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How liberal democracies are born

19. March 2018 - 20:57
A basic bargain at the core of liberal democracy is the recognition of rights that key minorities value and that are fundamental to generating broader benefits

NPPA must balance access with innovation

19. March 2018 - 20:56
There is a need to induce more competition on the one hand while encouraging innovation and long-term stability of the sector on the other

India needs to trust its farmers and set them free

19. March 2018 - 20:52
The only way to solve the farmers’ problem is to make entry to other sectors attractive by creating employment opportunities, and to make it easy to exit farming

Why India needs the right to economic growth

19. March 2018 - 20:52
Both Congress and BJP governments have denied India the ‘right to economic growth’

Two-front war: a debate for more opulent times

19. March 2018 - 20:51
There is no overarching vision that would incorporate new-age thinking on warfare and understand the importance of right institutional structures

Distinguishing among the 50 shades of artificial intelligence

19. March 2018 - 20:33
Analysts and consultants will keep their jobs in the digital age. As humans, we will always need other humans to guide us in a structured fashion when we are on the wrong side of an information divide

Taxi troubles

19. March 2018 - 19:42
The Ola and Uber drivers’ strike is unlikely to bring about any substantive changes in the way they function—but it has two important takeaways

One-sided health insurance contracts and genetic disorders

19. March 2018 - 14:29
An important point made by the Delhi High Court in the United India Insurance versus Jai Parkash Tayal case is that the insurance contract is one sided

Use your brain; artificial intelligence won’t soon replace it

19. March 2018 - 11:30
It is unlikely that technology will be able to replicate every nuance of perception, memory, emotion, intuition

Will 2019 be another 2004 for the BJP?

19. March 2018 - 11:28
Even as the opposition is beginning to sense a chance, it is important to note that the BJP of 2018 is significantly different from the BJP of 2004

Just two things can fix public sector banks’ problems

18. March 2018 - 20:22
If public sector bank officers are allowed to perform without fear or favour by their proximate bosses, the bulk of the problem is solved

For BJP, road to 2019 will not be easy

18. March 2018 - 20:21
The BJP may face a number of difficulties after losing three parliamentary seats in Uttar Pradesh and Bihar. To begin with, the Narendra Modi and Amit Shah team will have to plug organizational loopholes in these two states

Sorry RBI governor Urjit Patel, but the buck stops with you

18. March 2018 - 20:09
It is one thing to say that despite the best safeguards, some criminals will get the better of the system, but an entirely another thing to argue very smugly about inevitability and claim that there is only so much RBI can do

Making international trade gender-fair 

18. March 2018 - 19:32
The WTO’s decision to collect gender data will buttress existing academic evidence, which shows that trade has an impact on women in multiple ways

Re-imagining federalism to fulfil India’s potential

18. March 2018 - 19:31
In no other democracy does the federal constitution impose a uniform structure, electoral system, and bureaucratic apparatus on states and local governments

The centre’s failure to steer agriculture right

18. March 2018 - 19:31
There is a lack of overarching direction, unlike in industry or services, where there are links to ongoing initiatives

Leading the war against protectionism

18. March 2018 - 19:31
India is a disproportionate loser in a protectionist world and must take a very strong and principled stand against it

The risk of trade wars becomes a reality

18. March 2018 - 19:30
Trump’s trade actions and its contagion effects could theoretically lead to a slow erosion of the global rules-based trading system

Urjit Patel’s speech shows the limits of regulation

18. March 2018 - 19:30
RBI’s role should be seen in tandem with three other deep problems: perverse incentives for bankers, internal controls and corporate governance

A need for tax reform

18. March 2018 - 19:29
India should ideally have most economic activity taxed at a single rate