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By Anand Mishra
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Mar 5th, 2015
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On Jan 25th this year, Wing Commander Pooja Thakur became the first woman in India to perform the Guard of Honor during American President Barack Obama’s visit to the country. A week later, a 28 year mentally challenged girl went missing in Rohtak district of Haryana whose gang raped and mutilated body was found 3 days later. Two years ago, an equally brutal gangrape o...
By Anand Mishra
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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
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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
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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
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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
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Jan 13th, 2015
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The world has changed a lot over centuries and all these changes were mainly triggered by scientific and technological innovations and inventions. But over last fifty years, the world has been craving for more innovations in the field of governance. The opening of the economy in India in 1991 ended of license raj and freed the market forces. But later on, various scams...
By Anand Mishra
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Jan 13th, 2015
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It is therefore about using ICT strategically and tactically to make government more efficient, transparent and engaging; and for that, there needs to be deep-rooted cultural shifts and good IT acumen across a public service machinery so that the benefits from IT and allied technologies could be availed. E-governance can be termed as the transformation of governance pr...
By GovernanceToday
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Dec 11th, 2014
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Whatever else might be said, the ultimate reality is that the power industry  desperately needs a new business model. Companies must learn how to prosper in an era of increasing unit costs, and when parameters of their service quality are either high but declining (as in the United States) or low and stagnant (as in India). Among these parameters, transmission and dist...
By Anand Mishra
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Dec 11th, 2014
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The most prominent image that a resident of national capital conjures of summers  is of dark hot nights and children having to prepare for exams in candle light. For those living in urban India, power shortage is not something new. Nor are the platitudes of governments every year that the power situation would improve shortly. While citizens feel resigned to power shor...
By GovernanceToday
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Nov 3rd, 2014
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India Is One of The Fastest Growing Economies of the world and with its consistent and eminent scientific contributions, it is now well recognized as one of the clinical hubs for the global health sector. The country is amongst the top 12 global biotech hot spots and is third largest in the Asia-Pacific region. With an immense growth in medical and healthcare sectors i...