Author: Prof. Bhaskar Majumder

What are the Central Problems of the Indian Economy?

It is difficult to point out what are the central problems of the Indian economy. How does one find out the central problems in such a diverse society, asks Prof. Bhaskar? He next turns his gaze at migration and abject poverty despite tall claims by MNREGA. His interview with a 10-year-old girl, who looked after […]

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How Silence Suits Various Sections of the Society in Uttar Pradesh?

It might seem unusual that people in Uttar Pradesh prefer silence. They are not vocal in their protests. Prof. Bhaskar finds out the reasons for this silence, a clear choice, by various sections of the society in the state. He tells us how silence suits different sections of the social pyramid. He turns his gaze […]

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An Open Letter to the Beloved Prime Minister of India

As a new Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh is being elected, Prof. Bhaskar congratulated the Prime Minister for his huge victory in the state. In an Open Letter, he urged the PM – irrespective of who the CM and his cabinet – to help the state develop. He has 12-point suggestions for a strong UP. […]

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BJP Steamrolls UP: Will its True Development Mean Creation of Jobs for Rest of India Here?

BJP steamrolled the 2017 Assembly elections in UP. The narrative of the winning party is that the people’s mandate were for the development of UP. Bhaskar hopes that now Modiji and his party would create job opportunities in the state so effectively that soon we might see migrant labourers coming to this state. That would […]

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Dress of Diamonds: Whose Wealth is it anyway!

A photograph of a diamond dress of one of the daughters of the Ambanis, in a mobile phone failed to inspire awe. It was abhorrent. It is vulgarism or ridiculing the income/asset poverty of the millions in India or that one diamond dress could fetch million clothes for the daughters of the million poor families. What ashamed Bhaskar […]

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Will the Enhanced Budget Allocation make Women Safer in NCR and Elsewhere?

Enhancement of budget allocation for the police for the Nirbhaya Fund, for the safety of women, though welcome, is not enough to ensure their protection. The government might have increased budget in the education institutions for gender studies and awareness too, feels social scientist, Bhaskar. He also appeals that the folly of a simple soldier, […]

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Of Cabbages and Cobblers: How Pricing Costs the People?

The question is how the dispossession of the poor is understood? It is not immediately understood by the poor and the non-poor either ignores it as an externality or remains happy for the latter could save in the process. The poor remains poor inter-generationally for he failed to realise what the crooks realised. Bhaskar ponders over […]

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Why did the Manmohan Singh Government Allow Mallya to Swindle Public Funds?

It is alleged by the ruling polity that the former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh in the UPA government facilitated loans to Mallya after the latter allegedly wrote to Singh and former Finance Minister Chidambaram, in 2011, and 2013, for the defunct Kingfisher Airlines. The loan was facilitated from a consortium of banks. The banks do not have […]

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Cumulative Shocks: Why do the RBI Officials Feel Humiliated?

Bhaskar tells us that some of the RBI officials are unrelenting, however, for ‘feeling humiliated’ by the events, since demonetisation. They wrote to newly appointed (read fixed) RBI Governor, Urjit Patel, after the departure of Rajan, protesting against operational ‘mismanagement’ by the government for demolishing its autonomy by appointing an official for currency coordination that they see as a […]

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