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Abki baar get Rid of the roundabouts in the Sarkar

Notions of success and glory in politics are built around perceptions and persuasive communication. On Thursday, the Modi Sarkar completed 731 days in office. Assessments of regimes necessarily dwell between the comparative and the ... New Indian Express, 2 days ago

Ideas-Mukt Congress Scripts Its Own Electoral Eclipse

This week, the Congress notched a new low in its electoral history. In May 2016, it is in power in six states and Puducherry, which contribute barely 43 seats of the 543 in the Lok Sabha. In 1967, following the rout of the Congress in eight states, ...
 New Indian Express1 week ago
New Indian Express

The importance of being Raghuram Govind Rajan

The proverbial cat has been set amid the pigeons. This week, the inimitable Subramanian Swamy, a master of intrigue, declared that Reserve Bank of India Governor Raghuram Rajan was not fit for the job. More to the point, he observed that the ...
 New Indian Express2 weeks ago

Don't blame it on NITI Aayog

The NITI Aayog CEO's presentation to the prime minister was a manual of sorts to improve the functioning of the government On 21 April, the Union government, under the imprimatur of NITI Aayog, released a blueprint of sorts for the Indian economy to ...
 Livemint.com3 weeks ago
New Indian Express

Vacant Posts, Encroachments, Absconders and Antibiotics in Yamuna

The late Pramod Mahajan, in his perpetual quest for one-liners, once said, Political regimes are passengers, the temporary rulers. The babus are the permanent rulers. The homily, delivered half in jest, seems to resonate a decade later. It is ...
 New Indian Express3 weeks ago

An accidentally rising India?

How India deals with provocations will be determined by its defence preparedness. Lack of it renders it vulnerable The current Union government assumed office two years ago this month. Evaluation of the government's performance would commence soon.
 Livemint.com3 weeks ago

Harvest of Misery and The Perpetual Drought Politics

In August 2013, Raju Shetti, an MP from Maharashtra, asked Government of India about the plans to create a National Drought Relief Commission on the lines of the National Water Commission (NWC). The sequence and logic of the question underlines the ...
 New Indian Express4 weeks ago
New Indian Express

Target 10 Trillion GDP in 2032 and the Invisible Gorilla

This week, Niti Aayog put out a perspective on where it sees India in 2032. It is not called a plan, nor is it called vision-whatever. It is simply titled Creating a Movement for Change. Without much ado, it lists aims, objectives and an agenda of ...
 New Indian Express1 month ago
New Indian Express

Jobs, Monsoon and Solving the Economy's Rubik Puzzles

In 1974, Erno Rubik, a professor of architecture, created the Rubik Cube. Rubik created the cube to help explain to his students about spatial relationships. His creation is an apt metaphor for the puzzles in the economy. As with the Rubik Cube, it ...
 New Indian Express1 month ago
New Indian Express

Real Tribute to Ambedkar Calls for Repairing the Constitution

. The Constituent Assembly. Occasion: Motion to introduce the Draft Constitution. Speaker: Dr B R Ambedkar. If I may say so, if things go wrong under the new Constitution, the reason will not be that we had a bad Constitution. What we will have to ...
 New Indian Express1 month ago
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