Governance and Political Studies
As the 2019 Ends on a Mixed Note, the Tasks for 2020 are Clear

The year 2019 will go down as one of the most seminal years for India. The National Democratic Alliance (NDA), led by the Bhartiya Janta Party (BJP), won a spectacular victory in the Lok Sabha elections with the BJP winning a record 303 seats on its ....

Civil Society ‘Activation’ for Good Governance

In political discourse, the term ‘Civil Society’ is often relegated to participation of people in the democratic processes. However, when viewed from the development angle, civil society is regarded as the crucial ‘third leg’ driving developm....

नागरिकता संशोध अधिनियम : अनावश्यक विरोध

हाल ही में पारित नागरिकता संशोधन अधिनियम (सीएए) के मद्देनजर, देश के कई हिस्सों में हिंसक विरोध प....

Understanding the Constitutional Provisions on Citizenship in the Current Context

A furious debate is on in the country over the Citizenship (Amendment) Act, 2019. Protests erupted in parts of the country and, unfortunately, some of them turned violent. Lives were lost and public and private property damaged. But there have also b....

Citizenship Amendment Act: Uncalled for Protests

In the wake of the recently passed Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) several parts of the country have been rocked by violent protests including with the participation of some prominent institutions of learning. While violent protests are per se repreh....

Renewable Energy is the Way Forward

In a span of just seven days recently, two varying bits of information emerged on the climate change front for India. The first is that India lost 2,018 lives in 2018 due to the fallout of this crisis. And the second is that the country entered the l....

Agricultural Sector Reform

With the current narrative in the national consciousness dominated by issues such as the citizenship amendment Bill, the National Register of Citizens and the amendment to the SPG Act, an important initiative to reform the agricultural sector has mis....

The Malnutrition Crisis

On a visit to India this November, Bill Gates, co-chair of Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, expressed his desire to see India eliminate the malnutrition crisis. “If there was one wish I had for India, it would be to get rid of malnutrition becaus....

Issues with the National Register of Citizens in Assam

Union Minister for Home Affairs Amit Shah told the Rajya Sabha in the ongoing session of Parliament that the Government would conduct a pan-India exercise to prepare a National Register of Citizens (NRC). His remarks have drawn criticism from opposi....

River Water Pollution - A New Threat to India: A Case Study of River Ganga

… pollution of water bodies is not only a function of higher human load but also on account of technology dependence and lack of awareness amongst the masses about the ill effects of pollution … but the most important factor is the indifference ....

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