At 7.6%, India is the fastest-growing economy or the best data fudger

In the late 1980s, Presidency College, Calcutta, flaunted one of the finest economics departments in the world. We were ‘advised’ to read a book, which wasn’t part of the syllabus. Our professors, each a titan in their field, kept their stature well hidden, as befitted their bhadralok status.

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