INSIGHTS DAILY DEBATES – 2015

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  1. November – 10: Demonetization of Rs 500 and Rs 1000 notes will Not Curb Black Money in the Long-term
  2. November – 04: Hillary Clinton should become the next American President
  3. November – 03: Lower GST Rates are Good for Economy
  4. November – 02:  Government must Implement one rank one pension (Orop) scheme as per demand of Exservicemen
  5. November – 01:  Encounter Killings of Criminals by Police is Illegal and Unconstitutional
  6. October – 27: Ease of Doing Business in India will not Improve unless Government acts Tough on Corrupt public servants
  7. October – 26: Unconditional basic income should be Introduced in India
  8. October – 25: Dynastic Politics is Undemocratic and it should be Abolished in India
  9. October – 24: Triple Talaq in Unconstitutional, yet State should not interfere in Religious Affairs
  10. October – 21: The recent suspected debit card data compromise issue reflects poor regulation of banking sector in India
  11. October – 20: Linking Aadhaar with Private and Public Services is not in the Public and National Interest
  12. October – 19:  Indian Armed Forces need Unified Command Structure
  13. October – 17: Building Ramayana Museum at Ayodhya is an Insensitive and Unconstitutional Idea
  14. October – 13: Uniform Civil Code is in Not the Interest of Nation
  15. October – 12: Only in Democracies can likes of Donald Trump Raise to Prominence 
  16. October – 11:  Fall of Pakistan in Not in the Interest of India
  17. October – 10: China is Nervous about India’s NSG Membership
  18. October – 06: Supreme Court’s Warning to BCCI is Not in the Interest of Cricket
  19. October – 05: Auction is the best method to sell Spectrum
  20. October – 04:  Referendums are Dangerous, Irrational and Anti-Democratic
  21. October – 03: India’s Diversity is its Weakness
  22. September – 30: War should Never be an Option to bring Peace
  23. September – 29:  Military Attack on Pakistan will have Negative Consequences for India
  24. September – 28: Humans Should not Colonise Mars
  25.  September – 27: Bhutan is a model for sustainable living – that India should emulate
  26. September – 26: Bashing Pakistan at UN Won’t Serve India’s Interests
  27. September – 23: India should not abrogate Indus Water Treaty
  28. September – 22: Politics is the reason why India’s Universities do not figure in World’s Top Universities List
  29. September – 21: Merger of Rail and General Budget is a Good Policy Measure
  30. September – 20: India lacks courage to deal with Pakistan’s terrorism
  31. September – 15: Tribunals have become ‘barriers’ to delivering justice
  32. August – 30: Instead of becoming an Ally, India has become US Stooge
  33. August – 25: For its own Good, India should Renege on Scorpene Deal
  34. August – 24: Complete Ban on Commercial Surrogacy is a Welcome Step
  35. August – 23: Sedition Law is Used in India to Harass Innocent People
  36. August – 22: People who Download Illegal Content from Torrent sites Deserve Jail Sentence
  37. August – 19: Cricket should be Blamed for India’s Poor Performance in the Olympics
  38. August – 17: Rising Nationalism in India is Bad for its Growth and Prosperity
  39. August – 16: India should not Celebrate Independence Day until all its People are Liberated from Various Injustices
  40. August – 15:  India should Openly and Fully Support Balochistan Movement
  41. August – 12:  India should Urgently Link its Rivers to Fight Water Scarcity in Future
  42. August – 10: Lodha Committee Report on BCCI is Unconstitutional
  43. August – 09: Irom Sharmila’s Desire to become the Chief Minister of Manipur is Laudable
  44. August – 08: GST will Curb Black Money and Corruption
  45. August – 04: Making Lieutenant Governor of Delhi more Powerful is Undemocratic
  46. August – 03: SAARC should be Abandoned
  47. August – 02:  To Fix its Problems, BCCI Should be Nationalized
  48. August – 01: India is Neglecting Rights of Indian Workers in West Asian Countries
  49. July – 29:  India Needs Liveable CIties, not Smart Ones
  50. July – 28:  India Needs Even more Stringent Law to deal with atrocities against Dalits
  51. July – 27: China is Bigger Threat to India than any other Threats
  52. July – 25:  India Should Open Special Olympic Schools to Create Olympic Medal Winning Athletes
  53. July – 22: Protection of human rights is more important than protection of cows
  54. July – 21: India should use Military Force to drive out Pakistan from PoK
  55. July – 20:  GST will not Benefit Poor People
  56. July – 18: For poor, inflation is the big worry, not GDP number
  57. July – 15: Pakistan has no Moral Right to Issue any Statement on India’s Internal Matters including that of Kashmir’s
