COVID-19 may not escalate in India like in Western Europe

There are a few things in India’s favor which keeps me optimistic about Indian scenario with respect to Corona Scare. 1. India was one of the first few countries to impose travel ban to and from China and other affected countries, visas were cancelled and denied entries to all foreigners except select few. 2. Young … Continue reading COVID-19 may not escalate in India like in Western Europe

Low testing rate for Corona Virus in India is not a problem

There has been a lot of criticism that lesser number of tests per million are being carried out in India. Blindly sharing Example of South Korea and USA is useless and not suitable for our scenario. This comparison is like comparing apples and oranges. I am of the opinion, making tests available to everyone is … Continue reading Low testing rate for Corona Virus in India is not a problem

Will India abandon No-First-Use policy?

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?

What is best suited for India- Parliamentary System or Presidential System? Debate

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

Critique of plans to create world-class universities

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