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VOLUME 31 Issue 369 (November 2017)
 
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New Foe!
Environmental pollution, in the form of filthy air and contaminated water, has emerged as humankind’s new foe that is killing more people every year than all war, violence or disaster in the world. According to a recently released study by UK-based Lancet medical journal, environmental pollution claimed about nine million deaths in the world in 2015. The study further discloses whopping financial cost, some $4.6 trillion in annual losses — or about 6.2% of the global economy. Findings of this study puts India on the top of list of individual countries where one out of every four premature deaths in 2015 or some 2.5 million deaths occurred in India, followed by China, with more than 1.8 million deaths. Various other countries like Bangladesh, Pakistan, North Korea, South Sudan and Haiti also see nearly a fifth of their premature deaths caused by pollution.
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Economy in Dire Straits
Decline of the GDP growth rate to a three-year low at 5.7 per cent in the June quarter of this year has pushed the Indian economy in dire straits. Many experts hold ill-advised demonetization and hasty implementation of GST as major factors contributing to this economic slowdown. Undoubtedly, the adverse impact of economic slowdown is now being experienced by almost all segments of the society across the county because of shrinking job market and soaring prices of commodities, including petrol and diesel; nevertheless, government officials and BJP spokespersons continue to remain in denial mode by insisting on justifying before the government’s demonetization misadventure.
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Extolling R2P
R2P or Right to Privacy has been held as a fundamental right by a recent unanimous judgment of 9 Judges of the Supreme Court. While asserting that R2P inheres to every human being regardless of his caste, creed, gender or orientation, the Apex Court held that it is a natural, inalienable right that is inseparable from human existence and an intrinsic part of the human element. It has been unequivocally held by the Supreme Court that the right to privacy is a sine qua non for the enjoyment of other rights under Part III of the Constitution of India and thereby recognises the overlapping of fundamental rights under our Constitutional scheme.
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Drug Menace
Drug menace is assuming serious proportions in the wake of recent reports of drug-related suicides in many states of the Indian Union. Media reports indicate that in the wake of recent drug-related suicides in Telangana, the state officials have launched the massive crackdown on junkies. Undoubtedly, state authorities claim Telangana’s place is much lower than the other states in the numbers’ game and as far as the drug menace is concerned in India; nonetheless, the possibility of  a strong presence of narcotic drugs, from marijuana to cocaine, especially in a few sections of the society, cannot be ruled out by some experts.
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India & Gulf Kerfuffle
The Gulf kerfuffle that has obtained in the wake of Saudi Arabia, along with some other countries of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) cutting off ties with Qatar on June 5, over Qatar’s alleged support to Islamists and Iran; the regional power play in the Arab Gulf region has put India in a spot from geostrategic and geo-economic perspectives. India imports bulk of its oil and gas supplies from the GCC countries and the region is also significant for India from trade and investment aspects. Besides, over 8 million Indians are working the Gulf and their remittances constitute an important part of national economy. In other words, any toward development in the Gulf region entails potential of jeopardizing India’s geopolitical and geo-economic stakes in the region.
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Jobless Growth
Present dispensation led by Prime Minister NarendraModi at the Centre has completed three years in office in May this year. Modi, then the prime ministerial candidate of the BJP, in his election speeches in 2014, would pointedly tell new voters among the youth to give the BJP a chance to improve their lives as they finished their education and entered the labour market. After having been in power for three years, the Modi government has proved to be an utter failure on this metric alone. Under the Modi-led NDA government, there has been a sheer decline in organized sector. Under the UPA-II, during the three years from 2009 to 2011, when India’s GDP was still growing at an average 8.5%, the organised sector was opening avenues on average 9.5 lakh for new jobs every year; and even this was seen relatively as ‘jobless growth’ by the economists. The past two years, 2015 and 2016, have witnessed the average employment generation plummeting to less than 2 lakh jobs a year, which is less than 25% of the annual employment generated before 2011.
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Curbing Maoist Violence
Brutal killing of 26 police personnel of the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) on 24 April by the militants of the banned Communist Party of India (Maoist) in an ambush in Sukma district, apart from sending shock waves throughout the nation, also raises many questions about capabilities of the central government as well as states of the Red Corridor in dealing with mounting Maoist menace. Media reports indicate that this was the worst attack on security forces in the region since the April 2010 attack when Maoists killed 74 men of the CRPF in the nearby Dantewada district.
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New Health Policy
Union Government has unveiled New Health Policy 2017 (NHP 2017), which seems to be high on promises and it is to be seen whether it will be able to fulfill those promises or will remain low on delivery. Some of the tangible promises envisaged in NHP 2017, inter alia, include: raising the allocation for health to 2.5 per cent of GDP, improving hospital bed availability, reforms in medical and paramedic education, strategic purchasing of private care for poor families/underserved areas through public-private-partnerships (PPPs), management of determinants, control/elimination of communicable and non-communicable diseases.
