R Krishna Kumar

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'मुझे से प्रभावित नहीं मोदी'

SCR officials wield broom to keep stations clean

South Central Railway (SCR) General Manager P.K. Srivastava on Saturday directed officers and staff to spare two hours a week for the cleanliness …

Engaging Citizens to Rate the Performance of Politicians: 'I For India'

The political discourse in India has never been more exciting than it is right now. With the entry of Aam Aadmi Party, politics has undergone a complete makeover over the past 1.5 years. From chaiwallahs to CEOs, everybody is taking a keen interest in politics. It is very well the first time since …

India: Frightening Questions, Terrifying Answers

I was born into a devoutly Hindu family in India's commercial capital of Mumbai (then known as Bombay). I studied at a Jesuit school. I attended mostly-Jewish universities in the United States: Brandeis and Columbia. And every Friday in the United Arab Emirates, where I've been living and working …

Amartya Sen on elections, communal politics and inequality in India

Talking with Amartya Sen is not, at any moment, chatting. When I as whether he would fancy a cup of coffee, or <i>chai</i>, maybe, he remarks how few people …

Indian Democracy: Maturing But Flawed

Is South Asia becoming a beacon for democracy? On the heels of an inspiring voter turnout in Afghanistan, voters in India are mobilizing in one of the most impressive exercises in universal adult franchise. Just a few months earlier, Pakistan had its first peaceful democratic transition in power. …