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A Hindu Nationalist View of Democracy

The Hindu revivalists in the 1920s and 30s believed that the idea of democracy should not be appropriated by the West, rather ancient India had its share of experience with the concept. There were many democratic institutions in India of the yore, such as those found amongst the Buddhists (The Buddhist Samghas). The Atharvaveda says… Continue reading A Hindu Nationalist View of Democracy

Law · News and Politics

Is the new Aadhar Bill a step towards neo-liberal economic policy?

Neo-liberalism, an ideology that places the individual and his interests ahead of general welfare,social justice and common good. A regression to the Adam Smith model of a free market economy, where ‘human economic activity is driven by the invisible hand of the market and not by some government institution.‘ In layman’s terms, a neo-liberal economic… Continue reading Is the new Aadhar Bill a step towards neo-liberal economic policy?

Administration · News

Administrative Competency for an efficient bureaucracy

Not just pay hikes, Indian administration requires a restructuring based on a strong competency framework. The Seventh Pay Commission’s recommendations will be implemented from January 2016. While there is much hullaballoo about the dent on the finances of Union and State governments as a consequence of a 23.55% hike in emoluments, there also exist legit… Continue reading Administrative Competency for an efficient bureaucracy