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E-Commerce consumer protection policy: Small piece of a larger puzzle

The government has recently opened consultations for the draft E-commerce guidelines for consumer protection, as the Department of Consumer Affairs, under the Ministry...

Civilisational Responsibility limits Indian citizenship to persecuted adherents of Indic religions only

“India, that is Bharat…” When framers of our Constitution used those words in that sequence in its very first article, they were conscious...

Shraadh, paying homage to Ancestors

Satsang: Swami Tejomayananda Q. Hindus perform shraadh – homage to ancestors – annually. Does the result reach the departed ones? Is it a necessary...

Exemptions don’t make the rule: India should now move to standardised, stable and easily...

Taxation becomes cluttered because too much is sought to be done through tax policy. Sector A needs incentives, let’s give it a lower...

When I chose Hindi: Despite my best attempts, it wasn’t a language I could...

Among the many things in my life that i have failed at, one is learning Hindi. I am sorry for that, Mr Amit...

Now, privatise PSUs: To counter effect of corporate tax cuts on interest rates, privatisation...

Finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman over the weekend clarified that a reduction in corporate tax rates will not be offset by pulling back on...

The Trump Modi tango: How the PM used Houston event to tactfully reset the...

If statecraft and stagecraft are becoming indistinguishable, there could have been no bigger illustration than the star-studded joint rally by Prime Minister Narendra...

Diplomatic coup: At ‘Howdy Modi’ rally, efforts to leverage Indian diaspora reach a culmination

Right from the beginning of his prime ministership in 2014, Modi has made concerted efforts to reach out to the Indian community abroad....

India’s health ministry must make ban on smoking a personal cause

The recent ban on e-cigarettes has been the talk that hover’s around every conversation in the public health and public policy space. While...

Howdy Democracy! Shah finds you anachronistic

The Shah of Bharatiya Janata Party has spoken and the whole country is listening. In fact, after May 2019 there is a seismic...

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