In Conversation with Ms. Naomi Satam

Naomi Satam graduated from St. Xavier’s College, Mumbai in 2019 with a major in Economics. In 2020, she cracked the UPSC Examination in her first attempt, securing an All India Rank of 162. Currently, as an officer trainee of the Indian Police Service, she’s undergoing training at the Lal Bahadur Shastri National Academy for administrative…

Turbulence in Turkey

By Ayushi Ghosh | Edited by Nisha Gokhale Turkey’s economic history has been nearly as turbulent as its political one. With each regime and social class having differing ideas about how to best approach economic policy in the nation, the Turkish Lira is no stranger to volatility. In the more recent years, however, the Lira…

Streamonomics: The Economics of Spotify

By Shania D’Souza | Edited by Drishti Rana Freddie Mercury once said, ‘”We are in a golden age of music. There will be a time when technology becomes so advanced that we’ll rely on it to make music rather than raw talent…and music will lose its soul.”.  Does this still stand true?  One on hand…

The Dollar Dominance

By Kushi Naidu | Edited by Kripa Jalan Have you ever wondered about a world without currency? Or a world without a standard means to deal in trades? As peaceful as it is to imagine, it also would lead to a spiral of unorganised transactions throughout the world. Looking at the significance and fluidity in…

PURCHASING ART : A PLOY TO DODGE TAXES?

By Atiyah Krishnan | Edited by Nisha Gokhale More money, more problems.  This is what the rich would have you believe. People with greater incomes are subjected to more taxes and seek to reduce it through different means. They hire tax lobbyists or tax lawyers who are well-versed in the tax code and find loopholes…

Afghanistan: An ever-expanding drug economy

By Abhinav Nath Jha | Edited by Ashna Ranade After returning to power almost after two decades in Afghanistan, one of the first public announcements that the Taliban made was a pledge to curb all modes of production and sale of drugs. Interestingly, that’s a promise the Taliban has made in the past too in…

Fat tax can make a nation Healthier

By Nikita Monis and Atiyah Krishnan | Edited by Kripa Jalan and Ashna Ranade Proposition (by Nikita Monis) The fast-food industry has grown tremendously in the last decade and so has the consumption of it, but have you ever wondered what impact do these fast foods have on our bodies? It is observed that junk…

The Smaller Picture

By Ruth D’souza If you’ve ever fallen prey to the attractive marketing strategy of small sized products, you are not alone. Be it the attractive packaging, the aesthetic of a product that fits in your palm or even the allure of using it as a sample without spending too much, these smaller packs have proved…

Beyond Consumerism

by Khushi Shah ‘In nearly 100 cities, where a combined 700 million live, the consumption of goods and services ‘including food, clothing, aviation, electronics, construction and vehicles’ is responsible for 10 percent of global greenhouse gases. That’s nearly double the emissions from every building in the entire world..’’ – The New Republic Bush fires, ghost…