Civilian facade of Thai military

Civilian facade of Thai military

Wednesday, 25 January 2023 | Ashok K Mehta

Thai Military Generals have managed to subvert civil rule by manipulating the democratic process Thailand, the favorite destination for Indian tourists, is an instructive case for the study of civil-military relations. Control of the military by civil authority, the accepted democratic norm, is frequently challenged by the Palace, the third player...

FREEBIES MUST BE AVOIDED

FREEBIES MUST BE AVOIDED

Monday, 23 January 2023 | Shshank Saurav

States can’t pile up debt to fund extravaganza of politicians The newly-elected Himachal Pradesh government has reinstated the ‘Old Pension Scheme’ (OPS) in its first cabinet meeting. Other states ruled by opposition parties have already announced switching back to OPS. These decisions have initiated a fresh round of discussion around freebies...

Tourism is poised for quantum jump

Tourism is poised for quantum jump

Monday, 23 January 2023 | Rajesh Kumar Singh

The Tourism Ministry has been aggressively promoting different tourism products and destinations Ganga Vilas cruise ship is only a mirror for the untapped potential of state tourism. In fact, the tourism industry offers immense potential and expects to earn $50.9 billion by 2028. India showcased its different tourism products and potential...

Jumping the gun

Jumping the gun

Monday, 23 January 2023 | Pioneer

Some governors play to the tune of their political masters while others do their duty diligently “The type of treatment which a government gives to its intellectuals, to its most talented people, is a good index of the government’s own caliber,” Nani A Palkhivala, the legendary Constitutional expert, had written in...

Respect judiciary

Respect judiciary

Monday, 23 January 2023 | Pioneer

If the Government wants BBC to respect our Supreme Court, it should also do the same Law Minister Kiren Rijiju now talks about the authority of the Supreme Court. Calling the British Broadcasting Corporation’s (BBC’s) two-part documentary on Prime Minister Narendra Modi, ‘India: The Modi Question,’ Rijiju tweeted on Saturday, “Some...

Jacinda Ardern is a true Gandhian

Jacinda Ardern is a true Gandhian

Monday, 23 January 2023 | Bhopinder Singh

Jacinda Ardern New Zealand’s outgoing PM stands tall among the leaders of her ilk who stood for human values & renounced power voluntarily In a world full of unhinged politicians, reckless ambitions, and amoral shortsightedness, New Zealand’s Jacinda Ardern stood out like a colossus. For a distant and tiny country with...

China is expanding PLA despite a failing economy

Saturday, 21 January 2023 | Gwynne Dyer

The next great war may come out of some damned foolish thing in the South China Sea or the East China Sea Alliances are as old as civilisation. Older, actually: almost every hunter-gatherer band that anthropologists have studied, from the New Guinea highlanders to the Yanomamo in the Amazon, made alliances...

CRYPTO-CURRENCIES SHOULD BE BANNED

CRYPTO-CURRENCIES SHOULD BE BANNED

Saturday, 21 January 2023 | S Kalyanasundaram

There should be no two opinions about banning them Reserve Bank of India Governor Shaktikanta Das has predicted that the next financial crisis will happen because of private crypto-currencies. Speaking at the Business Standard BFSI Insight Summit, he claimed that those private crypto-currencies have no “underlying” value and pose risks for...

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