This is the story of Bandhan, the only bank that emerged in eastern India after independence. On June 17, 2015, Chandra Shekhar Ghosh stepped out of the RBI building in Mumbai with the much-coveted banking licence. A year later, Bandhan Bank was launched with 6.7 million small borrowers.
Signals is the story of the world economy told in the language of everyday objects, places and events—from magazine covers and supermarkets to public protests. Malmgren argues that by being alert to the many signals around us, we can be empowered to deal with the varied troubles the world economy brings.
Fong goes to China in search of the real cost of the divisive policy. The one-child policy leaves behind a dystopian legacy of second children ignored by the state, only children caring for ageing parents and grandparents, and villages filled with ineligible bachelors as a result of a massive gender imbalance.
A FEAST OF VULTURES
Everyday, millions of people are hunting for ways to get their business done in modern India. If they search in the right places and offer the appropriate price, there is always a facilitator who can get the job done. This book is a preview of those searches, the middlemen who do those jobs and the many opportunities that the economy offers.