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Will the Indian Civil Services have to give in to the evolution mandated by the 21st century?

Will the Indian Civil Services have to give in to the evolution mandated by the 21st century? In the first Prime Minister’s quest to create and institutionalize a few centers of educational excellence, under the Indian constitution the IIM’s and IIT’s hold a special constitutional status as institutes to promote education of the highest order [...]

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When leaping ahead, does the mud have to cling?

When leaping ahead, does the mud have to cling? India post the 2014 verdict has awakened to sense of hope and shifted to a regimen of stability. The vote share of a 31% for a majority government in 2014 compared to 40.8% of that in 1967 need not be of only a negative connotation of [...]

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Nehruvianism vs Veiled Technocracy: Decoding Brand Modi

Nehruvianism vs Veiled Technocracy: Decoding Brand Modi Many Indian writers and thinkers have criticized, villain-ized and declared dead the so-called “nehruvianism”. So was it ‘Harvard’ or ‘Hard Work’ that really scripted ‘Brand Modi’ in the run up to 7RCR?Let us first try to understand the basics of “nehruvianism” in Indian polity. Mahatma Gandhi, a graduate [...]

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The rise of nationalism & the Union of States (India)

The rise of nationalism & the Union of States (India) The world is today witnessing less than expected prosperity coupled with unrest in the middle-east spilling over to Europe and a few other geographic areas. These circumstances have shifted people’s goal posts towards social identity and a sense of nationalism, vis-à-vis economic progress and globalization. [...]

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The grand debate in the Indian Sub-Continent and beyond

The grand debate in the Indian Sub-Continent and beyond India is seeing a rigorous debate as many historians put it between the Gandhi-Tagore ideology and a ‘presumed’ hardline ideology of a few other leaders. Individuals and ideologies evolve over time and shifting perspectives. No dividends can be earned by retrospectively analyzing the circumstances of the [...]

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The dhaba, lorry, GST, GDP and India’s growth story

The dhaba, lorry, GST, GDP and India’s growth story MJ Akbar reminds us in his famous book “Nehru:The making of India” that Pandit Nehru held close to heart Pulitzer winner Robert Frost’s quote “The Woods are lovely, dark and deep, But I have promises to keep, And miles to go before I sleep, And miles [...]

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Is there a huge missing piece in the India’s pathway to being the Super Power?

Is there a huge missing piece in the India’s pathway to being the Super Power? While introducing the history of Indian economic policies, India after independence followed the non-aligned movement and the policies of the USSR. Thereby the planning commission was set up to have a central yet federal planning structure. Many economists blamed this [...]

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The Gandhian Dream – Gram Swarajya & Sustainable Development

The Gandhian Dream – Gram Swarajya & Sustainable Development Mohan Das Karamchand Gandhi, a Conservative Gujarati ideologue who studied in the west, practiced law in South Africa before he contributed to the popular Indian freedom struggle. Circumstances then had made him construct an ashram and thrive on self-sufficiency in the African nation. Later upon his [...]

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