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Declining Electoral Ethos
Electoral ethos is witnessing a high rate of decline after each election – either General Elections or state assembly polls. The recently held polls to five state assemblies, apart from vast array of other issues, will also be remembered for the low and steadily deteriorating standards of electioneering. The terms of discourse and debate in these assembly polls, especially in Uttar Pradesh (UP) have been foul, even abusive, more often than not. All parties are guilty, but the Congress, the BJP, SP and BSP must share the bulk of the blame in the context of UP. Unless the rot is stemmed and reversed, what is going on today might magnify manifold in April-May 2019 LokSabha elections.
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Imperiled World!
We inhabit an imperiled world, where apart from the vast devastating potential of nuclear weapons, vagaries of climate change and growing inequalities between the rich and the poor, along with associated events, have pushed the entire humankind on the threshold of catastrophe. Climate change has emerged as the major threat to the very existence of humankind after nuclear weapons. In the absence of a continuum of policies designed to reduce people's exposure and vulnerability to climate change, poverty and inequality would only increase. The impacts of climate change are prone to worsen the conditions of low-income people, who already face inequality, thereby making it a double burden for them. According to a recently released UN report, a total of 6,457 weather-related disasters occurred during 1995-2015, which claimed more than 600,000 lives and affected another 4.2 billion people. Combating the menace of climate change, especially in developing countries, requires international resources.
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Wither Democracy!
Parliamentary democracy in India is hailed as the largest democracy in the world. This may deem theoretically sound, yet functionally this system is being permeated with many ills that are eating into the very vital foundations of this democracy. Democracy implies norms and values, which are enshrined in our Constitution; however, these are being eroded day by day. Saddest aspect of this erosion is the systematic weakening of democratic institutions, especially the Parliament.
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Wither Opposition!
The recent demonetization move by the NDA government provided a golden opportunity for the non-BJP Opposition parties, including the Congress, to put a united front against the Modi government and mobilize mass support. In RajyaSabha, the Opposition unity was visible in attacking the Modi government on its demonetization drive and NDA ally Shiv Sena participating in the protest march to RashtrapatiBhawan. However, on ground zero, the Opposition gave a semblance of disunity when a call for Bharat bandh was given. The BJP is drawing comfort from the apparent ‘disunity’ in the Opposition parties and the fact that their criticism has largely been regarding the implementation of the demonetization drive.
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Menace of Air Pollution
Air pollution has been described by WHO as the world’s biggest environmental risk, which is killing nearly one million people annually in the South East Asian Region with India alone accounting for over 75 per cent of the casualties caused by cardiovascular diseases and lung cancer. Findings from a recent WHO study that adverse effects of air pollution may linger on in Delhi for generations to come have unsettled pollution experts and doctors.
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SDGs-One Year After
September 25 this year has marked the first anniversary of the launching of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). On this day in 2015, the 193-Member United Nations General Assembly formally adopted the 2030 Agenda with a new set of SDGs, also known as Global Goals. Participating global leaders pledged to the 17 SDGs to overcome poverty and restore human dignity by 2030 and UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon hailed the Global Goals as "a universal, integrated and transformative vision for a better world".
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Rio Olympics Fiasco
By contributing just two medals to the total medal tally of India at the recently concluded 2016 Rio Olympics, despite the fact that India had sent its largest contingent ever this time, the Indian contingent has kept the past tradition of its dismal performance at the Olympics. Of the total members of the Indian contingent, around 84 per cent performed below their qualifying marks. Of the 85 individual participants - excluding the 32 in men and women's hockey - just 13 matched their personal best, justified their world ranking or advanced past the opening round.
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Price Rise Conundrum
Price rise has seemingly emerged as a recurring phenomenon that visits every regime, be it NDA regime or UPA regime. The government of the day is well-equipped with technical and intelligence wherewithal to monitor the prices, hoarding of the essential commodities and marketing strategies of creating artificial scarcity on one pretext or the other. Drought and floods are frequently used as commonly pliable excuses responsible for price hike. During the ongoing monsoon session of the Parliament, Congress seized the opportunity provided by price rise to target the government in Parliament with the 'Arhar Modi' slogan, much to the dislike of the ruling party. However, there were sufficient indications available of a likely spike in prices which the government perhaps chose to ignore. The Reserve Bank of India (RBI), during its last monetary policy review, had cautioned on upside risks, including "firming international commodity prices, particularly of crude oil; and the implementation of the 7th Central Pay Commission awards, which will have to be factored into projections as soon as clarity on implementation emerges".
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NSG Fiasco
Recent scuttling of India's bid for membership of the Nuclear Suppliers' Group (NSG) points towards many chinks in the Indian armour of nuclear diplomacy and foreign policy. This fiasco is serious enough to warrant a serious review of India's diplomatic and foreign policy strategy. Undoubtedly, China played a prominent role in scuttling India's NSG bid; nevertheless, Beijing played its cards openly and at this juncture, merely laying blame at China's door-step without a serious introspection of our own failures is unlikely to serve any useful purpose.
