Partners in Washington's 'Pivot'

New Delhi moves closer to Washington's main strategic partners in the Asia-Pacific - Tokyo and Canberra.

How Does One Deal with Drink?

Indian society needs to have a different relationship with liquor; neither prohibition nor free sale is an answer.

Editorials

Tea plantation workers face starvation, trafficking and political neglect.

Commentary

The Narendra Modi government's initial reconstitution of the National Board for Wildlife, which the Supreme Court questioned as contravening the provisions of the Wildlife (Protection) Act, is in line with the current ethos of development at...

Commentary

The pharmaceutical market in India is unique in that it is dominated by "branded" generics which enjoy a price premium though they are not superior to "unbranded" generics in either pharmacopoeia or therapeutic value....

Commentary

The violence in August on the border of the Naga Hills that left 17 people dead, scores injured and over 200 houses burnt has its roots in the colonial period. But a solution to this long-standing dispute over land lies not in the realm of...

Commentary

India is a low middle-income economy with a development policy that aims to promote it to a high middle-income economy, which requires both economic growth and structural transformation. This article turns the spotlight on some aspects of...

Commentary

While addressing a rally in West Bengal during the 2014 Lok Sabha campaign, Narendra Modi declared that Muslims in Gujarat are doing much better than their counterparts in West Bengal. The relative prosperity of Gujarati Muslims is historical and...

Commentary

The introduction of choice-based credit semester system in Kerala in 2009-10 restructured the pattern of instructional units, the assessment tools and the grading procedures. However, its implementation caused unforeseen issues in academic...

Commentary

The initial optimism about an improvement in bilateral relations with Pakistan and Nepal has largely evaporated. The Hurriyat imbroglio fi rst stalled the Pakistan initiative and with Nepal greater sensitivity needs to be demonstrated to the...

Book Reviews

Deep Currents and Rising Tides: The Indian Ocean and International Security edited by
John Garofano and Andrew J Dew (Washington DC: Georgetown University Press), 2013; pp xvii + 331, $32.95.

Asymmetrical Threat Perception in India...

Perspectives

The Annales historical tradition has had little impact on Indian historiography despite being a major influence on the way the discipline of history is understood as well as practised in most parts of the world. This article engages with one of...

Special Articles

Despite economic growth, government latrine construction, and increasing recognition among policymakers that open defecation constitutes a health and human capital crisis, it remains stubbornly widespread in rural India. We present evidence from...

Special Articles

As developing countries are increasingly opening up their economies to foreign direct investment, one of the principal objectives has been to enhance competitiveness of domestic firms using their network, technology and organisational skill. This...

Special Articles

Quotas for the weaker sections in private schools have been one of the most controversial provisions introduced by the Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education Act, 2009. The quotas have imposed a debate on issues of social integration...

Notes

The Aam Aadmi Party's recent fight with the media has inaugurated and deepened the idea of the mediatised labour as expounded by Antonio Negri and Michael Hardt in their manifesto Declaration written in the aftermath of the Occupy Wall Street...

Economic Notes

The provisional results of the Sixth Economic Census (2013) of establishments in the non-agricultural sector suggest that this is not a census count. A comparison with the National Sample Survey numbers shows that the number of workers in the...

Postscript

Writers often have to battle mental illness and depression, which is not a productive disease and ought not to be glamorised as the mark of genius.

Postscript

When Buddhist monks encounter science in an experimental initiative, the result is a quest to understand the world through passionate debate.

Postscript

Thinker, video artist, writer and activist, Harun Farocki will live on in the radical documentary films and video installations that marked his oeuvre.