Needs soul searching

Microfinance & PoorBy Moin Qazi The microfinance sector is again facing troubles, this time in Assam with stress in rural households and a spate of...

Eam gets it wrong!

India's China Policy By Dr. D.K. Giri (Prof, International Relations, JIMMC) In the meeting of Consultative Committee on External Affairs held last Saturday, an animated exchange occurred...

A mixed reaction

'Mixopathy' ProtestsBy Dr S. Saraswathi (Former Director, ICSSR, New Delhi) Nationwide protests called by the Indian Medical Association against what it has labeled as “Mixopathy”,...

Focus on rural India vital

Education NeglectBy Dhurjati MukherjeeThe New Year calls for reversing the neglect in the education sector. Policies are framed with high sounding targets without a...

Ouch! Govt is touchy

Muzzling DissentBy Poonam I Kaushish As India is busy taking shots at recovery against Covid 19, lost in euphoria of taming the virus fiend is...

Contours of biz to change

Brexit & Indian Firms By Shivaji Sarkar The exit of Britain from the European Union – Brexit – is likely to impact India, businesses based in...

A pattern in confusion

Welfare Corps For Sub-Castes By Dr S. Saraswathi (Former Director, ICSSR, New Delhi) The Andhra Pradesh Government has recently decided to set up 56 separate corporations for...

Worsened by cyber loot

By Shivaji Sarkar The projection for India’s growth is not a surprise. It is on a continuous roll and the loss of Rs 11.3...

To fight Covid-19

Sc & Tech Dr.S.Saraswathi (Former Director, ICSSR, New Delhi) The draft of the new Science and Technology Policy has been released which is the fifth policy document of...

Faster bounce back!

Economy 2021 The bad year is gone. Hope of a good 2021 has set in. The bell tolls for a new India despite the burgeoning...

India combating 3cs

Foreign Policy 2020 The year 2020 ended leaving a mixed bag of pain and promise for everyone and each sector of the state. If we reflect...

Alarm, not penalty

Garbage Tax By Dr.S.Saraswathi (Former Director, ICSSR, New Delhi) Greater Chennai Corporation announced Garbage Tax a few days back to the surprise of all residents and gave...

Govt must be realistic

Spectre of ReformsBy Dhurjati Mukherjee There is much debate over NDA government having initiated major reforms which would change the face of the economy with...

Tough, bumpy road ahead

2020: Year The World Shut DownBy Poonam I Kaushish How does one begin an epitaph of the year gone by? Uncork the champagne and roll...

Corporate land grab!

Highways & FarmersBy Shivaji Sarkar Farmers across the country have a lot more of their plate than just the present agitation. They are losing more...

Most harassed organ

Supreme CourtBy Dr S. Saraswathi (Former Director, ICSSR, New Delhi) The Supreme Court on 17 December 2020 observed in the case relating to farmers’ protest that...

Who cares for farmers, poor?

Stubborn GovtBy Dhurjati Mukherjee At a time when farmers are agitating for their rights and the entire Opposition supporting them, the Government’s stance of unwilling...

Will winds of change blow?

G 23-Sonia MeetBy Poonam I Kaushish Political Delhi resembles a battle field as Parties trade charges and finger point on the ongoing farmers’ maelstrom. With...

Govt puts up its hands!

Badgered EconomyBy Shivaji Sarkar 2020 is a year every individual would wish had not been on the calendar. The devastation is immeasurable. Corrections are difficult....

Doing good in bad times

Enhanced CSRBy Moin Qazi In a free enterprise, the community is not just another stakeholder, but is in fact the very purpose of its...