THE TAXPAYERS BURDEN

For a massive population of 135 crore people, India is the most populous country growing at an unprecedented rate. To put that in simple number form, in 1947, India was some 350 million strong and in 72 years has grown 4 fold. That's an addition of over 1 billion people. By no measures does poverty... Continue Reading →

MAGIC MONEY

Have you heard of Softbank $100 Billion vision fund? Backed by Saudi, UAE, apple and Qualcomm, this fund is investing in some of the new age companies like Uber and WeWorks. While most of the companies they invest in are driving great ideas, they have burgeoning valuations with massive losses. Take for example WeWorks. It... Continue Reading →

IS DOLE THE WAY TO REMOVE POVERTY?

India has been a rich country for generations as it's land has provided it's people abundantly. It's no secret that the battering of the Mughals and thereafter the British for over 1000 years has left the country to build itself back from scratch and with scars that keep showing up from time to time. Post... Continue Reading →

RESOLVING FARMER DISTRESS

#Vitarkka: Various data sources claim that between 160 to 395 Million acres of land are under agriculture in India and figures amongst the top 5 growers worldwide in many categories of agri-products. (India has about 812 Million Acres of land approximately). 60% of India’s population is directly or indirectly employed in agriculture. Agriculture exports according... Continue Reading →

THE DEMON ON INDIA STREET

#Vitarkka: Since it was announced on 8th Nov 2016, Demonetisation in India has become the most talked about subject in the entire world. 86% of the country’s currency was rendered worthless on that dark day. When it was announced, the reactions were multifaceted. The government's stated aim was to shut down black money or the... Continue Reading →

EVERY DEAL, A LOBBYIST

#Vitarkka: World over there is this eternal need for corporates to create their government or be close to the government. Business has a vicious need to constantly post growth. It's critical to keep their investors happy by meeting targets. Hence...more markets, more products, newer versions, push ... push ... push. The most successful lobbying undoubtedly... Continue Reading →

ELECTION OBSESSED INDIA

#VITARKKA: India has always been a country obsessed with Elections as it feeds into the speculative nature of Indians and the fanfare which ensues is a delight for all. To exercise their vote amongst other fringe benefits is an added attraction and hence the famous saying ‘The Dance of Democracy’! The 140 Crore country lives... Continue Reading →

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