Governance and Political Studies
Maharaja Ranjit Singh: The Rise of the Sikh Empire and The Military History of The Punjab

Ranjit Singh was the most adventurous, audacious, and sagacious ruler of the Indian subcontinent since Chandragupta Maurya. Like the Kohinoor he wore, he was a gem among rulers. He rose like a bright and brief firmament when India became a part of th....

Freebie Debate: and Kautilya’s Arthashastra

The Genesis
On 14 April 22 the BBC reported Sri Lankan Prime Minister telling the Army “Do whatever is necessary to restore order”. The Sri Lankan President Gaotabaya Rajapaksha had fled the country. Inflation reached 50% and most ess....

The Changing International Order and BRICS Relevance

(This is an updated version of presentation made during a virtual BRICS Seminar held at Beijing on 07 June 2022, organised by Institute of Latin American Studies; China Academy of Social Sciences) The two events in the recent times that ha....

Raja Mahendra Pratap Singh: A Visionary Ignored by History

....he established the ‘Provisional Government of India’ (Hakumat-e-Mokhtari-i-Hind) in Bagh-e-Babur in Kabul on December 1, 1915 … Pratap became the President for Life or until the Government was handed over to Congress … Maulana Barkatullah....

Is Environment Social & Governance the Way to Achieve UN SDG’s?

Working in the broader spectrum of Sustainability past 17 years, it is heartening to see the deep interest every stakeholder has taken towards achieving the UN SDGs in every aspect of life. The Government of India, State Governments, Corporates, Civi....

पर्यावरण और सामाजिक शासन के साथ मजबूती से बढ़ना

केंद्रीय बजट पेश होने के बाद सातत्यता, स्वच्छ ऊर्जा तथा इससे संबंधित भारतीय कॉरपोरेट की बढ़ती ....

Walk the Elephant- Environment & Social Governance

Post the Union Budget presentation India Inc.’s growing involvement & concern on sustainability, clean energy and much more all of it falls in the broader ambit of ‘Sustainable Development’ which was reflected in most of CEOs’ statements. It ....

Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose and Economic Planning in India

In the past few decades, public discussion on Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose has been so mired in the controversy around his death that we forgot to pay attention to his life. Netaji’s contribution to the Indian national movement is in any case under r....

India 1952-1976 and 2014-2021: Two Periods of Political Stability- A Comparative Analysis

People’s Mandates since Independence
The first general elections of 1951 in independent India installed a single party-(Indian National Congress INC for short), majority government at the center as also in all the states. The trend cont....

India 1989-2014 and after — a paradigm shift

Why China, why not India?” is a question debated in India without a credible answer. Asking an identical question, “Why China flew, India just grew?” Forbes magazine (2019) answered that it was because of the barrier-free autocracy in China and....

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