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The rogue state of Pakistan and the perfidy in geopolitics
New Indian Express

The rogue state of Pakistan and the perfidy in geopolitics

Study history, study history. In history lie all the secrets of statecraft… so said Winston Churchill. Around 45 years ago, as the Pakistani Army waged war against its own people in East Pakistan, Indira Gandhi made a prophetic observation in a TV ... New Indian Express, 1 day ago

Zika hovers, killer diseases breed in cesspool of politics

Mosquitoes acquired prime time stardom this week. All the elements were in place. The geography was well located—it happened in Delhi, the national capital. The physiology of distress was acute—an estimated 3,000 persons affected and 30 killed ...
 New Indian Express1 week ago

Paracetamol politics, tried ragas, tired rhetoric and retired reasons

They say change is the only constant. It is a useful cliché that helps keep hope afloat. Change, unless it is driven by cataclysmic events, is a glacial process. The idea of change lies between the observed and the observable. Frequently, as images ...
 New Indian Express2 weeks ago

Notes on sloth: snippets from the standing committees

Away from the din and dust of politics, Departmental Standing Committees of Parliament dredge into the innards of government to review the working of ministries. Members of Parliament shed political hues to study issues of allocations, efficiency ...
 New Indian Express3 weeks ago
New Indian Express

The quality of quantity and the broken state of education

It is rare for a guest to be so candid, so bold to tell the hosts some honest truths. But Tharman Shanmugaratnam, Deputy Prime Minister of Singapore, did just that. He told a power-packed audience at Vigyan Bhavan that schools are the biggest crisis ...
 New Indian Express4 weeks ago
New Indian Express

Forget Rio. India has 1,433 days to make a mark at tokyo 2020

Posts on the social media are a riveting reflection of desire and disappointment. On Thursday morning, as India erupted in collective relief, one provocateur thanked Sakshi Malik for upgrading India into the bronze age. Come Friday, as P V Sindhu ...
 New Indian Express1 month ago

India's troubled tryst with inflation and the cost to the economy

The only real answer to inflation is to increase our internal production and thereby close the gap between the available supplies and the purchasing power in the hands of the community. Finance Minister R K Shanmukham Chetty, presenting the first ...
 New Indian Express1 month ago India's troubled tryst with iflation and the cost to the economy  New Indian Express1 month ago

India's industrial reforms of 1991: The inside story

The 1991 economic crisis, essentially a balance of payments problem, is generally seen as the overriding factor that led to the dismantling of the licence/quota raj, but that is only partly true. The lacunae of the industrial and trade policies were ...
 MSN News US1 month ago

For low gst rates, cut costs, losses, waste and theft

Reforms in India, frequently tend to be historic. That is perhaps because they have a long history in the waiting room! The GST was first mooted in the year 2000. Atal Bihari Vajpayee was Prime Minister and Sachin Tendulkar was in his prime with 46 ...
 New Indian Express1 month ago
New Indian Express

Section 144 for Drought and Floods too

It could soon be a question for those appearing in the Union Public Service Commission exams. What do you do when there is a drinking water crisis? Impose Section 144 of the Criminal Procedure Code. Case study: Latur, Maharashtra, March 2016. What ...
 New Indian Express1 month ago Jugaad governance: section 144 for drought, section 144 for floods  New Indian Express1 month ago
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