How is India’s GDP calculated?

The Gross Domestic Product (GDP) seems to be the godfather of all economic indicators. Economists, bankers, businesses, investors, policy-makers, politicians, the media, all seem obsessed with this number, whose single- or double-digit increments can spark much hysteria and generate talking points for many of these actors. This is what happened after the Central Statistics Office […]

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I Paid a Bribe, and tweeted about it

A few months ago, the Global Corruption Barometer 2013 by Transparency International (TI) told us that 47% of India thinks corruption is a serious problem in our public sector, and 68% feels the government is ineffective against it, with most corruption perceived to exist in political parties (86%), police (75%) and parliament/legislature (65%). As evident, […]

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