  58. July – 14: Governor Post should be Abolished
  59. July – 13:  A War Can Settle South China Sea Crisis
  60. July – 12: Compared to Terrorists, China is a Bigger threat to Regional Peace
  61. July – 11: India should not use Violence to curb Protests in Kashmir
  62. July – 08: India can become superpower only under Dictatorship
  63. July – 07: Islamic State Poses Existential Threat to World Peace
  64. July – 06: Moral Education should be Made Compulsory in all Schools
  65. July – 05: Mumbai will be the next London after Brexit
  66. July – 04: It is Bad that India has more places of worship than schools or colleges
  67. July – 01: Induction of Tejas into IAF is Not Worth the Wait
  68. June – 30: RBI Governor’s Three Year Term is too Short
  69. June – 29: Implementing Pay Commission Recommendations Will have Negative Impact on Economy
  70. June – 28: China and India are the new colonial powers in Africa
  71. June – 27: BREXIT is Bad for Globalization
  72. June – 24: Delhi Should be Given Full Statehood
  73. June – 22: Economic Liberalization is yet to Benefit Common Man in India
  74. June – 21: 100 percent FDI in Defence in Not Good for India
  75. June – 20:  Imposing Yoga on School Children is Not a Bad Idea
  76. June – 17:  Is India Shining?
  77. June – 16: Regional Parties in India will No More Shape National Politics
  78. June – 15: India’s New Aviation Policy is a Good Step 
  79. June – 14: Monsoons have Least Effect on Food Prices in India
  80. June – 13:  Payment Bank is a Failed Experiment
  81. June – 10: Drug Problem in Punjab – Only Good Governance can Eliminate it
  82. June – 09: IT Staff Should be Allowed to Form Labour Unions
  83. June – 08: Censoring Movies is Undemocratic and is Not needed in India
  84. June – 07: Do We Need Financial Markets?
  85. June – 06: Rajya Sabha’s Powers Need Curtailment
  86. June – 02: Brexit will not have any impact on Global Economy
  87. June 01: Modern Slavery in India – Government is to Blame
  88. May – 31: India is a Racist Country
  89. May – 30: America Should Not Apologize to Japan for Dropping Atom Bomb on Hiroshima
  90. May – 27: Should India invest in High Speed Rail (HSR) Projects?
  91. May – 26: Government Schools are Destroying India’s Education System
  92. May – 25:  Iran is India’s Natural Ally
  93. May – 24:  India Should Stay away from Afghanistan Peace process to Protect itself from Terror Groups
  94. May – 23:  ISRO’s Investment in reusable satellite launch vehicle (RLV) will help it in making profits in future
  95. May – 20: Electing more Women Chief Ministers/Political Leaders is good for Women Empowerment
  96. May – 19: India Should Shed its Big Brother Attitude in its Neighbourhood in its own Interest
  97. May – 18: India should not be Upset with Pakistan’s Objections to Geospatial Bill
  98. May – 17:  India does not Need NSG Membership
  99. May – 16: Section 499 and 500 of IPC must be Repealed
  100. May – 14: There should be directly elected mayors in major cities such as Mumbai and Pune
  101. May – 11: Increasing Job Reservations will Solve India’s Employment Crisis
  102. May – 10: Does having a Degree make a Good Politician?
  103. May – 09: The recent clampdown on surge pricing by the Delhi and Karnataka governments is good for country
  104. May – 07: Subsidies and freebies promised during elections are not necessarily bad
  105. May – 06: Imposing Rs 100 Crore Fine for Drawing Wrong India Map is Overreaction
  106. May – 05: Should Donald Trump Win US Election in November?
  107. May – 03: Ban on Diesel Vehicles is Irrational
  108. May – 02: MGNREGA is the Most Successful Welfare Scheme since Independence
  109. April – 29: National Eligibility Entrance Test (NEET) is a Bad Idea
  110. April – 28: “Endorsers/ Celebrities” should be Criminally Penalised for “Misleading” Advertisements
  111. April – 27:  It’s Impossible to Make World Nuclear Free
  112. April – 26:  It’s time for the World to Break Free from Fossil Fuels
  113. April – 25: Sustainable Development Goals are Unsustainable
  114. April – 22: In the Light of Reports of RCEP Ultimatum to India, Should India Leave the Talks?
  115. April – 21: Indian economy is a one-eyed king in the world of the blind
