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Dr Santosh Kumar Mohapatra

Treading perilous Path

By Dr Santosh Kumar Mohapatra*  In her Union Budget 2021-22 speech on February 1, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman had said the Centre would privatise two more PSBs after it privatised IDBI Bank in 2019 and merged 14 PSBs over the past…

Fiscal math has gone awry

Dr. Santosh Kumar Mohapatra* According to former Union Finance Minister P Chidambaram, the Budget is all about numbers: every number must be justified. If just three numbers are wrong, the Budget — that is the Annual Statement of Revenue…

Humbug of expenditure

Dr Santosh Kumar Mohapatra* The government has tried to remain unscathed by attributing unbridled fiscal deficit to the recession and improved spending. In a post -Budget interaction with media, to assert that the government has spent…

Sliding into Morass

Dr. Santosh Kumar Mohapatra* According to Carmen M. Reinhart, chief economist of the World Bank, the Covid-19 pandemic continues to deliver many moments of unwanted drama, including soaring infection rates, widespread lockdowns,…

Marathas, Mughals, and Nationalism

Dr. Santosh Kumar Mohapatra* A serious attempt is made by the present right-wing ruling dispensation at the center to erase history, disown the veracity of historical facts, distorts basic truths to downplay the complexities of India’s…
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