Commentaries & Articles
Policy Paralysis, Petrifaction or Mere Incompetence: The State of the Government
Less than two years ago, when the world was still staggering under the load of severe economic recession, India was being cited as a fine example of continuous economic growth in a totally democratic environment, lauded for its management of the economy and its banking system, with a corporate sector which was optimistic about India and its future.
The Normal Socialist
What does Francois Hollande’s victory in the French presidential election mean for India, Europe and the rest of the world? We know very little about him in India. Hollande’s political career has been confined to domestic politics, but without any governmental experience even though he has headed the French Socialist Party from 1997 to 2008. Foreign affairs have not been his forte so far, though now he will be deeply involved in them as the French President has traditionally a privileged role in conducting the country’s foreign policy.
India Needs to Seize the Initiative in Myanmar
Forthcoming visit of Prime Minister to Myanmar after a gap of 25 years is an historic opportunity to seize the initiative in a country which has been described by many strategic thinkers as the lynchpin of our ‘Look East Policy’.
Maoists’ ‘Look East Policy’
The problem of the Left-wing Extremism (LWE) has been like a shifting pain that moved from West Bengal to Bihar in 1970s, and then to Andhra Pradesh in 1980s.
Next Challenge for Governance - the Cloud Computing
The internet has transformed the planet Earth into a global village; where in cyberspace boundaries have little meaning. However perimeterization of an organizational data was always possible even in the Internet environment and it was possible to create De-Militarized Zone (DMZ) between the Internet and organization’s data. However with the adoption of Cloud computing, even this hazy boundary is being eroded. Thus the challenge ahead for a sovereign state is how to adapt to new technological paradigm.
Daft of Hillary to Push Us on Iran
India-US relations have neither burgeoned as much as the enthusiasts may have wanted nor withered as much as the skeptics may have anticipated. The relationship is neither in an impasse nor is it set to surge ahead dramatically.
The Right to Education
The original Article 45 of the Constitution, which forms a part of the Directive Principles of State Policy, read, “The State shall endeavour to provide within a period of ten years from the commencement of this Constitution for free and compulsory education for all children until they complete the age of fourteen years”.
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