Governance

Governance

Is Economic Growth a Mere Statistic or is it Reaching the Common Man in India?

Reading Time: 4 minutesGDP does not provide a complete picture of economic and societal progress. Despite being a broad measure, GDP leaves out several things. The enormous value of the country’s natural capital and ecosystems is also not reflected in the GDP. GDP growth alone cannot be a good measure of the human quality of life index (HQLI). […]

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Development vs. Dynasty was the Pitch of BJP in the First Phase of Gujarat Assembly Elections

Reading Time: 4 minutesPM Narendra Modi has led the BJP A-Listers in the party’s campaign, pitching the Gujarat election as a contest between development and dynasty. Rahul Gandhi attacks the BJP for not releasing a manifesto for Gujarat. An analysis by our Associate Editor, Navodita, at the close of the first phase of the Assembly polls in the […]

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Crisis of Western Human Rights: No Answer for the Suffering Millions Globally

Reading Time: 6 minutesAmit, our Editor-at-Large (Europe) critiques human rights, which is essentially a Western concept. His erudite research shows how the West has been conveniently shifting the goal posts, often using it as a tool to control the nations that do not toe their line. These are the reasons due to which human rights have become limited […]

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Dawood Depressed, Dawn of a New Son, Peak XV Everest, and From Akhila to Hadiya

Reading Time: 3 minutesThe Mafia don Dawood’s only son has become a Maulana. Is he paying for his father’s sin, who is depressed with his son’s decision?  The gharana politics is so deep in the Congress party that he is the sole contender for the post of Congress Party. The highest mountain in the world is named after […]

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International and Regional Issues at the High-level Dialogue between India and China in the RIC Trilateral Meeting on Dec 11

Reading Time: 4 minutesChinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi will attend the Russia-India-China (RIC) foreign ministers’ trilateral meeting in New Delhi. During the trilateral meeting, the three ministers will discuss major international and regional issues of common concern and will work to deepen trilateral pragmatic cooperation, on Dec 11. Here’s an analysis by Navodita, our Associate Editor, in the […]

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Buying Today vs. Buying Tomorrow: Does Interest Rate Influence the Buying?

Reading Time: 4 minutesThere are two things to a buying decision – the rational, and the emotional inputs. Modern research suggests that emotional factors, such as status, fear of feeling left out, beauty, comfort are far more powerful than the purely objective factors such as cost and safety. Tarun also factors in the interest rate to understand the […]

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BJP sweeps the UP Civic Polls, with SP, BSP, and Congress Making Substantial Gains

Reading Time: 4 minutesOur Associate Editor, Navodita, analyses BJP’s sweeping the UP Civic Polls, wondering if it would bolster BJP’s Gujarat campaign. The emergence of women in the elections is a change that is palpable. Read more in the weekly column, exclusively in Different Truths.   As BJP sweeps the UP civic body elections, it may bolster BJP’s […]

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Is the Country Progressing if a Rickshaw Puller or a Daily Wage Labourer Sleeps Hungry?

Reading Time: 4 minutesEconomists believe that although there is economic bullishness in government, there is economic gloom in reality in the country. Fiscal deficit as a percentage of GDP has declined from 4.5 percent in 2013-14 to 3.5 percent in 2016-17. Farm output is setting new records. India’s trade deficit fell from its highest level of $ 190.3 […]

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BJP-led Assam Government Fires on Tribals, Evicts Thousands

Reading Time: 2 minutesThirty-five-year-old Malati Das, Amina Khatun, and Rashida Ahmed have been grievously injured and admitted to the ICU at Guwahati Medical College. Malati suffered a bullet injury and 75 others too are injured, when the BJP-RSS led Assam government, with the help of police, unleashed terror to evict tribals and grab land. Here’s a report, in […]

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In Search of Silver Lining: Far-reaching Ramifications of the Kashmir Issue, Terrorism, Hafiz Saeed, UN Plebiscite, and Indo-Pak Settlement

Reading Time: 4 minutesIt is a known fact that in Pakistan governments are formed and destroyed based on issues around Hafiz Saeed, terrorism, Kashmir and such ‘identity wars’. Which way then is peace of Kashmir headed? Our Associate Editor, Nivodita, examines the international ramifications of the Mumbai terror attack mastermind released recently, terrorism, the Kashmir issue, UN Plebiscite, […]

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