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We Knew Them When…

Sunday, May 3rd, 2009

Kudos to Amit Varma and Reuben Abraham Amit Varma, India’s foremost blogger and award-winning columnist, has been busy recently. His first novel, My Friend Sancho releases this week in fine bookstores all across India. Click here for launch details — so far, it’s Mumbai, Delhi, Kolkata, Bangalore and Chennai. If you’re in any of these [...]

Welcoming Pramit Pal Chaudhuri

Sunday, May 4th, 2008

Pramti Pal Chaudhuri, Senior Editor of The Hindustan Times joins IEB as a contributor. You can read more about him on the Authors page.

Happy Diwali To All!

Saturday, November 10th, 2007

And, where it’s relevant, Happy New Year as well! Many thanks to long-time IEB friend, Manish Vij for the photo.

IEB’s Layout & Design: What Would You Like To See?

Friday, August 24th, 2007

Changes are afoot at IEB. No, we’re not going to do a volte-face and join the gonzo lefties… Instead, we’re kibitzing ways and means to improve IEB’s layout & design, to be executed by the inimitable Madhu Menon, full-time chef and restaurateur and part-time tech guru. What would you, dear readers, suggest with regards to [...]

The Irrepressible Mr Varma

Tuesday, August 21st, 2007

Amit Varma is nominated for the Bastiat prize in journalism The funny, brilliant and eclectically prolific Amit Varma is on the final short-list for the Bastiat prize. Regular readers of IEB won’t be surprised, I’m sure. And if you aren’t a regular reader, isn’t it time you became one? You can’t afford to miss all [...]

Happy Independence Day!

Wednesday, August 15th, 2007

We wish all our readers a happy Independence Day. IEB was launched formally two years ago this day, and we’ve come some ways since. A few changes to the list of contributors but our focus hasn’t — we remain, then and always, a forum to discuss issues facing the Indian economy. The readership has grown [...]

IEB meet-up Washington, DC: 22 July 2007

Saturday, July 14th, 2007

Actually the headline’s a bit of a misnomer — it’s just Arjun Swarup and me, the only two of the IEB crew in the DC metro area. However, if you’re in the DC metro area, we’d love to have you join us! Venue: Bombay Palace Date & time: 22 July 2007, 1 pm

Three New Guest Bloggers

Wednesday, June 6th, 2007

A number of people were kind enough to express interest in writing for IEB, post our bleg. We are adding three new guest bloggers: Shefaly Yogendra, Dweep Chanana and Pragmatic Earth (who will remain incognito, given the nature of his job). All three have diverse interests, which should make for some fun blog posts.

We Need You!

Thursday, May 24th, 2007

The Indian Economy Blog is looking for new contributors IEB has become the most popular blog on Indian economic issues in the short time it’s been around, and our posts manage to find their way to all sorts of interesting places. Not bad for an all-volunteer effort, even if we say so ourselves. Currently, we’re [...]

A Nice Pair

Wednesday, December 6th, 2006

Please welcome two more contributors to IEB — Nanubhai Desai, who’s already got a marvelous post on the US – India nuclear deal, and Gautam Bastian, who returns to the blogosphere after a hiatus. We recruited him right away.

Summertime Blues…

Thursday, August 31st, 2006

This article speaks for (many of) us In the height of summer-holiday season, bloggers face the inevitable question: to blog on break or put the blog on a break? Fearing a decline in readership, some writers opt not to take vacations. Others keep posting while on location, to the chagrin of their families. Those brave [...]

Urbanising The Rural Population

Monday, June 26th, 2006

Regular readers of this blog might be interested in a feature that was recently carried in Brunch, a Hindustan Times supplement, that focussed on NRIs who have returned to India to try and make a difference. IEB contributor Atanu Dey is one of them, and the section on him speaks of the Rural Infrastructure and [...]

Sorry For The Hiatus

Wednesday, April 5th, 2006

We’ve been under spam attack. Think we’ve fixed that (hopefully) and should be back shortly.

Hitching Our Wagon To A Star…

Sunday, January 15th, 2006

Uber-blogger Amit Varma’s India Uncut is Indiblog of the year. India Uncut came in numero uno by a wide margin, which doesn’t surprise us. Or anyone who’s been reading desi blogs (the Blogistan). If you haven’t read Amit’s blog yet, now’s a good time to start. Don’t just take our word for it. Vox populi… [...]

Indibloggies 2006

Monday, January 9th, 2006

Whenever I surf the desi TV channels (which isn’t too often, given my lack of interest in TV time), there’s always a filmi-awards show on. Talk about self-adulation… The blogistan seems to be free from this awards hyper-inflation….so far. Thanfully. The only ones I know of are the Indibloggies. Don’t know much about them, but [...]

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