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Kamalika Ghosh

How To Cook Like An Economist! Interview With Nobel Laureate Abhijit Banerjee

Nov 29, 2021 Lachmi Deb Roy

Nobel laureate Abhijit Banerjee in conversation with Outlook about his book ‘Cooking to Save Your Life’.

Amazon Marijuana Sale: Can Jeff Bezos-Owned Company Be Held Liable For Sale Of Drugs Under NDPS Act?

Nov 17, 2021 Kamalika Ghosh

As per allegations, Amazon’s platform was used by smugglers to trade in drugs. Marijuana was allegedly listed on the platform as dry stevia leaves.

Brand Factor: Did Influencers Push Up Diwali Sales?

Brands continue to tap influencer marketing this festive season to push sales, drive revenue

Post Demonetisation, Digital Transactions Surge, But Cash Remains The King

Nov 10, 2021 Kamalika Ghosh

After the demonetisation in 2016, digital transactions have picked up pace like never before, but is cash out of vogue?

Demonetisation Catalysed Digital Payments, But Nobody Knows Its Impact On Black Money

Five years post demonetisation, was PM Modi’s ‘masterstroke’ to curb the menace of black money a success?

02 November, 2021

How Is Brand SRK Still Intact Despite A String Of Flops At The Box Office

Kamalika Ghosh

On Shah Rukh Khan’s birthday, we analyse how his brand value has sustained despite a string of flops. SRK’s last blockbuster was in 2013.

01 November, 2021

With Tax Revenue, Capex, And Manufacturing Activity On The Rise, Is The Indian Economy Firing On All Cylinders?

Kamalika Ghosh

Tax collection growth benefitted from robust advance taxes amid a formalisation of the economy. Corporation tax, CGST, customs and excise duty collections exceeded 50 per cent of the FY2022 Budget Estimate in the first half of the year.

01 November, 2021

Government Poised To Comfortably Meet GST Budget Target Of Rs 1 Trillion For 2021-22

Kamalika Ghosh

According to a government release, the Centre collected Rs 1.30 lakh crore as gross GST revenue for October, the second-highest since the indirect tax regime was implemented.

31 October, 2021

As Covid Disrupts Global FDI Flows, Has India Managed To Buck The Trend?

Kamalika Ghosh

FDI in India in 2020-21 was $54,927 million compared $ 56,006 million in to 2019-20, as per the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) data.

12 October, 2021

Retail Inflation Eases To 4.35 Per Cent In September 2021

Outlook Business Team

This compares to a cooling-off to 5.3 per cent recorded in August this year. The calm in inflation figures came after several months wherein the inflation levels had breached the threshold 6 per cent mark mandated by the RBI.

12 October, 2021

Government Begins Search For New CEA, Sanjeev Sanyal In The Lead

Kamalika Ghosh

Principal economic adviser Sanjeev Sanyal is expected to helm the drafting of the 2021-22 Economic Survey. As the government begins to prepare for the 2022-23 Union Budget, Sanyal is being considered as a potential candidate for the post of CEA.

08 October, 2021

Outlook Business Exclusive: K Subramanian’s Last Interview As CEA

Suchetana Ray

Subramanian took charge on December 7, 2018, five months after his predecessor Arvind Subramanian abruptly resigned citing family commitments.

05 October, 2021

Pandora Papers: Does It Help India Fight Black Money Better?

Suchetana Ray

ICIJ's Pandora documents expose offshore dealings of the high and the mighty like King of Jordan, the presidents of Ukraine, Kenya and Ecuador, the prime minister of the Czech Republic.

04 October, 2021

Pandora Papers: Some Cases Were 'Already Known,' Claim Govt Sources

Kamalika Ghosh

An ICIJ analysis of the secret documents identified 956 companies in offshore havens tied to 336 high-level politicians and public officials, including country leaders, cabinet ministers, ambassadors and others.

01 October, 2021

Explained: Air India Divestment Delay

Kamalika Ghosh

The very first attempts to sell the national carrier were made by the Atal Bihari Vajpayee-led NDA government in 2001.

