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New Parliament Symbolises Hindutva’s Aim To Return To Monarchy

By Arun Srivastava In one stroke, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has changed the basic character and image of India from being a symbol of pluralist, secular state having democratic, social, cultural and political ethics to a country exemplifying Brahminical culture and Hindutva ideals. Though India would continue to be...

May 29 · >

Rajasthan Politics Turning More Complex Before Assembly Polls

By Dr. Gyan Pathak Rajasthan politics is turning more complex with infighting within both the ruling Congress and the opposition BJP. Infighting in the Congress came into limelight more sharply than the BJP, because Congress leader Sachin Pilot had given ultimatum to launch statewide agitation against CM Ashok Gehlot...

May 29 · >

NITI Aayog Is Steadily Losing Its Relevance As An Useful Think Tank For Planning

By Sushil Kutty There was the Planning Commission, and there’s the NITI Aayog, supposedly a good enough name-swap. The Planning Commission became NITI Aayog in 2015, a year after Prime Minister Narendra Modi did his first flat-out ‘shastang pranam’ in Parliament, the old one. Today, nine years and a...

May 29 · >

Blockchain Is Getting Freed From Cryptocurrency Opening Up New Avenues

By Arun Kumar Shrivastav While cryptocurrencies may be getting embroiled in the regulatory issues, different other offshoots of blockchain technology is keeping the industry afloat, with some exciting news coming regularly. In a surprising turn of events, the highly anticipated auction of bankrupt Singaporean crypto hedge fund Three Arrows...

May 29 · >

Remembering The ’Golden’ Days Of Media Persons In Old Parliament Building

By Anjan Roy The D-day had come and gone. The new parliament building was inaugurated By the Prime Minister Narendra Modi on May 28, however much boycotted. That means, the curtains had come down on the old Parliament House. What will happen to it, not yet certain. Some have...

May 29 · >

Cold War-End ‘Peace Dividend’ Set To Go With New ‘War Tax’ After Ukraine War

By Girish Linganna Since the conclusion of the cold war in1991, when the erstwhile Soviet Union collapsed ending the global rivalry between it and the United States, a ‘peace dividend’ has been seen, allowing many countries to shift their resources from defence spending to other areas. However, this is...

May 29 · >

The Curious Story Of Continuous Duel In US Congress Over Debt Ceiling Limit

By Dr. Nilanjan Banik When the world’s largest economy hit the debt ceiling then surely people are going to talk and write about it. The US hit the debt ceiling limit of $31.4 trillion on 19 January 2023 and the US treasury Secretary Janet Yellen reaffirmed that the US...

May 29 · >

Karnataka Election Results Have Given The Congress Some Useful Lessons

By Harihar Swarup What are some of the implications of the Congress’s emphasis and creditable win in Karnataka for national politics? At one level it would be unwise to extrapolate from state to national elections. The logic of these elections is not always aligned. Nevertheless, the Karnataka results have...

May 27 · >

Forced Labour In India Highest In The World At Present

By Dr. Gyan Pathak Forced labour in India is the highest in the world. About 11 million are presently under forced labour in the country, according to the Global Slavery Index 2023, released by Walk Free Foundation. The Global Slavery Index is a national breakdown of the extent of...

May 27 · >

China All Set To Extend Its Solar Dominance To Global Wind Energy Sector

By K Raveendran After establishing complete dominance in global solar supply chain, China is all set to maintain a firm grip of the global wind manufacturing market share. The new opportunity has been presented to Beijing on a platter, thanks to certain developments in the wake of a new...

May 27 · >