Why Kejriwal is wrong

Why Kejriwal is wrong

Direct Democracy is not a magic bullet.

 

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    Timeline of Food Security Bill

    Some unanswered questions on Food Security Bill.

     
  • Discourse on Indian mainstream media

    Discourse on Indian mainstream media

    This is in continuation to my earlier piece on”Role of Government“. In this part, I shall discuss the role of the mainstream media (Television in particular) in shaping the discourse in India.   Public Sphere and Structural Transformation Any discussion on the evolution of media ought to be started with […]

     
  • Government in the land of outrage

    Government in the land of outrage

    India has become a land of daily outrages, particularly its urban landscape. Outrages could be over anything. For e.g. Planning Commission defines poverty line at 32 Rs a day or Farmer suicides. A typical day starts off with the media or the social media picking up any such issue or […]

     
  • CAG Reports: Frequently Asked Questions

    CAG Reports: Frequently Asked Questions

    Are the latest figures of 3.8 lakh crores given by CAG credible? As Surjit Bhalla in his column in Financial Express pointed out,”The total corporate taxes collection between 2004-09 averaged around 1.2 lakh crores“. This 1.2 figure is across all sectors of the economy. CAG is suggesting that just one […]

     
  • Inclusive Growth: Impossible without Manufacturing

    Inclusive Growth: Impossible without Manufacturing

    ‘Inclusive Growth’ and ‘Aam Aadmi’ have been two of the most commonly used slogans of UPA. The Eleventh five year plan is also titled ‘Inclusive Growth’. So let us try and define what Inclusive Growth should really mean. Why Growth? What kind of Growth ? Growth is not just an […]

     
  • Future Roadmap for the BJP – Some Thoughts

    Future Roadmap for the BJP – Some Thoughts

    I came across this post on Centre Right India. In the light of recent election results,in this post the author lists down some changes that the BJP should implement. It got me thinking on similar lines as to what should be possible changes in the BJP. Before writing down this […]

     
  • FDI in retail: 101

    FDI in retail: 101

    Let me tell you a real life incident that I encountered just a month ago. It was 2-3 days before Diwali and after a hectic day at work I was leaving for home. I noticed a police check-post and was asked to stop. I obliged and got down from my […]

     
  • 101 Series  – The Politics and Economics of Oil Prices

    101 Series – The Politics and Economics of Oil Prices

    This article shall try to educate the readers about the economics of the oil prices and also the politics behind it in India. It shall also compare the approaches of the two main political parties the BJP and Congress in managing their prices and which approach can better manage inflation. […]