• Dec 28 2017

Fifteen most–read expertspeak posts this year.

Kashmir, Lynchistan, Rupa Subramanya, Vikram Sood, Tufail Ahmad, Liberalism, 2017, Modi, Abe, GCC, Qatar, Kabir Taneja, Demonetisation, GST, Gautam Chikermane, Maternity Bill, contract farming, India, Digital Payments, Cash, Trump, India-US, counterforce, nuclear strategy, Doklam, Rajesh Rajagopalan, Nepal

Kashmir, stop being delusional | Vikram Sood

There is no freedom struggle in Kashmir, but a war foisted on us all these years with ground rules laid down by the Pakistan Army.

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Has India become “Lynchistan”? | Rupa Subramanya

The government needs to urgently revisit the opaque and draconian cattle trade rules.

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The world system going through a serious churn | Tufail Ahmad

The liberal global view prevailing in the world system has now been busted.

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When Modi meets Abe | K.V. Kesavan

The main topics that drew attention of the two leaders at the India-Japan Bilateral Summit.

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Understanding the Qatar crisis: Why the GCC is against one of their own | Kabir Taneja

Both Qatar and the Saudi-led GCC members will need to find a common ground for their grievances, but a long-drawn diplomatic rift of such nature has more adverse effects for Qatar than the others. Read more ►


The arrow effect of demonetisation and GST | Gautam Chikermane

If technology and data analytics has delivered results around demonetisation and direct taxes, the GST goes one step ahead on the GST and indirect taxes front. Read more ►


Success or failure? Five indicators to evaluate GST performance | Gautam Chikermane

Performance of the GST Council needs to be evaluated on five parameters — consumption, production, inflationary pressures, compliances and tax buoyancy. Read more ►


New maternity bill is a trojan horse | Rupa Subramanya

There's a reason why India is an outlier among emerging economies in having generous maternity leave benefits.

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How to make contract farming suitable for Indian farmers |  Jayshree Sengupta

Contract farming is best suited to special types of crops and not all farming activities. In China, only specific agricultural produce is under contract farming. Read more ►


India is adopting digital payments like never before, but cash too seems here to stay | Rupa Subramanya

While digitalisation has proceeded, cash has not become unimportant.

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Trump presidency and future of India-US relations | Ashok Sajjanhar

In strategic, political, security, defence and economic terms, relations between India and the US will continue their upward trajectory. Read more ►


India’s nuclear strategy: A shift to counterforce? | Rajesh Rajagopalan

It is important to reflect on the implications of a counterforce strategy — it is now the central issue in the Indian nuclear debate. Read more ►


Dangerous optimism on Doklam | Rajesh Rajagopalan

Military confrontation between India and China on Doklam is showing little sign of abating — China is not in any mood to moderate its words.

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Demonetisation of Indian currency and Nepal | Hari Bansh Jha

Never before in Nepal was so much of shortage of Indian currency as it happened after demonetisation.

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The new Great Game: An all Asian game? | Vikram Sood

Major global powers like Russia and China and regional powers like Iran are now ready to embrace the Taliban — in their own interest, but ostensibly for peace in Afghanistan.

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