A nuclear strategist from the MIT, said, “There is increasing evidence that India will not allow Pakistan to go first.” Since then, there has been speculation among the strategic circles that India might reconsider its no-first-use strategy. Let us analyse the different aspects of it. Evolution of India’s nuclear doctrine Homi Jahangir Bhabha, the pioneer … Continue reading Will India abandon No-First-Use policy?
Ban is the easiest thing any TDH can do. What's the use of the years of legal experience in the jurisprudence if the SC wants to ban by imposing the top-down diktats which affect the businesses and then go on making perpetual exceptions for the made diktat? The directive that there shouldn't be wine shops, … Continue reading Poor diktat by Supreme Court on alcohol ban along highways
The BJP in the Uttar Pradesh elections promised of a loan waiver to the farmers in the state if it won the elections. Not just them Punjab chief minister Amarinder Singh met PM to seek assistance for a loan waiver for farmers in the state. The Devendra Fadnavis government in Maharashtra is under pressure from … Continue reading Loan waivers: Poor economic logic and anti-farmer move
Mental Health care bill was up for the discussion in Lok Sabha couple of days ago. it is a refreshing change from the previous Mental Healthcare Act 1987 and progressive legislation. Here are the highlights, analysis and some challenges of the bill. Mental Health Care Bill 2016 The bill is being considered to provide for … Continue reading Analysis of Mental Health Care Bill, 2016
Context MP from Thiruvananthapuram Mr Shashi Tharoor has started a debate as to why Presidential System is best suited for India. While some are taking his side, some others are disagreeing with his viewpoint. The opinion is divided. Some are providing alternate solutions. Let us examine some of the nuances of it. What are the … Continue reading What is best suited for India- Parliamentary System or Presidential System? Debate
Several of the famous people in India have been found to be involved in the Sexual Harassment cases like Phaneesh Murthy director of Infosys, Tarun Tejpal editor in chief of Tehelka Magazine, RK Pachauri recently and the latest to get into the imbroglio is TVF CEO Arunabh Kumar. Let us have a look at the … Continue reading Sexual Harassment at Workplace, laws only on paper
Context In 2017-2018 Budget of Karnataka Government, announced that they would build a ‘world-class’ university named “Bengaluru Dr B.R.Ambedkar School of Economics” (BASE), will be modelled on the lines of London School of Economics (LSE). Apart from that, even Central Government announced a year earlier that they would establish 20 world-class universities which will enjoy … Continue reading Critique of plans to create world-class universities
Jan 26 is also the "Happy Independence Day." Allow me to explain the not so much celebrated fact here. Though, freedom came to India on 15th August 1947, the thought of the complete Independence (purna swarjaya) was celebrated 17 years before on 26th Jan, 1930 with a resolution passed under Nehru at Lahore session of … Continue reading Jan 26, Independence day
I have been reading editorials and news articles by several commentators giving exhortations to Urjit Patel to make RBI an independent body. Making a controversy in a place where there is none. I don't believe in this premise that RBI has to be an independent body. I support Central Bank, if at all it has … Continue reading Question of Independence of RBI
Who's on the cover of KVIC calendars ( whether Modi or Gandhi or bikini clad model) is a non-issue. What's an issue is who and how it is being handled! Poor commentary on the social media on this matter. The constraints are all in the supply chain, and in the eternal poverty of the handloom … Continue reading Not Gandhi. Not Modi. Not a bikini-clad model on Calendars- Khadi needs something else.