Indian girls wear masks depicting Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and hold up new currency notes in November, 2016. Photo: EPA
Jairaj Devadiga
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Jairaj Devadiga

The Indian government cannot be trusted to tell the truth about its finances

  • Creative accounting has shifted chunks of government debt off the books, making it hard to gauge the size of India’s budget deficit. Two things are for certain, the fiscal hole is deeper than officially announced and the government is not telling the whole truth

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Indian girls wear masks depicting Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and hold up new currency notes in November, 2016. Photo: EPA
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Indian travellers are expected to make 50 million outbound trips by 2020, making them prime targets for the dubious title of “world's worst tourists”. Photo: Shutterstock
Mercedes Hutton
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Destinations known by Mercedes Hutton

Are Indian travellers set to overtake Chinese for ‘world’s worst tourists’ title?

  • As China is aware, all it takes for an entire nation’s reputation to be ruined is for one unfortunate incident to go viral
  • But equating a country’s conduct with an individual’s actions is, at best, reductive and, at worst, racist

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Indian travellers are expected to make 50 million outbound trips by 2020, making them prime targets for the dubious title of “world's worst tourists”. Photo: Shutterstock
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