Karan Bhasin

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

Facts, No Fiction: There’s a new sheriff in RBI

The man who steered the economy through Demonetization, Shaktikanta Das, has been put in charge of the RBI by the Modi government

Facts, No Fiction: Socialists must realise, there are no free lunches

With the election season in full swing, I am reminded of the famous phrase “There ain’t no such thing as a free lunch”. As clear as this phrase is to Economists, politicians tend to disregard this important lesson while they formulate populist economic policies that tend to garner more...

Facts, No Fiction: What the rupee does (not) tell us

Rupee does not signal the health of the Indian Economy, however, it is an important indicator as far as the external sector is concerned.

Latest GDP and growth figure revision is based on robust and rigorous methodology

According to the revised GDP numbers released by the government on Wednesday, India’s economic growth under the previous Congress-led coalition government was slower than estimated earlier and was never in double digits.

Facts, No Fiction: Growth prospects of the Indian Economy

One underlying reason for India’s growth to accelerate are the fact that the economy is now well transitioned from the tectonic shifts it went through due to successive reforms.

Political opportunism on Petrol and Diesel prices: A class act by India’s opposition

With elections just around the corner, it is refreshing to see a government that is looking at the larger economic interest rather than political gains.

The Print uses year old data to predict doomsday for BJP in assembly elections

The article by Shivam Vij in question talks about an economic slowdown that is being projected for the year ahead.

The Print publishes drivel by a YouTuber who attempts to run down the historic Statue of Unity

Sardar wanted to create a strong and modern India, we’ve made considerable progress on that front so isn’t it time that we gave our unsung heroes their due?

Judiciary sets off fireworks of overreach with the judgement on bursting firecrackers

It is about time the Delhi Government takes cognizance of the need to find a solution to the chronic problem of pollution that the citizens face.

Most ‘Marxist thinkers’ use Marx without really understanding his academic legacy

Some of my professors have advocated for the comprehensive view that Marx takes of the society and accept that he is more of a social thinker than an economist.

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