Contributions 
The Indian Science Congress and its Relevance At the annual Indian Science Congress (ISC) conference in January 2015, a paper co-authored by two academics claimed that aircraft had not only been manufactured during the Vedic period but also that these planes were far superior to the ones we have...

Research and Development Reforms 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...

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...

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 ...

Book Reviews 
Remnants of a Separation: A History of the Partition through Material Memory, Aanchal Malhotra, Harper Collins Publishers, India, Pages 400, Price Rs 799/-. It was Elie Wiesel who had said, “Without memory, there is no culture. Without memory, there would be no civilisation, no society, no future.” The Holocaust survivor would know, as would those in India and Pakistan who went through the trauma of ...

Half Lion: How PV Narasimha Rao Transformed India; Vinay Sitapati; Penguin Viking Books When Pamulaparti Venkata Narasimha Rao became the country’s Prime Minister, he came with few expectations. His track record as Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh (then undivided) and many years later as Union Cabinet Minister was mediocre. The party ...

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