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Breaking the gridlock
03 July 2012
Smart Grid technology solutions can not only help India reduce its transmission and distribution losses, but can also help leap to the future by bundling major public utilities over one single grid.
Presidential poll exposes alliance realities
N Sathiya Moorthy
29 June 2012
Independent of the Presidential poll results, which seem to be a foregone conclusion at the moment, the run-up to the poll has exposed chinks in the rival alliances, existing and prospective.
Who governs the high seas?
Samir Saran and Samya Chatterjee
26 June 2012
Kerala is trying in a civilian court two Italian military men for actions they took in defence of their territories. Imagine trying a serving Indian soldier in a civil court for an incident resulting from discharge of duty in naxal-infested areas, the northeast or Kashmir.
Narrow the Open Standards debate
24 June 2012
No one knows what an Open Standard is. If we don't define it explicitly in time, India's ambitious digital governance plans will surely derail.
Transforming information and security
14 June 2012
Information security has to move beyond its traditional concepts if it needs to cater to the special demands of governance. Knowledge is for cutting. For long, it has been in the hands of the bureaucrats. It?s time that we snatch it.
Good and bad of National Telecom Policy 2012
08 June 2012
The New Telecom Policy if implemented in letter and spirit has the potential to fundamentally transform governance.
Regional leaders and foreign policy
Tridivesh Singh Maini
02 June 2012
The ever increasing importance of States in foreign policy - which is traditionally a preserve of the Centre - is not restricted to India, but in fact has become an important matter of debate in international relations.
Will it be wise to spend so much on ID cards?
22 May 2012
It would be unwise to ape the West in implementing cost-intensive ID schemes. The Identity Cards Bill 2004 in the UK was closed down in 2010 after a public outcry and an adverse report submitted by the London School of Economics.
To Delhi, via State capitals
C. Raja Mohan
08 May 2012
With the Delhi Durbar at its dysfunctional worst, power is flowing away from Delhi to State capitals, where some strong men and women are ruling. India's external partners tend to see this with much greater clarity than the domestic observers of Delhi's current listlessness.
By the Centre, of the Centre, for the Centre?
N Sathiya Moorthy
07 May 2012
The current series of notifications issued by the Central Government has the potential to create a 'police raj', under the Intelligence Bureau, when that may not be the intention even of the Union Home Ministry.
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