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Iconic slogans evolve with time, reflecting changing aspirations and needs of society in general and the political leadership in particular. Lal Bahadur Shastri’s famous ‘Jai Jawan, Jai Kisan’ cry had been tweaked to ‘Jai Jawan, Jai

Citizenship Amendment Bill, 2016-Implications for Assam

The Citizenship Amendment Bill, 2016 (CAB) has created a division in Assam along historical fault lines. The differences hark back to the language riots of 1960-61, and then again in 1972, with violent conflicts between the entire Assamese and the Hi

CAB 2016: Home Minister Assures Assam on Sharing of Burden

Home Minister Rajnath Singh, while introducing the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2016 (CAB) in Lok Sabha mentioned, and rightly so, that the entire country will share the burden of refugees and it will not be Assam’s responsibility alone to give sh

Challenges and Opportunities ahead for Parties in 2019

Somebody is going to win and someone will lose in the 2019 general election, but both the winners and the losers will have to face challenges thereafter — not just at the personal level but ones that concern the nation. And these challenges have to

India : Trends to look out for in 2019

The year 2018 was generally good for India. Relations with the US, Russia, China improved. Corrective action was taken to improve ties with the neighbours. The economy suffered to an extent due to external factors like high oil prices and increase

Challenges Facing India in 2019

While more has been achieved by the Modi government than many earlier governments, there are still many long-standing challenges that face India which need to be addressed in 2019. The most daunting of these may be listed as the governance deficit, i

The e-NAM experiment: Successes, Challenges and Opportunities

Around the time of the 2019 Lok Sabha election, the e-National Agriculture Market (e-NAM) will complete three years of its launch. While the performance has been mixed nationwide — a huge success in many regulated markets, modestly so in others, an

The Challenge of Ensuring Rail Safety

The recent derailment of the New Farakka Express train near Rae Bareli, in which more than half a dozen lives were lost, has brought to fore the issue of rail safety yet again. Details of the incident are still sketchy. Reports say that the 23-coach

Ayushman Bharat a Game-Changer, but concerns have to be addressed

It’s not always that the prestigious British medical journal, The Lancet, effusively praises India’s healthcare system. In the past, it has challenged Governments in New Delhi on the reported figures of malaria deaths, for instance, claiming that

वह कांटा चुभा सकते थे, लेकिन मरहम भी लगाते थे: अटल बिहारी वाजपेयी को श्रद्धांजलि

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