Governance

Governance

Indian Economy on a Slippery Oil Slope: Centre Must Give up Part of Bounty Collected through Duty

Reading Time: 5 minutesIt is appalling to see the authorities openly stating that the time had not come to cut excise duty as global crude prices had not reached that high. Embarrassingly, the Minister of Petroleum and Natural Gas has been repeating parrot-like that the government is weighing all the options sans disclosing what those options are. Here’s […]

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Artificial Intelligence to Trigger Second Industrial Revolution

Reading Time: 4 minutesTechnology optimists do not deny that automation will prove disruptive in the short run. They point out, however, that historically periods of rapid technological change have created more jobs than they have destroyed and have raised wages and per capita income in rough proportion. The AI revolution may be different, but there are good reasons […]

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Chinese Designs on Arunachal Heighten Worries for India

Reading Time: 4 minutesWhat has added to India’s anxiety is that the report quotes a Chinese academician at the University of Geosciences in Beijing as saying that Chinese troops had to retreat from Arunachal in 1962 because “we had no people there to hold the land.” But now, with the ‘significant increase’ in the Chinese population in the […]

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Redesigning Indo-Russian Strategic Friendship: Perceptible Change in Tone and Tenor of Modi

Reading Time: 3 minutesRussia had nursed the feeling that India will speak out its mind on the US sanction against Moscow. The US had imposed the sanctions earlier this year under CAATSA for Russia’s military intervention in Ukraine and alleged meddling in the 2016 US Presidential elections. Here’s a report, for Different Truths.  Both Prime Minister Narendra Modi […]

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Prayers, Process, and Reforms: Some Things do Not Change for Ordinary People

Reading Time: 7 minutesThe state administrative service is rife with arbitrariness and discrimination. Hemashri recounts how her study leave prayer for a higher study to JNU, New Delhi, was not granted, while two other batch mates of hers were allowed relaxation of rules. It will soon be 20 years, the administrative process is yet to dispose of her […]

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Christians Dressed in Crusade Mail

Reading Time: 3 minutesNo names have been taken, neither that of man nor party, in the Archbishop’s letter. But the Church’s David versus Goliath slingshot is aimed at the Modi government. That is for sure. Logic says Christians should form a political party and get into the thick of battle political. The Election Commission cannot stop them. And […]

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Maduro Re-Elected President of Venezuela: Trump Threatens to Impose Economic Sanctions

Reading Time: 4 minutesThis election season has been a wild ride for Maduro and Venezuela. After the death of President Hugo Chávez in March 2013, Maduro, a former bus driver and labour union activist, succeeded him with a mandate to continue the “Bolivarian Revolution” that had transformed political life in Venezuela and in the whole Latin American and […]

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Indian Stability Innovations get Global Recognition

Reading Time: 3 minutesThe result of a global research and crowdsourcing effort, the Atlas features more than sixty innovations from around the world that help individuals, households, communities, and countries continue to survive and prosper even in the face of economic volatility. A report, for Different Truths. In the last decade, India has emerged as the world’s most […]

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