The economy is rebounding as shown by a broad set of indicators. However knee-jerk reactions to Omicron can derail growth prospects and recovery.
08 Jan 2022
When a survey throws up numbers that don’t tally with our intuitive anecdotal perceptions, we instantly reject it. ‘I spoke to some people and they don’t believe this’ is sufficient to do so
13 Dec 2021
The number of strays in India is declining and will come down even more. If it is not a stray, I don’t understand a person’s antipathy towards a dog.
13 Nov 2021
John Kenneth Galbraith was ideologically far removed from Milton Friedman. So if they both had similar views about India’s economic plans, there must have been something wrong
16 Oct 2021
Students learning economics and preparing for competitive tests have always been taught that the First Plan’s model was Harrod-Domar. But that may not be wholly correct
17 Sep 2021
In portrayals of policy, if someone says alternatives to state intervention and state control were mooted in the 1940s and early 1950s, that’s simply not true
21 Aug 2021
Policy formulation requires good data. The pandemic has flagged not only weaknesses in the health infrastructure, particularly in some states, but also data issues in the nation.
17 Jul 2021
Contrary to the fair idea most people have, circumstantial evidence alone is sufficient to convict, both in civil and criminal cases, even in the absence of direct evidence
19 Jun 2021
Across the world, there has been criticism and questions about culpability of governments in handling the crisis. But oddly, few questions are raised about the origin of the virus
22 May 2021