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Wither Opposition!
Political discourse in contemporary India is missing a sound and effective Opposition. Divested of the accurate characteristics of an opposition, the present Opposition in India is in disarray and can be described as a conglomeration of heterogeneous groups which are fundamentally and ideologically opposed to each other.
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Paris Agreement!
The signing of the historic agreement on climate change on 22 April at Paris is being hailed as a milestone, with a record 175 countries along with European Union, including India, having signed it. The agreement will come into force once 55 countries representing at least 55 per cent of global emissions formally join it, a process initially expected to take until 2020.
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National Interest!
Almost all political parties swear by safeguarding India's national interest. Preservation of national interests in the realms of defence and foreign affairs are governed and nurtured by the well-defined and set norms established over the years since the attainment of India's independence and all political parties are almost unanimous on it. However, domestic parameters of national interest are defined by each political party according to its own whims and fancies. Recent developments in country's prestigious institutions and the response of the ruling dispensation to these developments has given new perspectives to the national interest which has come to be construed in terms of 'national versus anti-national' and it has given rise to the debate on nationalism.
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Boom or Gloom!
Efforts have been made by the ruling dispensation at the Centre to present a rosy picture of nation's economy in its Economic Survey for 2016-2017 presented in Parliament a couple of days before the actual presentation of the budget. The Survey broadly reaffirms the positive growth numbers that have been projected by many global agencies, including the International Monetary Fund and this can be construed to provide a measure of confidence to the Union Finance Minister to show the business-friendly side of his government with a reform-oriented road map.
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Financing the SDGs?
With the inauguration of the process of implementation of the 17 SDGs along with its 169 targets since January 2016 having been set in motion, the big question that is puzzling minds, especially in developing countries, is the significant ramp-up in resources required to achieve these ambitious goals. It is generally agreed that 'business as usual' is not going to get world where it needs to be by 2030.
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Politics of Climate Change
Recently concluded climate change deal at Paris, after 13 days of intense bargaining, demonstrated a rare show of near-universal accord, as poor and wealthy nations from across the political and geographic spectrum expressed support for measures that require all to take steps to battle climate change. The agreement binds together pledges by individual nations to cut or limit emissions from fossil-fuel burning. Sincere implementation of the agreement entails the potential of putting nations on a course that could fundamentally change the way energy is produced and consumed, gradually reducing reliance on fossil fuels in favor of cleaner forms of energy. The Paris agreement has evoked mixed reactions expressed through the opinions of leaders which reveal both high praise and harsh condemnation of the global accord.
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Renascent Bihar
The recent landslide stunning victory of Mahagathbandhan, comprising Janata Dal-United or JD (U), Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) and Congress, in Bihar under the leadership of Chief Minister Nitish Kumar has manifested the political maturity of the people of Bihar and rejection of attempts to polarize society on communal lines. The massive support for Mahagathbandhan had cut across communities, without which it would not have been possible for it to garner gigantic victory by winning an impressive 178 seats in a house of 243 seats.
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From Bad to Worse
Global geopolitics is seemingly undergoing massive transformation and the emerging scenario is more chaotic in the wake of vast array of problems that have come to engulf the forces of peace, stability and prosperity, especially the growing financial crisis, problem of refugees and the unabated adverse impact of ongoing process of climate change. Another financial crisis is seemingly in the offing as can be discerned from the recent report of International Monetary Fund (IMF), which has warned of $3.3 trillion worth of "over borrowing" in emerging markets. In 2004, the level of emerging market corporate debt, outside the banking sector, was $4 trillion.
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Sustainable Development Goals
The 193 U.N. member nations on 25 September formally adopted the sustainable development goals (SDGs) and called for shared peace and prosperity. Described by the United Nations secretary-general as "a to-do list for people and planet," The 17 SDGs, are to be implemented over the next 15 years with a big global push to win public and political support. The document, titled "Transforming our World: The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development," not only outlines 17 broad goals but sets 169 specific targets.
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Electoral Slugfest
The 'Swabhiman Rally' held on 30 August at Patna's Gandhi Maidan, which brought the Congress, the JD (U), RJD and SP on a single platform, has seemingly unfolded the contours of the electoral battle in the run-up to the upcoming assembly elections in Bihar.
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Independence Day
Observance of Independence Day on 15 August each year has seemingly become an annual ritual for most of us who celebrate it like any other national holiday without understanding its real significance. Our political leaders
