And while the IITs have been in decline for many years now, some of the MHRD’s exclusivist policies are poised to drive them further into the ground.
Putting money into the hands of local communities will be a more useful antidote to the whims of world capitalism.
‘Incredible India’ is easier said than done. It’s time the Modi government took concrete steps to harness and exploit our rich heritage.
“My belief in socialism comes out of my belief in human beings.”
The Left spent its energies diagnosing the ills of globalisation. Then why does a regressive Right get to reap the benefits of its waning popularity?
Communities and indigenous people would like to conserve forests, nature and biodiversity. But their priority, like that of most people, is improving their own well-being and that of their children.
One of the ways China is seeking to achieve global dominance is through the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), also known as the 21st-century Silk Road.
Today’s ugly politics are not a backlash against global capitalism, they’re an open embrace of the racism and greed that has always underpinned so-called global governance.
A candid conversation on globalisation, feminism and patriarchy in South Asia with Indian social scientist, feminist and activist Kamla Bhasin.
Ever more people are stuck with shift work in a globalised economy that operates 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Maboneng in Johannesburg represents one strand of the type of urban “development” that’s advocated for by the proponents of “global cities”.
Proponents of inward-looking politics have demonstrated an impressive capacity to exploit the globalisation of the political sphere.
The world needs an alternative system, measuring economic value in face of the dissatisfaction that brought Donald Trump to the White House.
Le Pen, leader of France’s right wing party, launched her election bid saying only she can protect France from globalisation and Islamic fundamentalism.
Public anger in the state against economic dislocation had been building up and needed a trigger to explode.
In conversation with Pankaj Mishra, author of Age of Anger, on liberal democracy, fascism, faith and where to find hope in such times.
With our freedoms coming under attack, we have arrived at a time when it is crucial for scholars and academics to prove their relevance to the people and show them they are on the same side.
Multinational brands that offer culturally ambiguous products – like the McVeggie burger – will get to define global citizenship in the coming year.
Trump’s protectionist policies, which will have global ripples, are bound to affect the financial stability of South Asian economies.
Stagnation of wages for low-skilled persons can be a possible economic variable shaping the pattern of voting behaviour that led to Donald Trump’s victory.
Antonio Guterres said the world must re-establish international protection for refugees coming from war zones such as Syria, but it would not be easy as developed countries were turning to nationalist agendas.
President Obama warned against a rise in nationalism and said a backlash against globalisation had stoked populist movements at home and abroad.
This week’s column deals with food – is it a matter of national pride or the best example of globalisation?
There are two broad paths that may be taken to arrest the inequality-generating tendencies of globalisation – one is to shut it down and the other is to find radically new mechanisms of income redistribution to spread out its advantages.
To defuse rising social tensions caused by obscene inequality, the government periodically intervenes to redistribute wealth equitably by passing laws to benefit the large indigent majority.
When half of a population, after reflection and deliberation, casts its votes, that act should be respected and subjected to analytical understanding, not second-hand abuse.
It is being said that Chinese authorities see the ‘democratic’ referendum as a threat to their stability.
Hate-speech and war-mongering are instruments of the populists, they are fiercely anti-European and therefore it is time to stop their ascent.
Britain’s EU exit negotiations will have huge implications for India, which has captured the benefit of low cost production across the world.
The primaries represent nothing short of a revolution in American politics, a shaking up of the post-war liberal order.