All our energies should be channelised towards tackling issues such as hunger and malnutrition. But currently, there is no sense of urgency
24 Oct 2019
In a developed society even a minor violation is frowned upon, but here we often consider it heroic, especially if the offender is not caught
30 Sep 2019
The Centre has announced a slew of economic reforms. But these policies will not be effective until India revamps its administrative apparatus
12 Sep 2019
Let us admit that we as a people are insensitive to the dangers of development. Don’t we continue to confuse greed with need?
16 Aug 2019
The draft National Education Policy has rightly suggested that early education should be an integral part of schooling system
08 Jul 2019
The electorate is itching for a faster bureaucracy. Politicians must realise that old slogans don’t mean anything to the people today
10 Jun 2019
Though politicians promise to create jobs, they ignore or don’t factor in the heterogeneity of states and bureaucracy
10 Apr 2019
Constitutional rights highlighted and enforced during the electoral process are not special privileges available to the citizen only during elections.
16 Mar 2019
It would be unreasonable to expect budgets and manifestos to become realistic documents, bereft of high-flying promises and an aspirational colourful future.
12 Feb 2019
People are forced to observe hartals, even if they have no sympathy for the cause. This is against the very essence of democracy.
19 Jan 2019
The anti-incumbency factor is the outcome of continuous neglect of the citizens and their right for timely services.
26 Dec 2018
Interfering with the autonomy of institutions is like removing your armour in a battlefield simply because it is a bit tight and inconvenient.
27 Nov 2018
Through a few landmark judgments, the Supreme Court has in the past few weeks demonstrated the transformative power of the Constitution.
01 Nov 2018
Megaprojects like Namami Gange, launched with unmistakable fanfare by politicians and techno-bureaucrats, often fail. Why?
10 Aug 2018
Central govt officials will soon visit villages to evaluate the progress of the Centre’s schemes. This may damage the fabric of federal polity
12 Jul 2018
Given just five years, can a new appointee from the private sector make any remarkable changes within the existing structure?
13 Jun 2018
MLAs were held in resorts by their own parties to isolate them from allurements. This is a dismal commentary on the quality of our democracy
23 May 2018
Whenever divergence and plurality become sources of political conflict and violence, democracy becomes weak and sick
21 Mar 2018
From politics to education, graft is omnipresent. This would negatively influence our youth, which is more dangerous than its economic impact
21 Feb 2018
Ten years after the RTI act, our administration has not become more responsive. Nor has governance become any more transparent
14 Nov 2017