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Impending Financial Crunch!
The ongoing debt crisis in Greece has made the world going bonkers over the development and some developing countries fear an impending financial crunch of greater magnitude than that of 2008.
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Government of U-Turns
The BJP-led NDA government at the Centre has completed one year in office. The government came to power amid much fanfare and the tall promises made by its leadership had aroused huge expectations amongst the gullible masses.
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Nepal's Tragedy
The earthquake that devastated Nepal on April 25 has left behind an untold and terrifying story. The quake that hit Nepal on past Sunday had a magnitude of 7.8 at Richter scale. The quake that was followed by aftershocks has wreaked havoc in terms of immense loss of human lives and by causing tremendous damage to property and infrastructure in Nepal and northern states of India, especially those bordering Nepal. Bangladesh and China have also been affected by it.
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Palestinian Conundrum
For about seven decades now, the question of Palestine has almost become a conundrum for the international comity of nations owing to Israeli intransigence to vacate the occupied Palestinian territories. However, some ray of hope is there in the wake of reported move of France to start discussions in the coming weeks on a U.N. Security Council resolution that would set out the steps for a negotiated end of Israel's occupation of Palestinian land and a solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
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BJP's Predicament
Whether at the helm of affairs or in the opposition, the BJP is often found at the horns of dilemma when it comes to delivering the promises. Populist slogans aided by the social media campaigns, bizarre rhetoric and media blitzkrieg indulged in by the BJP proved instrumental in hoodwinking the gullible masses to translate their disenchantment with the UPA into so-called electoral victory.
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Common Man's Plight
The common man, hailing from all genders, has always been on the forefront of regime changes, revolutions, social movements and electoral campaigns and his wretched plight has been passed on from posterity to posterity despite tall promises.
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Wrong Move
A recent media report on a major shift being considered in India's Palestine policy is both alarming and unwarranted at this juncture. The reported move of the NDA government to alter
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Whither SAARC!
The trends emerging from the recently concluded 18th SAARC summit in Nepal have presented a mix bag of hope and despair, with despair outweighing the hope. The Indian Prime Minister's 'invitation diplomacy' to the SAARC
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Politics of Black Money
Recent media blitzkrieg over black money in India has transformed an economic offence into a political game which is being tossed by political parties against each other to score points without knowing the ground realities.
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Scourge of Ebola
As the world leaders converged in New York this week-end for the United Nations General Assembly meeting, an annual ritual, the agenda was hijacked on 26 September by a virus called Ebola that was barely even on the world's radar when the General Assembly met this same time last year.
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Uneasy Calm
Uneasy calm pervades the Middle East, especially in Gaza Strip, Libya and Iraq, Ukraine, North-East Asia, South Asia, especially in the Indian Subcontinent and some parts of Africa. This entails the potential of endangering international peace and security and as such calls for
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India and Turbulent Gaza
The situation in the Gaza Strip has assumed serious proportions in the wake of exchange of armed hostilities between the Hamas and Israeli forces. More than one thousand people, including both Palestinians and Israelis, have been killed since the fighting began in early July this year.
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Drug Abuse
Drug abuse not only causes immense human distress but also is an important factor leading to crimes and violence all over the globe. Drug abuse and trafficking has become so rampant that almost every part of the globe is seemingly affected it.
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Recalibrating Economy
Recent years have witnessed India's economic growth falling into a tailspin. According to some experts, factors like bureaucratic gridlock, internal party bickering and renegade ministers of the outgoing government were responsible for dragging the economy down.
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Existential Crisis Dilemma
With the 2014 general elections nearing the end, the tone and tenor of the election campaign is slipping to a new low with each passing day. With electioneering at its peak, insalubrious political sparring and nasty remarks by the leaders of almost political parties have become the order of the day.
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Ukraine: History's Nightmare
James Joyce's famous statement that "history is a nightmare", from which we should try to awake, pertinently describes current spate of events obtaining in the Ukraine. Major events like chaos in Maidan Square, new dispensation at the helm of power in Kiev,
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Deliver or Perish!
The political discourse in contemporary India is taking a dramatic turn towards new horizons where the old and hackneyed style of bizarre politics may yield place to more transparent, accountable and proactive politics that would survive on the mantra of deliver or perish.
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Craving for Stability
The past couple of decades have been characterized by the striking transformation of India's politics and the defining feature of that transformation is what is termed as 'party proliferation.' India's politics has been transformed since 1989 by the relentless rise of regional parties across the country.
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AAP Phenomenon

