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125 crore India(n)s: Demographic Asset or Liability

Reading Time: 4 minutesIt has taken 70 years as an independent nation to reach where we are today, from an underfed nation of 40% people to an underfed nation of 20% people. We are moving fast, but the population is also moving. In that way, we have to keep on running, until the development is able to run […]

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Aarushi Denied Justice, Deadly Curse of Elphinstone, From Wagon R to Biopic, Bitcoin Billionaire and We Want Sauce

Reading Time: 3 minutesShail reviews the fortnight that was in verse. Aarushi’s parents were acquitted of murder charges by the Allahabad High Court. In Mumbai, many died due to the collapse of a railway bridge at Elphinstone. The Delhi CM’s car was stolen from outside the Secretariat. Didi Taihuttu, a Dutch, has sold everything his family owns for […]

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How long will India Take to Become an Advanced Economy?

Reading Time: 4 minutesOur GDP is one of the fastest growing, agriculture has made India food safe. Literacy and life expectancy are both up massively. A consumer has massive choices in almost all the product and service areas. So, this is no small achievement. But the basic question remains. Are we a developed economy yet? After 70 years, […]

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Optimism, Pessimism, Realism: The Dynamics of a Loan

Reading Time: 4 minutesDelhi-based Tarun tells us about the loans and its various ramifications, in the weekly column, exclusively in Different Truths. “Be positive.” That’s a refrain we often hear in motivational messages. This is what we are taught from childhood, to never lose hope. I remember the world cup final between India and Australia, which India lost […]

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South Indian Actors in Politics; UK Bans Uber; Jack Ma Promises Moon; Booze & Aadhar; Tim Cook on Social Issues; Faux pas by Rahul Gandhi

Reading Time: 3 minutesHere are six news last week that caught the attention of our columnist, Shail. She verses about two prominent South Indian actors rooting for Arvind Kejriwal and PM Narendra Modi. Uber is banned in the UK, Jack Ma, a Trump supporter, promises the moon to Americans. If you are in a pub in Hyderabad be […]

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How Much Tax Should a Government Collect?

Reading Time: 4 minutesHigher tax should also translate into a higher development and social security. Are we also doing that, asks Tarun, in the weekly column, exclusively in Different Truths. I must credit demonetisation with one thing, it helped me start as a columnist in Different Truths. How? It provided such a rich fodder to my brain, so […]

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Fifty Shades of Black Money

Reading Time: 3 minutesBlack money is something earned legally, but which has escaped the taxes. Illegal money is something, which is a result of illegal activities. No question of taxes arises here. This is an important distinction, opines Tarun, in his weekly column, exclusively in Different Truths. Black money is the hottest topic in India right now. It […]

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Durga and her Entourage in a Jawed Habib Salon: Reverence, Irreverence, Trolls, Erotica and the Liberal Hindu Mind

Reading Time: 4 minutesThere’s public outrage on the social media about the newspaper advertisement of Goddess Durga’s family dolling themselves in a Jawed Habib salon. The celebrity hairstylist is being trolled on Twitter. There have been advertisements of underwear and shoes too using the Durga image. No one cried foul then. Arindam delves into evidence of the liberal […]

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Whose Interest Rate is it! Who does it Interest!

Reading Time: 4 minutesTarun explains the intricacies of interest rates on Fixed Deposits (FDs). Why are lower interest rates hitting the senior citizens hard? Read more in the weekly column, exclusively in Different Truths. A perplexed senior citizen asked, “Why are the interest rates on Fixed Deposits – also known as Term/Time Deposit (TDR) and Special Term Deposit […]

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How Susceptible are we to the Boom Bust Cycles?

Reading Time: 3 minutesA boom is a period of increasing demand, increasing productivity, increasing sales and increasing wages. A bust is a period when inflation decreases, unemployment rises, income falls, and demand decreases. The governments are definitely more active now. We can say the governments are able to act as thermostats, able to stem the bust and prolong […]

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