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At its August 2020 meeting, the Reserve Bank of India’s (RBI) Monetary Policy Committee kept rates unchanged and refrained from adding to the large-scale liquidity infusion resorted to in the recent....

The Hindu Succession (Amendment) Act (HSAA), 2005, the last major amendment to the Hindu Code, attempts to undo the gender inequality built into much of Hindu personal law. It deems a Hindu daughter....

Corporate governance has been work-in-progress for some three decades now. The leisurely pace of improvement may be affordable at non-bank companies. Not so in the banking sector. The task of....

The coronavirus, a phenomenon not fully understood as yet, has forced humans to revisit many of their dearly held social habits and norms. It has also led people to float new habits and norms. One of....

“Financial Assets = Liabilities.” It is one of the great accounting-identity truisms of economic understanding both among traditional, mainstream economists, and even (especially) among many heterodox....

Recently, the Delhi High Court heard cases concerning the validity of domicile reservations in two different national law universities (NLUs) at the opposite ends of the country. On 29 June, the high....

The 21st-century economic order is conceptualised as the “knowledge economy.” This is an iteration of an unprecedented necessity for the production of useful, advanced, quanti­tative and qualitative....

In June, a COVID-19 comparison chart became popular on social media thanks in no small part to Congress leader Rahul Gandhi (2020) having tweeted it. In it, different countries’ lockdown start and....

Exiting the lockdown before a vaccine is available or herd immunity is in effect is a problem, especially because it appears that up to 50% of people with COVID-19 could be asymptomatic—they could....

There is a genre of tales in Buddhist narrative traditions that relates the ordeals of bodhisattvas who gave of themselves freely, to feed the hungry and bring succour to those in pain. Such giving....

Cultural theorist D R Nagaraj, in the essay “The Tiger and the Magical Flute: Notes on Minorities,” questions the categories “ethnic minority” and “religious minority” (2012: 308). He argues that....

On 8 May, 45 days into the Covid-19 lockdown, the central government, through a finance ministry statement, announced that its borrowing requirement for 2020–21 had been raised to ₹12 lakh crore, as....

I had just sent out a few emails to friends, requesting support for the Covid-19 fund we had set up for marginalised artists when I received a probing email. “Are you being parochial trying to take....

While there is much writing about the appointment of judges of the Supreme Court of India (Sengupta and Sharma 2018), rigorous data analyses of judges’ appointments and tenures are few and far between....

Yes Bank, one of the stars of the cohort of new private banks, teetered on the brink of collapse until it was rescued by a consortium of banks led by State of Bank of India (SBI) in March 2020. The....