This section of the Pragati Manifesto is about how India can enhance its stature in the world.
This section of the Pragati Manifesto outlines how to manage public finances better. Empowering states is key.
This is Part 1 of our series, 2018 in Review, and focuses on South Asia. Specifically, why India should look beyond.
Nothing has changed in Pakistan. Here are five areas in which Imran’s election will make no difference.
This budget continues the trend of not giving enough importance to foreign policy.
There are many good ways to empower women. Playing around with taxes is not one of them.
The controversy over the proposed changes to the Indian passport misses the elephant in the room.
Power is not enough to be a dominant geopolitical player. You also need Legitimacy. That is why China will not replace the US anytime soon.
Shyam Saran’s new book is a stellar narration of India’s engagement with the world.
While the union government dithered, India’s foreign policy initiatives towards Israel were led by our states.
The ability of Indian society to correct itself is underplayed, underestimated,and undermined by the Indian State.
We have allowed leapfrogging to become an excuse to stop working towards solving ancient problems. Enough!
Reform Idea: Restrict the number of Centrally Sponsored Schemes to a maximum of 10.
Can we pass moral judgement on actions from earlier times? If yes, on what basis?
New Delhi will continue to treat state governments as municipalities if they behave that way. That is why the latest Karnataka budget is an opportunity lost.
Over the last decade, there have been many excellent books and doctoral theses about this fascinating state. So many, in fact, that it has become hard to write about Pakistan and find something new to say. This is precisely why Tilak Devasher’s Pakistan: Courting the Abyss sets itself apart.
Few external intelligence agencies are powerful enough to back governments of other nation-states. Fewer still have their own terrorist outfits. Hardly anyone can be credited with toppling their own governments. The ISI of Pakistan has done all three.