economy

Audio podcast: India’s first ever ‘technical recession’
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Ashraf Engineer November 30, 2020 PODCAST TRANSCRIPT Hello and welcome to All Indians Matter. I am Ashraf Engineer. India’s economy contracted 7.5% between July and September 2020, coming on the back of a 23.9% contraction in the previous quarter. This...
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Audio podcast: We need new economic, political thinking
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Ashraf Engineer October 15, 2020 If ever there was a time for bold, break-out economic and political thinking, it is now. Our economy was tanking even before the pandemic and there is widespread social unrest. Time is running out for...
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Audio podcast: Why I created All Indians Matter
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Ashraf Engineer September 30, 2020 Podcast transcript Hello and welcome to All Indians Matter. I am Ashraf Engineer. This episode is going live on World Podcasting Day 2020, so today I want to talk about why I launched All Indians...
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Audio podcast: A high-stakes, high-altitude standoff
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Picture: On Finger 4, north of Pangong Tso lake (above), Indian and Chinese troops were deployed a few hundred metres apart. On its south bank, they were occupying heights that overlooked each other’s camps and vital road links. Podcast transcript...
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Audio podcast: Unemployment pandemic could be worse than COVID-19
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Podcast transcript Hello and welcome to All Indians Matter. As the economy contracts, India’s job crisis expands. As news that the Indian GDP had contracted 23.9% rolled in, it was inevitable that there would be bad news on the jobs...
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Modi’s ineptness has left the economy in tatters
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Ashraf Engineer September 3, 2020 Narendra Modi rode to power in 2014 claiming he would fix the economy – that wasn’t really broken in the first place – and unleash a wave of prosperity. He spoke often about providing jobs...
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Audio podcast: How soaring government debt, inflation, fuel prices affect you
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Podcast transcript Hello and welcome to All Indians Matter. Here’s what a badly planned lockdown and mismanaged economy can do to you. A few days ago, India woke up to the news that government debt is likely to hit a...
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Audio podcast: Is India’s economic recovery really on track?
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  Podcast transcript Hello and welcome. I am Ashraf Engineer, a communication consultant, but I was a journalist for 17 years before changing streams. While I changed professions, the journalism bug never left me. Over the years, I continued writing...
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Video podcast: Put money in people’s pockets to cushion COVID-19 impact
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https://youtu.be/hlvxag938Ok This is my first ever video podcast. The text of it is below. Ashraf Engineer May 20, 2020 Hello everyone, and welcome to my first ever video podcast. I wanted to start these a while ago, but couldn’t for...
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We can’t have an Atmanirbhar Rashtra without self-reliant villages
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This concludes the three-part series on the country Mahatma Gandhi dreamt of Tushar Gandhi May 19, 2020 COVID-19 has changed the way we live, the lifestyle we have got used to. The sham of our economic resurgence is evident. But...
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