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What’s the media doing? – The Hindu BusinessLine

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BusinessLine One of the casualties of Elections 2019 has been media credibility. With the number of reliable publications, TV channels and news websites dwindling by the day, readers and viewers have had to resort to fact-checking to separate truth from half-l... More »

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‘What’s your gotra?’ The economics of kinship networks

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BusinessLine Oh, I’m not wearing my clan lineage like a badge of honour — in the way that our petty politicians have been doing with a cynical eye on provincial-minded voters. I’m only pointing to the economic principles that govern such ‘kinship networks’ (as... More »

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What’s keeping the farm sector grounded

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BusinessLine The government is under intense pressure following large-scale protests by farmers’ groups. The question is not whether these protests are spontaneous or instigated, but whether the policy-makers have done enough proactively to address the problem... More »

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National income in India: What’s really growing?

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BusinessLine In India, we tend to obsess a lot about the growth rate of national income, worrying if it drops even a tenth of a percentage point below market expectations, and checking fiscal and monetary indicators with respect to the value of the national pr... More »

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What’s exclusive? | Business Line

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BusinessLine October 15, 2017:   Doordarshan has been experimenting on the social media with hashtags and television news tactics, such as liberally using the ‘Exclusive’ tag on interviews. But when DD ran an interview with I&B Minister Smriti Irani and tagged... More »

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What’s wrong with the foreign investor appetite?

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BusinessLine The fall in portfolio inflows into equity may suggest foreign investment flows into India have peaked. But debt markets indicate otherwise. And that may not be good news September 11, 2017:   The sharp rise in foreign investment inflows into India... More »