The true meaning of secularism and tolerance
Today, the first brick was laid for Ram temple at Ayodhya the Prime Minister himself. And yet again, we find ourselves in the midst of this long-drawn debate – whether building this temple is truly secular in its spirit? Is not the […]
The futility of land borders
When we look at ancient history, we see that the governing unit then was not area-based where kingdoms demarcated borders, rather it was people-based where a clan had their leader and the leader governed these people – the government moved with the […]
What makes governments inefficient?
Newspaper editorials and news channels are oft found comparing how governments fare inferior to private businesses in almost all their endeavours. While the focus usually is on corruption and resultant inefficiency, there is more explanation behind the lag. Governments are there to […]
This week’s been a topsy-turvy ride for the mood of Indians. For the first time in almost 40 years, our GDP has contracted. Consumption levels have hit new lows and businesses are struggling to stay afloat. ‘Consumption revival’ – newspaper editorials are […]