Articles by: Ayush Banerjee

Housing in India with RERA (Real Estate Act)

Housing in India with RERA (Real Estate Act)

May 1, 2017 at 10:37 AM

In most busy Indian towns and cities, half-completed buildings  (which remain to be in that state for a long period of time) are a ubiquitous sight constantly catching the attention of most people. It is not surprising that what you saw yesterday, what you see today and what you willRead More

‘Bad Banks’ in India: Solution for Stressed Assets?

‘Bad Banks’ in India: Solution for Stressed Assets?

March 14, 2017 at 6:10 PM

The Indian Public Banking System has been grappling with the problems of bad loans and is unable to find more than a band aid solution for it. The Reserve Bank of India, under the leadership of Raghuram Rajan, made it very clear to the banks that the system has toRead More

Chinese reforms – Land and Intellectual Property

Chinese reforms – Land and Intellectual Property

January 10, 2017 at 11:16 AM

Revamp of the Chinese Property Rights (2016) The Chinese government has been lambasted for over 20 years for its failure to protect land and intellectual property rights. The recently adopted set of guidelines (in December, 2016) paves way for a more robust economic scenario in terms of entrepreneurship, fosters positiveRead More

Demonetisation: Macro-Economic and Sectoral Impact

Demonetisation: Macro-Economic and Sectoral Impact

November 28, 2016 at 10:30 AM

On 8th November, 2016, the Indian government took the nation by surprise when it declared that Rs. 500 and Rs. 1000 denominated notes will no longer be considered as legal tender. This move was essentially a master stroke to make invalid the hoard of black money in the form ofRead More

The Japanese Economy: Abe and Ability

The Japanese Economy: Abe and Ability

November 16, 2016 at 7:46 AM

“Stagnant” is a commonly used word to define the state of the Japanese economy. The economy is characterised by low growth (less than 1%) in GDP, an impending problem of deflation and an enormously indebted government. One side of macro-economic trends you have a lot of hustle and bustle around countriesRead More

Burqa Ban: Values under the veil of democracy

Burqa Ban: Values under the veil of democracy

October 12, 2016 at 3:35 AM

Many media outlets have been highly critical of France’s 2010 law banning face coverings and local decrees adopted this year banning full-body “burkini” swimsuits on public beaches. On one side, the proponents of these measures contend the historical and socio-political reasons as a means of justification whereas on the otherRead More

The Slippery Slope of the AFSPA

The Slippery Slope of the AFSPA

September 23, 2016 at 1:02 PM

  The Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA) was passed by the Indian Parliament in 1958 which gives Armed Forces legal immunity in the fight against insurgency. However, this act has been often misused by the army personnel and police authorities to harass and kill innocent people-namely in Jammu KashmirRead More