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Public Economics Union Budget 2017
Dissecting Union Budget 2017: What’s in store for the Education Sector?
February 9, 2017
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Dissecting Union Budget 2017: What’s in store for the Education Sector?
Rather than entering the debates of the Union Budget being a damp squib or an “uttam” budget, one thing that cannot be debunked, at the outset, is that this budget coming amidst oodles of expectations is indeed a shrewd and a smart one! What a developing country expects from budget? Greater thrust on development challenges […]
Development Economics Social Sciences
Constructing the Palace of Illusions: Lofty Goals and the Structural Problems in Construction
September 20, 2016
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Constructing the Palace of Illusions: Lofty Goals and the Structural Problems in Construction
Construction is one of the most underrated sectors in the economy. We come across construction projects on a daily basis. On seeing a construction project, we immediately think about the activity associated with the structure, for example the construction of an apartment building is related with housing or the metro construction projects are always related […]
Public Economics
Tracing India on The Global Map: Comparing India’s Public Finance with the Rest of The World
September 18, 2016
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Tracing India on The Global Map: Comparing India’s Public Finance with the Rest of The World
India being a democratic country has a diverse and proliferating population. To run such a huge economy, like any other country, India too has a diverse taxation policy. The taxation system has been divided amongst three bodies at different levels of the society. The first is the Central Govt. which levies taxes on income (except […]
Development Economics Health Economics Social Sciences
The Leftover side: Sanitation Problem in India
September 16, 2016
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The Leftover side: Sanitation Problem in India
The current Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi preaches the teachings of Mahatma Gandhi and wants to eliminate the problems of sanitation and hygiene from the country. For this, he has pledged to eliminate open defecation from the country till 2019. India has to cover a long path in its journey to overcome the problems […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Campus Ambassador Knowledge Cafe
Flashback: Recollecting My Experiences of an Intern & an Ambassador
December 30, 2015
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Flashback: Recollecting My Experiences of an Intern & an Ambassador
I am a former Delhi School Scholar and have gathered myriad intern and ambassadorship experiences in my kitty. As an intern with a reputed research institute the experience was not that great. I still recall my bachelor days when I was selected for the first time for an internship programme. The whole excitement, a lot […]
Data Analytics Social Sciences
The Game of STATA: Employability Skill that cannot be ignored!
December 18, 2015
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The Game of STATA: Employability Skill that cannot be ignored!
Why spend time learning STATA? I have been a student, researcher and recently a Prof. too and if I see myself almost five years back or even today, the very question has been accompanying me like a shadow! When I was a graduate student (of economics), I used to find the world around me as […]
Internships
Vacations on Head? Hard Time for Students to Find an Apt Internship!
December 9, 2015
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Vacations on Head? Hard Time for Students to Find an Apt Internship!
I have interned almost thrice in last two years and undoubtedly searching for an economics internship was a jittery experience. Paid Economics Internships are a big time trouble to find but here I am unveiling the show for the young social scientist to simplify the screwed process. First things first, so before I elaborate on […]