Breaking: Services & Manu PMI lowest since Sep18, “Job creation 6 month low”, RBI All Set to Reduce Policy Rates by 50bps


Breaking News: Services PMI at 52 is still expanding but lower than Feb (52.5) At 52, it is lowest expansion since March Nikkei notes that “Job creation at six-month low“ That RBI is set to reduce repo by at-least 25 bps (if not 50) in its upcoming 4th April monetary…

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Same Data But Different Interpretations: That’s RBI For You!


They say great mind thinks alike. So when you have a few great minds pouring over same set of data, they are most likely to concur. But that’s not what you get when you go through the minutes of RBI last policy meet. They look at same set of numbers…

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The Curious State of Indian States! Part-2


In our first article, we showcased performance variation across different states. For that, we considered holistic combination of economic development and the social development. In the 2nd part, we are going a step ahead and comparing the infrastructure development for these states. Here, we consider two indicators, Power coverage (per…

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The Curious State of Indian States!


Size does not matter, neither does location nor provenance! Well that is how performance analysis of Indian states throws up. We boxed all the states in a 2X2 matrix. Gross Value Added (GVA) per head as economic measure and Infant mortality rate as social measure forming the two axes. A…

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War and Peace


Waging a war is not a democratic decision but a strategic option. The terrorist attack and the consequent escalation in conflict could not have come at a worse time. There is too much at stake, in the upcoming election. The political one-upmanship theatre that was being played out, just got…

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The One Single Reason Behind Kurukshetra War


The great Mahabharata war was an watershed moment in Indian ancient history. Marked by death of countless people, the war left no winner. Pandavas got back their kingdom but they could never recover from all that was lost during the war, primarily people they loved, grew with. One can draw…

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From BIMARU to JHOPRI, The Intriguing Tale of Sick States in India


Economist Ashish Bose coined the term BIMARU in 1980’s, taking in the initials of Bihar, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh. All these states were poor performers and laggards on development and the name became famous as it sounds similar to word ‘Bimari’ which means ‘being sick!’ Is it still…

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