Class, not caste, may gradually become the dominant repertoire of competition between parties in Gujarat and elsewhere in India.
Demonetization alone is not enough to end dirty money in Indian politics. Modi must also close legal loopholes, tie tax breaks to political parties with transparency, and directly attack the underlying drivers of the black economy.
The reason that some governments respond more tolerantly than others to anti-corruption agitation boils down to contested definitions of words like corruption.
Some 75 percent of the money going to political parties is from undocumented sources. Modi’s crackdown on black money will therefore be hugely disruptive for the upcoming elections in Punjab and Uttar Pradesh.
Despite recent steps taken by the government, the Small and Medium Enterprise sector in India is largely informal and continues to face significant problems.
For the election in Uttar Pradesh, the Bharatiya Janata Party is relying on nationalism, Hindu majoritarianism, Modi’s popularity, failures within other parties, and strong headline economic numbers.
If India is serious about becoming an economic power, it is imperative that it encourages the adoption of new technologies and creates an enabling environment for their development in the country.
Technology is evolving at a fast pace today and its promises and concerns keep shifting. There is a need to outline a path to think through technological change and to shed light on the values that technology regulation ought to promote in order to encourage innovation.
The recent verdict of the Delhi High Court in Chancellor, University of Oxford v. Rameshwari Photocopy Services has spurred extreme conclusions.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s seeks to break out of the many presumed constraints on India’s Pakistan policy by taking more risks than his predecessors.