Why Electoral Bonds are Necessary

Posted on 07 January, 2018 , No Comments Comments admin

India is the largest democracy in the world.  However, despite strengthening various institutions for the last seven decades, India has not been able to evolve a transparent political funding system.  Elections and political parties are a fundamental fe.....

The Myth of Congress Campaign in Gujarat

Posted on 09 December, 2017 , No Comments Comments admin

Having been an active participant in the Gujarat Assembly elections since 2002, I cannot resist the temptation of analysing the Congress campaign 2017.   The first distinct aspect of Congress Party’s campaign is that it has clearly demolished its ow.....

The Fiction of Loan Waiver to Capitalists

Posted on 28 November, 2017 , No Comments Comments admin

Over the last few days, a rumour is being propagated regarding waiver of loans of capitalists by banks. Time has come for the nation to be apprised of facts in this regard. Between the years 2008 to 2014, Public Sector Banks disbursed disproportionate.....

A Year After Demonetisation

Posted on 07 November, 2017 , No Comments Comments admin

November 8, 2016 would be remembered as a watershed moment in the history of Indian economy.  This day signifies the resolve of this Government to cure the country from “dreaded disease of black money”.  We, the Indians, were forced to live with thi.....

Forty Two Years Ago – The Emergency

Posted on 01 July, 2017 , No Comments Comments admin

{:en}It has become customary for the critics of any Government in India to casually use an expression “Undeclared Emergency”. Those making these exaggerated comments need to introspect their own roles during the Emergency. Most of them were either sup.....

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LARGEST SINGLE PARTY Vs A COMBINATION WITH MAJORITY SUPPORT

Posted on 14 March, 2017 , No Comments Comments admin

The Congress Party complains a bit too much. It accused the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) of ‘stealing’ the mandate in Goa. It unsuccessfully petitioned before the Supreme Court. It attempted to raise issues in the Lok Sabha. What are the facts? The A.....

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The squeezing out of the Congress Party

Posted on 23 February, 2017 , No Comments Comments admin

The 2014 General Elections delivered an absolute majority for the BJP and overwhelming majority for the NDA. This was a surprise for many. The bigger surprise, however, was that the Congress got relegated to just 44 seats in Parliament. Since May, 2014 I.....

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Demonetisation – A look back at the last two months

Posted on 07 January, 2017 , No Comments Comments admin

Two months have passed since the Prime Minister announced the decision that high denominational currency notes would cease to be a legal tender. Subsequently those notes have been demonetised. When 86% of a country’s currency constituting 12.2% of its G.....

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Two Important Issues before the GST Council

Posted on 26 October, 2016 , No Comments Comments admin

The GST Council comprising of the Finance Ministers' of the Union and the State Governments has had three detailed meetings spread over several days. Two more meetings are proposed post Deepawali. The meetings have witnessed an intense debate on several i.....

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Triple Talaq and the Government’s Affidavit

Posted on 16 October, 2016 , No Comments Comments admin

The issue with regard to the constitutional validity of ‘Triple Talaq’ is distinct from the Uniform Civil Code. The constitutional framers had expressed a hope in the Directive Principles of State Policy that the State would endeavour to have a Unifor.....

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