Articles and Commentaries

Ease of Doing Business: An India-China Comparison

The news of Prime Minister Modi meeting with the Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion (DIPP) to brainstorm on breaking into the top 50 rankings of World Bank’s Ease of Doing Business Report comes at an interesting time. Within months of the formation of his government in 2014, PM Modi had announced his government’s resolve…
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Not for the Faint-hearted: Observations on Women in Indian Culture

Women in Indian culture occupy an ambivalent position. Accordingly, this article confines itself to an overview of the cultural situation of the majority of Indian women, which is to say, women in Hindu culture of which the author is personally a part. Coevally, the article consciously stays away from discussing the noticeably difficult and far…
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Breaking the Mould: Women in a Patriarchal Society

Anger and women As I sit down to write this, the world (of news and otherwise) has erupted over Serena Williams and her actions at the US Open final against Haitian-Japanese player Naomi Osaka. Post after post on my social media timeline since Sunday, September 9, has been about her fit of anger after an…
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