Aamod Joshi

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The budget: Between stability and stimulus

Arun Jaitley will present his third national budget against the backdrop of a fragile economic recovery, stressed balance sheets, a weak global …

State of the states

What states do or fail to do matters more for the economy today than the Union budget<p>By: |<p>While all eyes today are on the Union budget — what it …

Decoding America’s Afghan dilemma

This November would mark 14 years of the presence of American soldiers in Afghanistan. It was in the wake of the September 11, 2001, terror attacks …

GREECE: 'Fasten your seat belts'

Last week Greece decided to combine the four debt payments it owed to the International Monetary Fund (IMF) in June — worth about €1.5 billion ($1.66 billion, £1.09 billion) collectively — into one, which will be due at the end of the month.<p>That delayed for three weeks the payment that was owed …

ISIS and the Foreign-Fighter Phenomenon

Why do people travel abroad to take part in somebody else’s violent conflict?<p>In August 2014, ISIS marked Eid al-Fitr, the end of Ramadan, with a 20-minute, high-definition video offering its greetings to the Muslim world.<p>Gauzy images of smiling worshippers embracing at a mosque cut to children …

India's rural employment programme is dying a death of funding cuts

After a decade of success, the landmark scheme is being starved of money by a central government seemingly intent on reining in rural wage growth<p>Ten years ago this week, the Indian parliament unanimously passed the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA). It was a historic …

Leaving people out of development

For some years now, the Ministry of Environment and Forests (MoEF)has been perceived as a roadblock to development or a facilitator for the industry …

India

These caviar-like capsules could be the answer to curbing carbon emissions

Rising seas, extreme storms, drought, heat waves, flooding, landslides—global warming’s worst incarnations sound like a list of biblical plagues. The role of carbon dioxide as the main warming culprit, has been known for 25 years. And the fight to continue to burn fossil fuels has been going on for …

Natural Gas

India-US N-deal threatens stability in South Asia, says Pakistan

Peeved at the breakthrough in the India-US nuclear deal, Pakistan on Tuesday said the move for "political and economic expediencies" would have a …

South Asia

Ethnic inequality is widespread and a drag on the global economy

Public Leaders Network,Leadership and management,Leadership and management,Society Professionals,India,Equality,Society,Guardian Professional,Comment<p>The discrimination faced by minority groups in both developing and developed nations will not go away by itself. Governments everywhere must act

Why Obama Can't Say 'Radical Islam'

Following the Charlie Hebdo massacre in Paris this month, White House spokesman Josh Earnest briefly became an Islamic theologian. At issue was why …

Religion

How electronic tissue could help paralyzed people walk again

One of the biggest challenges facing next-generation electrode implants – think cochlear implants that have revolutionized the approach to restoring …

Elasticity

The 88 movies we're most excited about in 2015

Photograph: Marvel<p>Sizing up to be a hit ... Ant-Man<p>276<p>http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Guardian/Pix/pictures/2015/1/6/1420540846840/ee8682de-2cb3-48f1-b142-fb8a970397b8-460x276.jpeg<p>460<p>Photograph: Marvel<p>Sizing up to be a hit ... …

Mad Max

Bill Gates Will Drink Water Made From Poo To Prove New Santitation Tech Works

After watching this video, no one should doubt Bill Gates’ commitment to raising awareness of the issues around sanitation and its importance to economic and social development in emerging markets.<p>In the video, Gates drinks water made from human waste to prove that the technology developed by …

Emerging Markets

Xmas Preparations Around the World

The Definitive Reading List of the 14 Best Books of 2014 Overall

I consider my annual best-of reading lists a kind of Old Year’s resolutions in reverse — unlike traditional resolutions, which lay out an aspirational list of priorities for the new year, these represent a look back at the books that proved themselves most worth prioritizing over the setting year. …

The final frontier of Hindutva?

The Bharatiya Janata Party’s aggressive foray into Jammu and Kashmir politics in the current election suggests that it sees the State — the only …

2014: The Year in Volcanic Activity

Once again, it has been a particularly eventful year for the world's volcanoes. Out of an estimated 1,500 active volcanoes, 50 or so erupt every year, spewing steam, ash, toxic gases, and lava. In 2014, erupting volcanoes included Mount Sinabung, Mount Kelud, and Sangeang Api in Indonesia, …