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Dynastic Grip

From Jawaharlal Nehru to his great-grandson, Mr Rahul Gandhi, the family’s legacy looms large, influencing political dynamics and electoral strategies. In neighbouring Pakistan, a similar narrative unfolds as the Sharifs and Bhutto-Zardaris, two prominent political dynasties, navigate the labyrinth of power politics.

Inflation pressures

Inflation, once thought to be tamed and controlled by the steady hand of central banks, is staging a comeback, and it is not a quiet one. The era of low inflation, marked by decades of economic stability, seems like a distant memory as we grapple with the resurgence of price pressures.

Bioenergy route

India is hugely dependent on petroleum imports (about 90 per cent of its requirements). India with a paradigm and planned shift from petroleum fuels can leverage biofuels and bio-based chemicals and polymers, which are nearly carbon neutral, offering the best way forward for energy security, and reducing imports of petroleum.

Of films and political narratives

As the largest electorate in history goes to the polls in India from April 19 to June 1, 2024, political parties are seeking to influence voters’ decisions – through cinema.

Crisis Escalates

As Earth continues to spiral into a climate crisis, the recent revelation of March 2024 marking the 10th consecutive month of record-breaking heat should serve as an unignorable wake-up call.

Deportation Dilemma

Immigration and asylum test the delicate balance between humanitarian concerns and national sovereignty. The discussions between the United Kingdom and Rwanda regarding the deportation of asylum seekers casts a stark light on the conundrum.

‘I love India more’

It was 15 March 1943 and Dr BR Ambedkar wrote, “However strong and however filthy be the abuses which the Congress Press chooses to shower on me I must do my duty. I am no worshipper of idols. I believe in breaking them. I insist that if I hate Mr. Gandhi and Mr. Jinnah ~ I dislike them, I do not hate them ~ it is because I love India more.”

FDI Conundrum

The dynamics of foreign direct investment (FDI) serve as a barometer of a country’s attractiveness and competitiveness. Amidst the shifting tides of geopolitics and supply chain diversification, India finds itself at a critical juncture, grappling with the implications of its FDI performance vis-à-vis the China-plus one strategy.