Karan Bhasin

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

You are wrong, NYT: It is our time now

The commentator, through the article in The New York Times, tries to make personal jibes at the Indian Prime Minister Modi without offering any data to substantiate the tall claims that are being made.

Facts, No Fiction: Rahul Gandhi, the rightful heir to Indira’s legacy of Emergency

Rahul Gandhi has over the last couple of months demonstrated that at the end of the day, he is the rightful heir to the legacy of the family and to be more specific, to the legacy of Emergency

Facts, No Fiction: Is Rahul Gandhi the ‘progressive’ leader that the Media paints him as?

Rahul Gandhi has reinforced his misogynist thoughts when he made the statement that Prime Minister Narendra Modi asked a “woman” to defend him and he should 'be a man'

The way forward for India: Targeted Basic Income

The choice of this new policy instrument is very clear, it should come under the Direct Benefit Transfer framework in the form of a Targeted Basic Income.

Facts, No fiction: Moving towards education vouchers for India’s public schooling system

The critical role of education not only makes it desirable for education to be affordable, especially in India, but also requires a decent quality of the education being provided to students.

Facts, No Fiction: Recent farm loan waiver prove that Congress hasn’t learnt from its past mistakes that drove fiscal deficit up

Populist policies like farm loan waiver of the Congress indicate two things; unwillingness to learn from past economic mistakes and the lack of a sound policy agenda to resolve some of the long-standing issues of Indian farmers.

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.

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