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Mint Capital Calculus

Mint Capital Calculus

Mint - HT Smartcast



It is fair to conclude that in a democracy all policy is politics. Ergo, all policy interventions should also be seen through the prism of politics.In this podcast, Anil Padmanabhan will explore this intersection of politics and economics to try and give you a fresh perspective on the week that was.This is a Mint production, brought to you by HT Smartcast.

Mint Capital Calculus
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24: Why the Idea of a Cracker Ban Was a Flight of Fancy
EPISODE 24
19 Nov 2020

In the run-up to Diwali this year the Delhi government banned sale and bursting of firecrackers. But nothing really changed. Begging the larger question: Do bans really work? This ... Read more

19 Nov24 MINS
22:26
23: Myth and Reality of Fighting India’s Air Pollution
EPISODE 23
12 Nov 2020

This week the Air Quality Index in Delhi and its vicinity began to rapidly deteriorate. Setting in motion the annual blame game. In this episode, Anil Padmanabhan speaks to Chandra ... Read more

12 Nov22 MINS
18:04
22: COVID-19 Widens India's Inequality Divide
EPISODE 22
05 Nov 2020

The covid-19 pandemic has ravaged the Indian economy. Less discussed is the economic scarring this has caused to those at the bottom of the pyramid. The loss to the have nots has w ... Read more

05 Nov18 MINS
21:40
21: 2020: A gap year for the world economy and India
EPISODE 21
29 Oct 2020

The world economy is projected to contract by 4.4%. This recession is unprecedented and risks reversing the hard-won gains against poverty by countries like India. Also, the policy ... Read more

29 Oct22 MINS
14:47
20: India is facing a syndemic, not a pandemic
EPISODE 20
22 Oct 2020

India may be winning the battle against the covid-19 pandemic. It needs to worry about the cure: tackling the prevailing NCD epidemic. If not it is safe till the next lethal virus ... Read more

22 Oct15 MINS
21:21
19: RBI, Finance Ministry team up to jumpstart the Indian economy
EPISODE 19
16 Oct 2020

Over the weekend, first the Reserve Bank of India and later the finance ministry swung into action. The big bet is that together they stand a better chance to revive the economy. W ... Read more

16 Oct21 MINS
17:29
18: The September Surprise from the Indian Economy
EPISODE 18
08 Oct 2020

After a long time, the Indian economy had a run of good news. Suggesting things are on the mend. But it begs the obvious question: Does one swallow make a summer or is this indeed ... Read more

08 Oct17 MINS
16:35
17: Karma of a Widening Centre, States Trust Deficit
EPISODE 17
01 Oct 2020

The relationship between the centre and states is plumbing new lows. Testing India’s federal polity as it were. Will it derail the much needed second-generation reforms?  Read more

01 Oct17 MINS
15:05
16: A REVOLT OF THE RICH PEASANTS OF PUNJAB, HARYANA
EPISODE 16
24 Sep 2020

The union government’s decision to legislate second-generation reforms of the farm sector has run into a political storm. This episode looks at the political economy of this change ... Read more

24 Sep15 MINS
13:58
15: Will the Truce Between India and China Hold Up
EPISODE 15
17 Sep 2020

India’s problem with China along the Line of Actual Control is not going away. Despite the recent move to declare a truce, both sides are yet to de-escalate. Neither is willing to ... Read more

17 Sep14 MINS
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