indian economy facing inflation spiral

Indian economy: War on runaway inflation will warrant sacrifices

The high wholesale prices will be passed on to consumers in the next few months which could devastate the Indian economy, irrespective of the assurances by policy makers. Read more »
farmers suffer from wheat export ban

Wheat export ban: Farmers suffer financial losses, and India a loss of face

The wheat export ban was the result of wrong assessment of wheat crop, lack of coordination between ministries, and delays in decision making. Read more »
shecession or mancession

Mancession to shecession: Why did pandemic recession hit women harder

The pandemic recession broke a pattern observed in similar crises – the impact on women was disproportionately higher than that on men, earning it the moniker, shecession. Read more »
High wheat prices to singe the world

Low output in 2022 will keep wheat prices elevated next year

Major producers China, India and Ukraine are likely to see a fall in output that will lead to lower supplies and high wheat prices in 2023. Read more »
community management of forest fires

People’s participation can prevent forest fires

Creation of more van panchayats and more autonomy to these bodies would strengthen the involvement of local communities in preventing forest fires. Read more »
FSSAI selects health star rating as FoPL model

FSSAI sides with industry, puts consumers at risk

Food safety regulator FSSAI selected health star rating as the FOPL format for the country, ignoring opposition from consumer organisations. Read more »
Elon Musk, Twitter, free speech

The Twitter saga: No such thing as absolute free speech

If Elon Musk is a free-speech absolutist in the present ecosystem, it would mean Twitter reinforcing the power of hatred in society, and there is no doubt he understands this. Read more »
Fiscal policies must target inclusive growth

Economic policy for achieving sustainable, inclusive growth

Empirical studies have shown that supportive fiscal policies, globalisation and free trade are key to achieving strong, sustained and inclusive growth. Read more »
indian economy faces ukraine war risk

Indian economy: Ukraine conflict, slow private investment pose risks

Indian economy is vulnerable to spikes in crude oil prices as the country depends on imports to meet 80% of its energy needs. Read more »
India-UK FTA will unleash trade potential

India-UK FTA: Unleashing the bilateral trade potential

India-UK FTA is expected to facilitate the doubling of bilateral trade between India and the United Kingdom by 2030. Read more »