Economy

Economy

Buying Today vs. Buying Tomorrow: Does Interest Rate Influence the Buying?

Reading Time: 4 minutesThere are two things to a buying decision – the rational, and the emotional inputs. Modern research suggests that emotional factors, such as status, fear of feeling left out, beauty, comfort are far more powerful than the purely objective factors such as cost and safety. Tarun also factors in the interest rate to understand the […]

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Is the Country Progressing if a Rickshaw Puller or a Daily Wage Labourer Sleeps Hungry?

Reading Time: 4 minutesEconomists believe that although there is economic bullishness in government, there is economic gloom in reality in the country. Fiscal deficit as a percentage of GDP has declined from 4.5 percent in 2013-14 to 3.5 percent in 2016-17. Farm output is setting new records. India’s trade deficit fell from its highest level of $ 190.3 […]

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Digitisation: Is it a Boon or Bane?

Reading Time: 5 minutesMoney was a simple sack of grains in olden times when barter was used. As the economies grew larger and more complex, the need arose for something, which could provide exact value to goods and services, could be stored without any risk of perishing, could be transported easily, and could be recognised easily and accepted […]

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Did Demonetisation Really Happen: What Data Reveals?

Reading Time: 3 minutesDelhi-based Tarun discusses the far-reaching consequences of demonetisation, in the weekly column, exclusively in Different Truths. As I have said before, demonetisation really changed a lot of my thinking. For one, I realised that I was a bad analyst, since I tried to analyse demonetisation at that time without any data. Later on, as many […]

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Investments for an Individual: Need and Procedure

Reading Time: 4 minutesNormally, it is advocated that 5-10% should be allocated into gold, 5-10% in insurance, 30-50% in fixed deposits or government or corporate bonds, and rest in equity, and silver and other inflationary commodities, opines Tarun, in the weekly column, exclusively in Different Truths. Indians are considered people with the highest tendency to save. The country’s […]

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The Dynamics of Equity Price in Markets: Is it Real?

Reading Time: 4 minutesDelhi-based Tarun takes a hard look at the dynamics of equity price in the markets, in the weekly column, exclusively in Different Truths. There are great stories of wealth creation through equity markets. Often, we hear of celebrities like Warren Buffet, who is followed the world over for his stock investment abilities, or even our […]

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Share Market and an Ode to Doctors and Farmers

Reading Time: 4 minutesAccording to a data by Association of Mutual Funds of India, the assets under management of the Mutual Fund industry has grown from 3.26 trillion rupees as on 31st March 2007, to 20.40 trillion rupees as on 30th September 2017, a six-fold increase in over 10 years. Tarun pays homage to farmers, who grow food […]

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Education, Economics and Happiness

Reading Time: 4 minutesThe education in India is too straitjacketed to produce a progressive, happy society. It is not going to produce enough innovative people, or ideas, to really take on the world. Why is it that a Satya Nadella or Sundar Pichai reach the highest position in the USA, but there’s a lack of similar charisma in […]

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125 crore India(n)s: Demographic Asset or Liability

Reading Time: 4 minutesIt has taken 70 years as an independent nation to reach where we are today, from an underfed nation of 40% people to an underfed nation of 20% people. We are moving fast, but the population is also moving. In that way, we have to keep on running, until the development is able to run […]

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Protests against WTO Restrictions on Food Subsidy: India has the Largest Number of Hungry and Malnourished People

Reading Time: 2 minutesAIKMS has stressed that today India has the largest number of hungry and malnourished people. It has 48% of the under-fives who are seriously malnourished and 56% of its childbearing age group women suffer from severe anemia. Here’s a report in Different Truths. Led by AIKMS hundreds of poor peasants and workers protested at various blocks and […]

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