Jul 25, 2014 12:51 AM
The method proposed by the Rangarajan expert group to set poverty lines is both theoretically and empirically implausible. A simple and transparent benchmark, amenable to democratic debate, would be more useful The Rangarajan expert group on poverty mea
Jul 24, 2014 12:37 AM
The very credibility of the judiciary is at stake after recent allegations of misconduct against judges. The time is now ripe for reforming the process of judicial appointments to ensure that the judiciary is accountable to the public and free from interf
Jul 23, 2014 12:45 AM
An early visit by Prime Minister Narendra Modi to Kathmandu will offer an opportunity to remove the accumulated cobwebs of mistrust between the two neighbours and focus on future potential No two neighbouring countries enjoy a more intimate and a more c
Jul 22, 2014 12:40 AM
The revival of Mandal politics has been suggested as a counter to Hindutva 2.0. However, it is doubtful whether Nitish Kumar’s alliance with Lalu Prasad will strengthen his electoral prospects against the BJP in Bihar “Mandal is the need of
Jul 21, 2014 12:17 AM
The NDA’s first budget has thrown a few sops in the direction of the environment and the millions dependent on it. But much like its predecessors, in painting the big picture it remains embarrassingly devoid of innovative ideas on how to move India
Jul 19, 2014 02:18 AM
The budget is a continuation, in numbers as well as in philosophy. But a few policy actions could have made it stand apart. There is no doubt about the strong commitment to fiscal consolidation The Union budget is more than a statement of accounts. It i
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