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Why is the Dollar the World’s Reserve Currency?

By Anupam Manur and Varun Ramachandra Strength, stability, universal acceptability, and a lack of a viable alternative to the dollar makes it the global reserve currency.  Global trade and businesses function best when there is a currency that is widely...

The Broad Mind | Geopolitics, economic reforms and the citizen

By Nitin Pai for Loksatta Whistle. Let us be clear: the world is interested in India because our economy is growing. If the growth process stalls, the world will stop seeing India as a potential solution to its problems. It...

Catalyst | Internet as a public good: A case for net neutrality

The internet is almost a public good, and competition is not enough to keep the network healthy and growing. Knowledge is the currency of power today. Land, capital and unskilled labour will not matter as much as knowledge as ‘factors of production’...

RQ | How 2ab explains net neutrality

So Prime Minister Narendra Modi has set off this little storm on Twitter by talking about the relationship between India and Canada being similar to the “ term” in the expansion of . India and Canada are like that “2ab”...

Acorn | On net neutrality and the national interest

Net neutrality might be an optimum compromise in the absence of full liberalisation of the telecom industry This is a comment I wrote for the Hindi newspaper Naidunia (Indore). Given that Takshashila might submit an official response to the TRAI...

The Broad Mind | The eightfold path to unlearn public policy paradigms

What are the eight things to unlearn in order to appreciate policymaking better. by Pranay Kotasthane (@pranaykotas) If one wishes to learn about public policy in the Indian context, there are several great pieces to refer to. For instance, Ajay...

The Filter Coffee | A chip in every militant

Pakistan’s novel idea for dealing with terrorism. In an interview with BBC Urdu, the Interior Minister of Pakistan’s Punjab province Col (r) Shuja Khanzada offered the following when questioned on what was being done to counter the terrorist groups active...

Sumpolites | Starring Equality

The fight for gender equality in India has moved beyond issue based protests to changing policies and laws that perpetuate discrimination. See the documentary, but understand that the documentary is not a reflection of the movement for greater equality India’s...

Acorn | The Pakistan stop of the SAARC yatra

Dispute management, not resolution This is the gist of the points I made in a brief interview on Channel NewsAsia at 6:40pm IST yesterday. This was in the context of Foreign Secretary S Jaishankar’s visit to Pakistan as part of...

The Broad Mind | Shivaji Asaa Hota — This is who Shivaji was…

A review of the Marathi book ‘Shivaji KoN Hota’ which says that instead of a hollow invocation of Shivaji, it would bode well if we understood his life, his achievements and his struggles. by Pranay Kotasthane (@pranaykotas) Possibly because they can...
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