India No. 1on “The World’s Most Inappropriate Government Agencies”

A recent article in Foreign Policy Magazine titled ‘The World’s Most Inappropriate Government Agencies’ lists the Backward Classes Bureau as one the world’s most inappropriate government agencies.  The body is separate from the National Commission for Backward Classes, and implements schemes for Backward Classes. Other such bodies in other countries include: 1. The KGB inContinue reading “India No. 1on “The World’s Most Inappropriate Government Agencies””

Commonwealth games: Child Labour galore

An article in Foreign policy highlights how contractors behind schedule are taking advantage of lax labor laws and coercing their employees to bring their children to work alongside them, promising payments of bread and milk. The article makes the following points: 1. India has very weak enforcement of child labour laws.  In fact, it is preferableContinue reading “Commonwealth games: Child Labour galore”

Bullying the Indian Elephant

A recent article in Foreign Policy titled ‘The Elephant in the Room‘ talks about how India gives ‘Global Governance the biggest headache’.   It tries to make some rather provocative assertions: 1. India has stubbornly refused to sign the NPT and started an arms race in Asia by testing nuclear weapons in 1998. 2. IndiaContinue reading “Bullying the Indian Elephant”

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