The recent launch of the first Dalit venture fund occasions an examination of the moral and ethical emptiness of capitalism.
To residents of Indian cities who have become inured to dust, smoke, diesel fumes, as well as lead and nitrous oxide poisoning, this may sound like just one more addition to the long list of risks they face in their daily lives. But dioxins belong to another level of threat altogether.
The rupee’s fall has shown the pitfalls of these two policies. In June, there has been a big sell-off in India’s equity and debt markets and this has been in tandem with the fall in the rupee.
The tussle between the Intelligence Bureau and the CBI over the Ishrat Jahan case reflects the dangerous trend of policymakers eroding their independence and objectivity.
Recent judgments on the disqualification of convicted legislators and candidates in custody, and the banning of caste rallies, are not correct in law and need to be revisited.
The regulation of WMS has been sparse and vests with different agencies like the RBI, SEBI and the Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority.
The growing convergence of views on many issues is not enough to iron out the divergence arising from different priorities, as Secretary Kerry’s recent visit proved.
The Marrakesh draft treaty, which will allow free distribution of books in disabled-friendly formats, is not enough by itself without a wider culture of providing for accessibility in learning.
The telegraph was an important symbol of colonial authority: it is no surprise that telegraph offices have been some of the most stately and imposing buildings in Indian cities.
Instead of joining the race to commercially exploit this pristine region, New Delhi must use its position in the regional council to push for a global mechanism to prevent an unseemly gold rush.
Adapting tools of governance to suit evolving needs is essential to bring administrative systems up to speed.
Though bilateral trade between India and China has grown impressively, imbalance and restricted market access are among the roadblocks to achieving its full potential.
There is compelling evidence to show that many weather-related disasters are not chance occurrences but are a result of human activities that have altered our atmosphere.
By extending the curtailment of the right to vote of a person in prison or lawful police custody to the right of the person to stand in an election, the Supreme Court has, in effect, left the door open for the practice of vendetta politics by ruling parties.
The financial sector in the West imploded in 2007, causing a downturn in the world economy from which it is yet to recover. How to prevent recurrent banking crises has been uppermost in the minds of policymakers ever since.
Rwanda, best known for the genocidal murder of a million people less than two decades ago, is now peaceful and flourishing, with a 7.8 per cent projected GDP growth rate for 2013 and an announced goal of eliminating dependence on foreign aid.
Uttarakhand reiterates that our rulers have contemptuous disregard for the advice of the best scientists and would rather listen to contractors and builders to whom they are beholden for funds.
Bolivia, Nicaragua and Venezuela, who have opened their arms to him, were no doubt spurred by the shocking mistreatment of Bolivian President Evo Morales in Europe last week.
While he offers legal advice to the government in the Coalgate case, he must not forget that his primary duty is to protect public interest.
The waste-to-energy industry is trying to relocate itself in India and China taking advantage of lax regulations and low awareness of the hazards of incineration.