Category: Fresh Take

Is land ownership the single most powerful pathway out of poverty?

Is land ownership the single most powerful pathway out of poverty?

Though ownership rights of the property in the emerging economies are not legally documented, they can provide a secure access to a lot of services.

/ February 26, 2017
think tank

The secrets behind the funding of think tanks

Think tanks around the world get their funding from many obscure sources so their neutrality can be questioned.

/ February 25, 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

Is it time to move our focus to productivity growth from economic acceleration?

The one constant in the world is change, is it the time to focus on the economic acceleration from growth? Here's one perspective to make you think.

/ February 25, 2017
Terrorism through Taliban

Pakistan: The pioneer of terrorism or a victim of it?

With a brand new spate of terrorist attacks, spearheaded by none other than the ISIS, will the Pakistani leadership be able to protect her nation?

/ 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

The Global Financial Crisis: How guilty were the governments?

How much of a role did the governments' policies and practices play leading up to the worst modern financial crisis, which left thousands unemployed and homeless?

/ February 24, 2017

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
Unilateral action

Trump reinvigorates unilateral politics in the US

Here are some things to know about President Trump's unilateral politics. Are we making a hasty judgement of Trump's actions?

/ February 24, 2017
voting machines and voter integrity

Government rejects plan to better protect voter integrity

The government decides to reject a voting mechanism that would protect information relating to region-wise voting patterns. What does it mean for electoral democracy in India?

/ 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
The Rebel- communism

Why do Camus and Sartre differ in their view of communism

The French existentialists Sartre and Camus had a friendship that enchanted all, until they split due to opposing views on communism.

/ February 22, 2017
Beijing's role in curtailing a nuclear North Korea

China’s role in curtailing a nuclear North Korea

North Korea's nuclear capability has been overlooked by Beijing as proved through the latter's actions. Global sanctions on Pyongyang would not yield results without a collective effort that includes China.

/ February 22, 2017

Are border carbon adjustments the key to a level playing field?

As the world patiently waits for the UN to become decisive, a look at the BCAs tells us that there is still hope. While not perfect, these adjustments surely are...

/ February 22, 2017
The case of the big fat Indian wedding

An end to big fat Indian weddings?

The new Marriage Bill aimed at curbing extravagant weddings has caused an uproar in the country. Is it an honest attempt or simply a facade to disguise economic inequality in...

/ February 21, 2017
A mesmerizing account of one of Spain's most religious sites-the Abbey of Montserrat

The holy shrine of Catalonia

A mesmerizing account of one of Spain's most religious sites-the Abbey of Montserrat.

/ February 20, 2017

CBSE’s latest changes – for better or for worse?

The sudden withdrawal of CBSE-i, an internationally-benchmarked, enquiry and skill-based curriculum, calls for introspection.

/ February 20, 2017
How Donald Trump became Deutsche Bank's biggest headache

How Donald Trump became Deutsche Bank’s biggest headache

Despite settling several charges against it, Deutsche Bank is still being overseen by six independent monitors, making conflicts of interest inescapable.

/ February 20, 2017

The playing field is not levelled for women in the labour market

Australian research shows that there exists a huge divide in the working hours suitable for men and women before they start suffering mentally.

/ February 19, 2017
Olympics in China

Can Beijing sustain the 2022 Olympics?

The international community seems to lack faith in China's ability to host the next Olympics. Will 2022 be China's year of reckoning? That's for the world to see.

/ February 19, 2017

With smart solar technologies, say adios to voltage fluctuations

Managing voltage on the solar network has always been an issue. But smart solar panels have the potential to make the situation better, not worse.

/ February 17, 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
The Margao Municipal Corporation waste management project

Wasted efforts: The story of Margao’s attempts at waste management

The Margao Municipal Corporation may resort to outsourcing its waste management process. A chain of errors has led to this.

/ February 16, 2017

All you need to know about energy conservation

Using clean, renewable energy instead of non-renewable resources is a step forward to a greener planet.

/ February 16, 2017
Alternate sources of energy

Heal the world, make it a better place

Here are the ways in which you can conserve energy and make the world a better place.

/ February 16, 2017
Why Morocco’s burqa ban is more than just a security measure

Morocco’s burqa ban and its aftermath

In a country whose population is 99% Muslim, what else does a burqa ban signify, other than a security measure?

/ February 16, 2017
Capital Punishment

Past and the present of Capital Punishment: Differences in evolution

Europe has a come long way by abolishing the death penalty. States in the US, however, brought these barbaric methods back. Will the US ever evolve?

/ February 15, 2017
The new marketing modules

Examining the new methods of marketing

In the changing economy of increasing competition, how do the old modules for marketing change?

/ February 15, 2017
worker productivity

Six keys to building a productive workforce

How can leaders improve workforce productivity while still saving time? Here are the top six things one can do to increase workforce efficiency.

/ February 15, 2017

US-Mexico wall: Towards a more isolated politics and economy

Is Trump's wall intended to prevent illegal immigration, drug and human trafficking or to preserve a way of life which is threatened ?

/ February 15, 2017