MGNREGS, unemployment

Lack of credible data may render e-Shram portal ineffective

The effort of e-Shram portal to bring a large number of unorganised labourers under the social security net may fall flat in the absence of quality employment data. Read more »
Applied financial econometrics: theory, Methods and Application by Moinak Maiti

Book Review: Applied Financial Econometrics: Theory, Methods and Application

Applied Financial Econometrics: Theory, Methods and Application by Moinak Maiti is an attempt to express the complex topics in a very simple way without losing the intuitive grasp. Read more »
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Caste census will answer some inescapable questions – go for it

Without a comprehensive Socio Economic and Caste Census, affirmative action is just shots in the dark. Read more »
ONDC, ecommerce

Telecom reforms package not enough to revive the ailing industry

The telecom reforms do precious little to shrug off the image of India as a rent-seeking state. Read more »
Space sector in India needs decentralisation, privatisation.

Space sector in India: Why state governments should play a role

For achieving the goal of contributing $50 billion to the Indian economy 2024, the space sector in India needs innovative policy changes. Read more »
UPI123Pay to enable offline payments on feature phones

Uncertain future: Trade unions can reinvent themselves

The future of trade unions depends on their ability to expand their base in the informal sector, including the informal segment of the formal sector. Read more »
skilling of youth key to prosperity

Post-Covid world: Agility, adaptability key to success of individuals, businesses

The post-Covid world belongs to individuals and industries that possess AVATAR talent – Always Versatile, Adaptable, Transformative, Agile and Resilient. Read more »
Rising number of cases of Covid-19 in Kerala

Covid-19 in Kerala: No justification for replacing TPR with WIPR as key metric

The rise in cases of Covid-19 in Kerala and the unfair criticism from within and outside seem to be forcing the state government to take irrational pandemic management measures. Read more »
global economy facing recession

Indian economy: Government must spend the way out of crisis

As monetary policy has failed to revive growth in Indian economy, it’s the turn of the government to do its bit by stepping up spending. Read more »
gig and platform workers and labour codes

Out of coverage: Labour Codes must ensure basic rights to gig and platform workers

The need of the hour is a socio-legal acknowledgement of the work done by gig and platform workers and accountability to the state and platform companies towards ensuring labour rights. Read more »