The spectacular emergence of Aam Adami Party (AAP) as victorious in the recently held elections to the Delhi State Assembly marks the rise of a new phenomenon in party politics in contemporary Indian polity.

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Nuclear Deal with Iran

The historic nuclear agreement between Iran and the six Western powers that constitute the so-called P-5+1 Group, inclusive of the United States, signed on 24 November this year has evoked considerable euphoria of optimism on both sides.

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The NOTA Option

Supreme Court's recent landmark order on installing an additional provision for voters to record a ‘none-of-the-above’ (NOTA) option to reject all candidates in the fray is acclaimed by some as a step towards ushering in a key electoral reform in India, which has seemingly found favour in the past with the Election Commission of India and even the Law Commission.

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Currency Crunch
India's current currency crisis is indicative of yet another major emerging market economy, along with Brazil, China, and Russia, that is already slowing markedly. In recent weeks the Indian rupee has plunged by over 14 percent bringing its total decline over the past two years to almost 30 percent.
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Mideast Peace Talks
Approval accorded by the Israeli cabinet on 28 July this year for the release of 104 Palestinian prisoners who had been in jail since before the signing of the Oslo Accords in 1993 has paved way the resumption of Israeli-Palestinian peace talks in Washington from 29 July.
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BJP's Predicament
BJP - nation's principal opposition party - is confronted with an existential dilemma - to keep chugging along on the Centrist-Right path or revert to the original communal and unambiguously Rightwing road with Narendra Modi in the driving seat to sail through the 2014 general election.
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Morass of Sleaze
Sports and politics attract large horde of people because of money and power combination. Besides, sports and politics have historically been bonded like Siamese twins since before the great city states of ancient Greece engaged in inter-city athletic competitions when they weren't engaged in destructive wars against one another. Over the centuries this combination between politics and sports has become inseparable.
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Parliamentary Gravitas
India prides itself being world's largest democracy; nevertheless this sense of pride is undermined by the erosion of credibility of the Parliament. Our Constitution represents the societal consensus on the philosophy, direction and instrumentalities of governance of the Indian Republic and Parliament is the pre-eminent institution created by this Constitution which symbolises the will and aspirations of the Indian people.
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Economy Imperiled
The pre-Budget Economic Survey for 2012-13, tabled in Parliament on 27 February has exuded confidence that the Indian economy would bounce back to achieve higher growth of around 6.1 to 6.7%, up from the advance estimates of 5% economic growth in the current financial year.
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Taxing the Super Rich
Finance Minister P. Chidambaram's reported statement on 24 January this year that "there is an argument that when the government requires more resources, the very rich should willingly pay a little more," has set in motion a debate on taxing the 'super rich' and evoked mixed reactions.
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Overcoming Diplomatic Lassitude
India's diplomacy can be said to have been characterized by lassitude, especially in the past couple of years. Some analysts have argued that recent developments in India's own backyard prominently manifest the limits of India's influence and still weak diplomatic force.
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Viva Palestine
On 28 November this year the 193-nation UN General Assembly overwhelmingly approved a resolution to upgrade the Palestinian Authority's observer status at the United Nations from "entity" to "non- member state," the same status as the Vatican, by an overwhelming majority of 138 Yes votes to nine No votes and 41 abstentions.
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Needed New Political Order
Prevailing political order in India is dominated by two major national political parties, namely the Congress and the BJP. The other parties, especially the Left parties are lying low and in the past two decades regional satraps have come to dictate terms at the Centre.
