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Trump’s Optical Growth Illusion

By Dr Santosh Kumar Mohapatra*  The US economy expanded by an annualized 33.1% in Q3 2020 (July- September), beating forecasts of a 31% surge. It is the biggest expansion ever. Americans may feel elated by this report. The government…

The idle idol makers

By Anil Dhir * “This is the only trade I know; I have mastered it from generations. I have gone through hard times before too, but never did I dream that one day people will not be allowed to celebrate festivals. This year I am not even…

Who killed the Indian economy?

By Dr. Santosh Kumar Mohapatra* There has been a lot of controversy and debate surrounding Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman’s statement that the economy has been hit by the COVID-19 pandemic, which is an “Act of God”, and it…

Resilience of Small Business

By Vivek Pattanayak* The question is often asked which small business demonstrated resilience during pandemic. The Micro Small Medium Enterprise (MSME) sector is usually referred to as small business in popular parlance in India with…
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