Plate Tectonics

India’s pushback at China’s growing regional ambitions draws their disputed border into an emerging Great-Power conflict, writes Nishant Kumar India and China marked 2020 as the 70th anniversary of establishing diplomatic relations. They are the two major regional powers in Asia and in 2008, China became India’s largest trading partner. But their poorly defined and disputed border […]

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Should India dump EVMs, go back to ballots?

Voting machines are tamper-proof and perfect for Indian elections India is the world’s largest democracy. With an electorate of more than 817 million, it would be foolish to go back to paper ballots. It is like going back to bullock carts because cars and planes are hijacked once in a while. Electronic voting machines (EVMs) […]

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Should India dump EVMs, go back to ballots?

Image Courtesy: The Print It’s possible to physically hack EVMs; Govt. must make way for paper ballots India should go back to using paper ballots in elections. Or, at least, voters should be given an option.  India is the world’s largest democracy. Every time there is an election, the credibility of electronic voting machines (EVMs) […]

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Carnage in the Name of Beauty

Trees hold the key to controlling pollution and protecting human health, says Nidhi Kajaria Indiscriminate tree felling for infrastructural development has become a major source of environmental stress in India. According to data released by the union ministry of environment, forests and climate change, between April 2016 and March 2019 as many as 76,72,337 trees […]

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