Roshan Kishore is a journalist with Hindustan Times in New Delhi. He focuses on political economy issues with a data-driven approach.
Articles by Roshan Kishore
UPDATED ON MAR 05, 2021 07:35 AM IST
- At a time when petrol and diesel prices are at an all-time high, and taxes have a bigger component in the retail price than the base price of the fuels, it is worth revisiting the debate
PUBLISHED ON MAR 05, 2021 02:19 AM IST
- The EOL report has calculated its overall scores on the basis of four parameters: quality of life, economic ability, sustainability and citizen perception.
UPDATED ON MAR 02, 2021 12:30 PM IST
The CPI(M)-led Left lost its base among peasantry; its alliance with the Congress was counterproductive; it lost Hindu votes to BJP and Muslim votes to TMC; and now, by allying with a Muslim cleric, it has lost its principled stand on religion and politics
UPDATED ON MAR 01, 2021 06:17 PM IST
While most of the economic analysis around the pandemic’s impact on the Indian economy has focused on domestic factors, there is merit in looking at the impact of a near-certain economic disruption to the Indian economy in the next few years
UPDATED ON MAR 01, 2021 07:06 AM IST
It was on March 24 that Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced a comprehensive nationwide lockdown beginning March 25. This lockdown, which lasted for 68 days, was among the most stringent in the world and virtually brought all non-essential economic activities to a halt.
PUBLISHED ON FEB 27, 2021 02:43 AM IST
India’s gross domestic product (GDP) grew at 0.4% on a year-on-year basis in the quarter ending December 2020, according to data released by the National Statistical Office (NSO) on February 26.
By Abhishek Jha, Roshan Kishore
PUBLISHED ON FEB 27, 2021 01:22 AM IST
Three out of the four states going to polls; Assam, West Bengal and Kerala are also the top three states by share of Muslims in the population. With 26.7% Muslims and 16.6% Christians, Kerala has the lowest share of Hindus -- to be sure, they are still a majority – among India’s important states.
PUBLISHED ON FEB 24, 2021 09:10 PM IST
It is the electoral hegemony of the BJP which can deepen the sense of betrayal among those who feel short-changed by the side effects of Hindutva 2.0
PUBLISHED ON FEB 19, 2021 01:03 AM IST
Speaking at an event in Tamil Nadu, Prime Minister Narendra Modi linked the issue with India’s high import-dependence for energy needs. “Can a diverse and talented nation like ours be so energy import dependent?” he asked.
By Roshan Kishore, Vineet Sachdev
PUBLISHED ON FEB 18, 2021 07:14 AM IST
According to data from the ministry of petroleum, the price of India’s Crude Oil Basket (COB) increased from an average of $40.7 per barrel in October 2020 to $62.64 per barrel on February 16, 2021. That’s an increase of 54%.
PUBLISHED ON FEB 15, 2021 02:24 AM IST
The biggest reason for this seems to be the usual culprit, a worsening of the terms of trade against farmers. However, the weakness in labour markets in the cities is also contributing to the crisis. Here are four points that explain these trends.
PUBLISHED ON FEB 15, 2021 01:17 AM IST
Why did Tikait’s appeal, when faced with police attempts to vacate the protest site, go viral? Clearly, Jats perceived Tikait’s possible arrest or persecution as the State coming down on the legacy of his father, Mahendra Singh Tikait.
UPDATED ON FEB 13, 2021 06:00 AM IST
- The inflation numbers are in keeping with the RBI’s projection of a moderation in price levels, and lower than the 4.45% projection made by a Reuters poll of economists.
UPDATED ON FEB 12, 2021 11:12 AM IST
Most forecasters, institutional and private, have revised their GDP estimates for both 2020-21 and 2021-22.
UPDATED ON FEB 08, 2021 04:38 AM IST
- While the MPC has projected real GDP growth at 10.5% in 2021-22, the Budget assumes nominal growth of 14.4%. What exactly is the state of the Indian economy?
PUBLISHED ON FEB 06, 2021 12:18 AM IST
While the formal sector of the economy seems to be on a strong recovery path, consumer sentiment, as seen in RBI’s Consumer Confidence Survey, has not shown a concomitant recovery, although it has shown sequential improvement over the past two rounds conducted in November 2020 and January 2021.
UPDATED ON FEB 03, 2021 08:07 AM IST
Here are three charts which can help us understand this.
UPDATED ON FEB 02, 2021 07:19 AM IST
Allocation for National Social Assistance Programme, which was increased to ₹42,617 crore in 2020-21 (RE) from the 2020-21 BE allocation of ₹9,197 crore has been brought down to ₹9,200 crore in the 2021-22 BE numbers.
UPDATED ON FEB 02, 2021 07:21 AM IST
This year’s budget has announced the creation of a Development Finance Institution (DFI), an idea India tried in the pre-reforms era before giving up. What is new is the unprecedented expansion in scope for private sector activity in infrastructure this budget proposes.
UPDATED ON FEB 02, 2021 07:20 AM IST
Not only has the fiscal deficit reached an all-time high of 9.5% of GDP in 2020-21,as per the Revised Estimates (RE) given in the 2021-22 budget, it is not expected to come down anytime soon.
UPDATED ON FEB 02, 2021 11:33 AM IST
Fiscal deficit as a share of Gross Domestic Product (GDP) has gone up from the 2020-21 Budget Estimate (BE) of 3.5% to a massive 9.5% according to the Revised Estimate (RE) numbers.
PUBLISHED ON FEB 02, 2021 12:33 AM IST
India imposed one of the most stringent lockdowns in the world to prevent the spread of Covid-19 infections
PUBLISHED ON FEB 02, 2021 12:32 AM IST
The Narendra Modi government has set itself a target of creating a ₹111 lakh crore National Infrastructure Pipeline by 2025
UPDATED ON FEB 02, 2021 02:54 AM IST
The 2021-22 Budget Estimates (BE) figures put states’ share in central taxes at ₹665,563 crore. With Gross Tax Revenues expected to be ₹2,217,059 crore, this share comes to 30%.
UPDATED ON FEB 02, 2021 02:48 AM IST
The 2021-22 Budget numbers have confirmed that expectation; 2020-21 will be the year in which India ran up its highest ever fiscal deficit, an estimated 9.5% of gross domestic product (GDP).
UPDATED ON FEB 02, 2021 12:31 AM IST
When Union finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman presented the 2020-21 Union Budget last year, she announced that the Revised Estimate (RE) for the 2019-20 fiscal deficit would be 3
UPDATED ON FEB 02, 2021 12:30 AM IST
The 2021-22 budget, on the face of it, has given a massive fiscal boost to the economy
By Roshan Kishore
PUBLISHED ON FEB 01, 2021 09:34 PM IST
The budget has pinned its hopes on supply-side economics, while the economy is facing a demand-side crisis
UPDATED ON FEB 01, 2021 07:53 AM IST
Here are five numbers worth tracking in this year’s budget.
UPDATED ON JAN 31, 2021 08:34 AM IST
The economic strategy to revive the economy from its current predicament will have to be very different from the previous episodes of contraction.