July 5, 2019

July 5, 2019

Law

The Enduring Constitution

Two recent books that talk about India’s Constitution as a people’s charter and its transformative character remind us why it remains an enduring document.

Climate Change

The Disruptive Politics of Renewable Energy

In making the shift to renewable energy, India has to manage the disruption of long-standing institutional and political arrangements in ways that enable clean energy in a sustainable manner.

Economy

Who is Afraid of the Exchange Rate?

History, Geography and Some Contemporary Issues
How do we measure the exchange rate? Why do we not have a fixed exchange rate which would make life simpler? Why does the US dollar enjoy a near-supreme power? Why has the value of the Indian rupee steadily fallen? Some questions and many answers.

History

Article 370, Federalism and the Basic Structure of the Constitution

Article 370 is a permanent and not temporary provision of the Constitution that assures Jammu and Kashmir autonomy. Its content may have been hollowed out but it remains important for the people of Kashmir. Calls to scrap it are based on a misinterpretation.

Defence

Can India and China escape their recent history and reshape their engagement?

India-China relations need to be seen through the four filters of co-operation, competition, conflict and containment. The softening of tensions after the 2018 Wuhan summit gives the two countries an opportunity to manage the four “Cs” to their mutual benefit.
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