In India, looking at reservations as an employment scheme is self-defeating because government jobs represent only a small percent of workers.
Over time, the Supreme Court of India has evolved from being a court of law to a major institutional actor in the political arena.
Strong cultural preferences for a male child in an era of designer babies could lead to a further deterioration of the sex ratio.
Urgent administrative reforms to generate greater efficiency and synergy hold the key to the construction of a New India that can fully tap into the nation’s internal and external potential.
Overcoming the present regulatory inertia around drones in India is important both from the perspective of the civilian drone industry—one capable of leading to multiple technological innovations, high-volume manufacture, and beneficial uses—and the overall economy.
Political bots are playing a major role in how an average voter consumes news and information.
By investing in innovative “DigiProcedures,” the Indian court system can provide more rapid resolutions to disputes.
Without a deeper and dynamic three-way engagement between politics, business and science, India might find itself losing ground in the new era of de-globalization and technological transformation.
In democracies stretching from Brazil to Nigeria, criminals routinely thrive at the ballot box. In India, the world’s largest democracy, as many as a third of elected politicians are under criminal indictment.
An India that grows its domestic capabilities will be in a better position to address American concerns about jobs at home and benefit in turn from the current U.S. lead in most advanced technologies like robotics, artificial intelligence, and biotechnology.