  116. April – 20:  India has Failed to Secure its Interests in the Indian Ocean
  117. April – 19: Small and Payments Banks are an Important step Towards Financial Inclusion
  118. April – 18: Kashmir is a Political issue between India and Pakistan
  119. April – 15: Delhi’s Odd-Even Formula is a Failure
  120. April – 14: Local Self Government is a Failed Experiment in India
  121. April – 13: Capitalism Causes Poverty
  122. April – 12: In True Sense, India is Not a Secular Nation
  123. April – 11: Banning Liquor is Unethical
  124. April – 08: India is Alienating Kashmiris through its Short-sighted Policies
  125. April – 07: Kashmiris should be Allowed to Decide their Azaadi
  126. April – 04: India doesn’t Need Goods and Services Tax (GST)
  127. April – 01:  In India Corruption Kills More People than Terrorism or Diseases Combined
  128. March – 31: India Should Lead New Nuclear Disarmament  Movement
  129. March – 30: There should be Reservation for Women in Higher Judiciary
  130. March – 29: Article 356 Should be Repealed
  131. March – 26: Spying on Another Country is Unethical
  132. March – 24: FDI in Multi Brand Retail should be Allowed in India
  133. March – 23: Bhagat Singh’s Contribution to India’s National Movement is Unnecessarily Glorified
  134. March – 22:  ‘Rediscovery’ of Ambedkar –  It’s Vote bank Politics
  135. March – 21: Criticism of the Nation is Not Acceptable
  136. March – 18: For USA, India Really Doesn’t Matter Much in its Scheme of Priorities
  137. March – 17: Banking Sector in India is Needs Stricter Regulation
  138. March – 16: Setting up of National Court of Appeal (NCA) is a Welcome Step
  139. March – 15: Recent WTO Ruling against India’s Solar Program is not Wrong
  140. March – 14: Evolving Intuitive Artificial Intelligence is Bad for Mankind
  141. March – 11: Crony Babaism is Undermining the Indian Republic
  142. March – 10: Indian armed forces are ill-equipped to wage two front war – India should buy more arms from outside
  143. March – 09:   Is Environmental impact assessment (EIA) process toothless in India?
  144. March – 08: Withdrawing EPF Tax is a Grave Mistake
  145. March – 04: India’s Drug Pricing Policy is Irrational and Discriminatory
  146. March – 03: India should Spend more on Military
  147. March – 02: India Needs Progressive Nationalism, Not Cultural Nationalism
  148. March – 01: The FBI’s battle with Apple – India shouldn’t be Worried
  149. February – 29: Is 2016 Union Budget pro-village, pro-poor, pro-farmer?
  150. February – 26: Is Britain’s Exit Good for the European Union?
  151. February – 24: Whose Win is Good for India – Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton?
  152. February – 23: Whose Win is Good for India – Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton?
  153. February – 22:  In Universities, Politics is also part of Education
  154. February – 19: Sedition Law has no Place in Democracy
  155. February – 18: Government Should Cut Subsidy to Students Indulging in Politics
  156. February – 17: Capitalism Can Not Bring Inclusive Growth
  157. February – 16: Nationalism is Precursor to Fascism
  158. February – 15: Peaceful Anti-National Slogans Can Threaten The Republic of India
  159. February – 12: Space is the Next Startup Frontier
  160. February – 11: Bad Loan Clean-up is More Important than Credit Growth
  161. February – 10: Considering Past Experiences, the Smart City Project is Bound to Fail
  162. February  – 9:  Governors are Mere Puppets of the Central Government
  163. February – 8: To Mend North Korea, US Led War is Necessary
  164. February – 5: Controlling and Protecting Siachen is Harming India more than Benefiting it 
  165. February – 4: The Existing ban on Sex-selective Abortions should be Removed
  166. February – 3: Editing the DNA of Human Embryos Should be Welcomed
  167. February – 2: LGBT Right is Every Indian’s Right
  168. February – 1: Attempts to Glorify Nathuram Godse Shows that India is Decaying Morally
  169. January – 29:  Judiciary in India is not as Clean as it is being Projected
  170. January – 28: EU Migrant Crisis – It’s in Europe’s Interest to Block Migrants
  171. January – 27: The President of India is Indeed a Rubber-Stamp
