Indian Cities Challenge to Be Smart

Since yore cities have been built around the centre of power supplemented by commercial activities. As on this day, it seems still to be true. In...

Intolerance Is No Way

Each parley has its virtue in a democracy, and demands tolerance and equitable living of opposing thoughts and ideas. Intolerance leaves the entire nation...

Friday Fable May Go beyond Cows

Morning on a Friday is not religious if you are not edified to attend some service. You see, I have not spelt out anything....

Digital Age and Digital India

It’s always surprisingly refreshing to speak to a stranger. Pleasant or unpleasant – I cannot assure though. But when it’s pleasant while being at...

One South Asia: Going Forward?

I met a few business and creative people from SAARC countries in New Delhi earlier this week. Everybody was anxious to exude the eagerness for...

They Are Not Us, Yet They Are No Different

A lone mariner of Greece wonders when he sees a new boat at a distance from Lesbos port. He does not think of those...

Taxation – Beyond Growth and Welfare

State imposes tax. The imposition is systemic. The earnings of capable individuals go to the State’s coffer. In democracies like India, the planning of...

Celebrating Victory in World War II as Indians

War seeds the change. The new rules of the victor, new arrangements in different spheres of life - celebration marks the beginning, and reiterates...

Teachings of Terror and Tenuousness

The eve of the Teachers' Day has been painful this year. It is not due to live telecasts and continual media coverage of Indian politicians donning...

An Unfortunate Political Regime in Our Neighbourhood

Pakistan has been notoriously peace agnostic since its inception. It has adopted guerrilla warfare against its neighbours, outrageous religious doctrine against its own people,...

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