Tag Archives: COVID-19

The Economic Survey 2020-2021: Growth does not necessarily work for the Poor

Dedicating to the COVID Warriors, the 561 page long Economic Survey of India for the year 2020-21 was placed before the Parliament of India on January 29, 2021.  The survey being an exercise on the macro economic status of the economy, estimated the COVID induced economic contraction at 7.7 percent of the GDP during FY 2020-21, with the GDP being… Read more »

Union Budget and the health of Democracy

I am writing this note after listening to the finance minister’s speech which was accompanied by the thumping of the ruling party on the floor. After listening to the very carefully crafted rhetoric that was put before the citizenry, I (as a citizen of this country) want to present my position vis – a – vis the much-emphasized spending on… Read more »

Levitt Model for Covid-19: No room for complacency

A disease prediction model proposed by 2013 Nobel laureate Michael Levitt that relies on a simple mathematical formula was recently applied to India and various states by Prof. Bhaskaran Raman, Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Bombay. Several researchers have already highlighted the limitations of this model such as assuming a linear extrapolation of the growth rate and not factoring the time-dependent… Read more »