The blog

Tiger and Palm Tree comments on history, developments, and issues relating to the Indian banking, central banking, and economy. The blog was started on 1 April 2020. From 1 August 2020, efforts were made to post at least twice a week, on Tuesdays and Fridays. But, due to the pandemic related unsettled state of affairs, this was not possible. It will now be on an as-and-when-can basis. But, efforts will be made to post at least once a week.

This will not be an aggregator blog, giving links to reports and blogs posted elsewhere, or to news and developments reported in the public domain. There will be posts only when the blogger has a comment on a current or historical event, wants to initiate a discussion, or chooses to contribute to an ongoing debate.

The blogger

G. Sreekumar is a graduate and postgraduate in economics. As an undergraduate, he also studied Mathematics and Political Science as subsdiaries. The undergraduate courses involved specialisation in banking and central banking . For his BA, he was a gold medallist at the University of Kerala. He completed his MA at Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. He obtained his PhD at the Indian Institute of Technology Madras, for a thesis on regulation and compliance in Anti-Money Laundering. He worked as a central banker from 1986 to 2019. He is a Short Term Expert on banking supervision for the IMF.

My other blogs

A sister blog dealing with global central banking, banking, and economy is www.lionandpalmtree.com.

My personal blog, which might interest those who know me personally, is at www.gsreekumar.com.


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