Category: Something New

Supreme Court of India

Contempt of Court: A reminder to amend the colonial law

The Contempt of court doctrine can been viewed both as a threat to the judiciary and also as a medium of free expression. In India, the contempt law reeks in...

/ February 23, 2017

Free market: A solution for climate change?

Environment challenges are generally believed to be government's problem, can solutions come from the society and free market too?

/ February 22, 2017

Uber and Ola versus the drivers: The ‘taxi-driver’ conflict

With the dawn of the messy battle between Uber-Ola and cab drivers, whose side should we as customers pick? Let's find out.

/ February 22, 2017

Is UBI the USP of this year’s Economic Survey?

The idea of a Universal Basic Income has emerged in India's Economic Survey 2016–17. Will UBI be the most significant economic outcome for the poor in recent times?

/ February 22, 2017

The behavioral economist goes to school

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

/ February 22, 2017

Margaret Thatcher, the respected and revered anti-hero

Margaret Thatcher divides opinion, but she undoubtedly made an enormous impact on the political and economic landscape of the United Kingdom.

/ February 22, 2017

The African Americans and the roots of their poverty

post emancipication, blacks had very little chance to break the cycle of poverty. The failed land destribution made sure they stay same for the next century.

/ February 22, 2017
Alcohol Prohibition

Bihar’s prohibition laws – To trigger a backlash

The long standing experiments with alcohol prohibition have only proven against its effectiveness. Can its resistance come about with imposition?

/ February 22, 2017

Have the state governments turned the beer industry into a tax paying machine?

The beer industry has been suffering because of the high taxes the government has imposed, making beer more expensive than other alcohol.

/ February 22, 2017
SBI building

The macroeconomic impact of the SBI merger

The merger of the State Bank of India and five of its associate banks has immensely positive implications for the Indian banking system. However, there are a few challenges ahead.

/ February 21, 2017

Why does the ISIS have a problem with Sufism?

The ISIS has always attacked Sufism for doctrinal, social and strategic reasons.

/ February 21, 2017
India USCC rankings

How far can the US Chamber of Commerce’s rankings be trusted?

While analysing the USCC rankings, it is important to have a look at the methodology and the parameters. Unfortunately, neither of them make a good reading.

/ February 21, 2017
oil truck

The cash-crunch: Demand for oil runs out of fuel

The market for oil in India is one of the most impacted by demonetisation. As stakeholders like OPEC wait to adjust, when will India's oil demand recover?

/ February 21, 2017
Globalisation takes a back seat

An era of changing trends: How the emerging economies can survive de-globalisation

In times of rising populism, it is paramount that the emerging economies reevaluate their trade policies.

/ February 20, 2017

CRISPR: The tussle of mortals over patent rights on a divine gift

With the conclusion of patent rights over CRISPR, the gene editing tool can be used to undertake cautious research and effect ethical applications.

/ February 20, 2017
Aadhar money bill

The Aadhaar battle: Should the Supreme Court intervene?

The Aadhaar Bill was introduced as a Money Bill and attracted controversies. For now, the ball is in the court of SC to solve the riddle.

/ February 20, 2017

Rashtriya Lok Dal: Back from the dead for the UP elections

With the fourth phase of UP elections drawing closer, what does the Rashtriya Lok Dal's position in the electoral landscape mean for the final outcome?

/ February 20, 2017
Taliban against ISIS

Diamonds cut diamonds: Taliban’s engagement in countering ISIS

The Taliban has recently engaged in intensified fighting with the Islamic State group.

/ February 20, 2017
Japanese sleep

All work and no rest: Japan needs to work fresh, not hard

A recent study has found that Japan loses a whopping $138 billion because of sleeping less. More hours in office doesn't mean more work. Japan needs to recognize this, and...

/ February 20, 2017

Is El Tío adding fuel to the global fire?

El Tío is increasingly becoming responsible for periods of accelerated climate change. How dangerous will it prove to be for an ill-prepared world?

/ February 19, 2017

What ‘quantitative easing’ means for the macro-economy

The 2008 crisis has forced the banking authorities to go unconventional. Quantitative easing seems like an idea worth exploring, but we must be careful.

/ February 19, 2017

A battle with a long history: The London smoke

London has historically been a leader in pollution with its cleaning being a complex problem needing urgent attention and public engagement.

/ February 19, 2017

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
More than Sex Offender Registry, we need to break the silence.

The implications of a National Sex Offender Registry

While a Sex Offender Registry does make people aware of the offenders, it is unjust and is known to increase the incidence of sexual crimes.

/ February 19, 2017

Move over demonetisation. What is the next trending policy?

Does Universal Basic Income hold the key to solve the problem of poverty?

/ February 17, 2017
Bangalore real estate

Analyzing Bangalore’s realty market

Evaluating Bangalore's real estate market with respect to property, budget and locality.

/ February 17, 2017
Trump and new world order

The rising Right and the New World Order

Right wingers are back and this time they have the backing of Trump. Will they beckon the new world order?

/ February 16, 2017
passion at work

What kind of passion at work should the employers look for?

The passion towards work in the employees should not be identified based on individual expertise alone. Their consistency and involvement in the organisation also matters.

/ February 16, 2017

A state and four major players: The UP Elections 2017

With four major factions vying for victory in the upcoming UP elections, the author takes a closer look at their respective chances of victory.

/ February 16, 2017
DPO will make the procurement processes efficient.

Can an independent Defence Procurement Organisation save India’s defence sector?

Will the creation of an independent entity help improve defence procurement and acquistion processes, or will it add another layer of unwanted bureaucracy?

/ February 16, 2017