01 October, 2021

GST Collections: Increase Of Over 20 Per cent In Key States Indicate Acceleration In Biz Activities

Kamalika Ghosh

Collections from Sikkim, Arunachal Pradesh, Meghalaya, Jharkhand, Odisha, Chhattisgarh, Gujarat, Maharashtra, Karnataka, Telangana, Andhra Pradesh, and Ladakh recorded an increase of at least 20% in collections.

29 September, 2021

Fintech, E-Wallet Transform Banking Activities In Tier 1 and Tier 2 Towns Post Covid World

Kamalika Ghosh

India's tier I and tier II cities would now become the next target audience for fintech companies because these towns have low levels of digitisation in banking associations.

28 September, 2021

Centre To Stick To Its Borrowing Plans For FY22, Despite Surge In Revenue Collection

Kamalika Ghosh

Recently, the government announced that its net direct tax collections for the FY 2021-22 grew at over 74%, while advance tax collections for the year stood at Rs. 2.53 lakh crore.

Photo Gallery

In this photo provided by Imagen de Chile, people view a total solar eclipse from Polar Union Glacier Camp in Antarctica.

Felipe Trueba, Imagen Chile via AP

Red Bull driver Max Verstappen of the Netherlands in action during practice session for the Saudi Arabian Grand Prix in Jiddah.

AP Photo/Hassan Ammar

In this photo released by Saudi Royal Palace, Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, accompanies French President Emmanuel Macron, center, as he is greeted by Saudi officials upon his arrival in Jiddah, Saudi Arabia.


Barcelona's Sergio Busquets, left, tussles for the ball with Betis' Andres Guardado during the Spanish La Liga soccer match between Barcelona and Real Betis at the Camp Nou stadium, in Barcelona, Spain.


Wolverhampton Wanderers' goalkeeper Jose Sa makes a save in front of Liverpool's Sadio Mane during the English Premier League soccer match between Wolverhampton Wanderers and Liverpool at the Molineux Stadium in...


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Shaheen Bagh, CAA, Farmers’ Protest: Hip-Hop Is The Voice Of Dissent In India

Young, brash and little-known artistes are using hip-hop as an outlet to speak up and speak out.


Why I Rap: A Hip-Hop Artiste’s Journey From Bihar To Stardom

Aamir Shaikh aka Shaikhspeare traces talks about the genre that uses music as a means to dissent.

Aamir Shaikh
Why I Rap: A Hip-Hop Artiste’s Journey From Bihar To Stardom

Uttar Pradesh

Death Of Three Dalit Girls And A Story Of Pain And Humiliation

Family from UP village forced to run around to complete post-death official paperwork and even last rites.

Ashutosh Sharma
Death Of Three Dalit Girls And A Story Of Pain And Humiliation


Let's Talk About Ageism And Sexism In Indian Films, A Zillionth Time!

While everyone is going gaga over actress Katrina Kaif in the revamped version of 'Tip Tip Barsa Pani', the replacement of Raveena Tandon does point towards the problem of sexism and ageism in the Indian film industry

Nov 17, 2021 Yashika Mathur

T20 World Cup 2021 Analysis: David Warner And Mitchell Marsh - Tale Of Two Comebacks

Australia winning the T20 World Cup for the first time has been timely as they host the next edition at their own backyard in 2022.

Nov 15, 2021 Arijit Ghosh

Education In India During Covid-19: Challenges Faced And Solutions For A Post-Pandemic Era

As per the Observer Research Foundation, close to 250 million children in India were adversely affected due to school closures due to the early lockdowns imposed by the government in response to Covid-19.

Nov 11, 2021 Shekhar Mehta

T20 World Cup Review: Jaded By An Excess Of Cricket, India Were On An Inevitable Path To Doom

India's cricket administrators showed more drive to boost BCCI's coffers rather than take care of players' welfare during pandemic times.

Nov 08, 2021 Arijit Ghosh