Karan Bhasin

Karan Bhasin is a political economist by training and has diversified research interests in the field of economics. He tweets @karanbhasin95.

The debate around PLFS is back and here are the issues that the politicised controversy fails to consider

The Periodic Labour Force Survey (PLFS) is officially out, and with it, the controversy on job growth over the last 5 years has resurfaced.

It is not the sole responsibility of the ‘right’ or the ‘left’ to criticise Modi, it is just the time to discuss, debate and improve

Over the course of last 5 years, I’ve come to a conclusion that labels such as political, cultural or economic right (or the left) are too restrictive, and often, an oversimplification of the diverse set of ideas that an individual may represent.

As regional leaders and Rahul Gandhi ready their excuses, 23rd May all set to be a nail-biting Soap Opera

As the final phase of 2019 elections come to an end and the Exit Polls are out, it is important to look at the changes that India’s society has undergone over the last couple of years.

The discussion around GDP data is driven by political and ideological belief, not data and facts

The recent debate regarding the GDP has come with the backdrop of a report that suggests that the MCA-21 database has 36% of its companies unsuitable for collection of data

The voter turnout in the first phases of 2019 elections shows which way the political wind may be blowing

There has been a lot of discussion regarding voter turnouts in the current 2019 elections. During the initial phases, it was argued that the voter turn-out, in general, was lower than the 2014 levels.

The opposition has lost its sanity, and India must remember the journey of reform in the last 5 years before casting their vote

Your one vote has the power to change the trajectory of an entire nation- we did in 2014 and we can repeat it in 2019.

Election Commission is setting a bad precedent, and it’s not good for democracy

Banning movies, books and leaders- institutional havoc may soon become a reality in India.

The Left may lie, obfuscate, peddle half truth and whole lies, but here is why you should vote for Narendra Modi

There are multiple things that this government got right and there are multiple errors too that it has made but one has to compare a political party with other political parties. For all that the Modi government gets wrong, it gets at least twice as many things right.

Modi, not Imran Khan, is a man of peace

While Imran Khan is no different from his predecessors, and unfortunately, his successors may be no different either.

Around 15 million jobs created by the Modi govt per year, but the ‘liberal’ propaganda won’t stop

The report estimates a total of 13.5-14.9 million job additions per annum by the Narendra Modi government. These estimates are again indicative of robust job creation in the economy over the last five years.

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