  172. January – 25: Indian Economy is Not as Healthy as it is Projected Today
  173. January – 22: Terrorism is Bigger Threat to India than Poverty
  174. January – 21: Pakistan is a Worst Victim of Terrorism
  175. January – 20: It is Not Desirable to Banish Student Politics from College Campuses
  176. January – 19: Higher Education System in India is Anti – Dalit
  177. January – 18: India is Not Safe for Farmers
  178. January – 15:  Should Government Fund Start-Ups?
  179. January – 14: Is Akhand Bharat Needed – Whether as a Cultural or Political Concept?
  180. January – 13: Is India Really a Soft Power?
  181. January – 12: Who Should Own Internet?
  182. January – 11: Terrorism has No Religion
  183. January – 08: Delhi’s Odd – Even Policy Should be Implemented Across India
  184. January – 07: Is India Promoting Pseudoscience by Promoting AYUSH Programme?
  185. January – 06: Should All Subsidies be Abolished?
  186. January – 05: Should Women be Given 33% or More Reservation in Legislatures?
  187. January – 04: Is Urban Poverty the Result of Rural Poverty?
  188. January – 01: How to Fight Urban Pollution in India?
  189. December – 31: Free Internet to Poor – Will it Benefit Society and Economy?
  190. December – 30:  Facebook’s Free Basics – Who Benefits More and Why?
  191. December – 29: Dr B. R. Ambedkar’s Legacy
  192. December – 28: What Constitutes Higher Education Reforms in India?
  193. December – 25:  Land Reforms in India – an Unfinished Agenda
  194. December – 24: Effect of Globalization on Indian Women
  195. December – 23: SHGs and Women Empowerment
  196. December – 22: Juvenile Justice Bill and Issue
  197. December – 21: Call Money Issue
  198. December – 17: Rape Culture in India
  199. December – 16: Malnutrition in India
  200. December – 15: CBI – A Political Tool or Apolitical Tool?
  201. December – 14:  Drop in Crude Price – Causes and Implications
  202. December – 10:  India’s Neighbourhood Policy – Western Borders
  203. December – 09: India’s Neighbourhood Policy – Eastern Borders
  204. December – 08:  War on ISIS or War on Islam?
  205. December – 07: Disasters and their Management in Indian Cities
  206. December – 04: Role of Civil Services in a Democracy
  207. December – 03: Common but Differentiated Responsibility and India
  208. December – 02: Dealing with Naxalism
  209. December – 01:  Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code
  210. November – 30: Intolerance in India
  211. November – 27: Is there anything that India can Learn from Nepal’s Constitution?
  212. November – 26: Is the Paris Climate Change Conference India’s Moment to Shine? Or is it Just a Hype?
  213. November – 25: Should Minimum Education Qualification be Made Mandatory for Politicians to make them Eligible to Contest in Elections?
  214. November – 24: So-called judicial overreach is the direct result of legislative and executive underreach
  215. November – 23: Are Government Schemes Targeting Women Empowering Them?
  216. November – 20: Putin’s War on Terrorism – Will it Help the World?
  217. November – 19: The Pay Hike by Seventh Pay Commission is Unjustified
  218. November – 18: Will India Ever become a Superpower?
  219. November – 17: Isn’t it Unfair the World Media Covered Extensively the Terrorist Attack on Paris but Ignored Attacks in Lebanon and Kenya?
  220. November – 16: Ban on commercial  surrogacy will lead to exploitation
  221. November – 13:  Is it Good for Infrastructure if More Public Investment is Encouraged Instead of PPP Investment?
  222. November –  12: Instead of Tipu Jayanthi, Governments Should Strive to Implement Sachar Committee Report
  223. November – 11: What Convinces Voters Most – Sound Policies or Electioneering Sound?
  224. November – 10: Does FDI Help Economic Development?
  225. November – 9: Is Global warming the greatest scam in history?
  226. November – 7:  Is India an Intolerant Country or is It Turning out to be One?
  227. November – 6: Are NGOs Contributing Constructively to Development in India?
  228. November – 5: Should  Election Commission Ban Opinion Polls and Exit Polls?
  229. November – 4: Compared to the West, Most Indians – Including Scientists and Leaders – Lack Scientific Temper and the Spirit of  Enquiry. Do you Agree?
