Modeling the Death of Honor

Now, when someone from a relatively inferior group tries to marry into a so-called superior group, it supposedly ‘hurts’ the latter’s ego, and their fraudulent honor. And to relieve themselves of the lifelong disdain from other members of the society, the parents decide to kill their own blood and the lover.

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Perceiving Consumption: The Sharing Economy and the Subconscious

4 MIN READ. Would you like to share? Sharing is caring after all. By Aarti, Deputy Editor I came across two relatives. Where one advised me, that settling down means driving in one's own vehicle, living in one's own house; the other, was of the opinion, that why purchase a car (and insurance, fuel expenses, [...]

Vishleshan : A summary of lecture by Dr. Reetika Khera

Looking at the chirpy professor who’d just walked in few could guess the years she has spent battling for the rights of those under-privileged; the tools of economics by her side have only made her case stronger and the data-backed observations have made her conclusions credible. Dr. Khera, a renowned development economist and Associate Professor [...]

A Talk by Dr. Balaji Srinivasan

"Is this interest or compulsory attendance?”,  Dr. Srinivasan asked as students kept flooding into the Seminar Hall. It was interest, obviously as Dr. Balaji Srinivasan, alumni of University of Chicago was giving a lecture at Miranda house. He received his Ph.D in Mathematics from the University of Chicago in 1995. He started out by telling [...]

A Discussion by the World Bank

The World Bank has just come out with its bi-annual update on the Indian economy - India Development Update, October 2013. The update gives an overview of developments in the Indian economy in a global context, and also highlights topics related to medium-and long-term growth which are in the public debate right now. A special [...]

Sum it up!

Vishleshan, the Economics Discussion Group, announces a competition based on the talk given by Dr Subramanium Swamy today. We invite you all to share with us what you took away from today's discussion. There are no word limits. Entries will not be judged on their size but rather on their content. Exciting prizes to be [...]