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Reforms for Whom?
The latest dose of so-called economic reforms is designed to benefit one per cent at the cost of remaining 99 per cent, which are better known as Aam Adami. Similar discriminatory approach is being followed in the United States and in a way present ruling dispensation is stepping into the shoes of Uncle Sam by Americanizing the Indian economy.
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Strength of NAM
The successful conclusion of the NAM Summit in Tehran recently proves the inherent strength of the movement which has not lost its relevance in the rapidly changing geopolitical and geo-economic complexities pervading the contemporary world. After the UN, the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) is the most important world body.
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Unlocking the Impasse
Turbulence pervades some countries of the Middle East, especially Libya, Syria, Lebanon and some other Arab countries. In the wake of the so-called 'Arab Spring', these countries are afflicted by turmoil, political instability and deterioration in socio-economic conditions.
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Unabated 25 years

April 06, 2012. Third Concept completes its 25 years of uninterrupted publication. To mark the occasion of Third Concept's Silver Jubilee Celebrations, a book titled "Perspectives on Women" edited by me, was released by Smt Meira Kumar, Honourable Speaker of Lok Sabha at the India International Centre, New Delhi.

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Emancipating The Women

Women's present status in India is determined by the indicators like women's household decision making power, financial autonomy, freedom of movement, women's acceptance of unequal gender roles, exposure to media, access to education, women's experience of domestic violence etc.

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Another Independence Day

Another Independence Day Mother Independence Day is fast approaching and the Prime Minister will unfurl the National   Flag and address the nation from the ramparts of historic Red Fort.

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UPA-II in Focus
On 22 May UPA-II government has completed one year in power and there have bee' mixed reactions to achievements of the go\'emment. It is an acknowledged tact that the sntallercJnstituent
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Turbulent Legacy
Even on the eve of departure of 2009, we are still in turbulent times. A year after shameful Gazamassacre by Israel, the Palestinians are still nursing their wounds and there seems no let up in store for them.
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India and Nuclear Tests
Ast the next NPT Review is approaching near, the pressure is being built on those countries like india and others which have not sighned the NPT to sighn the treaty. On the other hand, some members of the scientific community in India have called for conducting further nuclear tests.
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Nonnuclear World
The U.N.Security Council unanimously approved a historic U.S.-sponsored resolution on 24 September. with US President Barack Obama presiding over the session committing all nations to work for a Russia. China and developing nations supporting the measure.
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UPA Again

The electoral verdict in the recently-held elections to the Lok Sabha has gone in favour of UPA with Congress as the major leading partner. However, this time the composition of the constituents of the UPA is slightly different from what it was in 2004. The RJO has been replaced by Trinamool Congress led by Ms Mamta Bannerji...........                                                                                                                                                                            More...

 
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India-Egypt Relations (p 7 - 10)
India and Egypt, two ancient civilizations, share friendly relations, dating back to three millennia B.C., and the recent visit of Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak to India has proved instrumental in further concretizing.......

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Corruption in India’s Water Sector (p 11 - 13)
Corruption seems to have a ubiquitous phenomenon which has eneveloped water also in its fold. While citing the findings of TI’s Global Corruption Report 2008 dealin.......

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Zimbabwe’s Mounting Inflation: New Paradigms (p 15 - 27)
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