Issue 6

By GovernanceToday
In Cover Story
Mar 8th, 2016
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Jab zero diya mere bharat ne… You won’t find an Indian whose heart will not fill up with pride to hear the song. Ancient Indians did a stellar job in innovation and discovery; from algebra and decimals to surgery and Fibonacci numbers. Coming to modern times, we felt being on star when Venkatraman Ramakrishnan won Nobel in Chemistry in 2009. We take pains to claim Har ...
By GovernanceToday
In Issue 6
Mar 7th, 2016
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By Ramesh Raja
In Issue 6
Mar 7th, 2016
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India boasts of a very rich cultural heritage, from its ancient era to medieval past and the modern times. The presence of our art forms across the globe has been magnificent enough to exhibit India’s cultural diplomacy which sometimes even goes on to sweeten the country’s relations with its rivals. Thanks to the Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR), founded in...
By GovernanceToday
In Issue 6
Mar 7th, 2016
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“We are under a Constitution and the Constitution is what the judges say it is” is a statement made by Justice Hughes, a former Chief Justice of the US Supreme Court. When judges of India’s higher courts solemnly march in to the court rooms every morning, they enter what could rightly be described as one of the most powerful courts in the world. The various Articles of...
By GovernanceToday
In International Relations
Mar 7th, 2016
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China’s association with the Middle East has generally been viewed in terms of energy. The region plays a very significant role in quenching China’s enormous thirst for oil and gas. The stunning rise of China as a global player within a short span of time has led it to think beyond Southeast Asia and widen its horizons. Today, China’s presence at the global stage is ac...
By Ramesh Raja
In Health
Mar 7th, 2016
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In spite of surge in institutional deliveries, the number of children in India being breastfed in the first hour of birth is less than half. In fact, India ranks lowest among South Asian countries, including Afghanistan, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka in breastfeeding practices, with only 44 per cent women being able to breastfeed their babies within one hour of delivery. Th...
By Lekshmi Parmeswaran
In Issue 6
Mar 7th, 2016
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The 1994 plague outbreak in Surat is a lesson for all on how not to manage stray dogs “Why are people so indiscriminate? Is it so difficult for them to see the impending disaster” asks Maya N., a visibly fuming animal rights activist. Associated with the NGO, People for Animals, she is referring to the Kerala Government’s policy of culling the stray dogs that has garne...
By GovernanceToday
In Issue 6
Mar 7th, 2016
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From a predominantly agrarian economy, we have been transitioning to a modern industrial economy. This throws new challenges in the sphere of governance as well as the day –to-day operations taking place in the corporate world, SME space and the upcoming Start-up sector. Organizations are built on communication with various stake holders, right from customers, employee...
By GovernanceToday
In Economy
Mar 7th, 2016
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The present generation of  global Indians seek global infrastructure and global work ethics to come back So the dragon is getting better of the lion in attracting its caretakers back to their own land. Love for the country? Hardly. It’s been quite some time since Indian economy is being questioned as to why it has not been able to attract the Indian diaspora while the ...
By Anand Mishra
In Issue 6
Mar 7th, 2016
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The increase in proportion of Elected Women Representatives in Panchayats in India has been very promising. “The Strengthening of Panchayats in India: Comparing Devolution across States, Empirical Assessment, 2012–13,” a report by Indian Institute of Public Administration and Ministry of Panchayati Raj, we find that there were 1,365,134 EWRs in the country (46.7% appro...