Kashmir’s bloody money trail

Provoking and sustaining separatism and terrorism is good business. Money flows from across the border, and separatist leaders enrich themselves

Homeward bound


In Gujarat polls, Rahul Gandhi’s rhetoric will be pitted against the BJP’s organisational strength, which has for long stood Modi in good stead

Being the prime minister’s brother


Somabhai Modi, the PM’s elder brother, is happy running a physiotherapy centre and a home for the aged in Vadnagar. No active politics for him

Finding a diplomatic way


India, a leading player in Afghanistan’s development, will have to think about the Taliban factor

Biting the bullet train


If India is to launch its first bullet train in five years, it will need meticulous planning to meet a series of challenges

All about India`s bullet train dreams


Interview: Achal Khare, MD, National High Speed Rail Corporation talks to Governance Now

Why bullet trains are unsuitable for India


We should rather go for conventional high-speed trains, which will prove better and cheaper. The big advantage we have is the flat terrain on trunk routes

Giving birth as a Baiga


One way of nurturing a ‘particularly vulnerable’ tribe is to ensure that births are under medical supervision. But for the Baigas, this rarely happens

The ways of giving


IMF makes case for basic income in India – by doing away with subsidies

Healthy attitude


With bumper budget allocations, the public health sector in the capital is improving. But a lot remains to be done

Ripe for a new deal


The proposed law on contract farming can only be a part of the solution. Farmers need wider options

Moving beyond weekend entertainment and global tourism


It might come as a shock to us, but our ways of leisure, relaxation and entertainment are killing us, our cities and our earth as much as our ways of working and doing business

Unease of doing business


Govt’s intentions are fine, but actual decisions are making it more difficult to do business in broadcasting sector

No cash, please!


India’s first cashless township conducts all transactions digitally

"Change in outlook needed for Hindi"

On a personal note

In conversation with author Nikhil Sachan