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Controversy over GDP futile
Sep 04, 2018

Controversy over GDP futile

While it is true that the high GDP growth can mean that many more people are lifted out of poverty, it does not mean equitable growth. The rich have benefited a lot from the high GDP growth under both the UPA and NDA regimes. But very few poor have risen to high positions of wealth and power during both times.

Controversy over Hindi language; an attempt to divert attention from important issues?
Sep 30, 2019

Controversy over Hindi language; an attempt to divert attention from important issues?

It is relevant to probe why Amit Shah chose to speak on the issue so forcefully when a controversy over Hindi had already arisen in the context of the

Decoding the Rafale controversy
Oct 16, 2018

Decoding the Rafale controversy

The opacity in the Rafale deal only raises doubts, with its fallout on national security and the 'Make in India' programme.

India-Bangladesh Trans-Boundary River Management: Understanding the Tipaimukh Dam Controversy
Jan 18, 2020

India-Bangladesh Trans-Boundary River Management: Understanding the Tipaimukh Dam Controversy

This brief offers a way to rethink the ongoing dispute between India and Bangladesh over the former’s plan to build a high dam on River Barak (known as Surma-Kushiyara and Meghna in Bangladesh) at Tipaimukh in the state of Manipur. It identifies the origins of different sources of water for Bangladesh’s Haor, the region that is widely feared to be under threat by India’s planned dam. The brief recommends the conduct of a comprehensive study

Needless controversy over Modi's US visa
Aug 01, 2013

Needless controversy over Modi's US visa

International politics rather than law or policy will also play a key role in a future Modi visit to the US. There is certainly an element of the hyperbole in Obama's declaration that the American relationship with India is "a defining partnership of the century ahead". But it contains more than a grain of truth.

Recurring controversy about Governor’s role in state politics
Jun 06, 2020

Recurring controversy about Governor’s role in state politics

The negative image of the state governors as above all “an agent of the centre” has proved difficult to erase.

Sheikh Hasina’s return to power in Bangladesh dogged by controversy
Jan 01, 2019

Sheikh Hasina’s return to power in Bangladesh dogged by controversy

By the standards of electoral practices in South Asia, incidents of violence in Bangladesh’s elections cannot be viewed as excessive. The allegations of malpractices cannot be dismissed outright since no election in Bangladesh has been free from these aberrations and violence.

The World Bank data manipulation controversy: A cause for worry
Nov 01, 2021

The World Bank data manipulation controversy: A cause for worry

The integrity of global financial institutions has come under scrutiny as indication of data manipulations tilted in favour of China has been uncovere

'Memogate' raises questions over civilian government
Dec 15, 2011

'Memogate' raises questions over civilian government

Pakistan's "memogate" controversy has raised questions about the strength of the country's civilian government. This has been admitted even by Foreign Minister Hina Rabbani Khar.

Cloud of doubt shadows EC
Oct 27, 2017

Cloud of doubt shadows EC

The Gujarat poll date controversy demands urgent reforms to the Model Code of Conduct

India-US WTO patch-up: Will the TFA really help India?
Nov 15, 2014

India-US WTO patch-up: Will the TFA really help India?

In spite of some benefits, the TFA is embroiled in controversy. Trade facilitation, according to some scholars, will enhance the developed countries' access to Indian markets and may impact manufacturing growth. Studies have shown India is losing out in competitiveness in all product lines and there has been a 'hollowing out' of industries.

India: Single engineering entrance exam at the eye of a storm
Jun 15, 2012

India: Single engineering entrance exam at the eye of a storm

The controversy over the proposed single entrance examination for all engineering studies, including those at the prestigious Indian Institute of Technology (IITs), has brought serious issues into the open.

It's  time to adhere to those high standards
Jun 20, 2015

It's time to adhere to those high standards

There is little doubt that the Lalit Modi controversy has hurt the image of the Narendra Modi Government. Mr Lalit Modi is an infamous and notorious character, who ran his businesses, including the Indian Premier League cricket, like a bucket shop.

Maldives, India, and a hydrography pact
Jan 05, 2024

Maldives, India, and a hydrography pact

The recent decision by Maldives to revoke the hydrographic survey agreement with India is indicative of the ebbing of trust between the two

Maldives: Trivialising the Presidency
Jan 03, 2015

Maldives: Trivialising the Presidency

In Maldives, a ruling coalition member's decision to move an amendment to the 2008 Constitution, to fix an upper age-limit of 65 years for contesting presidential election, has landed President Abdulla Yameen in an unnecessary controversy.

Minimal changes to existing laws adequate to fight  corruption
Jun 24, 2011

Minimal changes to existing laws adequate to fight corruption

The controversy over the Lok Pal refuses to die down. Coupled with the Baba Ramdev's aborted fast over unearthing black money, particularly that which is stashed away in overseas tax havens, Anna Hazare's continuing call on a 'Jan Lok Pal bill'.

