STATE VERDICTS 2013
Bad Economics, bad politics
The real reason behind the Congress'
performance in the recently concluded Assembly Elections may not be the rise of the Aam Aadmi Party per se, but more the economic concerns of the real aam aadmi.
Tainted firm escapes scrutiny, but why?
With the World Bank 'banning' construction major Progressive Constructions Ltd on graft charges,
R Uma Maheshwari
urges a review of the contracts awarded to it in connection with the critical Polavaram Dam project.
Does the loser take it all?
In a rare occurrence in the Indian electoral scene, a losing party is not only hogging a larger share of the limelight but also apparently
bringing about real changes in the way that politics has been practised in the country.
analyses the real impact of the Delhi elections.
THE AAP PHENOMENON
A tipping point for Indian democracy
The translation of support for the Aam Aadmi Party into votes in the Delhi Assembly Elections 2013 augurs well for the Indian democracy, long
struggling to break free from a corruption-ridden, archaic political establishment, writes
THOUGHTS AFTER DELHI
When idealism isn't impractical anymore
Debates on a paradigm shift in Indian politics have primarily seen arguments around the feasibility of change, even as they took its desirability
celebrates the developments which promise a triumph for idealism and show its potential of being translated into reality.
ANALYSIS: DELHI ELECTIONS VERDICT
What makes the Aam Aadmi Party tick?
Veteran journalist Paranjoy Guha Thakurta talks to India Together on the phone from Delhi to share his views on what the
nation is talking about - the spectacular debut performance of the Aam Aadmi Party in the recent state elections.
Should there be a Nobel for economists?
Winner of the 2013 Economics Nobel, Robert J Shiller adds the latest perspective to a long-standing, heated debate on whether Economics can be
called a science at all, and if it merits the prestigious award.
recounts the many points of view on the subject.
COMPANIES ACT 2013
One Person Companies: Speed without effective brakes?
The introduction of One Person Companies in the 2013 Companies Act eyes fast economic gains; however, as
points out, it also calls for a more considered approach and provision of safeguards to protect the smaller creditors and employees.
Private investment not a panacea for all ills
India's energy set-up requires a major overhaul in order to keep up with the growth imperative, but there may be no quick-fix solutions.
Ashok Sreenivas and Sreekumar N
outline the critical areas of concern that call for focused solutions beyond the ambit of private investment.
Our cheese has moved, and only we must find it
The drying up of the dollar and the resultant plummet of the rupee reflects on the government's flawed economic strategy.
draws upon the famous business fable Who Moved My Cheese? to show the kind of behaviour and actions that could resolve the crisis now.
Can India learn from its neighbours?
Political differences notwithstanding, given the shared socio-cultural fabric, it makes sense for India to collaborate with her South Asian
neighbours and look to them for solutions to common problems, writes
Irreconcilable differences :
The Right-Left Divide in Economics
The recent clash between two eminent economists of our times, Amartya Sen and Jagadish Bhagwati, appears to be centred around the Food Security
provides a historical context to show why their contradictions extend far beyond any isolated issue to a clash between two schools of the discipline itself.