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After Demonetization a Good Governance from Babudom is Urgently Required for Transformation of India

The decision of the Prime Minister to demonetize Rs 500 and Rs 1000 notes is a historic step lauded in general by people. The government hopes to win a decisive war against menace of corruption, black money and terrorism in near future. The Prime...

Urgent need for Common Civil Code

The debate on whether the time has come for India to have a Uniform Civil Code that will govern personal laws of all its citizens irrespective of their religious affiliation, has been renewed with the Union Government seeking a report from the Law...

Fixing India’s School Education System

The recent Bihar State education board scandal that gripped the nation’s attention and shook its conscience, has no doubt exposed the State’s pathetic education ecosystem. It has showed up the system’s underbelly where marks at board examinations...

Budget 2016: A Delicate Balancing Task achieved

All budgets are in a sense compromises with different stakeholders. Whether it is a housewife making budget for home or a Chief Finance officer for a company or Finance minister for the Government. The core issue is that expenditure is always larger...

Prime Minister’s address to Military leaders: No clarity on National Security Strategy

In his address to the Chiefs of Staff and the Commanders-in-Chief of the armed forces on board the aircraft carrier INS Vikramaditya on December 15, 2015, the Prime Minister made a rare statement on India’s defence policy. The PM lauded the...

Memo to Finance Minister Arun Jaitley

Memo to FM: An education bank, easy loans to India Uninc, tax breaks for savers – and my dog Since it is customary to give unsolicited advice to the finance minister in the run-up to the budget, here are some. In order to make it easy for the...

Making It Happen: The Impediments In the way of Indo Pak peace process

For a change it’s good that there isn’t too much euphoria over the announcement of the Comprehensive Bilateral Dialogue between India and Pakistan during the recent visit of Mrs Sushma Swaraj, India’s External Affairs Minister, to Islamabad. Media...

Smart Cities- Meeting the Managerial and Policy Challenge of Urbanization in India

Fulfilling the commitment made in the election manifesto of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) to build- “100 new cities; enabled with the latest in technology and infrastructure - adhering to concepts like sustainability…”, Prime Minister Narendra...

Bihar results will not impact Foreign Policy

While the impact of the Bharatiya Janata Party's electoral debacle in Bihar and the public rift between the party's "veterans" and the current leadership on the course of domestic politics is uncertain, India's foreign relations will not normally be...

Defence Minister’s One Year Positive Record

During his first year in office, Defence Minister, Manohar Parrikar gave a free hand to the army to act pro-actively on the LoC. He led from the front and worked closely with the leadership of the armed forces, the bureaucracy and his counterparts...

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