Middle Class
Opinion  /  Published 22.01.22

Troubled template

If the Bharatiya Janata Party is defeated in the upcoming elections in Uttar Pradesh, it would represent the first electoral defeat of Hindu rashtra. Of course, the BJP has been defeated many tim...
By Asim Ali

India  /  Published 17.04.21

Lockdown poverty for middle class

By Karan Deep Singh, Hari Kumar in Noida

Opinion  /  Published 23.03.21

Sucker punch: India's middle class shrinks

In a recent report, the Pew Research Center in the United States of America found that India has experienced a deep impact of the coronavirus-related economic recession during 2020. According to the r...
By The Editorial Board

India  /  Published 20.03.21

India: No. of poor ‘doubles’ in 2020

India’s middle class is estimated to have shrunk by a third in 2020 and the number of the country’s poor more than doubled because of the pandemic-triggered recession, a report released by...
By Anita Joshua in New Delhi

India  /  Published 19.03.21

Covid hits India’s middle class harder than China

The human cost of the Covid-19 pandemic in terms of lost livelihoods keeps rising. But India experienced the biggest fall in its middle class and a much sharper increase in poverty than neighbouring C...
By Paran Balakrishnan in New Delhi


Business  /  Published 05.07.19

Cheer for firms, tears for the rich: Union Budget

Tax impact- directIncome taxProposal: Reduced income tax rate of 25 per cent (for 2019-20) now applicable to companies having annual turnover or gross receipts up to Rs 400 crore in financial year 201...
By The Telegraph

Jharkhand  /  Published 04.09.19

Traffic law quandary for bikes & scooters

An iconic image of middle-class India, a child riding with parents on a two-wheeler, depicts an offence according to the amended Motor Vehicles Act that came into force across the country — except P...
By Jayesh Thaker in Ranchi

Opinion  /  Published 29.09.19

Wealth creators want respect, what about others

Industrialist Ajay Piramal has expressed his disapproval of the Centre’s attitude towards the country’s wealth creators — the raids and the searches, the lookout notices and the lack of positive...
By Upala Sen

Business  /  Published 24.02.19

Investors should have a balanced approach while playing the markets

Going into an election year there were expectations of multiple populist measures in this year’s interim budget. However, the government needed to meet its fiscal deficit target too. So the budget t...
By Ashish Shanker

Opinion  /  Published 07.07.19

Commentators should be heard, not seen

Commentary was the first long English word learnt by middle class Indian children of my generation. It was an odd word for us to know: it had a middle-aged, abstract, lofty sound to it. But we knew it...
By Mukul Kesavan


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