Issue 5

By GovernanceToday
In Education
Feb 5th, 2015
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The highly acclaimed modern management thinker and celebrated author Stephen Covey professes that one must ‘begin with the end in mind’. I think this has no better applicability than in the field of education. What is the purpose of education after all? Is it just to gain knowledge for the sake of knowledge or is it to acquire a set of skills and competencies that can ...
By GovernanceToday
In Issue 5
Feb 5th, 2015
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India is a vast country with huge variations not only in topography but also in culture and political beliefs. The federal structure of the country’s constitution gives a lot of leeway to the states to implement policies their way. But sometimes this freedom or autonomy really damages the interests of the people at large. One such issue is the need for reforms in the a...
By GovernanceToday
In Issue 5
Feb 5th, 2015
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The state of Gujarat, known as the developed state in developing India, is now moving towards leadership in knowledge economy, a kind of first in India, based on the strong roadmap of innovation and sustainability. The development is the prime focus, based on skill development, knowledge sharing and networking. The recently held edition of the Vibrant Gujarat event, wa...
By Ramesh Raja
In Issue 5
Feb 5th, 2015
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Now that there is a  change of decade-long regime in Sri Lanka with Mahinda Rajapaksa being ousted by his former colleague Maithripala Sirisena in keenly-watched general elections, it is being speculated in New Delhi that the development would pave a way for greater role for India in the island nation. More so because both countries share a civilizational relation. The...
By Anand Mishra
In Cover Story
Feb 5th, 2015
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If Nehru was right in any of his prophecies, it was the prediction that the 21st century would belong to Asia. The manner in which the region has amassed wealth and pulled hundreds of millions out of poverty over last forty years, is unprecedented in human history in scale and speed. Over last forty years or so, Japan, Taiwan, South Korea, Singapore, Broader ASEAN regi...
By Anand Mishra
In Cover Story
Feb 5th, 2015
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The US-India Joint Strategic Vision for the Asia-Pacific and Indian Ocean Region has not gone down well with China. The vision document, as the name suggests, focuses on the Asia Pacific region, which is expected to be an area of greater coordination and cooperation between India and the US. As the US is pursuing its Pivot to Asia, it has marked India as an important  ...
By Anand Mishra
In Cover Story
Feb 5th, 2015
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Over last few months, three events took place which largely went unnoticed. First, back in August last year, Pakistan’s Prime Minister, Nawaz Sharif, while addressing an allparties conference, said that Pakistan was becoming isolated and other than China, it had no real friends in the region. Second, a few months ago, the Chinese President visited India and in a histor...
By Anand Mishra
In Cover Story
Feb 5th, 2015
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There were a couple of firsts in Barack Obama’s recent visit to India. First, it was for the first time that an American president was the chief guest at the republic day ceremony; and second, it was for the first time in Indian history that a sitting US president had visited India twice. Both of these indicate a marked shift in the attitude and approach of each of the...
By GovernanceToday
In Issue 5
Feb 5th, 2015
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Having worked with a girl’s care home for three months has left me with a sense of catharsis that nothing else can match. It is very easy to talk of juvenile children and ask for severe punishment to punish them. But watching some of these despised, neglected and rescued girls, some of whom are victims of broken homes and trafficking trying to change themselves is an e...
By Ramesh Raja
In Art & Culture
Feb 5th, 2015
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How did the idea to promote the “healing through creative arts” come about? My mother Bijoylaxmi Hota and three generations before her had learnt yoga from the great practitioner, Paramahamsa Swami Satyananda Saraswati. So, yoga and health systems were always an integral part of my life. Ancient societies believe, and rightly so, that the health of an individual is dep...