December 15, 2019
Meanwhile, what MPs learnt in Parliament
The rubric of politics suggests the winter session was a contest of persuasive arguments on citizenship. It was also a session where MPs learnt some arresting facts about governance.
December 18, 2018
Of big Government and poll verdicts
Political parties have erroneously come to believe, a la Mao or Mahalanobis, that big government is the cure for ills afflicting the political economy.
October 29, 2018
Return of tried, tired, retired rhetoric
The debate on critical issues of governance is drowned in rhetoric of personification
July 30, 2018
First mile policies, last mile failures
To nurture, sustain democracy, the elected must ponder why policies crafted flail and fail to deliver at the last mile.
May 07, 2018
Populist manifestos in Karnataka polls
There is consensus on the need to create jobs—Congress promises one crore jobs and the BJP promises to skill and employ an equal number.
April 30, 2018
Statutory warning: Systemic sloth kills
On Thursday, a school bus carrying schoolchildren was run over by a train at an unmanned railway crossing in Uttar Pradesh—13 children lost their lives and eight were grievously hurt.
April 16, 2018
Local governance: A grounded promise
The fact is that the states do to local bodies what they allege the Centre does to them.
April 14, 2018
Restore Ambedkar’s Constitution, Decolonise Governance
The failures of governance are manifest as fault lines, in caste clashes, class conflict and an emerging narrative about north-south confrontation.
January 31, 2018
Ten Things I Learnt From The Economic Survey
The Economic Survey of 2017-18 was presented recently by Chief Economic Adviser Arvind Subramanian, who said that he learnt 10 new things while preparing this survey.
January 16, 2018
Interpreters of Maladies in Court
The fracas in the fraternity calls for attention and repair of a critical element of governance - deliverance of justice.