Monthly Archives: February 2019

Corruption: From Raj to Rafale 6 :Licence toLoot

In the sixth part of the series on corruption in modern India, Alam Srinivas looks at how crony capitalism became systemic. This was despite the government’s focus on public sector, and the controls imposed on the large private enterprises through … Continue reading

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Cover Story: Hobson’s choice

Almost seven decades ago the Indian Constitution came into force. Its Preamble had key words that were aimed to create an idea of a new nation, a country of the future. Since 1950, we have slipped further into the past, … Continue reading

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Cover story: Reclaiming the India

Indian Republic has turned 70. In the run up to India’s independence, the Constituent Assembly was entrusted with the task of drafting a ‘Charter of Governance’ for the nation’s teeming and parched millions emerging out of the shadow of slavery … Continue reading

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Cover story: India Democracy – precipice of collapse

Unfortunately, or fortunately, Agenda 2019 will comprise the same issues as Agenda 2014. Despite a political wave a few years ago, and flamboyant promises of a complete transformation of the nation, the on-ground reality remained the same. In terms of … Continue reading

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Cover story: Reform or perish

It may still not be too late for the PM to change the gathering perception about him—that he is steeped deep in cow and buffalo politics. To do that, he is required to apologise to the people and rededicate himself … Continue reading

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Governance: Energise White Revolution

India is a land of immense potential and opportunities. With nearly 70 per cent of our population living in the rural areas, there is a natural inclination towards the dairy industry, as most rural households have cow, buffalo, goat or … Continue reading

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Goverance: Historical blunder

On the evening of 11th January, 2019 there was breaking news on all the news channels that the Collegium of the Hon’ble Supreme Court of India had recommended the elevation of Hon’ble Justice Dinesh Maheshwari, Chief Justice, Karnataka High Court … Continue reading

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State Scan: Justice delayed

Nearly 25 per cent of the population in Goa is in the danger of losing its livelihood. These 300,000 people are connected with the mining industry that is facing extinction following a recent Supreme Court order. The Apex Court in … Continue reading

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State Scan: Shuffling the cards

Bureaucracy is like a horse and to control it, the horseman needs to use his skills (and whip) very well—an old saying in India goes something like this to describe the working relationship between the lawmakers and the civil servants. … Continue reading

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State Scan: Fading Modi, Shah’s charishma

With Lok Sabha elections just round the corner, the 2014 situation seems to have come full circle in 2019. The political epicenter—that Gujarat was in 2014—remains in the focus, unchanged and pivotal in the scheme of things of the ruling … Continue reading

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