Bajaj Wants To Introduce The World’s First CNG Bike. But Will It Work?

First came the electric vehicles (EVs). And now, another clean energy alternative is offering itself as an option for two-wheeler owners. Compressed natural gas, known as CNG in common parlance, is being used to power a portfolio of bikes that Bajaj Auto is developing.  CNG two-wheelers aren’t entirely unheard of, but this will be the … Read more

Without Govt Support, A Good Monsoon Wouldn’t Make A Difference To Farm Income

Last week the India Meteorological Department said that the country will have an ‘above-normal’ monsoon for 2024. This is good news for farmers, as agricultural productivity is heavily dependent on monsoon rains. Over half of the nation’s land relies on rain-fed agriculture. While a good monsoon season usually boosts both Kharif and Rabi crop yields, … Read more

State GST Data Could Give Us Insights On Consumption: Here’s How

Economists and businesses have been trying to understand the relationship between private spending and Goods and Services Tax (GST) collections in India. While some data like the private final consumer expenditure show that people are spending less, GST collections have remained robust.  “GST reflects the overall consumption patterns within the boundaries of a state. We … Read more

Inside The Demise Of Vice India

In the 2010s, trendy, social media-fuelled, millennial-focused brands like BuzzFeed, Vox Media, Huffington Post, and Vice were taking over, raising hundreds of millions of dollars at several billion dollar valuations.  The party is over. BuzzFeed is a penny stock. Vox Media is getting further from its dream of going public. And Vice Media is bankrupt. … Read more