Hydrogen Economy: A Pathway to Sustainable Future

By Aman Kayal (Editor-In-Chief) Have you wondered about a nation’s economy being driven by hydrogen as it’s commercial fuel? Well, the Hydrogen Economy is a model where hydrogen can be produced from domestic energy sources economically and in an environmentally-friendly manner. There’s a need for Fuel cell technology that must become economical so that fuel…

Pharmaceutical Industry: From Nowhere to everywhere

By Aman Kayal | Edited by Kripa Jalan The pharmaceutical industry, a highly volatile one, has always attracted investors looking for long-term investing. With the rise in the number of the world’s daily COVID cases, the world’s focus has diverted towards the pharma companies, with the hope that they would come up with a new…

Currency: How much can a country actually print?

By Nikita Monis | Edited by Kripa Jalan Can a country print as much currency as it wants? The short answer to this question is a yes; but if so why would they want people to pay taxes? or why would there be a concept of debt or shortage in any case? And if they…

Shrinkflation: Sneaky or Not?

By Ashna Ranade Every Indian child would have fond memories of having Parle G biscuits, Dairy Milk Chocolates or Maggi Noodles. The prices of these infamous junk items, which start at INR 10, have been the same for all these years. Certainly, over a period of time, as manufacturing costs rise, so should the selling…

Record-High Inflation in the United States: How it happened

By Abhinav Nath Jha | Edited by Ashna Ranade Inflation is a term  that we as Indians are pretty much used to. Wholesale price indices keep fluctuating in India, as a result of which we see an increase in prices of goods such as vegetables, dairy products and edible oils. Yet, inflation is not an…

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 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…

Gender responsive budgeting: A fiscal tool to bring about gender parity

By Nisha Gokhale Whether it is data on the rapidly dipping female labour force participation rate or a report on girls withdrawing from schools during the pandemic, a cursory glance at the newspaper headlines is enough to remind oneself of the widening gender gap. When concerns regarding gender disparity are raised, they are usually doused…

The Economics of Organized Crime: Drug Cartels and the Mafia

Samarth Khanduri “Plata O Plomo” – Silver or Lead.  The beloved phrase from “Narcos” perfectly describes the Narcotics business and the works of most organized criminal entities. Either get paid handsomely for the work that you do or face the wrath of a lead bullet.  From the Italian and American mafias to the Colombian and…

The ‘HOW’ Factor : Why Experiences Trump Everything Else

“Ease of use may be invisible but its absence sure isn’t” – IBM If you have ever lost anything (who has not?), you know what follows next. The pain of losing stuff is undeniable. Unfortunately, what can add salt to the injury is the unpleasant task of filing for a claim. (I, for one, can…