Monday, February 19, 2018

Demonetisation: A Positive Step towards a Less Cash Society

The Prime Minister announcing the withdrawal of the legal tender status of Rs 500 and Rs 1000 notes was conceived as a surgical strike...

Course Correction – An Urgent Requirement for Good Governance

Election is considered the first fundamental right in democracy and yet, they are not directly proportional to delivery of governance. The idea of elections...

Kashmir Today: What Needs to be Assessed

One should wonder, how long can one lopsided view of a story be in the headlines for years altogether, the intelligentsia crying hoarse on...

Modi’s biggest gamble yet: The politics of demonetisation

While reading the plethora of economic commentary around the demonetisation exercise, it is worth keeping in mind that it is first and foremost a...

Of skin-whitening creams and racism

A string of controversial advertisements appeared on televisions across India in the early 2000’s that turned the spotlight on to a decades-long obsession: skin-whitening...

Imperilled Kashmir

When a perception is created that there is no more liberty of conscience and thoughts and a tipping point between order and chaos has...

Banning Smoke without Fire – An innovation killer

Kerala Government's recent decision to ban e-cigarettes is an innovation killer. The concerns raised about e-cigarettes are not grounded in sound evidence. There is...

Disengagement and Withdrawal Theory Pushing Kashmir in to Disarray

If I have to answer what is going wrong in Kashmir, I would say the syndrome of disengagement and withdrawal theory on the part...

Still deprived but progressing Muslims of India

India has 14.2 % of Muslim population and has the third largest number of Muslims of the world. It is widely accepted fact that Muslims are...

From Golden fibre to jute bags

Despite government’s relentless effort to strengthen the jute sector, the conditions of farmers making the golden fibre continue to remain deplorable. Jute, the second most...

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