Travel

North East Diary: The train journey

I love travelling by train. But, train journeys across India, especially in a general sleeper class compartment are not for the light hearted. There‚Äôs the crowd, the fights, the hawkers, the blaring music on acoustically challenged Chinese phones, the lack of space to keep your luggage, then the fear that the luggage might get stolen,… Continue reading North East Diary: The train journey

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Should governments waive farm loans: the Maharashtra case study

19 MLAs were suspended for shouting slogans demanding loan waivers for farmers during presentation of the budget in the Maharashtra Legislative Assembly recently. Legislators earlier had also submitted a breach of privilege notice against State Bank of India Chairman Arundhati Bhattacharya for her comments cautioning against such a policy. The Maharashtra Legislature has been held… Continue reading Should governments waive farm loans: the Maharashtra case study

Political Science, Thinking Out Loud

John Rawls, Justice (and the Meat Ban in India)

Originally published: 5th October 2015 If you were to answer the question, what is the most desirable value that a society should embody, what would you say? Equality? Well no, to cite an extreme example if my hard work is rewarded equally as the sloth of a couch potato, I would have no incentive to… Continue reading John Rawls, Justice (and the Meat Ban in India)