economy

LIC stock shock could set back disinvestment push
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Ashraf Engineer June 18, 2022 EPISODE TRANSCRIPT Hello and welcome to All Indians Matter. I am Ashraf Engineer. Are you among those who have invested in the Life Insurance Corporation IPO? Since its listing on May 17, the shares have...
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Why the Arab backlash against Prophet comments rattled Modi
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Ashraf Engineer June 11, 2022 EPISODE TRANSCRIPT Hello and welcome to All Indians Matter. I am Ashraf Engineer. Normally, the Bharatiya Janata Party, or BJP, shows no remorse when its leaders indulge in Islamophobia, minority bashing and hate politics. In...
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Audio podcast: The flight of capital from India
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Ashraf Engineer June 4, 2022 EPISODE TRANSCRIPT Hello and welcome to All Indians Matter. I am Ashraf Engineer. Reserve Bank of India data tells us that India’s capital account has been negative over the past three years. In layman’s terms,...
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Audio podcast: ‘Financial literacy can be a life-changer for the less privileged’
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 Ashraf Engineer June 1, 2022 It is estimated that only 27% of Indians are financially literate. Also, India has more than 275 million households and 100 million of them are set to become savers for the first time. However,...
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Audio podcast: Welcome to shrinkflation
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Ashraf Engineer May 28, 2022 EPISODE TRANSCRIPT Hello and welcome to All Indians Matter. I am Ashraf Engineer. Does that packet of biscuits you just bought seem lighter than it normally does? And is your soap lasting for fewer days?...
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Audio podcast: Startup layoffs in a weak job market are worrying
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Ashraf Engineer May 21, 2022 Hello and welcome to All Indians Matter. I am Ashraf Engineer. India’s much-talked-about startups have begun laying off a worryingly large number of people. Media reports quoted recruiters as saying that another 5,000 employees would...
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Audio podcast: Prepare for more, longer power cuts this summer
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Ashraf Engineer April 23, 2022 Hello and welcome to All Indians Matter. I am Ashraf Engineer. It’s hot and it could get a lot more uncomfortable. That’s because India is likely to experience more power cuts this year as electricity...
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Audio podcast: India faces economic, social turmoil due to climate change
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Ashraf Engineer March 26, 2022 EPISODE TRANSCRIPT Hello and welcome to All Indians Matter. I am Ashraf Engineer. You must have noticed how hot it’s gotten over the past couple of weeks. The heat wave, which usually occurs towards the...
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Audio podcast: How a falling rupee affects you
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Ashraf Engineer March 12, 2022 Hello and welcome to All Indians Matter. I am Ashraf Engineer. Earlier this week, the Indian rupee hit a lifetime low as the Russian invasion of Ukraine raged on, crude oil prices soared and the...
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Audio podcast: State polls a bellwether for our democracy, semi-final for 2024
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Ashraf Engineer February 19, 2022 Hello and welcome to All Indians Matter. I am Ashraf Engineer. 2022 is a key electoral year for India. Five states go to the polls, and there is the Presidential election too. There is no...
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