Governance

By: Ajit Ranade
Category: Common citizen, Governance, Inequality, Taxes, Global, Jobs, India politics, Indian economy
The economic growth for the past three years has declined from 8.2 to 7.2 to 7.0 percent. The latest quarterly growth rate is 6.6 percent, and the January to March quarter data will be published in a couple of weeks. So, this declining trend continues, and for the fourth year in a row, India will... read more
By: Jagdish Rattanani
Category: Common citizen, Governance, Inequality, Taxes, Global, Jobs, India politics, Indian economy, Inclusive growth
There are a host of considerations that rule, and not all of them are easily fathomed by city folk who tend to prefer the so-called national parties and pre-set alliances. Some of these dynamics are now opening up the reading, tentative, early and not backed up well, that the SP-BSP combine is... read more
By: Aseem Shrivastava , By: Aryaman Jain
Category: Common citizen, Governance, Health, Inequality, Sustainability, Taxes, Jobs, India politics, Indian economy, Inclusive growth
The rise of Hindutva in a country that was thought to be largely secular has flummoxed many. Whatever the outcome of this general election, the BJP and its parent, the RSS, will remain important players and influence the political agenda in a manner they never had been able to before 2014. This is... read more
By: Jagdish Rattanani
Category: Common citizen, Governance, Inequality, India politics, Indian economy
Even for those who might have held Rajiv Gandhi culpable in the mass of allegations around the Bofors gun, his death brought that conversation to an end. That is the Indian way – not to speak ill of the dead, to forgive and to let bygones be bygones.
By: Ajit Ranade
Category: Common citizen, Governance, Health, Taxes, Global, Jobs, India politics, Indian economy, Inclusive growth
In less than a month we will have elected the seventeenth Lok Sabha. The seat tally across parties will determine who gets to form the next government. Since exit polls have been banned during the six week long national elections, we can’t depend on feedback from those who have already voted. The... read more
By: Jagdish Rattanani
Category: Common citizen, Governance, Health, Inequality, Sustainability, Union Budget, India politics, Indian economy, Inclusive growth
About two years ago, Stanford University’s Dr. John P AIoannidis, who currently is considered the most-cited physician, wrote in the prestigious Journal of Clinical Epidemiology: “Under market pressure, clinical medicine has been transformed to finance-based medicine…In many... read more
By: Haresh Jagtiani
Category: Common citizen, Governance, Global, India politics
Facing a charge of sexual misconduct, the CJI can convene a bench of three male justices, including himself, invite the Attorney General to speak on his behalf, admonish the press for sensationalising the event, accuse politicians of fabricating the episode, not have anyone represent the victim or... read more
By: Amit Basole
Category: Common citizen, Governance, Health, Inequality, Taxes, Global, Jobs, India politics, Indian economy, Inclusive growth
India is dealing with a serious crisis of employment despite achieving higher than global average rates of GDP growth consistently for many years. The crisis has many dimensions, some of which are low real wage growth, a proliferation of insecure jobs, high rates of unemployment among the educated... read more
By: Arun Maira
Category: Common citizen, Governance, Inequality, Taxes, China-India, Global, Jobs, India politics, Indian economy, Inclusive growth
Iconic visions of Industry 4.0 are robots and self-driving cars that will eliminate human workers, and 3-D printers that can compress the capabilities of a large factory with hundreds of skilled workers into a small machine operated by a single person. A broader view of Industry 4.0 includes the... read more
Category: Common citizen, Governance, Inequality, India politics, Inclusive growth
April 13 is a dark day in India’s colonial history. This year, it marks the 100th anniversary of the brutal Jallianwala Bagh massacre in Amritsar, where Brigadier General Reginald Dyer opened fire on thousands of unarmed Indians, who had peacefully congregated in the Bagh on Baisakhi day as a mark... read more

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