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Between the Buyer and the Seller

Between the Buyer and the Seller By Karthik Shashidhar Edited by Ganesh Chakravarthi Perfect Paperback: 279 pages Publisher: Takshashila Institution (2017) Language: English ISBN-10: 8193197690 ISBN-13: 978-8193197691 Order now About the book Why is it difficult to find Feta Cheese in Bangalore, or mango pickles...

Hung Parliament looks likely in UK elections

UK elections is going to a straight fight between Conservative Party and Labour Party but vote share and seat tally have swung wildly since Theresa May’s appointment as prime minister

The fault in IPL match schedules

Indian Premier League (IPL), for some inexplicable reason, hardly follows a balanced schedule, as some teams finish their quota of matches way before others

IPL 2017: More matches are being won by teams batting second

Since last year’s IPL, scoring rate during the powerplay overs and slog overs has significantly gone up—favouring the teams batting second than teams battling first

Why exit polls got UP election results wrong

While Narendra Modi’s role in the Uttar Pradesh victory is undeniable, the election results also show that BJP’s performance in 2014 was no blip

Why the IPL 2017 auction was a conservative affair

The eight teams together spent less than two-thirds of their total available budget in the IPL auction, with five of the eight teams buying fewer players than required

IPL auction: Indian players are more conservative in setting reserve prices

Indian players have been far more conservative in setting their reserve prices, indicating a greater desperation to play the IPL

UP elections: Why it is a tall order for BJP, BSP to beat the Congress-SP alliance

Samajwadi Party and Congress alliance has converted Uttar Pradesh elections into a three-cornered contest, increasing the threshold required to win a majority

How India coped with demonetisation

Number of debit card transactions spiked and ATM withdrawals plunged; credit card usage, online banking unexpectedly showed a negative trend.

The Seen and the Unseen

Pavan Srinath, Head, Strategy and Programmes at Takshashila and Karthik Shashidhar, the Resident Quant at Takshashila participated in the inaugural episode of The Seen and the Unseen with Amit Varma. Amit Varma, is a journalist and a blogger. He is...
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