Archive for April 23rd, 2015

When Peepli Live actually becomes alive..

April 23, 2015

The producers of the Hindi movie Peepli Live would have least imagined that their movie will actually become a reality someday.

It is tragic that it has indeed become a reality. In the movie the farmer Natha did not die but managed to escape all the tamasha. IN reality the script changed with the farmer Gajendra Singh Rajput actually  dying. The news channels are abuzz with each party blaming the other for the suicide by the farmer. I am not getting into all the allegations made by each party.

It is also comic as in how closely Peepli Live actually went around to forecast the kind of conversation our politicians are likely to have in such events. This clearly beats all projections our dalal street makes round the year.

What levels have we come to? On one hand our Prime Minister goes tom toming about India’s emergence as a global economic superpower. On the other we continue to have tragedies like these.

Rethinking macroeconomic policy…

April 23, 2015

Oliver Blanchard sums up the views on macro policy at recently held IMF/WB meetings.

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How China’s Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank is going to recast global development finance politics..

April 23, 2015

Nice summary of what AIIB will do to politics around world development finance.

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Forget smart, make cities livable…

April 23, 2015

Blogging has been absent for many days as ME was on a summer break. Blogging going to be more regular from now on.

Anjuli Bhargava of BS has a piece on Smart cities saying make our cities livable first. This is what ME has been arguing ever since the idea was first espoused:

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