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Five must read books around India’s historic 1991 Budget and economic transformation

Image source: Hindustan Times When Mr. Manmohan Singh presented his first budget as India’s finance minister on 24 July 1991, India had just three weeks of foreign reserve left. Meaning, that India would not be able to pay any other country for the imports they’ll do after three weeks. This economic crisis was brought forth by India’s domestic policies and the over-reliance on the soviet union. The collapse of the soviet union in 1991 and the outbreak of the Gulf war pushed India into a severe economic crisis. Domestically, the country was not stable either. There was unrest in the Kashmir valley. The United Liberation Front of Asom (ULFA) had just started demanding a separate state. Former prime minister Mr. Rajiv Gandhi was assassinated by LTTE two months before the budget. What happened next was nothing short of a miracle. Within a matter of a year, India recovered from the economic crisis. The financial and foreign policies laid by Mr. Manmohan Singh and Mr. PV Narsihma Rao helped India remove the tag of a third-world …

NFT Art: Explained

Originally posted on The Creative Lens:
If, a couple of years ago, someone would have claimed that Nyan Cat gif could be sold for half a million dollars, we would have questioned the person’s sanity. But, one thing that the last 18-19 months have taught us is that the world is a weird, wild place where even your craziest thoughts could come true. NFT has existed for quite some time now, but it caught the frenzy of the netizens when Twitter founder Jack Dorsey sold his first-ever tweet for $2.9 million as an NFT. ?Last few months witnessed a massive jump in the value of NFTs and going by the market speculation, millennials and gen Z are expected to spend big on NFTs this holiday season. This post is basically to feed your FOMO and decipher NFT, NFT art and if it’s a revolution in the creative industry or a mere fluke. What is NFT? Literally a million-dollar question! NFT is a digitally unique and irreplaceable asset stored in a digital ledger to provide a…

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Babi Yar By Yevgeni Yevtushenko

What is believed to be the biggest massacre in the Holocaust, on 29 and 30 September 1941, Nazi Germany took 34,000 Jew lives at the edge of Babi Yar ravine in Kyiv. The Russian poet Yevgeni Yevtushenko gives a detailed account in form of the poem below.

Gandhi the Vegetarian — Millennial Matriarchs

In September 1888 a young Gujarati man named Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi set sail for England where he would pursue studies in law. Before he left he made a vow to his mother that while he was abroad he would not touch wine, women and meat. Easier said than done! The challenge began as soon as […] Gandhi the Vegetarian — Millennial Matriarchs