Monthly Archives: December 2016

Old Notes selling at premium

People/Economics can be at time strage.

Now people need old not to justify cash at hand. I cam across this article in TOI.


How Modi govt lobbied Moody’s for ratings upgrade, but failed

Rating Agencies are major stake holder in international finance. No wonder they were identified as the prime culprit when global finance ran wild. The hallow institutions were tarnished. But not enough, I guess. Recent effort by Indian government to lobby one of the three  major rating agency.

Though it is highly unbecoming of Indian Govt to indulge in this, I guess the practice is quite widespread.

UPA real growth Story

Rajiv Gowda, a professor at IIMB, and a Congress Rajya Sabha articulates in The Hindu, what is the real story behind the growth in UPA.

The story started when previous PM Dr Manmohan Singh, penned a article in The Hindu expressing his concerns on demonetization. S. Gurumurthy, RSS ideologue, published a rejoinder to same, that it was growth of now demonetized money which fuelled the growth. This also fuelled corruption and black money, he argues.

  • In the present of article Prof. Gowda argues:
  • Growth was real
  • The growth in asset price and gold and stock market was in line with norms.

All the three articles are very nice reads.



Unravelling the mystery behind Rs 3-lakh crore deposits in 15 days

Business Standard

As we go in Post-Demonitized India, Conspirasy theories are bound to follow. But some raise the issue, which warrant further investigation.

Ishan Bakshi & Nitin Sethi has filed this report in BS. The 3-lakh crore deposit in a fortnight is unprecedented and so is withdrawl of 1.2 lakh crore in the following fortnight.