 2017

Dickensian 2016: The year of belief, the year of incredulity

It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity…”

25 Dec 2016

Known unknowns and why it makes sense to move GST to 2018

Shankkar aiyAr Author of Accidental  India: A History of the Nation’s Passage through Crisis 
and Change

18 Dec 2016

Don’t waste the crisis; leverage Aadhaar for cashless inclusion

The debate on demonetisation, aka delegalisation of high-value currency notes, and the ensuing impact on the economy will continue for some time now—between definitions of near term, medium term and l

27 Nov 2016