Governance

Governance

Bitcoin: Every New Bubble is the Same Old Story

Reading Time: 5 minutesBitcoin is a virtual currency, which is generated through a mathematical formula by a computer software at regular time intervals. By 2040, 21 million bitcoins would be generated, explains Tarun, analysing how it works, in the weekly column, exclusively in Different Truths. As I was leaving the clinic, my good friend, a specialist doctor asked, […]

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RaGa and NaMo Need to Review their Leadership Styles Ahead of the 2019 Lok Sabha Elections

Reading Time: 4 minutesNarendra Modi cannot afford to sit on his laurels as the margin of votes declined despite his party’s victory in Gujarat elections, recently. Rahul Gandhi needs ha a daunting task ahead of him. Navodita analyses the two different styles of leadership with a to-do list for both the leaders, in the weekly column. A Different […]

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Spare the Judiciary: Five Topmost Judges of India Need Patient Hearing to Tide Over the Crises

Reading Time: 5 minutesJudiciary is the only institution that sustains our faith in democracy as the filthy politicians of all shades have vitiated both the legislature and the executive; and as far as the press is concerned, the less said the better! It is fatally compromised, opines Prof. Ashoka, reacting to the mudslinging and barbs at the five […]

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Were the Britishers Wrong?

Reading Time: 4 minutesHemashri, takes a stock of how government offices work, with all the accompanying absurdities, in the weekly column, exclusively for Different Truths. They say life begins at forty! That is great, I thought. But forty-five years of age seems to be an age when turbulence of introspection leads to too much of self-questioning. What have […]

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India-ASEAN Economic Ties for the Future

Reading Time: 4 minutesIn September 2009 India had signed a free trade agreement (FTA) with the ASEAN to promote economic ties. It was seen as a major foray into a formidable regional trade block. Officials are working on the re-activation of the ASEAN-India Business Council (AIBC), the holding of the ASEAN-India Business Summit (AIBS) and an ASEAN-India Business […]

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Fight Corruption in Judiciary, Fight Fascist Attacks of Modi Government

Reading Time: 4 minutesJustices J. Chalemeswar, Joseph Kurien, Ranjan Gogoi and M.B. Lokur addressed a press conference saying they had been forced to come before the nation in a step they themselves described as an extraordinary event and one unprecedented in the history of India. They have asserted that they are speaking because the administration of the Supreme […]

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Deep Crises in the Judiciary: Four Supreme Court Judges Shoot Salvos on the Chief Justice of India

Reading Time: 3 minutesDeep crises in the judiciary were out in the public domain, as four Supreme Court judges J. Chelameswar, Ranjan Gogoi, MB Lokur and Kurian Joseph released a letter, in a press conference, raising questions over the justice delivery system and allocation of cases. Prof. Ashoka examines the fissure in the judiciary and gives his opinion, […]

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Dispute over Honorary Doctorate for West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee

Reading Time: 4 minutesThe debate about conferring an Honorary Doctorate to the West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee is mired in controversy. In the United Kingdom there was a fierce debate on whether Margaret Thatcher should be conferred an honorary doctorate by her alma mater, the University of Oxford, recalls Prof. Ashoka, citing his viewpoint on the subject. […]

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Will this Land Never be Clean?

Reading Time: 5 minutesRuchira tells us about the unhygienic and unclean habits of Indians. Despite the Swachh Bharat Abhiyaan, a much-hyped cleanliness campaign, the brainchild of our honourable PM, the ground realities are contrary. Read more in the weekly column, exclusively for Different Truths. A vital question. Tough to answer. Depends on one’s perception of cleanliness. We, the urban Indians, […]

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