Wednesday, 18 May, 2022
TopicAutocrats

Topic: autocrats

Front companies, corrupt govts, banks that vanish overnight — how global kleptocrats unite

In ‘Kleptopia’, Tom Burgis follows how dirty money floods the global economy when crisis hits democracies and kleptocrats see an opportunity to seize power.

Go Corona to Go Democracy: How Covid showed Indians’ love for autocracy

Indians locked in their homes due to the coronavirus longed for their leader to turn more powerful and authoritarian, fondly reminiscing about the Emergency days.

Frightening setback in India, democratically elected Modi creating Hindu state: George Soros

Modi is imposing punitive measures on Kashmir, threatening to deprive millions of Muslims of their citizenship, billionaire George Soros writes in his blog. Read his full post.

Legal autocrats are on the rise. They use constitution and democracy to destroy both

Across the world in countries like Venezuela, Poland, Hungary, Russia, legal autocrats have deployed the rhetoric of democracy and methods of law. People don't see the danger until it is too late.

On Camera

YourTurn

Representational image | Photo: Dhiraj Singh | Bloomberg

Indian law needs to account for women, make finance inclusive

Indian women face multiple barriers in accessing finance in an equitable manner. Research suggests adding a gender lens to existing laws and financial products is crucial.
Vehicles at a petrol pump station in Bengaluru, on 4 March 2021 | Photo: Dhiraj Singh | Bloomberg

Heatwave sends Indians into air-conditioned cars for relief, petrol sales soar

Petrol sales have gone up 14% during 1-15 May from the corresponding period in April, a considerable amount especially in comparison to other fuels.

Defence

By special arrangement

Desi defence start-up helps Army go off decades-long dependence on imported cold-weather gear

While AROO does research on the product, manufacturing is handled by another company with which it has a tie-up. The first set of AROO gear was delivered in second half of 2021.

How Congress is like the Ambassador & why Indian politics needs a brand new set of wheels

Like the car, nothing the party has done to reinvent itself has worked. Only way forward is to offer something looking towards the future, not in image of glorious past.
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