PMJAY Shows That Indians Are Healthiest In The World

Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana (PMJAY) or Ayushman Bharat, as it called, provides free healthcare to approximately 50 Crore Indians (over 10.74 Cr poor and vulnerable families). The PMJAY official web-site calls itself the world’s largest health insurance/assurance scheme fully financed by the Government. It is, surely, a feature-rich scheme. Each family gets a cover […]

How Shaktikanta Das And RBI Are Damaging Indian Economy

Adjusting for inflation, the real Indian economy is shrinking. Yet, the asset prices are going through the roof. The masses are suffering from faltering livelihoods, stagnated wages and uncertain future with elevated inflation to add to their misery. Yet, the share market is at a record high. How has India achieved this rare distinction of […]

Asset Price Inflation Is Harming The Real Indian Economy

What’s the status of the Indian economy? Well, it is in the doldrums. It was slowing down even before the COVID-19 pandemic started. The half-baked lockdown caused a free fall. And, now it is in the recovery mode. Migrant workers, the self-employed, jobs in the formal sector – all, have taken a severe hit. This […]

Diwali Bonus To Central Government Employees Is Utterly Misplaced And Perverse

India is in the middle of a pandemic. Though, the Central Government would want everybody to believe that COVID-19 has already left India. How to ensure that everybody believes this figment? How to be seen as caring though it is farthest from the reality? Declare the Diwali bonus to central government employees. Why only Government […]

Abolish Multiple Toll Gates If Toll Cannot Be Abolished

I have written about FASTag as a complex solution to a simple problem of toll collection. Apart from being simple, the problem itself is unwarranted and unnecessarily created in the first place. FASTag is supposed to make toll collection cashless; the question that should be raised is – Is the existing logic of toll collection […]

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FASTag: A Complex Solution For A Simple Problem

FASTag is a solution devised by the Government who never faced the problem that it is expected to solve. FASTag tries to work out so many questions that it forgets the very problem it is supposed to solve. Rather, the problem statement formulated for FASTag itself turns out to be so misplaced that it cannot […]

Why COVID-19 Cases Fall Every Weekend In India? The Answer Is The Miserable Indian State.

It has become a well-known fact that COVID-19 cases fall every weekend in India. Invariably, Monday will report the lowest new COVID-19 cases for the week. Seemingly, coronavirus takes a break over the weekend. It appears to get tired infecting people all through the week; hence it takes a much-needed breather in the week-end. Have […]

Elected Leaders In India Are The New Invincibles

India is a democracy. We, the electorate, elect the leaders as our representatives to govern the country. The elected leaders are expected to serve the nation and the citizens. If the electorate is unhappy with the performance of the elected leaders, they can be chucked out and a new Government can be voted in. Everybody […]

3 Questions For Organized Retail In India

Mukesh Ambani is on the prowl again. Now it is the turn of Reliance Retail to claim record-breaking raising of capital. As expected, investors are queuing up to get a slice of the JioMart pie. The share market and the media are in frenzy. In this euphoria, everybody seems to be forgetting that organized retail […]

Why IPL 2020 Should Be Played In India

IPL 2020 will be played in UAE. Here are the three reasons for the Government of India, BCCI and the fans/general public on why IPL 2020 should be played in India. When India is learning to live with COVID-19, why not IPL 2020? India is in the middle of the pandemic. We have the second-highest […]