Category Archive: Politics

Haryana elections : A setback to defectors and khap panchayats

D.R. Chaudhry is is a retired academic from Delhi University. There has been a popular perception that khap panchyats in Haryana enjoy a lot of influence and popularity in society. It has been… Continue reading

Haider : Some Reflections

Dr Gopa Nayak is a writer and an academician. She has a DPhil from the University of Oxford and her first Master’s degree is in Sociology from Delhi School of Economics, University of… Continue reading

ISIS FLAGS IN KASHMIR : WHAT SHOULD WORRY US

Rashneek Kher is a Kashmiri and based in Delhi. The frequency with which one is seeing ISIS flags being displayed in Kashmir these days has lead to heated debates. From “outright condemnation” to… Continue reading

Parsing the Xi Jinping Visit: Economics as the ‘Base’ of the Sino-Indian Relations

P.K.Anand is associated with Institute of Chinese Studies, Delhi. He can be contacted at anand.p.krishnan[at]gmail.com. The three-day state visit of the Chinese President Xi Jinping was viewed with great expectations and therefore, received… Continue reading

My Point of View… : DEEPIKA PADUKONE

Deepika Padukone is a noted film personality based in Delhi. She has written this note on her FB page.  There is only ONE sign that a woman wants to have sex and that… Continue reading

Shrinking space for minorities in Pakistan

Besides being victims of blasphemy allegations, they have also been bombed wholesale in Punjab and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa while performing their religious duties in their sacred places, says Muhammad Akbar Notezai. He is a… Continue reading

Whose Iron Ore is it anyway?

Mohan Guruswamy is Chairman and founder of Centre for Policy Alternatives, New Delhi, India. He has over three decades of experience in government, industry and academia. He can be contacted at mohanguru[at]gmail.com. For… Continue reading

मझधार में तुर्की की राजनीति

डॉ. राजन कुमार जवाहरलाल नेहरू विश्वविद्यालय, नई दिल्ली के अंतरराष्ट्रीय अध्ययन संस्थान में प्राध्यापक हैं. उनसे rajan75jnu@gmail.com पर सम्पर्क किया जा सकता है. अगर सत्ता मे परिवर्तन नहीं हो तो चुनाव दिलचस्प नहीं होता.… Continue reading

Some points on the Union Budget 2014-15

Surajit Das teaches Economics at at Centre for Economic Studies and Planning, JNU, New Delhi. Some points on the Union Budget 2014-15 1) Fiscal deficit has been reduced from 4.8% to 4.1% of… Continue reading

A POTENTIALLY INFLATIONARY RAIL BUDGET TOWARDS MORE AGGRESSIVE PRIVATISATION

Abhijit Mukhopadhyay currently works as an Economist at Economic Research Foundation, New Delhi. He taught at business schools and also worked at different research based institutes in New Delhi. Even before the railway… Continue reading

Mr Modi’s choice of language at Sriharikota

Dr Gopa Nayak is a writer and an academician. She has a DPhil from the University of Oxford and her first Master’s degree is in Sociology from Delhi School of Economics, University of… Continue reading