Social Progress Index can complement GDP

GDP is easily the most controversial measure in the field of economics. It is a measure of economic production that should have lost its relevance in a world disgusted by environmental degradation and social injustice. Despite its narrow focus, the concept of GDP has survived decades of debate on a…

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It's rightists vs left-liberals in media slugfest

A major reason the media is being targeted by right-wing establishments in both India and the US is the belief among the “official” ideologues that large sections of the newspapers, magazines and TV channels are dominated by left-liberals, a legacy of Nehruvian times.

Hence, the derogatory terms of…

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BJP bogey men in retreat over rewriting history

Whenever the BJP hardliners realize that they are becoming no longer acceptable or relevant to the party they migrated to from RSS frontal organizations, they raise the bogey of rewriting history. They try hard to ply their Hindutva agenda. Yet they find no takers for their brand of zenophobic idiom…

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Tracing History In 2017

The year 2017 promises to be interesting in terms of historical evaluations. As Prime Minister Modi pointed out in his address to the nation on New Year’s Eve, 2017 is the centenary year of the Champaran Satyagraha – a movement that forever altered our approach to the struggle for freedom…

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