Populism: The Bane of Indian Policy Discourse

Populism: The Bane of Indian Policy Discourse

For quite some time, I have been writing on CRI under the pseudonym “Politically Incorrect”. Since the alter ego has served its purpose well and has no reason to exist anymore, I have decided to write henceforth under my true name. Ever since I took up the study of law...


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