Monday, February 19, 2018

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...

Beyond the Election Drill

There is a thought being promoted that union and state elections should be held simultaneously. The argument given in favour is constant electioneering means...

Happy Republic Day

January 26th provides India an occasion to ‘celebrate’ its national identity and its military might. For citizens republic greetings are an occasion for reaffirming...

The cashless economy of Chikalthana

In Chikalthana village, on the edge of and merging with Aurangabad town in Maharashtra, Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s dream of a cashless economy seems...

Just Society: Caste, still a critical constraint?

It is a sad state of affairs that even after more than six decades of India’s Independence caste pervades every dimension of the Indian...

Will Udan be able to make Bharat soar?

Udan — the new regional air connectivity scheme — is not likely to get the aam aadmi to fly, but it will correct the...

US polls: Not an election one would want to predict

How times change. In 1992, when Bill Clinton was elected to the White House, the Washington DC establishment was surprised. It had been expected...

Bombay and the founding of Shanghai

The recently concluded 8th BRICS summit in Goa (October 15-16) marked the beginning of coperations by the BRICS’ New Development Bank (NDB), headquartered in Shanghai....

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...

Clinton vs. Trump: An election which can go either way

The elections for arguably the most powerful leader in the world and to House of Representatives (435 seats) and one-third of the Senate (34...

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