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Briefing paper on Monetary Policy for a Unity Government 2019

October 19, 2017 - 3:40 pm in Economics

The economic policy of the BJP has been blundering along in the footsteps of previous parties and exacerbating in a very short time all the very severe pre-existing problems built up over 80 years since the Reserve Bank of India creation, such that today in…

The failure of multi-party democracy in India

October 18, 2017 - 1:16 pm in Economics

The 19th national congress of the Communist Party of China is underway. Every day the contrast between the Chinese model of development towards socialism…

Communal response to Hamid Ansari’s parting truth

August 24, 2017 - 7:37 pm in Faiths, Society

Its history but worth noting that it was at Aurangzeb’s court that his daughter zaibunnisa’s maid servant dropped the mirror of glasses which broke…

70 Years of Independence: Miles and Miles to go Before we Sleep

August 21, 2017 - 2:22 pm in Society

Seventy years as an independent country is a good enough period to reflect on how we have evolved as a nation and how our polity has evolved. It will be incorrect to generalize our observations across the length and breadth of our country as India is very…

South Asian Societies: Intolerance Galore

May 22, 2017 - 5:06 pm in Society

The protest over the mass lynching of Pehlu Khan (April 18, 2017) has been there in sections of media. It has few other parallels as well. Mashal Khan, a student of in Pakistan, was killed brutally on 13th April 2017. The charge was that of blasphemy. In yet…

Prejudices against Africans in India

March 28, 2017 - 10:36 am in Society

A young boy was found dead in Noida. The family and the people alleged that it is the Africans who have drugged him so he got cardiac arrest and after that the crowd swell and become violent against them. Police as usual arrest some of the Nigerian students…

How would have Bhagat Singh reacted to the Gandhi’s assassination?

March 22, 2017 - 1:12 pm in Video

On 14th Feb 2017, many received WhatsApp messages informing that it is this day Bhagat Singh, Rajguru and Sukhdev were hanged, and we should observe this day in his memory. These days we receive many such messages on social media giving us information (Historical…

Indian Republic 2017: Times are a Changing

February 1, 2017 - 8:48 am in Governance

As we are the approach the republic day (2017) many questions start to haunt our mind. What has been the direction of our politics in last few decades, does it conform to what was expected of our Republic as outlined in our Constitution? Are we living up to…

Gita – Not a National book but a Hindu Scripture

January 6, 2017 - 4:08 pm in Faiths

The Haryana government organized Gita Festival in Kurkshetra with a budget of Rs 100 Crores. This was to celebrate the teachings of Bhagavad Gita. This is the place where Lord Krishna is believed to have delivered the sermons that form the core of a version…

Electoral Process is a Secular Activity

January 6, 2017 - 3:14 pm in Society

The word secularism has been brought to disrepute during last few decades. Secularism stands in India for equal respect for all religions and the principle that the state policies will not be dictated by religions. This is the central theme of Indian constitution.…