Category Archives: Governance

GOVERNANCE : The Bogey of One Nation, One Election

There is more to it than meets the eye in Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s loud pronouncement of One Nation, One Election once again. For all the challenges and pitfalls that this idea poses, it could lead to a dangerous situation … Continue reading

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GOVERNANCE : A WEB OF DECEIT: The man who pretended to know too little…

It would be wrong to suggest that Jignesh Shah, who was one of the “key managerial personnel” on the Board of Directors of NSEL, did not know what was going on there. All outward emails of NSEL were routed through … Continue reading

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GOVERNANCE : Do we need a new education policy?

A group, headed by Dr Kasturirangan, was constituted by Government of India a couple of years ago to prepare a draft of New Education Policy. This Group has submitted a draft that has been placed for comments in public domain. … Continue reading

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GOVERNANCE : India excels in environment Governance

India’s over 5000-year-old culture enjoins us to look at the whole world and all that it sustains—living and non-living—as a family, co-existing in a symbiotic manner. Following this path, India is maintaining a synergy between its rich traditional heritage and … Continue reading

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GOVERNANCE : Crime of 21st Century

The world’s fastest growing economic activity is unfortunately one that is having a detrimental impact on trade, employment, innovation, security and the health of people living across the length and breadth of the world. This activity is called ‘illicit trade’ … Continue reading

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Governance : Challenge of organic farming

INDIA is predominantly an agriculture driven economy. Its arable land area as per 2011 data was 159.7 million hectares or 394.6 million acres, which is the second largest in the world after the United States of America. India has a … Continue reading

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Governance : Con Man’s image makeover

The conman is working out strategies to convert a sure-shot defeat into victory. A gambler who wanted to be a billionaire by 40 and retire at 45—he made his fortune and still had nothing much to do a few years … Continue reading

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Governance : The post-GST era

JULY 1, 2017 is indeed a red letter day in Indian history as it was it was on this day that India’s biggest indirect tax reform, a comprehensive dual Goods and Services Tax (GST) was introduced in our country. The … Continue reading

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Governance : ‘Development’ sans equity is a scam

Preamble of India’s Constitution has promised ‘Equality of status and of opportunity’ to all citizens. As we have seen predatory ‘development’ achieves just the opposite and is a scam. This needs to be countered and reversed. Read more

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Governance : Keeping NGOs in check

NON-GOVERNMENTAL Organisations (NGOs) have existed in India in varied forms for many decades. Even though the term NGO found its place in common usage through a United Nations Charter at the end of World War II, the idea of voluntarism … Continue reading

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