October 02, 2020
Paromita Shastri

Paromita Shastri

  • Ramblings Of An Upper-Class, Upper-Caste, Middle-Aged Mind
    Ramblings Of An Upper-Class, Upper-Caste, Middle-Aged Mind

    This column takes a break from this site along with its author who is moving to another organization. Before...

  • A Warm Winter Ahead
    A Warm Winter Ahead

    What goes up but doesn't come down? Well, prices of course. But there is no discernible lack of buyers. ...

  • Small Change
    Small Change

    High rates, extortionary practices are the reality. But the big fish are moving into microfinance.

  • Catch Me If You Can
    Catch Me If You Can

    Consumers are ecstatic, the FM is beaming, the economy is soaring. So, what can spoil it all?

  • Is The Congress Nuts?
    Is The Congress Nuts?

    Can you believe it? Can you really, really believe it? The Congress has actually dug up and dusted out its...

  • Ain't Broke? Fix It!
    Ain't Broke? Fix It!

    Is a shackled rupee politically correct and economically incorrect?

  • Party Time Over
    Party Time Over

    Instead of counting the number of Bills passed and growth records busted in the ten quarters that the UPA has...

  • Asit K. Biswas
    Asit K. Biswas

    The World Water Prize laureate has fostered a rethink on water resource management

  • All Wired, No Place To Go
    All Wired, No Place To Go

  • The Hole In The Bucket
    The Hole In The Bucket

    The issue is not the leak of the finance minister's letter to the planning commission deputy chairman. It is...

  • A Sip Of Healthy Scepticism
    A Sip Of Healthy Scepticism

    I doubt, therefore I am an aware customer. I fight with Delhi Jal Board officials on water quality. I also...

  • The Last Statistic: 127th In 177
    The Last Statistic: 127th In 177

    Rabindranath Tagore was right: darkness usually intensifies under the lamp

  • Best Of Times, Worst Of Times
    Best Of Times, Worst Of Times

    Two important reports confirm excellent growth prospects but there are warning signals beeping loud and...

  • No, It's Not As Dead As Doha
    No, It's Not As Dead As Doha

    Emerging nations gaining voice means the US has to yield a bit. The trade talks are still alive.

  • M.S. Swaminathan
    M.S. Swaminathan

    The grandpere of modern Indian agriculture and chairman of National Commission of Farmers was honoured with...

  • Save More Borrow Less
    Save More Borrow Less

    That's the mantra the RBI and the Fin Min are chanting as they don't want us to shop till we drop, freaking...

  • A Promise Belied
    A Promise Belied

    Is the suspension of divestments the beginning of the end of reforms?

  • Growing Up With AIDS
    Growing Up With AIDS

    Next time you hear a cricketing icon exhort us all to freely talk about Hetch High Wee, perhaps it is time to...

  • The Plough Has No Share
    The Plough Has No Share

  • Tomatoes Of Wrath
    Tomatoes Of Wrath

    Wheat, rice, pulses, veggies, petrol, diesel, home loans are all up. Inflation will stay a while.

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