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- anshuman tiwari

जीएसटी का इलाजयदि कोई बंदर कंप्यूटर के की बोर्ड को लंबे वक्त तक लगातार मनचाहे ढंग से पीटता रहे तो वह कभी न कभी अक्षरों का ऐसा पैटर्न बना लेगा जो शेक्सपियर की कविता [...]

- anshuman tiwari

खर्च करेंगे तो बचेंगेहम सरकार से सहमत या असहमत हो सकते हैं लेकिन अर्थव्यवस्था में ढलान से तो गाफिल नहीं होंगे.माना कि सरकार ने टैक्स (जीएसटी) थोपने में कोई मुरव्वत नहीं की [...]

- anshuman tiwari

हस्ती कायम रहे हमारीशंख और लिखित परम तपस्वी ऋषि थे. दोनों सगे भाई. एक दिन लिखित, शंख के आश्रम पर पहुंचे. शंख कहीं गए हुए थे. भूखे लिखित, आश्रम के वृक्षों से फल तोड़कर खाने [...]

- anshuman tiwari

आइये, चीन से लड़ते हैंकहां? डोकलाम पठार पर?नहीं. चावड़ी बाजार में.दुआ कीजिए कि भूटान के पठार पर चीन से दो-दो हाथ न हो (तनाव घटने लगा है) लेकिन चावड़ी बाजार में चीन से जंग करन [...]

- anshuman tiwari

ऑक्सीजन की कमीऑक्सीजन चाहिए तो सवालों को रोपते-उगाते रहिए.लोकतंत्र को ऑक्सीजन इसी हरियाली से मिलती है. सवाल जितने लहलहाएंगे, गहरे, घने और छतनार होते जाएंगे, लोकतंत् [...]

Timeriver

- Time Traveller

Aurangzeb: History as Nationalist ProjectsHe tossed a coin and it fell on the floor and the packed audience looked at the speaker in curious anticipation. It was at the Physics Lecture Theatre [...]

- Time Traveller

No Country for Fallen Soldier: Remembering Ghadar HeroesGhadar NewspaperWhat is our name? Ghadar(Revolution). What is our work? Ghadar. Where will be the revolution? In India…within a few years – thus st [...]

- Time Traveller

From Naxalbari to Bastar: Red Shadow Over IndiaCharu MajumdarNaxalbari – the place which inspired a virulent political movement is today hardly half an hour drive from Siliguri, hub of North Beng [...]

- Time Traveller

Other Legacies of VivekanandaSome of my friends questioned the main contention of my previous post on Swami Vivekananda - they felt that I tried to give an impression that introdu [...]

- Time Traveller

The Budget StoryJames WilsonJames Wilson arrived in India in 1859 as the first Finance Member of the Viceregal Council, entrusted with the job to establish a tax stru [...]

Posts in category INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS

China’s market crash

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  The recent market crash in China has sent shockwaves throughout the stock and commodity markets across the globe, raising doubts over the future of the Communist nation that has been ruled with an iron hand for 67 years by the Communist Party of China (CPC). So far a story of unprecedented success, China had registered unhindered doub [...]

TPP and India: Lasting lessons

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The conclusion of the TPP (Trans Pacific Partnership) negotiations in Atlanta earlier this week brought down curtains on the most intense regional trade negotiations in modern history. Having gone on for more than five years—the first round of negotiations were held in Melbourne in March 2010—and almost two full terms of the Obama presidency [...]

China’s Harshad Mehta moment

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Take a large saucepan of weak macros, pour a lot of easy money and let it heat on the stock market. Sprinkle small investors in the pan and let them soak boiling money beyond their means. Now add government funds to thicken the gravy and simmer it over low regulations for couple of months. Voila! The Chinese recipe for stock market disaster [...]

What’s so spooky?

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Bad news from China doesn’t look like stopping. If the explosion in Tianjin, one of the worst industrial accidents in modern China claiming more than hundred lives and unleashing large-scale cyanide contamination, was not enough, the latest manufacturing index shows factory output having dropped to a low of 77 months. Combined with the fact [...]

The Great Fall of China

The Great Fall of China
The weekend gone by was nothing ordinary for the financial universe. In fact, it is not Monday’s market carnage, but a few developments during late last week, that have set the course for the unprecedented turmoil across the global markets. Friday’s selloff was triggered by China’s Caixin PMI data for the August which fell to 47.1 from July’ [...]

In Greece, wise men speak and fools d...

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Last November, when the Greek Supreme Court charged revered Vatopedi Monastery’s Abbot Ephraim and 14 others, including the shipping minister’s wife for forgery, Greece set off en route to become the first developed country to default on International Monetary Fund (IMF) loan repayment. It was evident that Greece would have to endure a compr [...]

Bomb and the Bill: Economic Impact of...

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A year after 9/11, the Comptroller of the City of New York gave a report on economic consequences of the attack. The report pegged the property losses at $21.4 billion – otherwise a huge amount but actually just 0.2% of US GDP. The report, however, observes that there was a large economic loss in terms of diversion of business, which is diff [...]

EGYPT 2012: END, OR THE BEGINNING OF ...

EGYPT 2012: END, OR THE BEGINNING OF A REVOLUTION?
“The problems that had triggered across the region the ripple of dissent known as the Arab Spring – economic stagnation, price rise, rising unemployment in the background of authoritarian rule – have not disappeared during the period of turmoil. Given the strategic significance of Egypt in the global trade in oil on account of the Suez [...]

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