Author: Tarun Gupta

How Much Tax Should a Government Collect?

Reading Time: 4 minutesHigher tax should also translate into a higher development and social security. Are we also doing that, asks Tarun, in the weekly column, exclusively in Different Truths. I must credit demonetisation with one thing, it helped me start as a columnist in Different Truths. How? It provided such a rich fodder to my brain, so […]

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Fifty Shades of Black Money

Reading Time: 3 minutesBlack money is something earned legally, but which has escaped the taxes. Illegal money is something, which is a result of illegal activities. No question of taxes arises here. This is an important distinction, opines Tarun, in his weekly column, exclusively in Different Truths. Black money is the hottest topic in India right now. It […]

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Whose Interest Rate is it! Who does it Interest!

Reading Time: 4 minutesTarun explains the intricacies of interest rates on Fixed Deposits (FDs). Why are lower interest rates hitting the senior citizens hard? Read more in the weekly column, exclusively in Different Truths. A perplexed senior citizen asked, “Why are the interest rates on Fixed Deposits – also known as Term/Time Deposit (TDR) and Special Term Deposit […]

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How Susceptible are we to the Boom Bust Cycles?

Reading Time: 3 minutesA boom is a period of increasing demand, increasing productivity, increasing sales and increasing wages. A bust is a period when inflation decreases, unemployment rises, income falls, and demand decreases. The governments are definitely more active now. We can say the governments are able to act as thermostats, able to stem the bust and prolong […]

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Mistakes Common to Business Tycoons and Petty Shopkeepers

Reading Time: 3 minutesWe are all vulnerable to emotions. Be it a tycoon, or the friendly neighbourhood shopkeeper, we all make mistakes. It is not the purpose here to prepare an exhaustive list. But to highlight that human frailty is all too pervasive. Tarun points out the common mistakes that business tycoons and petty shopkeepers make, in the […]

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Can a Government Really Stimulate Economic Activity?

Reading Time: 3 minutesDelhi-based businessman, Tarun, examines the role of the government in stimulating economic activity. The options are limited and few. We are introducing a weekly column, every Thursday, from this week, exclusively in Different Truths. This examines the contra thesis that a government has no role really in stimulating economic activity. In India, budgets, and statements […]

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