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Monday, Sep 21, 2020



History has an uncanny way of intruding into contemporary life and shaping our public conversation. A new controversy emerged recently over the relationship between Jawaharlal Nehru and Subhas Chandra Bose.

articles by Chanakya (303 results)
Jun 06, 2020 19:38
The Centre and states coordinated closely in the initial weeks, but differences on the lockdown, health protocol, finances and credit-sharing have now deepened read more
May 31, 2020 06:50
The year saw Modi push long-held ideological beliefs of the BJP. But democratic deficits grew, social harmony became fragile and the economy was mismanaged read more
May 23, 2020 19:21
Prime Minister Narendra Modi, on May 12, spoke of using the current crisis as an opportunity to make India “self-reliant”. The same framework — of using the crisis as an opportunity — must be used for something which is as broken as the economy, politics. read more
May 16, 2020 19:20
If the government focuses on demand, and does enough to put more cash in the hands of people and businesses, coupled with the medium- and long-term measures already announced, the Indian economy will survive 2020-21, recover in 2021-22, and jump to a different level of growth after that read more
May 09, 2020 19:22
Labour laws must change to help the economy, and now is as good a time as any to amend, suspend, even scrap them — but not at the cost of workers. Take nuanced decisions on which laws to junk, while preserving those which are to do with lives, livelihoods and liberties. read more
May 02, 2020 17:24
The State scores high on its coercive power, communication, decisiveness and federalism. But its ability to implement nuanced policies, treat the poor humanely, and manage the economy is weak read more
Apr 25, 2020 18:10
Even after the lockdown is lifted, social distancing will continue to remain an established norm. This means that mass rallies, mass protests, and small public meetings in urban neighbourhoods or village squares may not be possible anymore — at least for the foreseeable future. It will be much harder to get a sense of where public opinion stands. read more
Apr 18, 2020 19:15
In exceptional times such as these, the role of the Opposition changes somewhat. It has to begin with the premise that the government’s intent is noble. But this does not mean it has to support each measure; instead it should remain vigilant and provide constant feedback read more
Apr 11, 2020 22:52
The plan must aim to preserve businesses , save jobs, and minimise pain. It needs to be to the order of 4-5% of the GDP - around $10 trillion. read more
Mar 28, 2020 18:50
While the situation remains uncertain and fluid, four key variables will determine what Indian politics will look like once the crisis subsides. read more
Mar 14, 2020 19:05
Given the scale of the global outbreak, the government cannot go it alone. To ride out this storm, we need all hands on deck, across sectors, skills and communities. India eliminated smallpox and polio. It has the experience in scale. Ending Covid-19 is possible if we act now. read more
Feb 29, 2020 19:04
It should strive for a resolution to the underlying issues themselves. it should focus on restarting the political process in Kashmir and work towards achieving closure on CAA. read more
Feb 15, 2020 20:22
If politically, he must remain rooted to Delhi, in terms of governance, it is time for Kejriwal to both build on his achievements in terms of service delivery of the past five years — and work on new areas. read more
Jan 19, 2020 06:43
A demand stimulus (through tax cuts and increased spends on rural cash-transfer schemes), a focus on real estate and banking and finance sectors, and reducing the adventurist tendencies of investigative agencies, may be all that’s required to turn s... read more
Jan 04, 2020 16:38
It is this fundamentally bipolar but possibly triangular battle, through the web of local and national issues, in a contest which will assume the contours of a Kejriwal versus Modi frame, that Delhi’s voters will exercise their choice next month. The... read more