Public-Administration

‘India, a lab to learn about what works in development’

World Bank CEO says the country influences global growth


Protecting the rights of tribals

Even as bilateral investment treaties are strengthened, domestic legislation must be implemented


What exactly is a money bill?

Or, why we need to reconsider the Aadhaar Act, with all its implications for privacy


Merely opening accounts for women won’t ensure equality

Changing attitudes will address gender imbalance in financial services


Awaiting judgment on demonetisation

Legislative support has been given to the move but the Supreme Court is yet to hear petitions on it


Life without social media

A satirical take on how much our personality, politics and relationships are being dictated by the rulesof the Internet


Ageing with dignity

We may be a young nation, but we need to gear up to meet the needs of the elderly


Tackling the Islamic State

Despite some disillusioned youth leaving the group, its endurance remains evident


Governor sends report on House ruckus to President

Copy of report also marked to PM, Home Minister


Amnesty faults sedition law

Criticises curbs on NGOs, attacks on activists, journalists


Report faults sedition law, curbs on NGOs

Speaking of India’s record, Amnesty International said, “Human rights activists and journalists faced intimidation and attacks from both state and non-state actors.”


Report faults sedition law, curbs on NGOs

Speaking of India’s record, Amnesty International said, “Human rights activists and journalists faced intimidation and attacks from both state and non-state actors.”


How to fend off bouncers

The BCCI’s Committee of Administrators will need to speed up on challenges on many fronts


Upsetting a very fine balance

Three recent instances invite disturbing questions about the transformation of the Supreme Court


What the courts miss in the Constitution

A distinctive feature of Indian secularism is that it rejects the ‘wall of separation’ but demands that the state keep a ‘principled distance’ from all religions


Governor not ‘duty-bound’ by popular will, says SC

The court made this clear even as it allowed a petition seeking to stop the appointment of Sasikala as Tamil Nadu Chief Minister to be withdrawn as infructuous.


Story of a controversial ordinance

The Enemy Property (Amendment and Validation) Ordinance has been promulgated many times


Jugaad jurisprudence, the Tamil Nadu way

After more than 10 days of high suspense, the Governor finally chose what was always the correct option


Should elections be state-funded? - Favour

State funding is a possible solution but it alone will not do away with the black money-electoral politics nexus


Should elections be state-funded? - Opposed

It is based on the presumption that there would be no private funding. This is antithetical to democracy