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That Sense of Drift and the Narrative of Listlessness

To reach a port, we must sail—sail, not lie at anchor—sail, not drift. Franklin D Roosevelt Franklin D Roosevelt came to power in the most difficult period in US history. His campaign promised to eliminate unnecessary functions of government. New Indian Express, 8 hours ago

India mourns death of former president Abdul Kalam

One of India's most popular presidents, Abdul Kalam, died Monday after he collapsed during a lecture to business management graduate students in the northeastern city of Shillong. The 83-year-old Kalam, who was president from 2002 to 2007, was ...
 Washington Post5 days ago

Democracy of the Deaf and India Interrupted

Consistency is the last refuge of the unimaginative—Oscar Wilde. This week India's voters who elected MPs to represent them and their issues were treated to a 2015 rendition of the 2012 Monsoon Session. Following the four-day blockade—by MPs ...
 New Indian Express1 week ago
New Indian Express

Team Modi Must Let Go To Empower Team India

It is not a done deal yet. This week, the Modi Sarkar positioned itself for a tactical rethink on the new land acquisition law blockaded in Parliament by the Opposition. A few weeks ago, I had suggested that the government take a page out of Sun ...
 New Indian Express2 weeks ago
New Indian Express

Feckless Regulation and A Billion Hapless Consumers

It is a common enough affliction. A number of mobile users in India are often found talking to themselves. The symptoms: mid-phrase, the person leans or bends, does a fox trot or whips around while yelling hello, hello… louder and louder. Nah! It ...
 New Indian Express3 weeks ago

EcoCensus: Ctrl+Alt+Del Slogans, Enter Solutions

On Friday, the Government of India released a testament on the enormity of public policy failure. The Socio Economic and Caste Census—and the granular caste factoids and urban story are yet to be told—presents a picture of poverty and ...
 New Indian Express4 weeks ago

Why Middle Class Must Cry Halt to this MW Rip-Off

Blame it on competitive crony socialism. This Wednesday, India's banks will add Rs 53,000 crore owed by seven state electricity boards to the long list of bad and going bad loans. States can pay till June 30, but payback probability is slim. Mind ...
 New Indian Express1 month ago

A new palette for policy

A file photo of Tarun Khanna. Photo: Mint Last week when I read that the Tarun Khanna-led committee on innovation and entrepreneurship set up by NITI Aayog would be meeting soon, my first reaction was oh well. Then, it turned into frustration and ...
 Livemint.com1 month ago
New Indian Express

La Affaire LalitGate and Political Match-fixing

In a week when the accused was making charges and those tasked with prosecution were defending, a few comments and observations. Like it is often said that the rule of law in India depends on the law of who is ruling. Revelations of LalitGate call ...
 New Indian Express1 month ago

Pending Raj: Committees Ad Nauseam, Ad Infinitum

Meetings are indispensable when you don't want to do anythingJohn Galbraith It was early 2003 when experts first identified a trend which could mature into a problem later. India's dependence on imports for Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients—and ...
 New Indian Express1 month ago
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