Friday, 23 February, 2018


Demonetisation data shows it failed on many counts, but had some long-term benefits

Since there were multiple objectives of demonetisation, one cannot completely say whether the experiment was a failure or a success.

Privacy verdict presents big data as a reality we need to work with, not...

It is difficult to say if the verdict places individual consent as a deal-breaker when used by private actors.

Talk Point: Will the reopening of 1984 riot cases help victims or is it...

In a bid to render ‘speedy’ justice to the victims of the 1984 riots, a Special Investigation Team (SIT) closed 199 out of a total of 293 cases. Questioning whether effective justice has been...

PM Modi’s outreach to Kashmiris needs to become a doctrine

At a time when the security forces have achieved impressive results in terrorist kills over the last three months, the statement surprised some observers in Kashmir.

Reports of beefing up of forces by China in occupied Tibet can’t be trusted

Most of these reports are repetitive in nature or have images picked up from old exercises in areas looking similar to Tibet claiming authenticity.

Critics say Pakistan’s census data has problems and they may be right

Even after the census process was completed, the provisional results were delayed by a month, ostensibly because of ongoing political tumult. This has raised some questions about the credibility of the results.

Doklam standoff ends: India did a lot right, but needs to prepare

The Doklam standoff might have ended peacefully but India needs to introspect and prepare for the next such event.

‘Strategic claustrophobia’ will cause more Doklam-style tensions between India & China

Doklam is not a one-off incident, with Asia's giants experiencing strategic claustrophobia, it is likely that minor events will blow up to become issues of national security needing more bilateral consultations.

It’s time for India to formulate a national security doctrine

Having a national security doctrine helps avoid ambiguity about dealing with a crisis and to avoid repeating the mistakes of the past.

Pakistan’s new census: What has changed in 20 years

Pakistan’s new census, held after nearly two decades, and marred by series of attacks on census workers, shows what has changed in its demographic

The intellectual origin of India’s Cold Start doctrine lies in General K. Sundarji

A Cold Start doctrine would only have been possible if the given equipment and thinking was already available, and that is where Gen K Sundarji must be credited.
Illustration by Peali Dezine on bank privatisation

If Modi wants a real legacy, he must undo Indira Gandhi’s disastrous bank nationalisation

From Jimmy Nagarwala’s Rs 60 lakh from SBI to Nirav Modi’s Rs 11,000 crore-plus from PNB, India has a 47-year record of scams in govt banks. Why do all govts still love them?

Gujarat Elections 2017