Asset ownership and investments

The proportion of top earners investing in equities and bonds, and purchasing insurance, is much higher than the all-India average. Seventy-two percent of the top...


Indian households' healthcare woes

The low penetration of health insurance and high health costs expose Indian households, especially those at the bottom of the pyramid, to severe financial shocks, according to fresh...


Asking the right questions

Just as non-cash shouldn't mandatorily be imposed, neither should cash. Why has this not figured on a reform agenda between 2004 and 2014, or much earlier?...


Let the numbers speak

The discussion on the fall in employment after the November 8 demonetisation relies on anecdotal evidence. It is not backed by data...


Putting rural economy back on track

The process of revitalising agriculture has begun. Now we must take action in a way that yields measurable outcomes and creates a virtuous cycle of demand, growth and prosperity...


The long journey towards inclusive growth

The Indian economy has come a long way, with the country’s GDP crossing the $2 trillion mark in 2014. While it took us 60 years to hit the $1 trillion figure, we added the next trillion in just seven years.


Unleashing our growth potential

The slogan for policy-makers this year should be Debate, Decide, Do and Deliver. From a social scientist’s point of view, understanding the body politic of the Indian populace and the roots of societal and economic...