Archive for December 5th, 2014

Why pessimism over population growth has not been right all these years?

December 5, 2014

Tim Sablik of Richmond Fed reviews literature on population economics.



Online-Offline wars everywhere..retail, taxis and now to Indian President’s book

December 5, 2014

ToI had this story yesterday. Indian President Pranabda’s much awaited book —  The Dramatic Decade: The Indira Gandhi Years– is expected to be released on Dec-11. One would imagine the release to happen across stores across the country.

But it seems it will be inititally be available only on for 21 days:


Taxis for Rs 25 for 2 km..

December 5, 2014

I had pointed how taxi players are planning to buy Tata Nano and reduce taxi fares further.

This has happened and now offers Rs 25 per 2 km. Autos are going to face the heat further. ..

This is a fab case study. How mix of technology and aggressive pricing are helping taxi companies to offer fares lower than autos. Till date we believed autos are the cheapest mode of transport, not any more.

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