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Audio podcast: Union Budget – the juggling act is on
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Ashraf Engineer January 15, 2022 EPISODE TRANSCRIPT Hello and welcome to All Indians Matter. I am Ashraf Engineer. Even as the first advance estimates peg India’s economic growth for 2021-22 at 9.2%, there are a couple of factors looming over...
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Audio podcast: ‘Wastewater contributes most to climate change, impacts GDP and health greatly’
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Ashraf Engineer January 5, 2022 Increasing demand and rapid urbanisation has resulted in an exponential rise in wastewater generation. Metros generate a staggering 220 litres per capita per day of it, and 70% of it flows untreated into rivers and...
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Audio podcast: 7 things the finance minister didn’t tell you about Budget 2021
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Ashraf Engineer February 5, 2021 PODCAST TRANSCRIPT Hello and welcome to All Indians Matter. I am Ashraf Engineer. So much was expected from the Union Budget that Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman presented on February 1, 2021. India needs an economic...
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Audio podcast: What to expect from Budget 2021
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  Ashraf Engineer January 9, 2021 EPISODE TRANSCRIPT Hello and welcome to All Indians Matter. I am Ashraf Engineer. Few Budgets would have been as critical as the one Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman will present on February 1, 2021. India...
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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: 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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