Socio-cultural

Gandhi

एक भुला दिया गया पैगम्बर: प्रश्न गाँधी की प्रासंगिकता का

October 2, 2019

यह मानव इतिहास की त्रासदी ही है कि उसको अपने अतीत के पैगम्बरों से सीखने में बड़ी तकलीफ होती है। उससे हर सदी में नया पैगम्बर चाहिए। वरना कृष्ण कि प्रासंगिकता महाभारत के बाद, ईसा की प्रासंगिकता उनके बलिदान के बाद, पैगम्बर मुहम्मद की प्रासंगिकता अरब दुनिया के इल्हाम के बाद और गाँधी कि प्रासंगिकता 1947 के बाद समाप्त तो नहीं हो गई है।

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Happiness in India

Can the rich idea of a poor country pave way for development?

August 18, 2019

If GDP is the factor that led to national happiness, then prosperous economies of China, USA and India would have occupied the top positions in the WHR 2018. Thus, there are some other factors other than financial prosperity that lead to the happiness of the Nordic countries such as Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden.

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Digital Content: The New King of Slaves

July 18, 2019

With the gargantuan rise in the online population of India to approximately 450 million, it is fair to joke that the Union Budget 2019-20 disappointed us by not offering any subsidies on subscription fees to these platforms.

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Do we need hierarchies: In government and beyond?

June 15, 2019

Many researchers, in the past, have investigated the underlining relationship between
hierarchies and productivity in organizations. I am particularly interested in how hierarchies
play their part in Government set-ups and if at all it enhances or negatively affects
productivity.

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Happiness

Demographic Dividend, Unemployment and the Missing Women

May 12, 2019

he average age of India’s population in 2020 will be 28 years and India would be the homeland to the largest working population and yet the fear grasps our imagination whether we will miss our demographic dividend!

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Assam Farmers

Demographic changes and illegal migration in Assam

February 14, 2019

Assam and parts of the Northeast India shut down on January 8, 2019 over the issue of Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2016.  The bill seeks to amend the Citizenship Act of 1955,  to grant citizenship to non Muslims including Hindus, Sikhs, Buddhists, Jains, Parsis and Christians who came to India on or before December 31, 2014 […]

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Indian republic

Revisiting 26th January, 1950- by Bidisha Bhattacharya

January 26, 2019

This is the third instalment of “Raj to Republic” series being published on the occasion of 70th Republic Day, in collaboration with Bidisha Bhattacharya, member Political Intelligence Unit, I-PAC and former consultant to 15th Finance Commission. July 19th, 1947, at 4 o’clock on Friday evening, the Royal Assent was given to the Indian Independence Bill. […]

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Colonial Chennai

Farewell to the “Honourable” Carmichael -The first solemn protest that India came together for

January 25, 2019

November 14th, 1883, the day when not only revolutionaries but also the citizens and newspapers vehemently opposed a farewell party to Mr. D.F.Carmichael, member of the Madras Governor’s Executive Council still haunts my mind every time I turn back the pages. When the people were initially told that such a proposal was entertained by one […]

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The Public Economist Gold Mohur

Remedy -the period when Britain was drowning and India was kept waiting

January 24, 2019

I still recall the good old days, when my father post-afternoon meal would sit with his cigar lit, on the wooden rocking chair and narrate me stories about India. A man whose family had witnessed the perils of partition and who had and still possess the vast expanse of knowledge that nobody could ever possibly match; […]

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