The alarming connection between India’s Red Fort, US Capitol Hill and Arc de Triomphe

Democracy is one the greatest achievements of the last century. The post-war world order saw the emergence of many nation states in Asia and Africa struggling to settle their social disorder and heal the deep wounds…


What explains Sonia Gandhi’s disdain for criticism of her past?

Sonia Gandhi during an election rally

There was an India before 2014. A India much different than it is today.

There was no Narendra Modi back then. On paper, India’s leadership was in the hands of a former Oxbridge economist and Prime Minister (PM) Manmohan Singh…


After 70 years of partition, India’s religious plurality is again challenged by communitarianism

When the modern nation of India was born on August 15, 1947, the atmosphere was far away from jubilation.

One of the world’s most ancient and peaceful civilization gained its independence from the British colonial occupation but…


Macron is now a disconnected leader of a divided and discontented republic.

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France is in chaos.

For the last five years, the land of wine, cheese, and chateau, has dominated headlines for all the wrong reasons: a series of terror attacks, the yearlong Gilets Jaunes (yellow vests) mobilization and now…


Who should do what to make sure we mitigate the negative developments that the world will be facing in 2035?

We live in a world with finite resources and infinite needs. The 20th century saw an unprecedented economic expansion in the western hemisphere fuelled by technological innovation and capitalist mode…


India’s Modi has turned Jammu-Kashmir from an island of authoritarianism to a wave in the vast sea of Indian democracy.

A Kashmiri Muslim woman on a boat in Srinagar’s Dal Lake. The name Srinagar comes from Sanskrit name “Surya Nagar” meaning “City of the Sun”. The name of Srinagar was changed to “Kashmir” during the Islamic occupation of Jammu and Kashmir (1320–1819) until the advent of Sikhs in 1819, who restored the old name by which it is known today.

India has taken a decision on Jammu-Kashmir and the region is back in the news. …


Prime Minister won’t take open questions and he won’t explain his failures.

India is voting. Let me rephrase it. Poor Indians are voting to elect their representatives who will help form a new government made by some of our richest and criminally accused fellow citizens. Certainly, regular elections are the…


Will Indian voters fall for weak Rahul Gandhi’s last-ditch populist ploy of “minimum income guarantee”?

Millions of Indians still live on the edge of society lacking income security, health insurance and struggling with hunger.

The world’s largest democracy is days away from its national elections. Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s re-election bid seems stronger than ever before. The attacks of main opposition Congress party on issues like unemployment, communal polarisation…


Indians bid adieu to their beloved former ‘Raksha Mantri’ Manohar Parrikar.

Ask any Indian about politicians and you will hear terms like thug, swindlers, crooks etc. Though India takes pride in being the world’s largest democracy, the majority of its political class remains soaked in corruption. …


Davos is essentially a symbol of crony capitalism camouflaging as a pro-globalization voice.

The WEF logo is seen on a window at the congress center during preparations for the upcoming Annual Meeting 2011 of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, January 23, 2011.

The year 2019 is witnessing a profound global political instability. The confusion over the Brexit deal continues and so does the weekend protests by ‘Yellow Vests’ in France. …

Ravi Kant

| Lawyer turned Economist |

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