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Water wars: The Punjab-Haryana conflict

Water wars: The Punjab-Haryana conflict

The conflict over water sharing between Punjab and Haryana emphasises the need for long-term planning and political maturity.

/ February 27, 2017
U.S. Capitol, Senate Office Buildings

The ‘American Empire’ and its benevolent hegemony

Benevolent hegemony allows America to assume a ground of moral and ideological superiority, with staggering implications for foreign policy.

/ February 25, 2017
Urjit Patel RBI

Analysing RBI’s policies: Understanding the rationale behind unchanged repo rates

What are the circumstances in which the RBI has made the decision to keep repo rates the same? How has demonetisation impacted the economic policy of India?

/ February 25, 2017
Gujarat budget: A last-ditch effort before elections?

Gujarat budget: A last-ditch effort before elections?

What does Gujarat's recently presented annual budget hold for the upcoming elections and for the long-run economic conditions of the state?

/ February 24, 2017
students

Protests at Ramjas: Recounting the fear and outlining the future

Students believe that this issue is more than just "left vs right", and that freedom of expression is at stake. Here's an account of the developments in DU.

/ February 24, 2017
students

Tearing apart the ‘nationalism’ façade of ABVP: Protests at Ramjas

Delhi University’s Ramjas college saw clashes between activists of ABVP, AISA over cancellation of a seminar invite to JNU students Umar Khalid terming him ‘anti-national’.

/ February 23, 2017

The GST faces another roadblock: Who will claim the revenues from sea-based activities?

With coastal states stepping up their protest against the Centre's proposal to tax sea-based activities, the GST faces yet another roadblock.

/ February 23, 2017
Classroom

The behavioral economist goes to school

The education system ought to take greater advantage of the behavioral sciences when developing programs.

/ February 22, 2017
Uttarakhand

The Harish Rawat Government: Many hits and few blunders

The upcoming Uttarakhand elections have solicited their fair share of disputation. With several issues at hand to be addressed, the task to pitch would be an elaborate process.

/ February 20, 2017
Federer

The original emperor: Roger Federer and the longevity of empires

Mapping Roger Federer's historic empire over 16 years and 4 matches, covering the rise, the fall and the resurrection of this legend.

/ February 19, 2017
SC raps the government: Is a clean Ganga too much to ask for?

SC raps the government: Is a clean Ganga too much to ask for?

The Supreme Court has bashed the government over its ineffectiveness in cleaning Ganga. Owing to successive failures, after all the planning and money, is dreaming of a clean Ganga too...

/ February 17, 2017

Karnataka’s ‘Good Samaritan law’ and the long road ahead

What is holding back the Samaritans from stepping out in the event of emergencies, particularly road accidents?

/ February 14, 2017
marathas

Don’t write him off just yet — The Raj Thackeray factor

Though Raj Thackeray seemed to have lacked political maturity in his political career, his voice echoes with the Marathas on vital issues.

/ February 14, 2017

Akhilesh’s report card: Exceptional in patches, shoddy in general

With Akhilesh Yadav's first term as the CM coming to an end, a look into his performance justifies his image, but also neglects his failures.

/ February 14, 2017
The blame game continues

Delhi vs Centre battle: Sisodia files RTI against BJP

The political rivalry between AAP and the Centre is intensifying and this time there is no stopping this endless blame game.

/ February 14, 2017
Effect of demonetisation on poor

When will the post-demonetisation hardships come to an end for the rural poor?

A first-person account of how demonetisation has victimised the rural poor, opening up new avenues for their exploitation.

/ February 13, 2017
NITI Aayog and expenditure distinction - Heralding an era of inclusion and transparency

NITI Aayog and expenditure distinction – heralding an era of inclusion and transparency

It looks like India is taking decisive steps towards becoming more inclusive and transparent by adopting a futuristic approach in classifying expenditure by the emergence of NITI Aayog.

/ February 12, 2017
farmers

Will the Union Budget work for our farmers?

The Union Budget substantially increases the government's agricultural push, but what our farmers really need is fair compensation for their output.

/ February 12, 2017
Sasikala out of the shadows

Will Tamil Nadu bow down, or will Sasikala bow out?

Exploring the events leading to the swearing-in of the new Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu, V.K. Sasikala and the uncertain times that lie ahead for the state.

/ February 11, 2017
ISIS is considered more dangerous than al-queda.

As Turkey strikes another ISIS base, are we any closer to the target?

Does the success of the 2016 'pre-dawn' operation of Turkish Special Elite Forces, mean the dusk of ISIS's terrorism is near?

/ February 10, 2017
Myanmar’s Muslim minority: People without a home

Homeless and life at stake, will the Rohingyas in Myanmar survive?

Decades after independence, the Rohignyas are yet to be accepted by Myanmar. Does their situation still not deserve any attention?

/ February 9, 2017
India is UAE's largest trading partner and now a new era begins with strategic ties forging cooperation in defence, security and anti-terrorism

India-UAE trade relations: A bond beyond oil

India is UAE's largest trading partner and now a new era begins with strategic ties forging cooperation in defence, security and anti-terrorism.

/ February 8, 2017
Iran Conducts Ballistic Missile Test in Violation of UN Resolution.

Iran runs into international trouble after test-firing a ballistic missile

Iran's test-firing of ballistic missile is evoking strong reactions internationally. Is it really a violation of the 2015 Nuclear Deal?

/ February 5, 2017
rajan-bond

The ‘Bond’ that ruled the Indian economy

On his 54th birthday, we look back at the noteworthy policies and reforms taken by the former RBI Governor Dr. Raghuram Rajan.

/ February 4, 2017
Demonetisation_UPI

Here’s why the popular e-Wallets can’t challenge the United Payments Interface

Conceived by Dr. Raghuram Rajan, the United Payments Interface is an innovation towards the cashless economy. Though e-Wallets have become popular, UPI based apps stand apart for various features.

/ February 4, 2017
budget

The 2017 budget – A fiscal metamorphosis

In direct interaction with the Finance Minister, Arun Jaitley, the ideas behind the Budget 2017 have been elaborated. Whether it will find prosperity is the question.

/ February 3, 2017
jaitley-tax-economics

Goods and Services Tax: A four-step climb

The government has taken concrete decisions, finalising issues pertaining to the Goods and Service Tax in the meeting conducted on 16th January.

/ February 2, 2017

A history of restricted US borders

The executive order by President Trump may seem abrupt or disorderly, however the history reveals that the US is not new to these restrictions.

/ February 1, 2017
Deprived of their rights, minority groups always come out as the victims.

Aung San Suu Kyi: Not so noble anymore?

With the army being accused of practising 'ethnic cleansing' against the minority Rohingya Muslims, the world is waiting for Suu Kyi to break her silence.

/ February 1, 2017
The European implications of renewed US – Russia relations

The European implications of renewed US – Russia relations

Trump's phone conversation with Putin warrants closer Russia-US ties, however it could shake up Europe's stance on US support altogether.

/ February 1, 2017