On this episode of the Long India Series, listen to Economist, Author, and Investor, Harsh Gupta, speak about why he is bullish about India’s growth. Harsh’s much acclaimed book, A New Idea of India, which he co-authored with friend and investor, Rajeev Mantri, is a compelling analysis of India’s social, economic, and political conditions and a prognosis for its imminent rise to power. In 2017, Harsh introduced ‘Modinomics’ as an overarching term to describe Prime Minister Modi’s policies and in this conversation we revisit its various elements, including fiscal policy consolidation while increasing infra spend, monetary policy hawkishness and low inflation, structural reforms like GST, RERA, and bankruptcy law, formalisation of the economy through digitalisation, and state capacity creation and smart welfare. Along the way, we discuss how India can move on from the pandemic and also make good on our immense potential for growth owing to the convergence of macroeconomic, technological, and geopolitical trends. This is a fascinating conversation for anyone interested in understanding India’s prospects for growth this decade. You can follow Harsh’s views on Twitter (@harshmadhusudan) and Substack (Long India). This podcast is available on YouTube, Apple, Google, Spotify, Breaker, Stitcher, and other popular platforms. If you like this episode, then please rate, subscribe and share! For more information, do check out www.bharatvaarta.in. Join this channel to get access to perks: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCfBfBd-1kvCOPxVll8tBJ9Q/join
#052 | A New Idea of India | Harsh Gupta & Rajeev Mantri
‘A New Idea of India’ is an endeavour to ask the important, unresolved questions about India’s past & future. This book has been co-authored by popular political and policy commentators, Harsh Gupta and Rajeev Mantri . In this free-flowing conversation, Harsh and Rajeev explain why they wrote the book and delve into the nuances of the book’s key ideas. They address the fundamental question of why ideas are important and how they affects politics and policy, following which they debate the ‘Idea of India’ and discuss how the Nehruvian narrative became ingrained in the popular narrative. Next, they discuss key aspects of this popular idea of India, which are secularism and socialism, and how those aspects play out. Along the way, they compare and contrast the heritage and aspirations of a millennia old civilization with a fledgling nation of seven decades. In that, this book captures the zeitgeist of our times. Listen to this fascinating conversation with the authors on YouTube, Apple, Google, Spotify, Breaker, Stitcher, and other popular platforms. If you liked this episode, then please rate, subscribe and share! #Bharatvaarta #BVCulture #NewIdeaOfIndia
#008 - Bharatvaarta | India's Economic Growth - leveraging debt, building production capabilities, urbanizing villages, reviving Dharma, and more | Harsh Gupta | Sridhar Vembu | #PurvaPaksha
Namaste! In the first of our #PurvaPaksha series, we bring together two eminent personalities – Harsh Gupta and Sridhar Vembu, to speak about India’s Economic growth. Harsh is an Investor and Author. He has a deep understanding of Politics, Governance, and Culture that grounds his views on Economics in reality. He believes that India is underleveraged on our debt and that it is critical to our growth – that "we cannot wait for people to buy things cash down to fuel growth.” Sridhar is one of India’s best-known technology entrepreneurs and is an original thinker on a variety of topics ranging from technology and business to science and culture. He believes India should focus on production capabilities instead and the debt-fuelled consumption mode of growth would be a “recipe for disaster.” In this episode of Bharatvaarta, Harsh and Sridhar speak about, why they are optimistic about India's Economy, key policy measures that can spur growth, making our villages self-sustaining, reviving the Dharmic basis for prosperity, among other things. It was a fascinating experience listening to the two of them approach ideas from different perspectives. If you love longform conversation, you’re in for a treat! You can listen to this podcast on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify, Pocketcasts and more.
Once a Fortnite: Talking Gaming for Multipotentialites with Harsh Gupta – TMP 044
Modern gaming is on the level of large scale cinema, with massive teams and departments. So where to begin? Special guest Harsh Gupta joins us live from Kolkata, India, where he has worked as a video game designer for the past few years. We learn about the difference between a game designer, developer, artist, and manager. Is modern gaming a model career for a multipotentialite? Harsh gives us the ins and outs of navigating this complex, exciting, and ever-growing industry. The post Once a Fortnite: Talking Gaming for Multipotentialites with Harsh Gupta – TMP 044 appeared first on The Puttyverse.
I chat with Harsh Gupta about Modinomics, its intricacies and the potential downsides.You can understand Modinomics here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8PqNi...You can follow Harsh on Twitter @harshmadhusudanYou can follow me on Twitter @kushal_mehra