Economics of Airline Network Planning

Not very long back since Late Jhunjhunwala’s backed Akasa Air launched with its maiden flight on the Mumbai-Ahmedabad route, India’s newest airline is all set to finally launch its operations in the country’s largest aviation market- New Delhi. It will be the 6th destination for the airline in the country (after Mumbai, Bengaluru, Kochi, Chennai,…

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An Intro to the Union Budget of India

The Union Budget of India The Union Budget of India is just around the corner, presented on the 1st of February. Also, like every year, the economics association is coming out with its hallmark event, 'union budget planner.' It seemed like an apt situation to give a brief ‘walk’ through the Union Budget's basics. In…

Economics of The Music Industry

Music has always been a critical part of our lives, and our increasingly hectic schedules have only amplified its importance. Indians spend 21.58 hours per week listening to music, higher than the global average of 17.89 hours. Like you may recall from the Spotify ads, we need music while performing chores, driving, working out, or…

Economics of Dating

Disclaimer - Dating choices can be subjective Dating is a hot topic these days. The urge and desire for human companionship and a significant other has increased after the pandemic. “Personality vs looks”, “the number of women are so less on Tinder”, “Trade Off of swiping left and right” are the most common phrases heard under the hood of…

Netflix Knows to Pivot

Pivoting is when a business decides to fundamentally change its course, function, or its business model. Businesses pivot when they think that their current line of business does not yield expected results anymore or a much bigger opportunity is spotted elsewhere, and they change their business strategy to adapt and accommodate the changes in the…

ECONOMICS OF THE CHOLA KINGDOM

The economy of any country is very intricately linked with its history. India is a country of great cultural and historical heritage and was regarded as the “sone ki chidiya” (i.e. bird of gold) in ancient times because of the immense prosperity of its kingdoms and citizens. But have you ever wondered how monarchical forms…

NGOs, Nuclear Power, and The FCRA

Democracy needs a thriving civil society, free and fair media, solid independent institutions, and a dynamic political process to flourish. With all its tribulations, India has still managed to do quite well in the 73 years of its independence. Especially considering the rampant culture of military coups in the subcontinent, we have dodged the bullet…

Effect of Founder exits on New Ventures

Founders are an essential part of any firm. They play a critical role in the setting up and subsequent evolution of the venture. Despite the importance of founders within these ventures, estimates suggest that one or more founders depart within the first few years in at least half of multi-founder firms. In this article, we…