Fali Sam Nariman, a renowned lawyer, in his autobiography tries to influence that one should be righteous both in his life and profession. Through laying out how the Indian judiciary dealt with a number of seminal cases that the author argued in Indian courts, the book adroitly embraces and explores law from a larger stance, […]
The root of the phrase ‘ignorance is bliss’ dates back centuries. It was Thomas Gray who first uttered the golden words in his poem ‘Ode on a Distant Prospect of Eton College‘. The lines are popularly quoted to mean that, at times, it is better to be not informed and less inquisitive for achieving a […]
Child marriage begets socio-economic problems for those who are pushed into it, and prevents them from using their potential to improve their standard of life. The causes and consequences of child marriage are closely related, as they both merge into one another at some point. Let us have a look at the ill-effects of child […]
COVID-19, like any pandemic humanity has faced, has instilled a collective conscience on the citizens of this planet. True, few aberrations followed, like when the world saw instances of xenophobia and members of the Chinese-American community were attacked as a result. But the virus made people conscious of the importance of personal cleanliness, immunity, social […]
“Education is the passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs to those who prepare for it today” ALLAN BLOOM INTRODUCTION The introduction of the Constitution (Eighty Sixth) amendment Act, 2002 introduced Article 21A, substituted Article 45 and amended Article 51A has made an attempt to herald a new era of an educated and developed India. […]
Dr. Raghuram Rajan is perhaps the most well-known contemporary banker-economist of Indian origin. He began his academic journey, like many Indian luminaries, in the field of economics and other social and hard sciences, at Indian Institute of Technology (IIT). Born in Bhopal, Dr. Rajan graduated from IIT Delhi in 1985 with a B.Tech. in mechanical engineering. Immediately after graduating college, he entered the MBA program at Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Ahmedabad, graduating in 1987.
Covid-19 is a respiratory syndrome caused by SARS COV 2 which spreads itself when an infected person and a healthy person are in close contact with each other. With almost 10 months down the line a lot has changed in our country and the whole world. It has affected the working of various sectors mainly […]
While a first glance may indicate a noticeable amount of dependence in this relationship between India and the Bank, it truly is about “interdependence”. India has drawn funds from the Bank and used them to make strides, but the World Bank has also relied on India as a stable lending destination with a record of efficient uses of borrowed money. As N.K. Singh put it in 2005, India needs the World Bank, but the Bank needs India as much[i].
The economic quarter ending in June recorded a shrinkage of about 24% in the Indian economy. A detailed look into the same report reveals more ominous figures. An estimated 140 million jobs were lost and consumption dropped by close to 27 percent. About half of all investment expenditures disappeared as well. Despite the bleak scenario that these data convey, the economic tool of privatization still keeps hopes alive, providing a last resort of sorts for Government of India. Direct intervention has failed, and now it is time to turn to the invisible hand.
India’s current forests cover an estimated 78.29 million hectares. Forests play a very important role in shaping the cultural, religious, economic, social, and political systems of indigenous and tribal people. These communities live in close vicinity with the forests and are entirely dependent on forests for their livelihood. Due to environmental exploitation and degradation, these […]