Vinod Dua reads out Tripura CM Manik Sarkar’s speech that was allegedly censored by Prasar Bharati
The systematic crackdown on shell companies, which have no active business operations or assets, is one of the most tangible outcomes of demonetisation.
Despite government press releases, demonetisation doesn’t appear to have spurred a substantial increase in number of new tax payers or direct tax collection.
Satpathy says he does not buy that there is no alternative to Modi in the next general elections and is confident of the re-emergence of the regional parties.
An RBI research paper revealed ‘unusual’ cash deposits totalling Rs 1.6-1.7 lakh crore during demonetisation.
While the opposition parties called the variance in Rs 500 and Rs 2000 currency notes the “biggest scam of the century,” the Centre dismissed it as a “frivolous” issue.
The Nikkei/IHS Markit manufacturing purchasing managers’ index fell to 47.9 in July from June’s 50.9, its first reading below the 50 mark.
“My belief in socialism comes out of my belief in human beings.”
Dystopia is visible everywhere, from the heightened surveillance through CCTVs and Aadhaar, to the constructed fear of citizens seen as ‘foreign’ due to what they eat, watch and wear.
Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said that these two reforms combined will “certainly lead to greater compliance, greater digitisation,” adding that “expansion of the tax base of direct and indirect taxes is already visible.”
Vinod Dua discusses the adverse effect of demonetisation on India’s GDP and the labour market, and how public spending on education has been steadily declining.
Using mixed research methods – like a combination of ethnography and data analysis – is useful in trying to understand urban informality and the impact of events like demonetisation.
Nepalis had been verbally promised they would be able to exchange Rs 4,500 in old notes each, but no official decision has been sent yet on how this is to be done.
India’s employed force grew from 401 million in April 2016 to 406.5 million in December 2016, it fell to 405 million between January and April this year.
In conversation with the former Union minister on Narendra Modi’s rule, the future of the BJP and a possible alternative alliance.
While this is likely a side-effect of demonetisation, more research is needed to unpack how India’s unemployment rate fell during the period January- April 2017.
Demonetisation destroyed rural incomes and the cattle slaughter ban choked off the farmer’s main source of emergency funding.
Contrary to what a recent article has claimed, the increase in FDI to India has, in fact, been in line with the historical trend and the previous UPA government is the one that deserves credit for decontrolling diesel prices.
Manufacturing growth slowed last month with cool down in domestic consumption as optimism of future output wobbles amidst concerns over the newly implemented GST.
While it may have boosted certain modes of digital transactions, these are still just a drop in the bucket when compared to ground realities and the larger sea of retail payments.
Despite farmers citing demonetisation as one of the chief causes for their distress and protests, the government is still projecting it as an excellent move.
Though businesses in the capital were negatively affected by demonetisation, a survey showed, many continue to see the move as positive.
From surgical strikes to demonetisation, the new textbooks mention every decision as ‘revolutionary’ and claim that the Congress wanted to prolong British rule.
In the sixty-eighth episode of Jan Gan Man Ki Baat, Vinod Dua discusses the recent Aadhaar-PAN judgment and the impact of demonetisation on farmers.
While C. Rammanohar Reddy’s Demonetisation and Black Money tries to present a moderate view of demonetisation and its impact, what is missing is the way the impact is estimated and why official data may be lacking.
Vinod Dua discusses the impact of demonetisation in light of SBI’s recent admission that it has led to a slowdown in Indian economy, and Amit Shah’s comment on Gandhi.
Farmers are once again wondering which crop will fetch them guaranteed good returns.
Data on Wednesday showed that India’s economy suffered a growth slowdown in the quarter to March, to 6.1%, raising alarm bells.
However much Modi tries to convince people that things are better today than in the pre-NDA era, his government has struggled to make considerable progress in most areas of India’s political economy.
The media has been seduced to redefine its role: run the Opposition out of town. No other government since Independence has had the media so eagerly eating out of its hand, not even during the infamous Emergency.
With the BJP winning in assembly polls on divisive and emotive issues, the government seems convinced all is well with the economy.
Financial secrecy deprives countries, especially developing ones, of key revenue resources by eroding their tax base. India must thus build a robust legal system to lift the veil of secrecy on both onshore and offshore financing.
Demonetisation has not dented the black economy, but it has damaged the white economy, especially the unorganised sectors.
Kapil Mishra has charged Arvind Kejriwal and other AAP ministers with receiving funds through hawala companies and money laundering activities.
In episode 49 of Jan Gan Man ki Baat, Vinod Dua talks about the effects of demonetisation and Bahadur Shah Zafar, the last Mughal emperor.
While the State Bank of India in Arunachal’s capital has blamed the RBI for the shortage, the public and business establishments continue to bear the brunt of the cash crunch.
In Understanding the Black Economy and Black Money in India, Arun Kumar takes us on a journey from the origins of the black economy in India to what should come after demonetisation.
Multiple indicices show that the economy may not have recovered fully from the demonetisation move yet, indicated by slow rises in output and employment.
Why we celebrate May Day.
In the forty-third episode of Jan Gan Man Ki Baat, Vinod Dua talks about how we are heading towards a demographic disaster and how many people are still reeling from the effects of demonetisation.