Inequality

By: Dr Ganesh N Devy
Category: Common citizen, Governance, Health, Inequality, Global, Jobs, India politics, Indian economy, Inclusive growth
The yawning gap between the mischievous claims and verified data is exactly as it was in the case of ‘black’ money before and after demonetisation. That act dug the grave for small and informal business without tracing any black money. Similarly, the NRC verification exercise may eventually destroy... read more
By: Jagdish Rattanani
Category: Common citizen, Governance, Health, Inequality, Sustainability, Global, India politics, Indian economy, Inclusive growth
If the changes to article 370 of the Constitution of India were meant “to bring J&K truly into India's fold”, as has been argued by the Union Home Minister Amit Shah, then this is the one objective that the move has not delivered, at least not just yet. There can be no dispute that J... read more
By: Arun Maira
Category: Common citizen, Governance, Inequality, Taxes, Global, Jobs, India politics, Indian economy, Inclusive growth
The numbers are in and uncontested this time. The growth of the Indian economy, until recently celebrated as the world’s fastest, has slumped to only 5 per cent. Alarm bells ringing, the government’s fire-fighters are out. The government wants investors to invest more, to grow the economy to $5... read more
By: Jagdish Rattanani
Category: Common citizen, Governance, Inequality, Global, Jobs, India politics, Indian economy
It is now over 20 days and the average citizen of the nation’s most sensitive border State, Jammu & Kashmir, remains cut off from friends, relatives and the rest of the world. Landlines have begun working but the restoration appears to be slow. There is no word on when the restrictions will be... read more
By: Ajit Ranade
Category: Common citizen, Governance, Health, Inequality, Philanthropy, Sustainability, Taxes, Global, Jobs, India politics, Indian economy, Inclusive growth
India is possibly the only country in the world which mandates that a profit-making company spend two percent of its after-tax profits on “corporate social responsibility’ (CSR). This requirement came as part of the new company law of 2013, which replaced the fifty-seven-year-old company law of... read more
By: Jagdish Rattanani
Category: Inequality, China-India, India politics, Indian economy, Inclusive growth
With Jammu and Kashmir leaders behind bars, the people locked up in their houses, schools, colleges, institutions closed, and some voices from the other States celebrating this kind of action and incarceration, do we really think we are making progress with the integration of Kashmir into the rest... read more
By: Jagdish Rattanani
Category: Common citizen, Governance, Health, Inequality, Sustainability, Global, India politics, Indian economy
Many years ago, a plainclothes police officer known as an “encounter specialist”, that uniquely Indian term that has sadly become part of everyday usage, sat in his office in the Western suburbs of Mumbai for a long conversation in which he explained upfront how he was not the last word in honesty... read more
By: Jagdish Rattanani
Category: Common citizen, Governance, Health, Inequality, Sustainability, Taxes, Global, Jobs, India politics, Indian economy, Inclusive growth
On July 11, World Population Day, a Union Minister expressed alarm, in a Tweet, over what he called the “population explosion” in the country, wanting all political parties to enact population control laws and annulling the voting rights of those having more than two children. Just a month earlier... read more
By: Aseem Shrivastava
Category: Common citizen, Governance, Health, Inequality, Taxes, Global, Jobs, India politics, Indian economy, Inclusive growth
A year when the country celebrates the Mahatma’s 150th birth anniversary offers us a timely opportunity to consider his criticisms of modernity and juxtapose them with those of the other towering figure of his generation, Tagore. Also, fittingly, we are just weeks short of Tagore’s 78th death... read more
By: Dr. Indira Hirway
Category: Common citizen, Governance, Health, Inequality, Taxes, Global, Union Budget, RBI, Jobs, India politics, Indian economy, Inclusive growth
Looking at the present conditions in India, anybody would expect the budget to address the most critical problems of our population, namely, poor health, a semi-literate population, the agricultural crisis and the highest ever unemployment. Unfortunately none of these problems are addressed... read more

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