We are a country of melodrama, fantastic mythology, grandiose narratives – this is the common thread that binds us all, for better or for worse. We thrive and revel in conflating relatively minor matters into something important and meaningful, and have a disdain for things that are not dramatic, grand or aspirational, even if critically important.
Author: Atanu Rakshit
Atanu Rakshit is a professor of economics at the Graduate School of Business, Nazarbayev University, Astana. He thinks of Shillong as his second home. His research and teaching interests are in Applied Econometrics, Public Economics, and International Macro-Finance. Atanu’s current research is focused on application of non-linear time series econometrics, the impact of fiscal policy on interest rates and hierarchy in organizations.