Apart from the usual concerns about religious polarisation, anti-incumbency, party hopping, a major focus is on a national debate on privatisation and disinvestment whereby state-run enterprises are to be gradually dismantled
India’s retroactive tax demands have come back to haunt the government, with the Permanent Court of Arbitration awarding damages of $1.2 billion plus interest and costs to oil and gas explorer Cairn. What options does India have?
The best use of the photo-op is by using it to make a statement showing empathy, masculinity, wisdom, intellectual depth and/or in tune with contemporary trends and technology. Social media with its instant impact and enormous reach has made it an even more effective weapon.
Nepal’s amendment of its Constitution to incorporate a new map with three Indian territories in it seems to be at the behest of China, which has increasingly gained a foothold there. By Col R Hariharan
Justice is activated when it is affected by human suffering. Justice unaffected by human suffering is not justice at all, but a mere chimera. The refusal of the Supreme Court to consider the desperate plight of migrant labour had caused despair amongst the people that suffering.
Each time the Prime Minister is scheduled to deliver a speech on television, I can sense the panic on social media. Ever since he announced demonetisation, every speech evokes a sense of panic and emojis of people with their hair standing on end has become fairly common.