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A Social Twist to Reality Television?

This article highlights the extent to which TV programmes, such as Satyamev Jayate hosted by Bollywood film personality, change deep-seated prejudices of the society.

/ September 27, 2016
Should full combat sports be banned?

The Art of Controlled Aggression

Rubbishing claims that full contact combat sports make people more violent, the writer lists out the advantages of full contact combat sports.

/ September 27, 2016
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Fiscal Expansions: A Tale Of Revelations

The reality of fiscal policy is not as easy as is made to look in school curriculums. The article sheds light on the aspects of fiscal policy which are usually...

/ September 27, 2016
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Hinduism: Veiled Sanatan Dharma?

The author tries to express his opinion on how Hindus are essentially the followers of Sanatan Dharma, with all the superficial politicizing.

/ September 27, 2016
Monsanto

Uprooting the Clans: Verdict by Verdict

Monsanto has been trying really hard to protect its monopoly empire of the genetically modified seed industry in India - perhaps, too hard?

/ September 26, 2016
La Sagrada Familia

The Phenomenal Edifice – La Sagrada Familia

Come, walk the road to La Sagrada Familia, with this beautiful narrative of the author's visit.

/ September 26, 2016
India and its tryst with RTI

India and Its Tryst With RTI

While the author vouches for disclosure of details and transparency, he contends that RTI is an open ended tool and it cannot be forced upon political parties as they are...

/ September 26, 2016
world

Why US and Russia Owe Their Friendship to China – Part II

Russia and USA. Two nations. Their friendship and the story behind it.

/ September 26, 2016
The Eurozone Crisis - Made in Germany?

The Eurozone Crisis – Made in Germany?

Is Germany's economics to be blamed for the crisis that has gripped the Eurozone? The writer makes an objective assessment of Berlin's complicity in the Eurozone crisis.

/ September 26, 2016
Can China manage its water crisis?

Can China Overcome the Water Crisis?

China regulates use of water. The author emphasises that Chinese firms need to measure usage of water in order to compete with firms that are actively pursuing water management practices.

/ September 25, 2016
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Choice or No Choice?

Scarcity of suitable job opportunities outside of farming and close to place of residence is the main reason for decline in female labour force participation in India.

/ September 25, 2016
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How Bots Will Change Humanity

How does the prevalent use of bots, eliminate real human communication in commerce?

/ September 25, 2016
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Why US and Russia Owe Their Friendship to China – Part I

Focusing on the ties between the powerful nations of the world, the author analyzes their past and discusses the present.

/ September 25, 2016
terrorism

Bomb or Knife – Which is More Lethal?

All crimes are equal, but are some more equal than the others?

/ September 24, 2016
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The Oil Imbroglio

Will the world supply and demand of crude oil balance by 2017? The writer addresses the ambiguity around the EIA projection.

/ September 24, 2016
Cow

Historical Ties of Hinduism and Beef

In this article, the ties that bind the morals of Hinduism and the laws against beef consumption are discussed.

/ September 24, 2016
cash

The Need for ‘Less-Cash’ Society

The author makes a serious case for phasing out the bulk of paper currency, particularly large denomination notes.

/ September 24, 2016
The costs of ethical terrorism is high for people who die of want of matching bone marrow.

The Opportunity Cost of Ethical Terrorism

As moral weight of preventing unnecessary deaths increases, the author contends that bone marrow donations through apheresis is legal.

/ September 23, 2016
Monsanto

The Haphazard Hierarchy of Conflicting Priorities

The author, through the case of Monsanto, illustrates how corporate lobbying and sheer blackmail renders steps towards state welfare ineffectual.

/ September 23, 2016
Elephant

Elephantiasis of Income Distribution

Is GDP the best indicator to analyze economic well being of a nation? Is there no other alternative? The author makes us ponder upon these questions.

/ September 23, 2016
skill

Closing in on the Skill Gaps?

This article argues that the public debate on India’s skill gaps rests on weak conceptual foundations.

/ September 23, 2016
Chinks in China's Armour

Chinks in China’s Armour

China has all the qualities of being a global superpower. But what stops it from becoming one? The writer highlights the weaknesses in China's bid to take on a bigger...

/ September 23, 2016
power

‘Power’ful Connections

The authors shed light on the benefits of regional power sharing.

/ September 22, 2016
coal

Does India Really Need More Coal?

Should India curtail its dependence on coal for energy or power? The writers discuss the current state of India's coal industry and question the goal of higher coal output.

/ September 22, 2016
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Change the Lens, Change the Future

Adaptability to change and embracing what future has in store, is as important as keeping plans to resort to, when things don't end the way we had planned.

/ September 22, 2016
Monsanto

The Cotton Conspiracy of Monsanto

Is the Indian Government unfairly exercising its power to restrain biotechnology companies like Monsanto or just curbing unfair trade practices?

/ September 21, 2016
urbanisation

Does Urbanisation Mean the Same as We Know?

The article sheds light on how government definitions of urbanisation are flawed and the way they hamper the basis of important policy formation dependent on the definitions.

/ September 21, 2016
Rise of the planet of the machines

Rise of the Planet of the Machines

Humanity is the key to our survival in an age of intelligent machines, explains the author.

/ September 21, 2016
After scholars leave government these academics will usually spend time trying to justify the policies they supported while working there.

Voice Box of the Rulers

The academics who join government abandon their commitment to the truth for being a voice box of the rulers.

/ September 21, 2016
Sacrifice involves surrender of something of value for a greater good.

The Sacrificial Altar of Religion

Disowning the practice of sacrificing lives of innocent animals on Eid, the writer states that sacrificing something that people hold dear to themselves is a noble way of celebrating Eid.

/ September 21, 2016