Muizzu’s Maldives is missing the ‘Geo’ in geopolitics
Jan 11, 2024

Muizzu’s Maldives is missing the ‘Geo’ in geopolitics

The island nation has bigger problems than tourism and India-Out—it is getting crushed in an Islamist-China pincer

Mullaperiyar Dam: Political and Technical Undercurrents
Dec 26, 2011

Mullaperiyar Dam: Political and Technical Undercurrents

Instead of dealing with the Mullaperiyar dam controversy as a geo-political conflict, it should be tackled as an institutional, legal and administrative failure in the region. Equitable distribution of the benefits of the shared resource is not an impossible task to achieve.

Nuclear Blackmarket and Pakistan
Feb 07, 2004

Nuclear Blackmarket and Pakistan

The least reported link in the otherwise raging controversy over Pakistan¿s nuclear proliferation happened on January 1, 2004, at the Denver International Airport. Asher Karni, 50, a Jewish businessman from South Africa, was snared in a sting operation launched by the US Commerce Department and other federal agencies.

Rafale: Did India get a bad government-to-government deal?
Nov 20, 2018

Rafale: Did India get a bad government-to-government deal?

Governments chose the G2G route to avoid the perceived malpractices of an open competition, this route raises issues around possibility of malpractice in the commercial advantages to single vendors and the elimination of competition. Several revelations have emerged from the controversy over the Rafale order.

Real touchstone is action on 26/11 accused
May 21, 2013

Real touchstone is action on 26/11 accused

The democratic transition in Pakistan has coincided with the last year of the UPA government's second term in India. As the government battles one controversy after another, the looming elections in 2014 may act as a distraction wherein improving relations with Pakistan may not be a priority for the government at present.

Tinkered, tailored
May 24, 2006

Tinkered, tailored

His arrival created controversy and so did his departure. For nothing was becoming either about Porter Goss¿s arrival at Langley to replace George Tenet, or about his departure on May 5. He was brought in to head a sullen and demoralised force and when he was unceremoniously dropped, the CIA was a much-diminished organisation.

Value chains disrupted: Navigating the American and Chinese contest for dominance
Apr 14, 2021

Value chains disrupted: Navigating the American and Chinese contest for dominance

Decoupling, like sanctions as a geopolitical tool, can be a substitute for outright conflict, and this has started a controversy that is likely to be

What does Trump’s Kashmir storm mean for US-India relations?
Jul 29, 2019

What does Trump’s Kashmir storm mean for US-India relations?

While the controversy risked being added to the list of issues both sides are having, thus far the fallout has been managed relatively well.

Why the protests over Tipu Sultan are so misplaced
Nov 13, 2015

Why the protests over Tipu Sultan are so misplaced

The best way to understand what the Tipu Sultan controversy is all about is to see who is at the forefront of the protests against the observance of his birth anniversary ? the Bajrang Dal, Vishwa Hindu Parishad and the Bharatiya Janata Party.

कश्मीर: श्रीनगर में कारोबारी की हत्या से बढ़ेगा घाटी में ‘स्थानीय-बाहरी’ का विवाद
Jan 06, 2021

कश्मीर: श्रीनगर में कारोबारी की हत्या से बढ़ेगा घाटी में ‘स्थानीय-बाहरी’ का विवाद

निश्चल की हत्या ने आलोचनाओं से घिरे डोमिसाइल क़ानून की त�

थाईलैंड और सऊदी अरब के सर्द रिश्तों की पिघलती बर्फ़
Jul 30, 2023

थाईलैंड और सऊदी अरब के सर्द रिश्तों की पिघलती बर्फ़

सऊदी अरब के तरक़्क़ीपसंद शहज़ादे मोहम्मद बिन सलमान ने तय

नेपाल में अफ़ग़ान संकट से उत्पन्न विवाद
Dec 07, 2021

नेपाल में अफ़ग़ान संकट से उत्पन्न विवाद

अफ़ग़ानिस्तान में बढ़ती हुई राजनीतिक अस्थिरता की वजह से, �

मालदीव, भारत आणि सागरी सर्वेक्षणाचा करार
Jan 24, 2024

मालदीव, भारत आणि सागरी सर्वेक्षणाचा करार

मालदीवने भारतासोबतचा हायड्रोग्राफिक सर्व्हे करार मागे

रो बनाम वेड विवाद: अमेरिकी राष्ट्रपति बाइडेन के लिए एक निर्देशात्मक एजेंडा
Oct 11, 2022

रो बनाम वेड विवाद: अमेरिकी राष्ट्रपति बाइडेन के लिए एक निर्देशात्मक एजेंडा

रो राजनीतिक दरार को और आगे बढ़ाने के लिए रो बनाम वेड के फै