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Archive for: August 2016

Foodonomics
Hike in Pulse Prices: A Challenge to the Government
August 26, 2016
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Hike in Pulse Prices: A Challenge to the Government
India is one of the largest producers and consumers of pulses. Yet, from last two decades, India is facing skyrocketing price levels for pulses especially TUR daal. The financial year 2014-15 saw skimpy levels of rainfall which led to decreasing levels of production of pulses. This decline was mainly due to the climatic changes which […]
Social Sciences
No Place to Call Home: The Problem of Homelessness in India
August 26, 2016
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No Place to Call Home: The Problem of Homelessness in India
What do you look forward to after a long day of work? I for one look forward to going home and spending time with my family. But have you ever imagined what life must be like for people who do not have a place to call home. There are over 1.77 million people in India […]
Economics of Crime
ISIS and Tourism: The Impact of Terrorist Attacks on Tourism
August 26, 2016
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ISIS and Tourism: The Impact of Terrorist Attacks on Tourism
Most people look forward to their vacations throughout the year. Vacations give people a respite from work, giving them a chance to actually live their lives. But vacations for some people are livelihoods for others. These are the people who work in tourism. Tourism is one of the world’s largest industries in the world with […]
Industrial Economics
Industry 4.0 Decrypted
August 26, 2016
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Industry 4.0 Decrypted
Recently I came across an article on the fourth industrial revolution. Going through the article, I realized that I had read many similar articles on the subject and still did not have a firm grasp on it. Words like cyber-physical systems, automation, cloud computing figure large into most articles on the issue. I had been […]
Welfare Economics
Inequality & It’s Myriad Estimation Methods…
August 26, 2016
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Inequality & It’s Myriad Estimation Methods…
Inequality, in all it’s manifestations, ranging from income to health, has been widely studied across the globe today. Renowned economists from Angus Deaton, Amartya Sen to Thomas Piketty have been a part of this inequality dialog doing rounds the world table pressing the need for policies that can bridge this inequality across several stratifies in […]
Foodonomics
The Food Industry of India: From the Palate to the Pocket
August 26, 2016
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The Food Industry of India: From the Palate to the Pocket
When questioned about food, most people would give you a clichéd answer about ghar ka khana being the best. But most of them would be lying if they say that they do not like eating out or that they are not big proponents of packaged exotic food. The truth is that Indian consumers are greatly […]
Health Economics
Union Health Budget 2016: Another “Applauded” Epitome of Misplaced Priorities
August 26, 2016
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Union Health Budget 2016: Another “Applauded” Epitome of Misplaced Priorities
“Catastrophic health events are the single most important cause of unforeseen out-of-pocket expenditure which pushes lakhs of households below the poverty line every year” said finance minister Mr. Arun Jaitely in his latest budget speech highlighting the pressing need of not only escalating the health budget but also make it inclusive by considering the impoverishing […]
Social Sciences
The Wave of Blockchain Technology
August 26, 2016
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The Wave of Blockchain Technology
Blockchain, known to most only because of the bitcoin system, is a technology that promises to break away from the conventional financial framework. Being hailed as the next big thing after the internet, it is the technology which has the power to permanently change the way we make financial transactions. Until recently blockchain was only […]
Social Sciences
Is Universal Basic Income the Solution to India’s Wasteful Subsidies?
August 26, 2016
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Is Universal Basic Income the Solution to India’s Wasteful Subsidies?
Basic income or basic unconditional income is a social security measure in which all citizens of a country receive an unconditional sum of money on a regular basis, either from the government or from public institutions. This is in addition to income that they earn from other sources. It is a proposed measure for various […]