Seminar discusses India’s democracy, challenges

Surekha Vijh –   Many students from various local universities, interacted with academicians, diplomats and scholars at a daylong seminar on ‘Delivering Democracy in India,’ organized to discuss the Indian democratic process and the economic and social challenges the country faces. Hosted by the Hudson Institute, the Indian Council of Cultural Relation and the Embassy […]

Parliamentary panel hints at action against Twitter

IANS-   Hours after Twitter declined to appear before a parliamentary committee on information technology on Monday citing short notice, the committee headed by Anurag Thakur has hinted that it will initiate a breach of privilege action against it and its brass. “Of course it can be an issue of breach of parliamentary privilege. They […]

India should start a Well-Being Index

Frank Islam(IANS)-   2018 was not a bad year in general for India. GDP growth has been relatively good, the Modi administration has launched several new initiatives, and India’s status and world image have strengthened. The problem is that these are all top-line measures and do not get down to how the Indian people are […]

Jai Ho

  Partha Chakraborty  – A bearish stance against secular growth of India will be a sore loser…       Over three weeks I crisscrossed thousands of miles in India by rail and by road – waking up with infinite loops of sugary milk tea in small glasses at no-name places, eating exclusively in roadside […]