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Why are we so obsessed with GDP?

We have now sunk to a depth at which the restatement of the obvious is the first duty of intelligent men ~ George Orwell Reading habits are now limited to Pictorials & Meme shared over WhatsApp & Social Media. The daily dose of Newspaper headlines are remotely connected to the reality. Evening prime-time is spent on 'Newstainment' - the cacophony of futile & vile debates. New-age, so-called 'fact-checkers' are mostly 'Google Warriors' with hidden Agenda.
Facts & Data gets buried somewhere deep under all this rubble, crying for time & attention.
Two things happened last week to trigger a national rhetoric:  RBI released its Annual Report stating 99% of demonetised notes came backGDP growth slows to 5.7% in April-June 2017 Quarter Both have turned out to be highly emotive issues for India - for those who understand it and even for those who don't. Emotion, connects India.
'Designer Journalists' got busy drafting lengthy editorials, …