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radicalization

Weeding out the bitter roots of terrorism

De-radicalization aims to change the mindset of radicalised individuals. This might just be the best way to counter terrorism in the long run.

/ February 27, 2017
video games

Waging a war: Battling brutality with video games

In an era where technology is more accessible than ever, spreading hate is not difficult, yet Lual Mayen is spreading anti-war sentiments through video games.

/ February 27, 2017
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
BIG

A ‘BIG’ solution to the big job invader

Artificial Intelligence and preempting backlash: Why tech CEOS are extending their support for universal basic income.

/ February 27, 2017
Understanding freedom and democracy

The roots of freedom and democracy

'Freedom' and 'democracy are the buzzwords of today, but their meaning today and what they began with have become very different over the years.

/ February 26, 2017

Making the non-performing assets perform

How can we mitigate the problem of stressed assets in our economy? Are bad banks the solution?

/ February 26, 2017
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
India EU FTA

Troubleshooting the India-EU Free Trade Agreement

What's the best way for the FTA negotiations to move forward so that the interests of both the parties are taken care of? Here's the way out.

/ 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
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
space

Racing to space: India’s latest success story

India's recent achievements in space exploration have brought their own share of accolades and apprehensions.

/ February 25, 2017
policy

‘Saathiya’ programme: A slow accommodation of the censured?

Will the Saathiya policy be the refreshing change that the Indian government's outlook needs towards homosexuality, gender stereotypes and mental health?

/ February 24, 2017

A dystopian future is not all that nuclear power promises, according to latest technologies

Recent developments in uranium extraction techniques are set to make nuclear energy widely accessible in the future.

/ February 24, 2017

Witnessing the end of civil society in Egypt

The transition towards democracy in Egypt is in threat with the government's passionate crackdown on civil society organisations.

/ February 24, 2017
ecorrea

The run-off in Ecuador elections

As the rest of South America ushers in a solid rightward tilt, Ecuador seems ambivalent towards what’s Left.

/ February 24, 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
gone

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
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
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
growth for the economy

Post demonetisation: Expected growth for the Indian economy

India awaits credit growth, manufacturing and other key industries to pick up growth after being sufficiently remonetised.

/ February 24, 2017
European culture

‘European culture’: A cultivated notion ?

For us, the idea of culture, society, arts and literature has a natural connection with Europe. However it was not always so.

/ February 23, 2017
poor-people

Can we take the IMF’s word on equality?

The IMF is showing some hypocrisy on the topic of income inequality and poverty. Can we buy anything they say?

/ February 23, 2017
Religious

The importance of religious literacy to avoid clash of civilizations

In a conflict ridden world centered around religion, education should nurture one's ability to participate in a meaningful dialogue.

/ February 23, 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
Supreme Court of India

Contempt of Court: A reminder to amend the colonial law

With the Contempt of Court doctrine being viewed both as a threat to the judiciary and a medium of free expression, a delicate balance is the need of the hour.

/ February 23, 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