After falling to a decadal low of five per cent GDP growth in 2012–13, the outlook for 2013–14 can at best be described as cautiously hopeful that a slow recovery is in the works. The first quarter has not brought much cheer, other than on the inflation (WPI) front. While the risk in terms of... Read More
Household Behaviour:Savings Indian households have always accounted for the major share of gross domestic savings. But, they seem to have lost the savings habit now. Poverty: States’ Barometer of Misery level Worldwide, when the economy takes a tumble, economic predictors turn to the numbers, comparing the downturn to past recessions. Infrastructure: Decay of Railways This article compares the... Read More
Macroeconomy: Where are the Jobs? Continued economic slowdown has a very real impact, i.e., on jobs. Gender: Gender Inequality and Women Political Participation in India Gender inequality is one of the most deep-rooted forms of inequality in a traditional society such as India. External: Gold: Safe Haven In times of crisis, people turn to the safest saving that one... Read More
There is a glimmer of hope after the economy came to a "standstill" in the third quarter of 2012-13, growing at 4.5 per cent. Things may have just turned for the better with agriculture performing better than expected. There is recovery of merchandise exports in the fourth quarter of 2012-13.