Ashwani Kumar

The writer, an IRTS officer, is a fellow with the future mobility group at Singapore-MIT alliance for research and technology. Views are personal

Articles By Ashwani Kumar

Bench as beacon

The Supreme Court, now more than ever, will need to be the moral compass for the country.

Kotkhai custodial death: Himachal govt nod to CBI for prosecution of 8 cops

A senior official confirmed the chief minister has granted his approval for prosecuting the eight officers, including IGP-rank Zahur Zaidi who headed the Special Investigation Team for probing the case.

A Leader of All Citizens

India needs a leadership that can rise above petty vanities to embrace an inclusive nationalism

Virbhadra turns heat on Dhumal, Vigilance files chargesheet in court

The FIR in the case was registered under section 420 and 120 - B IPC and Prevention of corruption Act.

Riding the train to reform

The government must create an independent omnibus rail regulator to ensure coordination, standardisation and fair play.

Bullet trains, in perspective

They will have to be integrated with the existing rail network.

Unshackle entrepreneurs

The National Rural Employment Guarantee Act is revolutionary not only in that it legally guarantees livelihood security and anchors implementation of anti-poverty initiatives in the panchayats,but also because it reinvents the conventional notion of labour. Influenced largely by late 19th-century Marxist and socialist writings,the mobilisation of labour has historically been marked by a crude sociological […]

Make NREGA new

Much of the public imagination on the National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme has been focussed on stories of corruption and conspiracy theories...