Category Archives: Guest Posts

India carves a unique place in space

Ramesh K Arora-

During the initial years after country’s independence, the Government of the day had three major challenges to meet – managing the massive refugee crises and the consequent re-settlement of lakhs of people; integration of more than 560 princely states into one strong nation; and promulgation of the Indian Constitution which laid the foundation… Read More

Swift Surge Forward in Tourism sector

O P Sharma-

Alongside rapid strides on other spheres, the Tourism sector in India now is surging forward; swiftly and surely. Gradually, our country with rich cultural heritage, dotted with many spots with nature’s bounty and charms, sublime environs and numerous other attractions, pilgrimage places depicted as “Incredible India” is gaining popularity for… Read More

India on Way to Change the Course Correction in Planning and Governance

Rajendra Bora

After a tryst with destiny 70 years back India is said to have now finally arrived at a take off stage to achieve the dreams and aspirations of its people.The nation is witnessing an upsurge of youth power bubbling with enthusiasm and confidence.
It is not out of context to state here that the present government at the Centre got elected on a massive mandate from … Read More

The Urge to Make Own Science after 1947

Ratnadeep Banerji

The inception of modern science in India and its passage has left its lasting imprint for the posterity to dwell upon the subsequent proliferation of science.  Indian scientists were not given the credits of discoveries which were passed on to British officers even if they didn’t have anything to do with the discovery. Scientific fingerprinting was born… Read More

Taking Care of Artisans and Weavers

Parul Chandra

India boasts of a rich tradition of hand-woven textiles and skilfully made handicrafts that draws appreciation and buyers not only from within the country but also abroad. Be it the intricately woven Ikats from Andhra Pradesh and Orissa, the Patan Patolas from Gujarat, the fine Benarasi weaves from Uttar Pradesh, the gossamer-like Maheshwari weaves of Madhya… Read More

Paryatan Parv: An occasion to further explore the rich diversity of India

Nivedita Khandekar

Prime Minister Narendra Modi in one of his recent ‘Mann ki Baat’ had urged the people to discover the wonders of #IncredibleIndia. Taking on the cue, the Ministry of Tourism has organised the ‘Paryatan Parv’, which is being touted as “a celebration of India’s rich tourist heritage”.

The Union Ministry of Tourism in collaboration with other … Read More

Challenge of retaining farmers on the Farm, Centre reorienting interventions in Farm Sector

Pandurang Hegde

The World Food Day (WFD) is celebrated on October 16 to commemorate the founding of Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO) in 1945. This is the most celebrated day of the United Nations as over 150 countries across the world organize events to create awareness leading food security and to achieve Zero Hunger Huger by 2030.

This year the theme is ‘Change the… Read More

The Transformation of Rural India

V SRINIVAS

Rapid agriculture growth and rapid rural employment growth were always the focus of India’s policy makers. Mahatma Gandhi envisaged India as a Nation of self-sufficient autonomous village republics. Land – the summum bonum of rural existence, and agricultural structure was the most important determinant of India’s development. Highly skewed… Read More

CCTNS Digital Police Portal launched to fast-track Criminal Justice System in the Country

Deepak Razdan

As crime continues to grow, and criminals turn tech-savvy, police investigators across States face a tough challenge to bring the law-breakers to justice.The situation is,however, undergoing a revolutionary change. The Digital Police Portal launched by the Government of India as part of the Crime and Criminal Tracking Network and Systems (CCTNS), in … Read More

CCTNS Digital Police Portal launched to fast-track Criminal Justice System in the Country

Deepak Razdan

As crime continues to grow, and criminals turn tech-savvy, police investigators across States face a tough challenge to bring the law-breakers to justice.The situation is,however, undergoing a revolutionary change. The Digital Police Portal launched by the Government of India as part of the Crime and Criminal Tracking Network and Systems (CCTNS), in … Read More

Clean India Mission prioritises behavioural change

K V Venkatasubramanian

Till three years ago, millions of people across India, mostly the rural population and many in urban regions, were nonchalant about performing their early morning rituals, particularly relieving themselves anywhere out in the open. They were unconcerned about hygiene, and diseases that could afflict them. Parents were exposing their children to grave… Read More

World Tourism Day- International Year of sustainable Tourism 2017

Pandurang Hegde

The arrival of foreign tourists into the country has increased from 6.8 per cent in 2016 to 16.5 per cent in January 2017. Similarly the domestic tourist arrivals in 2017 increased to the massive 15.5 per cent over 2015. Obviously, these rising tourist arrivals of both domestic and foreign tourist indicate the success of the tourism policies implemented by … Read More