#food security

31 July 2015
Localism: The bridgehead to 'less government, more governance'

Since independence, all governments of India have been committed to gradual rather than revolutionary means for spreading democratic and socialist principles (as attested notably by the Preamble to the Constitution of India). Independent India averted the revolutions (and most debates), which shaped the role of the state in the western world for some 500 years.

30 Jan 2015
Freebie: A Flawed National Obsession

Welfare measures are not freebie. Hence, the policy culture must keep an effective balance between passion and compassion, to make the impact of underlying much more robust than in the sloganeering confine of 'greater common goods'.

28 May 2015
Redefining Priority Sector Lending

In December 1967, the then Finance Minister Morarji Desai introduced a new term for bankers, the "Priority Sector" and this term has come to stay in the Indian banking terminology since then.