Saturday, August 15, 2020
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Karan Bhasin

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

A Wishlist for Budget 2020: An opportunity to create history

On 20th, Halwa Ceremony was conducted marking the start of the final leg of Budget 2020 process

To promote growth, just cut tax rates: Here is the likely impact of tax rates for corporates being slashed by the Modi govt

1- 22 per cent of Corporate Tax Rate because it is the optimal tax rate implies that revenue maximization is the key driver of taxation policy going forward.

The skewed analysis must stop: We need to stop looking at just the repo rates and talk about real rates instead

A recent article by a commentator in Hindustan Times mentions that the MPC had little ability to stimulate growth

Finance Ministry needs to move away from Socialist policies: Surcharge on rich was wonky enough, new CSR norms are beyond ridiculous

Across the globe there are discussions regarding CSR norms and their implications for social responsibility, governments, public policy and society in general. There are many arguments for and against CSR norms and most of these arguments are valid.

The budget gets almost everything right, but sends a few wrong signals

Cut in corporate tax sends a sign that the government is embracing businesses

Lower corporate tax and cost of capital to river interlinking: My wishlist for Budget 2019

Low cost of capital is critical to help bring in requisite investments and give a major boost to our growth

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...

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

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Uttar Pradesh: FIR filed against Kamruddin, Alamgir, Ahmad and several others for molesting a teenage girl and assaulting her family

After family of a girl and others protested against uslim youths passing lewd comments on her, they were assaulted by a Muslim mob

With one ‘profile’ of Naveen, India Today becomes a part of the Muslim mob that burnt Bengaluru, thirsty for his blood: Read how

After Deccan Herald painted Naveen as a 'serial offender', India Today has published a 'character profile' which is basically character assassination

West Bengal: BJP booth worker killed in scuffle with TMC miscreants during flag hoisting ceremony on Independence Day

Another BJP worker, block general secretary Smarajit Samanta was seriously injured in the attack by TMC goons in West Bengal

Why my little Haryana village celebrated Diwali on the 5th of August

Late evening on the 5th of August when I called my 17-year-old cousin, I could see several glowing Diyas in his house

On this Independence Day, here is why the Govt of India must pledge to root out toxic ideology of Gender Identity Politics

The government must undertake concrete measures to prevent the mainstreaming of the ideology of Gender Identity politics.

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Karnataka: Controversy erupts after SP pressurises priests to place photo of Jesus Christ inside the Garbhagriha of Hindu temple

The temple priest has apologised for the incident and said that they did not have any evil intentions to hurt any religious sentiments

He may have flings with actresses, but is not a murderer: Subramanian Swamy says Aditya Thackeray has nothing to do with Sushant Singh Rajput’s...

Swamy said in the Q and A session that some other powerful persons are involved in the death of Sushant Singh Rajput, and Aditya is not one of them.

Bengaluru Riots: ‘Just because I’m from Congress, should I not speak about Dharma’, Naveen tells police

Reportedly, Naveen has revealed sensational information pertaining to Bengaluru riots to the police officials during his investigation.

Wikipedia page on Bengaluru violence calls it a ‘clash’, refuses to identify rioters as Muslims: Here are the reasons given by the ‘editors’

On the 11th of August, when Hindus of the country celebrated Janmashtami, a Muslim mob indulged in violence in Bengaluru after being offended by a Facebook post that was allegedly against the Prophet of Islam.

Former SP leader Shahzeb Rizvi announces bounty of Rs 51 lakh on Karnataka Congress MLA’s nephew Naveen’s head for ‘blasphemous’ Facebook post

Shahzeb Rizvi said that whoever beheads Naveen for insulting the Prophet and brings his head will be given a bounty of Rs 51 lakh

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