Shivaji Sarkar

Shivaji Sarkar

RUSH TO BUILD ROADS, DAMS RUINS HIMALAYAS

RUSH TO BUILD ROADS, DAMS RUINS HIMALAYAS

Wednesday, 22 June 2022 | Shivaji Sarkar

The nation has learnt little from the June 2013 Kedarnath tragedy Damage to the fragile Himalayas is said to be the reason for most natural calamities and severe heating up of the Indian subcontinent, and even the economic woes. An Indo-US Monsoon study linked the Himalayas to the formation of cyclones up...

RBI tough, Govt manages with more FTAs

RBI tough, Govt manages with more FTAs

Friday, 15 April 2022 | Shivaji Sarkar

In the present global scenario, boosting the rupee is a priority task The feel-good factor may be impacted as RBI estimates the growth to lower, inflation to remain high, and crude prices to be around $100 a barrel.  RBI Monetary Policy Committee’s (MPC) revised assumption of the crude oil price for making...

Luxurious follies, high debt, infra devastate Sri Lanka

Luxurious follies, high debt, infra devastate Sri Lanka

Tuesday, 05 April 2022 | Shivaji Sarkar

The crisis was in the making for a decade largely due to the country’s excessive dependence on imports and borrowings The Sri Lankan economic crisis is a grave warning that reckless consumption promoted by global MNCs, IMF and World Bank at the cost of localised economies and ignoring decentralized agriculture, rural...

Subsidise petrol, check fuel prices

Subsidise petrol, check fuel prices

Wednesday, 30 March 2022 | Shivaji Sarkar

There’s a pressing need to kickstart the economy and get more revenue The country needs a new approach on prices, taxes tolls and issues of progress. India must also think about introducing fuel subsidies to boost manufacturing. It could bring in more revenue. A cut in prices is necessary to increase...

Crisis-hit Indian economy

Crisis-hit Indian economy

Saturday, 26 March 2022 | Shivaji Sarkar

Particularly affected are infrastructure, electric vehicles and the National Education Policy The Ukraine war is upending India’s dream budget and now gets further bruised with a rise in crude prices and retail inflation. The nation has to tighten its belt, go slow on reckless infrastructure spending, and be austere as indicators...

India in A churn over economy, leadership

India in A churn over economy, leadership

Wednesday, 16 March 2022 | Shivaji Sarkar

The Opposition challenge in upcoming Assembly elections must not be Utopian The assembly elections have elements of surprise, feelings of relief, introspection for the opposition, diminution of smaller parties and a question whether 2024 Lok Sabha would be a cakewalk for the BJP or counter a new challenge. The path to...

Arms lobbies rip S Asia with forced weaponry sales

Arms lobbies rip S Asia with forced weaponry sales

Friday, 11 March 2022 | Shivaji Sarkar

The rising arms race despite a thaw in nuclear contests poses multi-pronged threats in the region The Ukraine crisis is apparently the creation of arms lobbies, which want to increase post-pandemic sales of arms, weaponry systems and cyber gadgets. In the process, the Indian sub-continent is emerging as the hub for...

Direct-to-voter jacks up poll expenses

Direct-to-voter jacks up poll expenses

Thursday, 03 March 2022 | Shivaji Sarkar

The Uttar Pradesh election campaigning is prohibitively costly The extravaganza of expenses in the UP assembly election is anybody’s guess. The sum is supposed to be big. The election campaigning is becoming innovative, direct-to-voter, expensive and with doubtful probity. The election cost in 2017 was Rs 5500 crore, according to Centre...

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