Expert Speak India Matters
Published on Dec 30, 2016
Flashback 2016 — Key debates in India

10Regional parties and Indian politics

The growth of state parties, which fall broadly under the rubric of regional parties, picked up particularly after 1967. Read more >

9Finding a long-term solution to Cauvery water dispute

Water disputes like Cauvery does not lie in ad-hoc awards by tribunals or orders by courts. Read more >

8Dousing flames in Kashmir

Role of media, civil society, political parties and business are significant in addition to Central and state governments in dousing the flames in Kashmir. Read more >

7Simultaneous elections: Idea good, but is it practical?

If election history is to be looked at, then general and state elections till 1967 were being held together. However, due to dissolutions of state assemblies in 1968 and 1969 followed by the Lok Sabha dissolve early in 1970, and general elections held in 1971 leading to a change in the way India voted. Read more >

6Dalits — the new colour of change in the subcontinent?

As the ground, shifts beneath our feet, it's time to ask the old question: who is a Dalit?  Read more >

5The National Civil Aviation Policy needs clarity

The National Civil Aviation Policy, 2016, has been a case of better late than never. Had the policy been put in place a decade ago, the civil aviation sector in India would have bloomed into a mature sector with its stakeholders cornering sizeable share of the outbound international traffic from India. Read more >

4Why The New York Times is wrong again

The New York Times editorial has compromised on the quality of debate on the implications of India’s entry to the NSG with factually incorrect claims and arguments. Read more >

2Lessons from the Dolkun Isa visa fiasco

It is possible to argue that hosting Chinese dissidents is not the right retaliatory step, that it is much too escalatory because China could retaliate by hosting Kashmiri dissidents. Every retaliatory step needs to be a calculated one, with that calculation including an assessment of possible counter responses and further escalation. Read more >

1Ask for Amravati sculptures, and not Kohinoor

When one looks more seriously at the issue of Indian treasures in British custody, one wonders, is Kohinoor so important when compared to other timeless assets whose exhibit will help the public. Read more >
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