Even in the current pro-federalism debate, one area has been strictly reserved for the central government: foreign policy. However, in a diverse country like India we are selling ourselves short by not taking advantage of our states’ ability to directly engage with the world at large. Obviously, New Delhi is the only competent authority when […]
By Adarsh Mathew Whenever the Arctic does become accessible, the region will throw up a potentially disruptive development in the energy markets with far-reaching implications. OPEC’s traditional stranglehold over the world’s oil resources has eroded over the past few years. Part of it can be attributed to improved technology resulting in engines that are more […]
The Aam Aadmi Party is still preparing its manifesto and has invited suggestions, so here are a few that would appeal to its core platform: Since Arvind Kejriwal loves making concrete number driven promises, why not promise to take India from an abysmal bottom ranking in the Ease of Doing Business to within the top […]
Now that AAP has passed the test in the assembly and is guaranteed at least 6 months in Delhi government, the next steps from all parties will demonstrate the conviction they have in what they themselves have espoused. Starting with BJP: their reaction on AAP has been of the proverbial khisyani cat that couldn’t get […]
By Pukhraj Singh An average Indian journalist is like a teat pipette which spills more than it can suck to wreak havoc on the contemporary narrative. That is how Hunter S Thompson would have opined, if the S ever stood for Singh, which, I believe, could very well be the case. There are times when my […]
Why AAP’s policies may be good for our economy. Much has been said about AAP’s bold and surprising entry into politics. Also, much has been said about their socialist leanings and how their good intentions may be the classic ‘road to hell’ journey. Unlike the experts, I think AAP will end up being good for […]
The Arthashastra is a gold mine of information telling us about the society in Kautilya’s times. The book describes an ideal state, reflecting the social mores of the times which are patriarchal, hierarchical and believe in monarchy. Some things by their mere presence say something, for example, an explicit protection to entertainers for making fun […]
Malaveeka Chakravarthy Having a country level conversation about what can be done to safeguard the rights of the elderly and the utility of the Convention in particular would be useful. “May you live a long life” has gone from being a blessing to reality. Thanks to a host of factors, almost 700 million people in […]
By Dr K D Singh The evolution of India’s foreign policy over the last 60 odd years since its Independence has been marked by periods of idealism, pragmatism and realism, in varying degrees, but the pursuit of bipartisan consensus was a sine qua non for the governments of the day. However, that began to erode […]
By Shoikat Roy The South China Sea (SCS) area consisting of various reefs, rocks, atolls and small islands is contested by the 6 littoral states of the region (China & Taiwan, Indonesia, Philippines, Vietnam, Malaysia and Brunei) primarily because they serve as legal base points for states to project their claims for exclusive jurisdiction over […]
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