IMF says India Needs to Reinvigorate Efforts to Keep Job Engine Running

Reading Time: 4 minutesWith a growing working-age population, which constitutes about two-thirds of the total population, India needs to reinvigorate reform efforts to keep the growth and job engine running. This is critical in a country where per capita income is about $2,000, still well below that of other large emerging economies. A report for Different Truths. India […]

Will Sops in the Forthcoming Budget Undo the Ills of Two Mammoth Steps, Demonetisation and GST?

Reading Time: 4 minutesA populist budget with more sops is expected. The Modi government would justify the reasons for the two mammoth steps, demonetisation and GST, aimed at cleaning the economy. These policies made in the dark, reasons Navodita, our Associate Editor, in the weekly column, exclusively for Different Truths. This year’s budget is going to be around […]

Optimism, Pessimism, Realism: The Dynamics of a Loan

Reading Time: 4 minutesDelhi-based Tarun tells us about the loans and its various ramifications, in the weekly column, exclusively in Different Truths. “Be positive.” That’s a refrain we often hear in motivational messages. This is what we are taught from childhood, to never lose hope. I remember the world cup final between India and Australia, which India lost […]

Climate Change: Water Availability, Energy Sources and Global Threats

Reading Time: 8 minutesHigh water demands, combined with the uncertainty surrounding future water availability due to changes in climate, point to the need to carefully consider the water implications of alternative energy choices. For example, the water requirements of the wind and solar energy production are dramatically lower than those of biofuels and lower also than even some “traditional” energy sources. Globally, agriculture accounts […]