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GROWTH PANGS

Growth during UPA years was good but slowdown towards the end was at least in part due to corruption, policy paralysis India, towards the end of the first decade of the 2000s, was growing at a tremendously fast clip that

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Vajpayee’s Vision for India Should Be Our Guiding Principle

Atal Bihari Vajpayee had a strategic vision for India, and it should be our polestar. Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee’s appointment of Jaswant Singh as Foreign Minister and Brajesh Mishra as his National Security Advisor, were dead giveaways that despite

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GOING TO SPACE

India is doubling down on its space mission and that is a good thing. There are many more miles to achieve The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has outlined an ambitious plan to not just launch many more satellites in the coming

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EARLY PROPOSITION

The idea of one nation, one election seems irresistible given its merits but needs detailed groundwork still Simultaneous polls, given the nature of logistic and legal complexities, have been put on the backburner for a while although the ruling BJP was hoping

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Paper Ballot No More: Free EMV’s From Accusation

Paper ballots are not making a come back, and therefore, the Election Commision needs to make sure that EMV’s are free from accusation. Elections are all about winners and losers and in a multi-party democracy like India, there are usually

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Flood in Kerala: Crisis that Needs Immediate Attention

Similar to Uttarakhand and Bihar, Kerala is facing a crisis flood situation. It is time to find a permanent solution. Citizens of Kerala have been mesmerised by the opening of all five sluice gates of the Cheruthoni Dam and the

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REALTY BLUES

While protecting homebuyers, the apex court came down hard on the real estate sector. Will it produce results? A decade ago, India’s real estate developers were flush with funds. You could see them and their families at top events in

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An Illustrious Era Comes to an End With Karunanidhi’s Passing Away

Karunanidhi was a political patriarch who reigned an illustrious era and shaped the Dravidian movement. He left behind a big void. Visionary and sagacious he may have been but perhaps DMK patriarch M Karunanidhi, with his characteristic art of understatement,

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THREE MUSKETEERS

All for one and one for all against BJP, may well be the motto of Sonia Gandhi, Pawar and Deve Gowda; will they succeed? The senior citizen and politically experienced troika of UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi, Nationalist Congress Party president

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Government Abandoned the Idea of Social Media Monitoring

The Government has done the right thing by giving up the idea of social media monitoring in India. The Government has rightfully taken a step back and abandoned the idea of setting up a social media monitor, ostensibly intended to

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