About Vivek Kaul

Vivek Kaul is a freelance writer who has worked at senior positions with the Daily News and Analysis (DNA) and The Economic Times, in the past. He is a commentator on the Indian economy and currently his writing appears regularly in the Mint, BBC, Dainik Jagran, Newslaundry and Bangalore Mirror. He has been quoted in The Economist, BBC and CNN.

He is also the author of five books. His fifth book Bad Money—Inside the NPA Mess and How It Threatens the Indian Banking System, has just been released by Harper Collins and is already a bestseller on Amazon.

India’s Big Government—The Intrusive State and How It Is Hurting Us, his fourth book, was published in January 2017.

He is also the author of the Easy Money trilogy, a series of three books on the history of money and banking, and how that caused the financial crisis that started in 2008 and is still on. The books were re-published by HarperCollins, in May 2018, having first been published between 2013 and 2015.

The Hindu had this to say about Kaul and Easy Money: “This indigenous writer has written a book which is truly global in every sense. [We] would take the liberty of placing him in the same league as a Niall Ferguson or a Peter Bernstein, even though this is Vivek Kaul’s first book.”

Al Ries, globally respected author and marketing consultant had this to say about Easy Money: “Forget what you think you know about money and read the true, absorbing tale told by Vivek. Kaul in his thorough, but fascinating book, Easy Money. A great read.”

Other than this, he has appeared as an expert on the BBC, Mirror Now, CNBC Awaaz and NDTV India. He speaks regularly on economics and finance and has lectured at IIM Bangalore, IIM Indore, IIM Kozhikode, IIM Vishakhapatnam, NMIMS, SIMSREE, TAPMI and the Symbiosis Institute of Media and Communication, among others, in the past.

5 Responses to About Vivek Kaul

  1. Hello Sir. I am a reader of your blog and have always been looking for the new entries. it’s been two years since i started reading your articles. In your writings you have been kind enough to share your journey to present since your MBA. Somehow i am inspired by your experience. I have been writing blogs for 2-3 years now. Sir, if possible you can share your journey in continuity since your MBA. Like you joining and then left the job. After that Crossword time etc. I would love to know after that how you got into journalism and then initially full time journo and then as now.
    Thank You Sir

  2. Krishnan P S says:

    Dear Vivek

    I have been reading about your posts on Real Estate through the last year. I agree with your views that RE is extremely overpriced across all markets and we need to see a significant dip in prices. The new RE Bill though a decent start has ducked several RE reforms. The most striking miss is on the way builders cheat on the super built up area, when the actual carpet areas for most projects are shrinking are falling under 60%. Consumer education is also key here. More than 95% of the home buyers are gullible and fall for the common amenities

    The regulation should also cover what constitutes carpet, built up and super built up area and pricing should be based on carpet or built up areas with additional amenities and areas that goes into super built up priced differently

    You should write about this Vivek.


    Krishnan P S

  3. Dear sir would you like to teach a course on indian political economy at NUJS kolkata?

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