Demonetisation per se, as per recent economic statistics, has turned out to be a regressive step. As most of the observers seem to agree, it was a failure in relative to the costs it imposed on the country and its people. The whataboutery of the government as to what this regressive step might manage to achieve in the future remains a distinct possibility, something that … Continue reading India’s monumental failure: Demonetisation
I have been stunned by the alarming development in India’s political fiasco i.e. the rising vigilantism under the shed of cow protection inter alia the rise of gau rakshaks (“cow protectors”). But do we really need cow protectors? If yes, then what should cow protectors be protecting? If their pseudo-moral responsibility is limited to the protection of cows then how did this vigilantism resulted in … Continue reading What India really needs: cow protection or protection of human rights?
In the month of November 2016, the demonetization of Rs. 1000 and Rs. 500 currency notes in India led common men through troubled times. In the wake of opposition and rising voices of dissent, the government changed its stance from citing black money as a reason to aiming for a cashless society. But the vision’ of people effortlessly swiping away on their smartphones to make … Continue reading The difference between a cashless economy and a cashless- enabled economy
Throw the bathwater out, not the baby! The decision of the Indian National Congress to boycott the parliament and Bharatiya Janta Party, consisting of the Prime Minister (“PM”) this budget session, over a derogatory remark made against the former P.M. Dr. Manmohan Singh (“Singh”) draws attention towards its depleted arsenal and its hollow sounds of making. The issue involved the present P.M. Mr. Narendra Modi … Continue reading Why Congress boycotting Parliament is a disservice?