Wednesday, May 27, 2015
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From makers to buyers

As China overtakes the US in iPhone sales, three things we must learn from Deng about statecraft.

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Delhi To Dhaka, With Hope

Land boundary agreement ratified, more good news could follow.

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One Year of Modi govt: Bure din for social sector

Modi government has damaged the rights-based legislative framework without spelling out what will replace it.

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An officer and an expert

The generalist civil service must make room for more domain expertise.

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Telescope: The Modi hardsell

If TV polls are correct on public appreciation of the PM’s performance, then why is the BJP preaching to the converted?

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View From The Right: RSS Role

An article in the Organiser points out that respondents across India clearly “believe that [the] RSS contributes to development” and has given go-ahead to the govt to promote “Hinduism” along with “Economic Growth and Development”.

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One year of Modi govt: India Inc, be patient

There is significant behind-the-scenes activity to improve ease of doing business.

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The queen needs allies

Jayalalithaa returns as chief minister. Going forward, she will need the support of other parties.

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A diminished House

Parliamentary scrutiny is necessary for maximum governance. Modi government has yet to acknowledge this.

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Chinese Takeaway: Parrikar Missing

The tone of disinterest in Asian defence diplomacy, set by A.K. Antony during the UPA years, appears to continue under the Narendra Modi government.

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The elusive Modi

It is hard to take his measure. All the contradictions of India play out in his persona.

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Let The Elected Rule

Centre’s bid to give Delhi LG power on appointments of officers is misplaced.

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One year of Narendra Modi Government: Farmer awaits achche din

Without shared political commitment, we cannot save farmers from the era of agrarian distress. Time has come to pay serious attention to problems arising from monsoon and market.

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Next Door Nepal: What Nepal wants

The government, bereft of any plan, should allow others to spend money.

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So much to talk about

Standoffs are old-fashioned. India and Pakistan should resume dialogue.

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One year of Modi Government: Us versus them

Modi’s year in power has seen the hardening of a bipolar alliance system in South Asia, with America and India on one side, and China and Pakistan on the other.

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Fifth Column: A warp in the viewfinder

And India stands once more, they say, on the verge of deep despair.

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Inside Track: Keeping his distance

Not travelling with Modi is just one part of it; the media are not permitted to even stay in the same hotel as the PM.

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Reverse Swing: Look East, India

Using cricket as a metaphor, addressing the long pattern of patronising behaviour toward a neighbour that deserves Indian respect, but seldom gets it.

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Across the aisle: How long can hot air keep balloon afloat?

There are more red lights than green. Yet the GDP is estimated to have grown at 7.4 per cent in 2014-15.

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Out of My Mind: Akela Arvind Party

But how do you explain the fear of using the power you have won?

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Re-skilling skill development

Rigorous evaluations are needed to ensure vocational training results in desirable outcomes in terms of jobs and wages.

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Work fatigue

The professions that defined middle class aspiration are now sites of a deepening discontent.

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Fighting from the top

The biggest asset for this government in its battle against corruption has been the incorruptible leadership of the prime minister himself.

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The Deepening Furrows

Poorly designed policies are largely to blame for farm distress.

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The Salman Exception

For most undertrials, it’s years in jail with no access to quality legal aid.

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An American in Mumbai

He is one of a breed of extremists with ties to the US and a conservative upbringing.

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Khaplang, in the eyes of an Indian Naga

The NSCN-K’s first ceasefire meeting with the Myanmar authorities, to which Baruah refers in order to glorify S.S. Khaplang and criticise the Indian government, was at Hkamti on April 9, 2012.

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Most reform since 1991

This government is the first to clearly stress the importance of manufacturing for growth and employment.

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The Urdu Press: A Good year?

On Modi govt’s first year in power Jamaat-e-Islami’s bi-weekly, Dawaat, writes: Everyone knows that the government got the support of all but has facilitated the development of only a chosen few.

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Art of the state

The Seventh Schedule is not set in stone. Government must push for greater decentralisation.

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Time For School

The World Education Forum is a test of our commitment to children.

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The show chugs along

Outcomes from Modi’s China visit are not spectacular. But they are substantial.

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A new manual for diplomats

Narendra Modi’s greatest momentum has been in foreign policy. But the external opportunities he has successfully created for India could be undermined by potential domestic failures.

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Telescope: Here, there, everywhere

Since last year, even when the PM travels, he is just a remote control button away.

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This Farkhunda Moment

Her death has raised voices of sanity against marauders in the name of religion.