Fun Fact: The Leftist Origins of the Monopoly Board Game

By Riya Kalia, Junior Editor Memories of fondness and frustration are often associated with one of the world’s most popular board games, Monopoly. As all players will know, the game involves players competing for limited properties or utilities and ends with one monopolist controlling the properties and utilities on the board, having expropriated all the [...]

Ghibli Movies: A Semi-Economic Analysis

By Bharati J Krishnan, Chief Editor It's easy to take for granted the remedial effects of Studio Ghibli movies. However, Ghibli productions don't just make wholesome, feel-good movies meant to therapize; their movies deal with many societal and economic themes that are present without hijacking the entire plot of the movie. They appear in a [...]

The Rise of EdTech in India – A Bumpy Road Ahead?

By Dipanshu Sharma, Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi and  Shreyanka Pal, Miranda House If you’ve spent quarantine trying to finish as many Coursera courses possible to display on your LinkedIn, or if you’ve missed your statistics class in hopes to catch up via a Youtube tutorial, you’ve fallen prey to the edtech industry. But, why [...]

Under Aegis of Lockdown, Labour is Being Shown its Place

Article by Dr. Amit Bhaduri Dr. Amit Bhaduri is former Professor Emeritus, JNU. He has written 6 books and written over 60 papers on various topics in the field of Economics which have been published in standard international journals. This article first appeared in the print edition on July 7, 2020 under the title “The [...]

In Conversation with Dr. Subramanian Swamy: Research Days, the Slowdown, and Innovation

Dr. Subramanian Swamy is an Indian economist, politician, and lawyer. He is currently serving as a nominated member of Parliament in Rajya Sabha. He received his BA from Delhi University, MS (Mathematical Statistics) from Kolkata, and Ph.D. (Economics) from Harvard University in 1965. He has had a stellar teaching experience at Harvard University and IIT [...]

In Conversation with Dr. E. Somanathan: Environment, Policy, and Future

Source: Dr. E. Somanathan is an Environmental economist. He is a professor at the Economics and Planning Unit, ISI Delhi, and the Program Director at CECFEE, ISI Delhi (click here to learn more). To read Professor's research, click here.This interview has been published as a part of the Educational Initiative by the Editorial Team. [...]

Seminar on Multiculturalism and Populism by Prof. Kelly

Vishleshan, the discussions vertical of Arthashastra organized a seminar on Multiculturalism and Populism by Professor Paul Kelly. Professor Kelly is a professor of Political Philosophy at The London School of Economics and Political Science. Isheka Agarwal from Vishleshan attempts to give an analysis of the lessons from this seminar. MULTICULTURALISM In order to understand multiculturalism, [...]

The Ridiculous Optimism of Boris’ Government

Furthermore, why are these people so quick to jump on polls when they are so often wrong? Polls seem to be a rather useless tool – they are there for the benefit of political parties grabbing power, in that they can substitute having principles for whatever is the seemingly popular mood – and the popular mood can be wrong.