Columnist and Emerging Markets investor Narayan Ramachandran returns to BIC Talks to talk to host Pavan Srinath about the Government of India budget, from a larger perspective rarely seen in print or TV. Jyotsna Jha from the Centre for Budget and Policy Studies also shares her views on how the social sector has fared in this year’s budget.

Listen in as the speakers explore the storytelling, the inferred ideology and the details of the 2021-22 Union Budget. They examine what has changed and what has stayed the same, and how the Union Government has chosen to react to the biggest social and economic crisis India has seen in decades.

Narayan Ramachandran is a columnist, emerging markets investor and polymath. Narayan writes a fortnightly column in Mint called A Visible Hand.

Jyotsna Jha is the Director of the Centre for Budget and Policy Studies, a Bangalore-based think tank focused on policy research and advocacy. Jyotsna has a PhD in Economics from Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), and her research primarily focuses on education and gender.

Listen to previous BIC Talks episodes with Narayan & Jyotsna: