Governance and Political Studies
Indus Water Treaty: Need for a Fresh Look

There was a deadly terrorist attack on 14 Feb on a CRPF Convoy near Awantipora in Pulwama District in the Jammu and Kashmir (J&K). It was re-ported that in that incident 45 personnel died. Jaish-e-Mohammed; a UN designated terrorist organization, own....

2019 में पार्टियों के सामने चुनौतियां और अवसर

2019 के आम चुनावों में कोई जीतेगा और कोई हारेगा मगर जीतें या हारें, दोनों को ही बाद में कुछ चुनौतियो....

Fundamental Rights, yes. What about Fundamental Duties?

Roughly two years ago, the Supreme Court dismissed a petition that sought the implementation of Justice JS Verma Committee’s recommendations for the legal enforcement of Fundamental Duties as enshrined in Part IV (A) of the Constitution of India. A....

Keep CBI Out of Politics-But Only If It Suits Me!

Even before the country’s top investigating agency, the CBI could start recovering from the ‘CBI vs CBI’ episode involving its top two functionaries -in fact the new Director Rishi Kumar Shukla was yet to assume charge - the agency got engulfed....

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....

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....

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