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India | Education Policy | OpinionCentral | We need For-Profit schools and the government to get out of the provision of education

We need For-Profit schools and the government to get out of the provision of...

Mihir Sharma wrote in Bloomberg on 15 November 2017 that “Indians’ skills don’t match up. Consider the “Make in India” program. With its...
Weighing the Ease

Weighing the Ease

Disclaimer: The views expressed here are solely those of the author in his private capacity and do not in any way represent the views...
The dismal state of India’s infrastructure and what can be done about it

The dismal state of India’s infrastructure and what can be done about it

Everyone knows that India’s infrastructure is run down and broken. Virtually nothing exists, or if it exists, it is of a quality that’s below...
The land of the rising bans: Why banning firecrackers is an inept response to a serious problem

The land of the rising bans: Why banning firecrackers is an inept response to...

At best bans are cathodic. Reasonable regulations are any day more preferable to blanket bans.
Policy Paralysis: Unlimited Liability

Policy Paralysis: Unlimited Liability

देश में जब कोई बालक/बालिका IAS की परीक्षा में बैठता है तो मन में देश के लिए कुछ करने गुज़रने का एक सपना लेकर बैठता है| सोचता है कि देश के विकास के लिए कुछ करेगा, देश के भविष्य के निर्धारण में अपना एक योगदान देगा|
Why India needs liberalism more than ever

Sweeping Renaissance: Why India needs liberalism more than ever

The definition of "liberal", as perceived today, has more in common with Marxian ideology or even moral relativism and it is today as much distorted and cheapened as Marxian ideals.
Enemy Within - Nitin Gadkari's threat and attempt to sabotage Indian industry

Behind Nitin Gadkari’s intentional sabotage of Indian auto industry

Mr. Gadkari "threatened" India's auto manufacturers at recently concluded SIAM Annual Convention in the New Delhi with:
The myth of Predatory Pricing

The Uber Circus : Dispelling the myth of “Predatory Pricing”

Socialists and anti-free market status quoists have long trotted out, with malicious intent, the myth of "Predatory Pricing". The recent victim of such policies is...
The case of wilful blindness

The case of wilful blindness: Air India, Vijay Mallya and other misadventures on taxpayer’s...

Indian politicians treat Air India as their rightful bonded servant and behave to that effect. In 2015-16, Air India made a loss of Rs. 3587 Cr and despite past write-offs, Air India has a total outstanding debt of Rs. 46,000 Cr.
Redistribution is nothing less than a crime

Redistribution is nothing less than a crime

Everyone is entitled to distribute their wealth to others voluntarily, if they so wish. But there is no basis for anyone (leave alone a...