Category Archives: Analysis

Is Cashless Economy a Good Idea?

Cashless economy

Since long world government institutions like the IMF (International Monetary Fund) and the central bankers are pushing for an idea of a cashless economy (Agarwal et al., 2015). Harvard university Keynesian school economist like Kenneth Rogoff wrote a book on the subject The Curse of Cash! India’s popular prime minister Narendra Modi went as far […]

Dissecting Modi’s Farm Bills

Farm bills

India’s BJP government recently introduced two farm bills that has generated lot of controversy of late: 1) The Farmers’ Produce Trade and Commerce (Promotion and Facilitation) Ordinance, 2020 and 2) The Farmers (Empowerment and Protection) Agreement on Price Assurance and Farm Services Ordinance, 2020. Opposition parties are alleging that Modi is selling out Indian farmers […]

How Risky is Coronavirus?

I was just returning home from office and saw this warning banner (see figure 1), which my local municipality office hung on the middle of the road, saying, and I translate from local Gujarati language, You are now entering a Coronavirus infected high risk area so be careful. Any sane thinking person will immediately ask […]

Thanks to Narendra Modi, India is Fast Going Bankrupt

In the aftermath of full lockdown imposed by the central government of Narendra Modi, Indian GDP has crashed by -24% in the June quarter. This is an historic event. Government’s revenues continue to plummet while their expenditures, to supposedly revive the economy, continue to sky rocket resulting in historically high record budget deficits. Government’s debt […]

Gold/Silver and their Importance for an Economy and an Individual

Gold bar

Price of gold (and silver) is going up recently. The price of gold has risen from under 40,000 rupees per 10 gram to 54,000 rupees in these few months time. Internationally also price of an ounce of gold has breached historic US$2000 level. What is driving prices of gold and silver higher in India and […]