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India’s Gold Standard

India’s Gold Standard

The hottest stock in the financial sector is the Reserve Bank of India, India’s Central Bank. The RBI clocked in an income of Rs 36,180 crore last year and passed…

When We Used To Pay 93% Tax

When We Used To Pay 93% Tax

“Do you know what income tax rates were in those days?,” asks the old-timer. “No,” you say somewhat skeptically. “90% my young friend, the Government of India took away everything.…

A Dog’s Life

A Dog’s Life

When it comes to Government, even a dog’s life can get a little better. The Biju Patnaik airport at Bhubaneshwar has invited tenders for the construction of dog kennels. The…

How Much We Love Bhutan

How Much We Love Bhutan

We’ve all been visiting Bhutan of late for activities ranging from driving trips to intellectually inspiring literary festivals. And have come back quite amazed. It might then be of interest…

Poor, Clueless Officers

Poor, Clueless Officers

Declaration of assets by government officials is an interesting and sometimes tricky process. We decided to find out how a group of senior Indian Foreign Service (IFS) bureaucrats valued apartments…

Air-India Lands A Big Bill, MTNL Next?

Air-India Lands A Big Bill, MTNL Next?

So it’s landed. India’s civil aviation ministry which runs financially crippled airline Air India has reportedly asked for a handout of Rs 6,500 crore ($1.3 billion) to keep the sinking…

An Ethnic Economic Dictionary

An Ethnic Economic Dictionary

Have you heard of skewflation? Or Repeat House Rent Survey, all terms used in describing various phenomenon in the Indian economy. Well, you can find the answers in Arthapedia, an…