Those in power must empathise

Until just a few months ago, the Indian economy was supposed to be booming, among the world’s fastest growing. Suddenly, high-level discussions are going on about a slowdown amidst disbelief and confusion. Although the Prime Minister welcomes businessmen as wealth creators, others in authority browbeat (like threatening a jail term for not spending corporate social responsibility or CSR budget), bureaucrats interpret data to avoid upsetting ministers, while bankers and economists diagnose ailments from 30,000 feet height. I have no doubt that government wants to appreciate the real.....

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