Just three years ago, at the start of the Covid-19 pandemic, many including The Economist were writing about governments getting bigger. Governments did indeed get bigger, as it was their responsibility to control the pandemic and provide relief to vulnerable families across the world. While the kinds of relief and stimulus packages differed from country… Continue reading What Ails Private Sector Investment?
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Ovid in the Time of Covid: The Healing Touch
Just when we thought that vaccines had the Covid-19 pandemic under control, at least in western countries, the Delta variant threatens to derail whatever progress was made. In India too, as well as in South-East Asia, the pandemic continues to rage, with not much improvement in daily new cases. At a time like this, we… Continue reading Ovid in the Time of Covid: The Healing Touch
Indian Economy and Covid Recovery All Slow Down
The much-awaited GDP figures for India’s economy in the last quarter of the last financial year and for the full year are finally here. And while the immediate reaction seems to be one of relief, there is plenty to read between the lines. For the last quarter of FY21, the Indian economy seems to have… Continue reading Indian Economy and Covid Recovery All Slow Down
Ovid in the Time of Covid: Flying High
As the Covid-19 pandemic continues to rage around the world and millions continue to die, its effects on different sections of society are widely different. And even as vaccines roll out, access to them and the speed of vaccination programmes too vary widely across the world. Meanwhile, the economic impacts of the pandemic are making… Continue reading Ovid in the Time of Covid: Flying High