Insights into Editorial: GST’s performance versus promise

Insights into Editorial: GST’s performance versus promise Introduction: The launch of the goods and services tax (GST) across the country. Billed as the biggest tax reform since independence, the landmark tax reform, with its first of its kind ‘one nation-one tax’ approach, aimed at subsuming almost all indirect taxes at the Central and State levels. …

Insights into Editorial: India must recognise the right to a minimally decent life

Insights into Editorial: India must recognise the right to a minimally decent life Context: More than 400 children with acute encephalitis syndrome (AES) have been admitted to various hospitals in Bihar. It has claimed the lives of over 100 children. Most of the deaths have been attributed to low blood sugar level (hypoglycaemia). Encephalitis results …

Insights into Editorial: Reimagining the NITI Aayog

Insights into Editorial: Reimagining the NITI Aayog Introduction: India’s Constitution-makers thought of India as a union of States with a centripetal bias, done, advisedly, to preserve the unity and integrity of a newly fledged nation. The Constitution provides for a Parliamentary form of government which is federal in structure with certain unitary features. Since then, …

Insights into Editorial: An idea whose time may not have come

Insights into Editorial: An idea whose time may not have come                           Context: Not even a month after the world’s largest elections in history were over, the debate around “one nation, one election” has been resurrected. Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who had continued to flag the issue for the last five years, has now called …

Insights into Editorial: Why South Asia must cooperate

Insights into Editorial: Why South Asia must cooperate About South Asian Countries: South Asia covers only about 3.5% of the world’s land surface area but hosts a fourth (25%) of its population, making it a region of significant importance for international development. In spite of the geographic proximity countries in this region enjoy and their …