Size of the State

One of the points made repeatedly by those in different fields of policy-making is to invest enough to make the Indian state more capable of governing the country properly.  This debate also finds some co-relation in the continuous debate in the USA where Democrats make the case for a larger government which regulates greater areas … Continue reading Size of the State

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. India … Continue reading Bullying the Indian Elephant

A Unique Identity

Today I had the opportunity of listening to Nandan Nilekani talk about the Unique Identification (UID) project.  He also referred us to the UIDAI website which has an approach paper to creating the UID database.  The points he mentioned are the same as those contained in the approach paper, and I am summarising them below … Continue reading A Unique Identity