It’s Time to Make India’s Education Good Enough for All

July 20, 2021

The COVID-19 pandemic has detrimentally impacted education systems worldwide. Of the 1.2 billion children that the coronavirus has thrown out of classrooms, at least one-third have no access to remote learning and hence no access to education. The UN estimates that 24 million children will not...

It’s Time to Introduce a Universal Basic Income for India’s Farmers
December 15, 2020

It's Time to Introduce a Universal Basic Income for India’s Farmers

Agriculture Is India’s Ray of Hope in Time of Crisis
December 03, 2020

Agriculture Is India’s Ray of Hope in Time of Crisis

What Ails Corporate Governance in India?
November 30, 2020

What Ails Corporate Governance in India?

International Monitors Found No Fraud in US Election

International Monitors Found No Fraud in US Election

November 26, 2020

This month’s election was no doubt the most dramatic in recent US history. Given the highly bipartisan political atmosphere, at 67%, voter turnout was the highest since 1900. Given the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, there were 20% fewer polling stations open across the country. An unprecedented 65...

Land Reform Can Transform India’s Economy

Land Reform Can Transform India’s Economy

November 24, 2020

According to the Centre for Monitoring Indian Economy, India faces a serious decline in employment due to the COVID-19 crisis. An estimated 122 million people lost their jobs during the first quarter of 2020. Streams of migrant workers returned to their villages — often the only fallback option...

India’s Police: An Instrument of Injustice

India’s Police: An Instrument of Injustice

November 19, 2020

When Alexander the Great marched into Phrygian, the capital of Gordinium, in 333 BC, he was told that an oracle had declared that any man who could unravel the Gordian knot — deemed impossible to untangle — would rule over Asia. After wrestling with the knot for a time with no...

What the Democrats Need to Understand About America

What the Democrats Need to Understand About America

November 18, 2020

The most-watched election in the world is over, and the United States will have a new president. Democrats succeeded in removing Donald Trump from office — the first one-term president in nearly 30 years and the fourth in the last century — but the Republican Party won this election. Joe Biden...

Welcome to Joe Biden’s Socialist States of America

Welcome to Joe Biden’s Socialist States of America

November 18, 2020

One of the sillier notions advanced during this US presidential election campaign was that if Joe Biden were to win, he and his party would transform the United States into the promised land of socialism. I guess not even the Republican strategists who promoted this canard seriously believed it to...

Searching for the Soul of America

Searching for the Soul of America

November 13, 2020

The soul of America is a highly sought-after commodity these days. In their victory speeches, both President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris mentioned that they fought for the soul of America in the tightly-contested elections. Some 75 million people agreed, giving the...

India’s New Education Policy: Not Paying Attention

India's New Education Policy: Not Paying Attention

November 11, 2020

It was instructive that probably the most consequential event in the life of the Indian Republic merited nothing more than three pro-forma single-sentence references to “epidemics and pandemics” in the recently-adopted National Education Policy 2020. The policy must have been discussed and...

America’s Moment of National Reckoning

America’s Moment of National Reckoning

November 10, 2020

America has just concluded a cataclysmic Election Day and its immediate aftermath. What was supposed to be our quadrennial celebration of democratic institutions is instead a reflection of what happens when unprincipled and corrupt leaders are given access to the national stage to promote...

Joe Biden and America’s Second Reconstruction

Joe Biden and America’s Second Reconstruction

November 09, 2020

After four days of agonizing vote tabulations, interminable political commentary, overwrought election dissection and national public angst, Joe Biden has been declared the winner of the 2020 election as America’s next president. Biden partisans are entitled to some celebration. It was a...

America Gets Rid of Trump, But Not Trumpism

America Gets Rid of Trump, But Not Trumpism

November 07, 2020

The degree to which about half the US electorate supported Donald Trump in this presidential election, following a steady stream of outrages over the past four years, is a sad testament to how small-minded a significant percentage of the American public remains. The partisan battle lines have only...

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