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Appointing a Lokpal

on November 26th, 2016

Appointing a Lokpal By admonishing the Union government for delaying the appointment of a Lokpal, the Supreme Court has sent across a timely message that efforts to cleanse the economy must be matched by equally strong measures to cleanse public ...

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When ministers think aloud

on November 26th, 2016

When ministers think aloud A ‘no first use’ nuclear weapons policy suits India’s interest. Shifting to a first-use policy would mark a shift from deterrence towards nuclear war fighting Since the dawn of the nuclear age in 1945 there has been an ...

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Take note, the fault lies in the system

on November 24th, 2016

Take note, the fault lies in the system The credibility of the process requires that the procedures of scrutiny and verification be spelt out and made public This is not the first time demonetisation of high-denomination notes has been ...

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Raising resources using climate-resilient bonds

on November 24th, 2016

Raising resources using climate-resilient bonds As the likelihood of climate disasters goes up, the need to mobilize additional finance to address the losses is greater A climate-resilient bond would require public money to pay market or higher ...

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A sense of only itself

on November 17th, 2016

A sense of only itself At one level, India’s middle class is now inured to the world outside its own class. At another level, it displays an aggressive nationalism and is completely disdainful of the idea of the community as a nation. India’s ...

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