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Making India Beg For Its Own Money

Making India beg for its own money

Narendra Modi’s arbitrary and unprecedented trashing of 86 percent of high denomination notes has not just brought the world’s fastest growing economy to a grinding halt, it has also landed…

Army: Default Decision-maker?

Army: default decision-maker?

The news is that the prime minister, recuperating from his surgery, will not be back in the country for perhaps another month. May he recover soon. Evidently, the recuperating prime…

National Security: Disastrous Policymaking

National security: disastrous policymaking

Input will dictate output – almost always. So what is the input that is going into our national security and foreign policymaking that has produced such a bungled output? Let’s…

Devolution Decisions

Devolution decisions

By virtue of the 18th Amendment, labour laws were omitted from the concurrent legislative list in the constitution and devolved to the provinces. It was stated that the process of…

View Point: The General’s ‘decision’

View Point: The general’s ‘decision’

The sense of satisfaction with which the news of Army chief General Raheel Sharif's "I don't believe in extension and will retire on the due date" statement has been greeted…

Remaking The Middle East

Remaking the Middle East

US Secretary of State, John Kerry, is often perceived as one of the ‘good ones’ - the less hawkish of top American officials, who does not simply promote and defend…

Economic Decisions Outside Economics

Economic decisions outside economics

I was fortunate to have visited a garden in Japan where I had first-hand philosophical knowledge given to me by the owner of the garden. One which needs to be…

Art Of Policymaking

Art of policymaking

They say when you really love something the whole universe conspires to help you achieve it. As a nation, had we love for true democracy or good governance we would…