The electoral system in its current avatar is not serving India’s democracy.
U.S. Vice-President Joe Biden’s current visit to Kiev is largely symbolic, but so is the Geneva agreement: it says good things, but avoids the things that matter.
Article 14 of the Constitution guarantees equality before law within the territory of India, and Article 15 prohibits discrimination on grounds of religion, race, caste, sex or place of birth.
The inability to develop suitable small arms after decades of design experience cuts to the quick of Indian defense industrial policy.
There is an opportunity here for both countries — one desperate for long-term capital and the other seeking more rewarding investable avenues.
Forecasts of a less than robust monsoon courtesy El Nino, increases the probability of a hawkish monetary policy stance.
The procedure of selection of High Court judges by inviting applications through notifications which is followed in the United Kingdom may well be adopted in India so that transparency in the appointment is achieved, eliminating the charge of discrimination.
The transgender community was, until the advent of colonialism, a respected section of society.
The government and the regulators should resort to CAG audits sparingly and only under exceptional circumstances where they suspect serious wrongdoing by a player.
Elections always throw up inventive rhetoric, catchy one-liners, barbs, and taunts. These are amplified even more when social media rule the roost among the young and trendy in particular.
The decline in capital goods imports of 14.7 per cent between July and February, the sharpest after gold, was a direct result of a deteriorating investment climate.
The new generation wants equality of opportunity in all fields and quality public and private services — and not just rights-based approach. The next government should tailor policies factoring in these expectations.
The premise on which BRICS was instituted was that the group would be positioned as a viable alternative to the West in an increasingly multi-polar world, less dominated by the West.
The perceived failure of deterrence, despite the possession of nuclear weapons by India, could lead to greater instability in Indo-Pak bilateral relations should there be another crisis with Pakistan.
A vote is a tick of faith given to a particular party or candidate that the voter believes in; it is not is an endorsement of what a perceived majority might or might not want.
A fresh election is the obvious way out of the present impasse, but none can guarantee a decisive verdict with any one party winning a majority.
Fondly called Gabo, Marquez was known for his magical realism that came to him through stories he heard as a child from his grandmother.
The real question is to produce accountability without losing autonomy in the process. Simultaneous, multiple lines of accountability is the solution.
You have to choose the best candidate among the contestants based on their work and contribution to society. Your 'right to vote' is precious.
All audit objections have to be evaluated for their significance by the concerned stakeholders. In the case of the statutory audit, the annual general meeting evaluates audit observations.