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Best of BS Opinion: Some post-pandemic surprises, nobel for AI & more

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The International Monetary Fund presented an unusual list of the world’s best performing economies between 2020 and 2022: Turkiye, China, Egypt, Pakistan, Bangladesh… . India performed poorly, having already slowed in the pre-pandemic year but is, according to the IMF, set to be the fastest growing economy going forward. T N Ninan explains why this optimism should be tinged with caution. Read it here

In other views:

Devangshu Datta examines the question of whether self-learning artificial intelligence should be awarded a Nobel Prize for key scientific research. Read it here

T C A Srinivasa-Raghavan says its necessary to understand politics via economic theory since political competition is essentially oligopolistic in nature in which a few interdependent producers compete. Read it here

Abhishek Singh explores the rise and rise of T20 cricket and its future impact on the 50-over and Test variants of the game. Read it here


‘I am a Bengali-speaking person, not adequately proficient in Hindi. I have been trying to speak in Hindi but I don’t have an abundant knowledge of it. It was a slip of the tongue’

Congress leader Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury explaining the ‘Rashtrapatni’ remark

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