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  • A sweet budget turns sour

    This year's budget eventually turned sour though its components are fine. The major aspects of the budget can be fit into a pentagon model that has five components.

  • Rescue plan for 2018

    While we learned not to put all eggs in one basket, dumping all rotten apples in one basket might seem rather prudent. When two

  • What the banking sector gets and loses

    The budget, which is basically an annual outline of fiscal policy, has over time turned into an all-encompassing document for the

  • Why politicians and economists don't get along

    Rarely have we seen both politicians and economists dance together and play the same tune on the state of the economy.

  • A pentagon model to make the budget simpler

    If we compare an economy to an aeroplane, fiscal policy and monetary policy would be its two wings.

  • The ills of too much maya

    The word maya originates from Sanskrit, meaning attraction that you feel for your loved ones with a sense of bond and attachment.

  • Fighting the financial hemorrhage

    We live in a notoriously polluted city of the world, and still we choose to live here because we have a dream. We live in a system where

  • Roadblocks to our potential growth

    When a mother claims that her son could have achieved a grade of A though he actually earned B+, we understand the son performed below his potential and did not work to his fullest capacity for the test.

  • Why have we failed to promote tourism?

    We ‘gloriously' occupied the 125th position among 136 nations of the world in the Tourism Competitive Index 2017 – we have been ranked the worst place to visit in South Asia.

  • How to prevent the free fall of remittances

    On the sidelines of an investment summit in Singapore in 2015, I wanted to act like Caliph Haroon and make a foray into the illegal remittance market to find out why people prefer hundi (used as a form of remittance instrument to transfer money from place to place, as a form of credit instrument or IOU to borrow money and as a bill of exchange in trade transactions) over legal channels.