On the first episode of #FirstpostConversations, our host Rupali Mehra asks urban planner Lubaina Rangwala, BJP MLA Ashish Shelar and author Amrita Mahale if our cities can be qualified as liveable. From the need for sustainable development to the importance of citizen participation, we speak about the factors that affect the quality of life of India's urban citizen, but are largely missing from our political discourse.
GDP back series data: New numbers do not pass the basic smell test; mess of the past has just got worsened
The biggest takeaway from this GDP back series data is that the economic growth between 2004-2005 and 2011-2012, and the economic growth between 2011-2012 and 2017-2018, was more or less the same.
Correcting the course would only do well for the Modi government. If it refuses to do so, it faces a trust deficit in front of investors
The continuing slide in GDP growth has been halted, but 2012-13 is not going to be the year of revival of the India growth story.