Why does India need the Bullet Train?

The Mumbai-Ahmedabad High Speed Rail Project (MAHSR) was announced in 2017 in the bilateral talks which took place between India and Japan earlier this year. The project involves construction of Hinakasen, colloquially referred to as a ‘Bullet train’ corridor between the city of Mumbai and Ahmedabad, cutting the travel time between the two cities and … More Why does India need the Bullet Train?

Settle the Unsettled

The Government of India announced that it will be deporting almost 40,000 Rohingya Muslim refugees who are living in the country ‘illegally.’ Though India is not violating any international laws by doing so, even then; the decision is saddening. It is a valid point that, legally India has no obligation to keep the refugees in … More Settle the Unsettled

Happy Independence Day!

“At the stroke of the midnight hour, when the world sleeps, India will awake to life and freedom.” -Jawaharlal Nehru With these words spoken by Jawaharlal Nehru 70 years ago on 15th August 1947; the nation state which we call our homeland, India came into existence. From the tyrannical and despotic two century rule of … More Happy Independence Day!

National Institution for Transforming India (NITI Aayog)

Arvind Panagariya stepped down as the Vice Chairman of the Indian Government’s think tank body, National Institution for Transforming India or the NITI Aayog. This marks the exit of a second policy maker in two years, the first one being Raghuram Rajan; who was the Governor of the Reserve Bank of India. Let us see … More National Institution for Transforming India (NITI Aayog)