“Despite the reforms since 1991, which is a remarkable story, the state-to-firm interface remains a problem. What needs to be done and what can be done deserve a separate column and I hope to be able to write one soon.”
The government has used the opportunity of redrafting the MoP to engage in a battle of wits with the Supreme Court. The consequences of this ill-advised confrontation are painful, as I shall explain presently.
Last week, India and the United States quietly signed the Logistics Exchange Memorandum of Agreement (LEMOA). The agreement had been under discussion since 2002. NDA I and the UPA government, especially the ministry of defenc
On July 11, 2016, a video of cow vigilantes mercilessly beating up seven Dalit men for skinning a dead cow in Una district, Gujarat, came to light. In protest against the incident, many Dalits have refused to handle cow carca
As I write this, the curfew in the Kashmir valley has entered the 42nd day. The official death toll of protesters and civilians is 65. The number of security personnel killed is two, not counting the brave...
Dr Raghuram Rajan will lay down the office of governor, Reserve Bank of India, on September 4, 2016. It is a pity that the government has eased him out at the end of three years when he would have willingly served until Septe
During the debate in Parliament last week, many members acknowledged that Kashmir is more than land, it is people. We have, therefore, a good starting point, but we must not walk on the road that we took over the last 40 year
The people of the United Kingdom (UK) have decided to leave the European Union (EU). More accurately, a divided people of a disunited kingdom have voted by a majority of less than 4% to quit a Union they had joined 43 years a
This government is a bundle of nerves. It sees ghosts where none exists. It sees enemies even among friendly and neutral commentators. And it has men and women who are ready to shoot to kill even without orders