Thursday, 7 July, 2022
TopicPolicy

Topic: Policy

Did Congress and BJP live up to their promises? Their election manifestos tell the story

From 'defence' to 'development', the Congress and BJP manifestos show which electoral promises have been translated into policies.

India needs cross-sector policy making. PM Modi’s Gati Shakti is good but still ad hoc

In India, where the right hand often doesn’t know what the left hand is doing, Gati Shakti is a major but still partial reform.

Pulse prices soaring. Why the Modi govt’s policy actions are falling flat

The recent policy actions are, in a way, an acknowledgment of the inaccuracies reflected in the government’s own production data.

Taskforce under PM, zero paperwork, policy certainty — GoM’s tips to boost manufacturing

The Group of Ministers also recommends building a brand ‘Credible India’ by avoiding arbitrary policy making at central, state and district levels.

Bursting firecrackers on Diwali isn’t the problem. Making it a national and moral issue is

Unimplementable orders, blanket bans on firecrackers and Delhi as a model doesn’t work before, after or during Diwali.

If India starts acting on the yearly floods in Bihar and Assam, that would be true nationalism

Attention deficit of the public, policy dyslexia and lack of political will lie at the roots of the recurring tragedy of flooding in Assam and Bihar.

Indian state great at handling Covid-like crises. But it can’t deal with complexities

India’s ability to deliver during a crisis was never the problem. The problem is that everyone from CM to DM waits for complex diktats from the top.

Desperate to move fast and break things, Modi acts first and thinks later

The Modi government’s policy-making is marked by the absence of causal evidence and planning.

Bihar encephalitis to lynchings to #MeToo – why Indians don’t take issues to the finish line

By rapidly jumping from one issue to another, outrage cycles make sustained advocacy extremely difficult. That is the challenge.

To keep up with TikTok & Bitcoin, India needs innovation in lawmaking too

Currently, laws dealing with modern technology are either ad-hoc or not truly responsive to the challenges posed by such technology.

On Camera

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Mahendra Singh Dhoni sporting an Army insignia on his glove during the India-South Africa

MS Dhoni is the rainbow of Indian cricket, a cult figure who inspires youth across nation

Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s honest self-assessment always put the interests of Indian cricket ahead of any desire to build a ‘legacy’ for himself.
Illustration by Soham Sen

Keep calm and carry on: Unlike wheat, rice isn’t hot yet

The world is worried that India might restrict exports of rice after wheat, pushing prices higher and worsening global food security.

Defence

Nepali Gorkhas to be recruited in Indian Army through Agnipath scheme, here is how

Similar to terms for Indian soldiers, the Nepalis would be inducted for 4 years, after which only 25 per cent would be retained.

Moral, political & ideological questions on Maharashtra: 1st is simplest to answer, 3rd trickiest

What is Shiv Sena’s ideology? We might say it’s been a convenient mix of extreme ethnic chauvinism & unforgiving Hindutva. Within the second, the party retained space to manoeuvre.
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