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  • India’s savings crisisPradip K. Saha
    India’s savings crisisHousehold savings in India have been in a tailspin over the past five years, hitting a nearly two-decade low. The household savings rate stood at 17.2% of gross domestic product...
  • How FSSAI cheated India’s beekeepers, and youRoshni P. Nair
    How FSSAI cheated India’s beekeepers, and youThe news broke, as it does these days, with a tweet. Mukesh Pathak’s feed is a patchwork of WhatsApp forwards, selfies, factoids about honey and exaltations of Prime Minister Narendra...
  • It’s far too soon to hail a rural recoveryGaurangi Agarwal
    It’s far too soon to hail a rural recoveryIt’s been a bad spell of news for the Indian economy. First the slowdown of 2019, one of the worst in decades. And in this year, the COVID-19 pandemic that...
  • Decoding the fraud behind binary trading optionsNikhil Varma
    Decoding the fraud behind binary trading optionsAn advertisement starts playing the moment you launch the Facebook app on your mobile phone. A story plays out, of a boy making it big with a simple investment, filled...
  • The end of the beginning for the gig economyIrshad Daftari
    The end of the beginning for the gig economyIn some senses, there’s a parallel endgame being played out in India compared with the US and North America where the gig economy is concerned. (And before you ask, no,...
  • The COVID-19 reading list you won’t find elsewherePranav S.
    The COVID-19 reading list you won’t find elsewhereIt has been a tumultuous week, to say the least. Business and livelihoods across the board have been disrupted, even more so with India now in a lockdown. We’ve covered...
  • COVID-19 and the crippling of Indian manufacturingSaif Iqbal
    COVID-19 and the crippling of Indian manufacturingThe Haryana industrial belt starts as soon as you come in from Delhi, crossing the now-defunct toll booths on NH-48, passing Airtel’s gaudily coloured headquarters on the right, breezing past...
  • What history tells us India will do next about COVID-19T Surendar
    What history tells us India will do next about COVID-19“There are as many plagues as wars in history; yet plagues and wars take people equally by surprise,” Albert Camus wrote in The Plague, a 1947 existential novel about the...
  • COVID-19: Bittersweet aid from Chinese in the USFrankie Huang
    COVID-19: Bittersweet aid from Chinese in the USWe don’t have a paywall for most of our stories on Coronavirus and its impact. Support us and subscribe here. For the past two months, Chinese organizations and individuals in the...
  • The cruel politics of textbooksAditi Rao
    The cruel politics of textbooksOne of Adolf Hitler’s first priorities after coming to power was to transform the German education system, expelling teachers who were Jewish, Communist or simply dissident, and rewriting the textbooks....
  • The American dream through the H-1B wallAnahita Mukherji
    The American dream through the H-1B wallSan Francisco Bay AreaTowards the end of October 2018, as the leaves in Atlanta turned an autumn shade of red, a Bengali man with a broken leg awaited surgery. It was around 9...
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