IPA Special

In Covid Period, Vietnam Is Emerging As An Alternative To Chinese Goods

By Subrata Majumder China has re-emerged as the biggest trading partner of India in 2020-21 outplaying USA, after a break of two years. Prior to these, China was also the leading trade partner for five years from 2013-14 to 2017-18. Notwithstanding, China loses primacy in trade in the post...

Jul 22 · >

P K Warrier Was A Pioneer In Modernising Ayurveda, Traditional Indian System

By Harihar Swarup Rare are the people like P K Warrier, who have seen so many facet of life, achieved so much in life and lived over 100 years. He popularized Ayurveda, died in Kerala’s Kottayam a month after celebrating his 100th birthday on June 8. Decorated with India’s...

Jul 22 · >

Population Policy Of BJP Led States Have Generated Many Apprehensions

By Kalyani Shankar There is a raging debate going on about regulating the population growth in India. Ahead of the Monsoon Session of Parliament, three BJP-ruled states — Uttar Pradesh, Assam, and Karnataka — brought a two-child policy norm with incentives and disincentives.  Even though they have not openly...

Jul 20 · >

Home Minister Amit Shah Loses The Plot, Calls Pegasus Conspiracy

By Sushil Kutty The Pegasus is a mythical winged horse which with a blow of its hoof knocked a spring out of Mount Helicon. The other day the Modi Government got kicked by Pegasus, Israel’s military-grade spyware, and set phones ringing all through India, from Agartala to Agatti, Kashmir...

Jul 20 · >

Indiscriminate Arrests By Authorities Lead To Serious Health Problem Of Families

By Dr. Arun Mitra Chief Justice of India has very validly pointed out the misuse of Section 124(A) of IPC which deals with the offence of sedition. Laws like the NSA, UAPA and sedition laws are a reflection of colonial era. He pointed it from legal perspective as these...

Jul 20 · >

Pegasus Expose Shows Full Complicity Of Modi Govt In Surveillance

By Arun Srivastava The Pegasus expose has brought a very significant political issue in the public domain for painstaking discourse that if all the democratic institutions had not been crushed and allowed to perform their democratic roles in the defined constitutional manner and the bureaucracy had not been inactivated,...

Jul 20 · >

Pedro Castillo To Formally Take Over As President Of Peru On July 28

By Satyaki Chakraborty Peru’s electoral agony is finally over. The Marxist Pedro Castillo will take over as the new president of this Latin American nation on July 28 after the national electoral authorities dismissed all the legal challenges lodged by his right wing rival Ms. Keiko Fujimori on Sunday....

Jul 20 · >

Blockchain Technology Has Potential To Improve Common People’s Lives

By Francis Erdman There are many myths and misunderstandings about blockchain, the technology that underpins cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin. This largely because many (not all) people who work in that space come at it either from a global capitalist mindset and/or some flavor of libertarian/anarchist mindset. They are seeking...

Jul 20 · >

30 Years Of Liberalisation: 34 Days That Shook The Indian Economy

By Nitya Chakraborty On June 21, 1991, the 70-year-old Congress veteran P V Narasimha Rao took oath as the Prime Minister of a minority government amidst massive political uncertainty over its longevity. The Congress had got only 232 seats as against the usual majority of 272 in the Lok...

Jul 19 · >

Surging Fuel Prices Pose Threat To Economy, Government

By Nantoo Banerjee It is rather unusual to see the government calmly watching the growing misery of the common man under the pressure of rising inflation, fuelled by increasing oil and gas prices, and shrinking jobs and income. It would be fundamentally wrong if the government continues to allow...

Jul 19 · >