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Payment Bank Entry Process Considered Inconsistent With The Rule Of Law

mentioning John H. Cochrane via
Wednesday, September 2, 2015

It is better to have 11 payments banks than to have none.

In the News

September 2, Forty Years Ago: AG’s Defence

quoting Henry A. Kissingervia Indian Express
Wednesday, September 2, 2015

AG De argued it was a fundamental fallacy to suggest that free and fair elections could not be conducted if courts of the country were denied the right of “judicial review” of election disputes.

Analysis and Commentary

Financial And Digital Inclusion Project

by John Villasenorvia Brookings Institution
Monday, August 24, 2015

The Brookings Financial and Digital Inclusion Project (FDIP) evaluates access to and usage of affordable financial services by underserved people across 21 countries.

In the News

Taming A Mad Elephant: Rajasthan Will Boost Minimum Government And Maximum Governance By Repealing 150 Laws

quoting Richard A. Epsteinvia Times of India
Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Rajasthan today has 592 Acts. More than 150 of these will be repealed next month. The last such review was in 1964 and even then no principal Act of the state was repealed.

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Post-2015 Development Agenda: Implementation Challenges

quoting Michael Spencevia The Financial Express
Monday, August 17, 2015

The Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) were a universal pledge to uphold the principles of human dignity, equality and equity, and free the world from extreme poverty and hunger.

Analysis and Commentary

Reverse Swing- Dear India: I’m Indian Too!

by Tunku Varadarajanvia Indian Express
Sunday, August 16, 2015

I’m Rafi over Kishore Kumar, Dravid over Tendulkar. But I’m not Indian. Or, put another way: I’m not an Indian citizen.

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Weekend Roundup: Singapore At 50 Shows Why Governance Matters

quoting Michael Spencevia Huffington Post
Saturday, August 8, 2015

While many countries in what used to be called the Third World remain stuck in the same poverty and ethnic strife that characterized them in the immediate post-colonial era, Singapore stands out for its rapid rise to prosperity and peaceful embrace of diversity.

Analysis and Commentary

Rational Security: The "Empty Chair" Edition

by Benjamin Wittesvia Lawfare
Thursday, August 6, 2015

On this week's episode, Shane abandons Tamara and me and goes on vacation. His empty chair is filled by Dan Byman, who brings a large Yemeni dagger and a National Counterterrorism Center Calendar, which sparks a discussion of how to categorize terrorist acts that take place within warfare.

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Reparations For The Raj? You Must Be Joking!

quoting Tunku Varadarajanvia Politico
Monday, August 3, 2015

An Oxford Union debate in which a senior Indian legislator, Shashi Tharoor, made a very funny speech last week calling for Britain to make reparations to India for the sins of the Raj, ignited a social media firestorm that culminated in Prime Minister Modi echoing the call as if it were serious.

Analysis and Commentary

Reverse Swing: Rahul Dravid For President

by Tunku Varadarajanvia Indian Express
Monday, August 3, 2015

Why do I pick Dravid? For starters, he is the embodiment of world-class excellence in a land of irrepressible mediocrity.