Editorial

By Ajit Sinha
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Mar 10th, 2017
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A self portrait of one taken by her/himself – that’s a selfie. Selfie is about self-confidence. Selfie is to show her as she is, as she wants to be, without having been filtered through anyone else’s lens or views.For her, it is a radical act of political empowerment, self-preservation, a means to resist and break from the shackles of submission, an window to get herse...
By GovernanceToday
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Feb 10th, 2017
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You smile with them. You talk to them. Because the money they are earning today will one day build you a house also. I have learned now to laugh and smile with these rich people… This is not mere an expression. Such individual actions form part of a collective intimate work culture. From the standpoint of developing policies, frameworks, transformative values, emphasis...
By GovernanceToday
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Jan 13th, 2017
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…And Happy New Governance! As always, I wrote this Editorial for the first  issue of the new volume. As always, the team that presented month after month the 12 editions of Governance Today, did a fantastic job in opening up new vistas and new horizons in good governance. As always, New Year’s Eve marked traditional boundary between past and future. Is it just another ...
By GovernanceToday
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Dec 27th, 2016
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In India, nothing bypasses politics and no political activity is less than boisterous. In this light, the recent demonetization move of the government and the ensuing political one-upmanship is worth noticing. The move, which was made to check the black money and cash hoarders, has been defended by the government according to which the opposition to the move is totally...
By Ajit Sinha
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Nov 9th, 2016
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The first Prime Minister of India Jawahar Lal Nehru once said that 21st century will be of Asia. No prize for guessing his prophecies came true even before entering the 21st century. The fulcrum of  global economy has decidedly turned east. As China and India emerge as next big economies of Asia, following the lead of Japan, Korea and ASEAN, it is natural that the cent...
By GovernanceToday
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Oct 8th, 2016
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We don’t get tired of complaining about how hard it is to go for a stroll in local park because of garbage which is feasted on by stray dogs and rats. We also hate when our children have to pass the big dump of  waste, covering nose. And we also blame the municipality for stale water collected in waste polythene and breeding mosquitoes. What we invariably fail in, howe...
By GovernanceToday
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Sep 10th, 2016
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India is a young country and it will remain one for a long time to come; for the most part when rest of the world would start getting old, Indian population will still remain in working age. This demographic dividend is also manifested  in the entrepreneurial energy that the young generation possesses. As economy gets diversified and information age matures with prolif...
By GovernanceToday
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Aug 7th, 2016
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In routine conversations with our friends about the benefits and conveniences (or otherwise) of their localities and areas of residences, the first question we ask is how efficient is the supply of electricity and how many times  the power trips, trying to figure out what would it be like to spend a summer night in their locality. Such is the (mis)trust and faith we ha...
By GovernanceToday
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Jul 7th, 2016
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Last month two distressing news came in. In a really bizarre incident, the topper of Bihar Intermediate Arts topper was arrested when she could not pass the retest she had to appear in wake of the news  which showed her lacking in the subject in which she had topped. Second, even more bizarre news was that an economics teacher in a UP college had no clue about what “au...
By GovernanceToday
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Jun 8th, 2016
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Last few weeks have been quite hectic for political environment of the country. On the one hand, we had elections in five states which showed return of two state governments, and reversal of fortunes in three. On the other hand, the central  government completed its two years in office. As celebrations and accusations of failure are both attracting media attention, we ...