The Professional Pessimists

Minhaz Merchant

Facts have never stood in their way

Critical Success

A sound policy template enabled the Indian economy’s speedy recovery from the pandemic

The Rewards of Prudence

India is likely to see better growth than its peers despite global headwinds

Free PDS rations is good economics and smart politics

Decision will reduce food subsidy, help cushion impact of inflation on poor households as Covid time ration scheme is stopped

How a zero sum game stung Xi & Co’s pride

Surging Covid cases, economic woes raise questions over communist party’s judgment calls

Out of Fear

The end of the pandemic

We the People

When democratic impulses defy authoritarianism in China and Iran

Payback Time for Xi

Hubris meets reality at China’s weakest moment


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