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Across the aisle: Silence-new gold standard of governance

No one is surprised when PM Modi seizes the occasion and speaks. It is only when he ignores the occasion and withdraws into silence that questions …

Even if Controversial FCRA Amendment Passes, There’s Still a Lot of Prosecuting to be Done

<b>New Delhi:</b> Indian political parties aren’t completely off the hook when it comes to receiving foreign funding, even if the Government’s furtive …

India

Equality in good economics

In the quarter-century since the publication in 1990 of the first Human Development Report, the world has made astounding strides in reducing poverty …

Economics

Name Of The Bill

Lok Sabha should create consultative mechanism for speaker to certify a money bill.<p>Written by |<p>The Aadhaar bill was passed by Parliament as a money …

Small enterprises rather than big corporations are driving the economic recovery

India’s MSME (micro, small and medium enterprises) sector, with 48 million enterprises, contributes 37.5% to gross domestic product, provides …

The long road to a $10 trillion economy

The NITI Aayog has presented Prime Minister Narendra Modi with a rather airy strategy to make India a $10 trillion economy by 2032. The strategy …

Buck stops at bench

Judiciary is part of the problem of judicial vacancy and case pendency. It must also be part of the solution<p>Written by |<p>If the police cannot control …

What Should be India's Role in the Age of Global Chaos?

The Modi government’s last minute decision to postpone the signature of a Logistics Supply Agreement with the US during the visit of US Defence …

Geopolitics

The International Tribunal's Ruling on the Italian Marines is a Setback for India, and Justice

On April 29, 2016, the arbitral tribunal constituted under Annex VII of the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS) to consider the dispute …

International Law

The season of scorching ironies

Irony. This one word captures our response to the ongoing nationwide drought in more ways than one. We have woken up to the reality of drought a full …

The Observer view on the GM crops debate

Europe can no longer turn its back on the benefits of genetically modified crops<p>For a generation, a campaign by the green movement against the growing of genetically modified crops has held sway across Europe. These foodstuffs are a threat to health, the environment and the small independent …

Organisms

Adrift in the Valley

News emanating out of Kashmir over the past few months should be a matter of utmost concern. Delhi and Srinagar, but for different reasons, seem to …

Controversy over Karnataka RS polls is an opportunity to bring in crucial electoral reforms

The sting operation by two TV channels purportedly showing Karnataka MLAs negotiating cash for votes for a Rajya Sabha election has caused a furore …

Why women want prohibition

Liquor has become a political issue. It demands a political solution<p>Written by , Kalyan Kumar |<p>We find that the op-ed pieces on prohibition in …

The making and unmaking of UGC

Since its inception in 1956, the University Grants Commission (UGC) has been witness to a spectacular growth in higher education. The number of …

Higher Education

For the rich, India is as good as a tax haven

Last month, the government released much sought-after tax data. The data fell short in that a break-up of taxes by income categories was only …

Trai’s cloudy cloud computing paper

I am rather disappointed with the 119-page consultation paper on cloud computing from the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (Trai). This is the …