9th May 2019
From The Editor

Lok Sabha elections are the tumultuous test of democracy-the pinnacle of people's participation in governance. At the peak of this summer a new Government will be at the helm at Raisina Hill. It will assume office at a time when the country is facing severe challenges, particularly macroeconomic.

9th May 2019
Practising Patriotism

There is rising debate about patriotism in the country. In the run up to the elections the debate has intensified. Attempts have been made to define and re-define patriotism to suit one’s own interests. Such attempts are divisive and can’t be called patriotism. It is our belief that patriotism cuts much beyond just lip service…

9th May 2019
India Needs a Cyber Security Strategy: Cyber Patriots Task Force

SKOCH is spearheading a national initiative to devise a cyber security strategy and has formed a Cyber Patriots Task Force, the first meeting of which was organised recently in New Delhi. Chaired by National Cyber Security Coordinator, Gulshan Rai, the multi-stakeholder discussion was attended by members and domain experts drawn from the government, big-5 consulting, enforcement agencies, economists and academia. First of its kind initiative has opened a new debate in public domain on India's emergent need for cyber security policy, reports TEAM INCLUSION

9th May 2019
Corporates Need To Give Primacy To National Interest

Series of irregularities and frauds have hit the corporate corridors in India in the last few years. There is a general environment of suspicion. It is ironic that we still need to either spell out duties or exert moral pressure to persuade the shareholders to do the right thing, for instance, paying one’s taxes honestly, says Team Inclusion

9th May 2019
Nurture MSMEs for Economic Growth

Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME) sector has emerged as a highly vibrant and dynamic sector and is complementary to big industries that contributes greatly to the socio-economic development of the country. They not only suffer policy and regulatory hurdles but also MNC onslaught, writes Gursharan Dhanjal

9th May 2019
Inclusion Manifesto

Far-fetched promises have been made by the successive governments and major political parties to eliminate poverty, end social and gender discrimination and make the society more inclusive. This is the election season and tall promises are made again. Most of the promises related to inclusion have been repeated election-after-election. But the millions of people are left at the margins even after over 70 years of independence, says Gyanendra Keshri

9th May 2019
Making a case for 'Stakeholder Democracy'

Today we have in most countries what we call stakeholder democracy, where the last man who has one share or perhaps no share but relationship with a company as a vender, employee or as a member of the society, that last man's interest has to be subsumed in the larger interest of the company.

9th May 2019
Income Transfer Scheme: An Uphill Task to Implement

Explained in the Interim Budget for 2019-20 the government announced a scheme to provide income support of R6,000 per year for farmer families whose land holding is less than two hectares. Congress party has announced that if voted to power it would provide R72,000 annual free cash to 20 per cent poorest families in the country.

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