Business

Can a Government Really Stimulate Economic Activity?

Reading Time: 3 minutesDelhi-based businessman, Tarun, examines the role of the government in stimulating economic activity. The options are limited and few. We are introducing a weekly column, every Thursday, from this week, exclusively in Different Truths. This examines the contra thesis that a government has no role really in stimulating economic activity. In India, budgets, and statements […]

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They sat Smiling: A Journey from under the Neem Tree to Supermarket

Reading Time: 4 minutesBina profiles the success stories of two brothers, Nagesh and Suresh, and talks of their journey from under a Neem tree in Chembur, Mumbai, to metamorphosing into a supermarket chain. Here’s a story of honest, hardworking people, succeeding in life, in the weekly column, exclusively in Different Truths. Nagesh Nadar is someone who has inspired […]

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Black Friday: Sinister Designs and Ploys of Shoppers for Big Bargains!

Reading Time: 5 minutesBlack Friday, following the Thanksgiving Thursday, is a time of big bargains in the US. People wait for this day. But, the mad rush to literally grab the goods meant that ‘push’ came to a ‘shove’. There were clashes at times to outdo each other. People got up hours before the stores opened, braving the chill. With online […]

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Demonetisation: How do the Commoners React to it?

Reading Time: 5 minutesProf. Bhaskar dwells on two aspects of demonetisation. The sway of the media perhaps creates panic. People act silly, often like chopping off the branch that they are sit on. With the call for Bharat Band by the Opposition parties on Monday (Nov 28), he wonders if Modi is riding the tiger. He also tells us how Maoists […]

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Farmers Protest against Demonetisation, call it Anti-people: CPI-ML (ND)

Reading Time: 4 minutesModi government’s denibetusation has hit the small and medium shopkeepers are sending away their employees as there are no customers, Kiosks are closing down, rickshaw pullers can’t find work, unemployment is rising, and retailers of perishable items like vegetables and fruits have no customers. This is not a surgical strike on black money hoarders, but a carpet bombing on […]

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What the Youth feels about Demonetisation?

Reading Time: 5 minutesDemonetisation has affected one and all. Everyone, from 15 to 50, are busy debating the Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s move to ban old currency notes of 500 and 1000 denominations. New currency notes are being dispensed. But, there is panic and confusion among people. It is a move that has caught everyone from those in rags to the […]

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Wish I could get my Hair Cut a day before the New Currency Launch!

Reading Time: 4 minutesThe Modi government’s decision on Tuesday, November 9, made public at 8pm, created a panic of sorts. Two currency notes of 500 and 1000 were scrapped from midnight. While some appreciated the move, others were sceptic about its efficacy. Ekta tells us, how as a housewife, this currency change affected her. She opined that those who are old, […]

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Made in China: Are we Funding a Brutal Regime by buying Chinese Products?

Reading Time: 4 minutesOne of the most important elements used to power the mobile phones – Lithium is found in abundance in a region, which China claims its own – Tibet! Post illegal occupation of Tibet, China has got access to the abundant natural resources that Tibet is known for and has been exploiting it like crazy for its own economic, […]

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Economic Liberalisation of India Paved the way for its Growth

Reading Time: 3 minutesIn this article, Pradipta talks about India’s liberalisation, its benefits to the country and people. The opening up of the India’s economy brought about a paradigm shift. The reforms did away with the License Raj, reduced tariffs and interest rates and ended many public monopolies, allowing automatic approval of Foreign Direct Investments in many sectors. The author revisits the […]

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