Thinking beyond GDP

Santosh Kumar Mohapatra Economic growth is the most powerful single determinant that has ever entered political and economic discourse. The most basic measure of economic growth is gross domestic product (GDP). The lack of GDP growth embarrasses governments as they have to confront opposition furore...

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Butter no parsnips

Santosh Kumar Mohapatra Santosh Kumar Mohapatra   On the 72nd Independence Day, Prime Minister Narendra Modi delivered an 80-minute speech that was virtually an election address replete with self aggrandisement, pompous claims of achievement and blatant lies. The tall claims made...

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Structure weakened

Rama Chandra Panda Much before the British handed power to Indians, they drew an agreement in principle with the Congress for framing a constitution to ensure smooth transition of power. Accordingly, a Constituent Assembly (CA) was constituted December 6, 1946, which had 389 representatives of...

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Pitfalls of biofuel

Bharat Jhunjhunwala Prime Minister Narendra Modi has blamed the Congress for not pursuing the manufacture of biofuels, such as ethanol, which can be produced from molasses, a by-product of the sugar industry. Alcohol is produced from molasses at present; it can instead be used to...

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Leader ahead of time

  Through the four decades of leadership in Parliament, the struggle against Emergency, the clarity to represent his party with passion, Atal Bihari Vajpayee defined the spirit of democracy in India Narendra Modi In times of turbulence and disruption, a nation is blessed to have...

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