India’s coal-power crisis reflects poorly on the planning, policy-making abilities of both the central and state governments. India’s recovering economy needs to fire on all cylinders, not grapple with energy shortages. Short-term fixes are necessary but this is another reminder that power sector reforms have a long way to go.
Modi’s framework of human rights is problematic. It’s not just citizens’, but govts’ duty too
PM Modi’s framework of human rights is problematic. Sequencing basic needs first and linking rights with duties amount to their obfuscation and derogation. Invoking India’s image in the context of violations is gratuitous. PM’s message to embrace others’ rights as our duty is well-said. But it’s the government’s duty, too.
Why news media is in crisis & How you can fix it
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