Secessionism and the State: A Question of Legitimacy

VAISHNAVI BHASKAR India is no stranger to secessionist sentiments. Since its very nascence, India has borne witness to various regional movements rallying for the right to self-determination and independence from the Republic. Given the sheer size and diversity of the Indian populous, it has been a consistent balancing act for the Indian state to address…

20 years of India’s Telecom Revolution

This article is the first in a two part series covering the development of the telecom sector and challenges associated with it, competitive concerns therein, and ways to strengthen domestic capability.

The Dilemma of Land Acquisition

MANAGING THE INTERESTS OF CONFLICTING STAKEHOLDERS WITHIN THE NEOLIBERAL MODEL OF DEVELOPMENT – DIVYA DUA For a developing country like India, managing the interests of a heterogeneous population at home, whilst simultaneously accommodating the interests of the global capital was a challenge posed at the dawn of the new century. The Indian experiment with the…

NJAC: A Necessary Evil?

Siddharth Sekhar Barpanda There is little doubt that Indian citizens from all walks of life are tired of the slow process of reforms customary in the nation. There is also a valid reason to blame the Government (of the day) for the sorry state of affairs. Democracy is work-in-progress and it takes time to build…