  230. November – 3: Should India Produce More Nuclear Bombs?
  231. November – 2: Development vs Environmental Protection – Which one will you Choose? Why?
  232. October 30: Police Reforms – Why We Need them and Why We Don’t have them yet?
  233. October – 29: Writers and Scientists Returning Awards – Do You Support this Form of Protest?
  234. October – 28: Does India Have Any Role to Play in South China Sea Dispute?
  235. October – 27:  Is it Barbaric to Castrate Repeat Rapists and Child Abusers?
  236. October – 26: Human Rights and Disaster Management – Are they Interconnected?
  237. October – 23:  Is Poverty Alone Responsible for Extreme Hunger around the World?
  238. October – 22:  For Prime Minister, Isn’t Visiting Villages Within India More Important Than Foreign Visits?
  239. October – 21:  Are Dalits Safe in India?
  240. October – 20: Is India Distancing itself Away from Russia?
  241. October – 19: Can IAS Still be Regarded as India’s ‘Steel Frame’?
  242. October – 16: Does India Need Uniform Civil Code?
  243. October – 15: Should Aadhar be Used in all Central and State Schemes?
  244. October – 14: Are NGOs in India Unfairly Targeted Under the Foreign Contribution (Regulation) Act, 2010, (FCRA)?
  245. October – 13: Is India Becoming an Intolerant Society or is it Just a Media Hype?
  246. October – 12: Should India Join the American Led Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP)?
  247. October – 9:  Just Like Other Weaker Sections, Is Cow an Innocent Victim of Politics and Religion in India?
  248. October – 8:    Barring Foreigners from Commissioning Surrogacies in India is Unethical and Hypocritical
  249. October – 7: Should Poor People Give Up Privacy to Get a Square Meal and Earnings?
  250. October – 6: Digital India Campaign in Country like India that Ranks 55 in the Global Hunger Index is just Fantasy
  251. October – 5:  India’s Obsession With Fair Skin – Is It Unfair?
  252. October – 2: Can Taliban Be Classified As Good and Bad?
  253. October – 1: Should India Tell What Changes Nepal Should Make to Its Constitution?
  254. September – 30: Personalization of Politics in India – Will this Process Adversely Affect Parliamentary Democracy?
  255. September – 29: Should Number of Attempts be Reduced in UPSC Civil Services Exam?
  256. September – 28: Human Capital Vs Physical Capital – Which Should be the Priority for Government to Invest in?
  257. September – 25: Does India Have Capacity to Build its Own Silicon Valley?
  258. September – 24:  Is Corruption the Root Cause of Poverty in India?
  259. September – 23: Is it Ethical and Feasible to Electronic – Tag Repeat Offenders to Prevent Crime?
  260. September – 22:  Can Direct Cash Transfers to Poor Help Eradicate Poverty in India?
  261. September – 21: Are We witnessing the End of Globalisation?
  262. September – 18: Is Poverty the Worst Polluter?
  263. September – 17:  Does India Need Permanent Membership of UNSC?
  264. September – 16: Is the Office of President Necessary for India?
  265. September – 15:  Is English Necessary for Indians?
  266. September – 14: Can The ban imposed in some States on the sale of meat during the Jain community’s annual fasting period of Paryushan be justified?
  267. September – 11:  Is Manned Space Mission a Necessity for India?
  268. September – 10: The Plight of Disabled People in India – Does Government Care for Them?
  269. September – 9: Why Do You Think Media is Obsessed With High Profile Murder Cases?
  270. September – 8: AIIB vs NDB – Rivals or Friends?
  271. September – 7:   Is It Possible to End Manual Scavenging in India?
  272. September – 4: Who Will SUffer Most from Climate Change – The Poor or The Rich?
  273. September – 3: Migrant Crisis in Europe – Is the Idea Behind European Union Compromised?
  274. September – 2: Should India Seek Third Party Mediation to Resolve the Kashmir Issue?
  275. September – 1: Should Depreciating Rupee Be A Concern For India?
  276. August – 31:   Should AFSPA Be Repealed?
  277. August – 28: Vanishing Forests: Is ‘Greening India’ Eating Our Forests?
  278. August – 27: Should Print and Electronic Media be Regulated by the Government?
  279. August – 26:  Is It Time for India to End Caste Based Reservations? 
  280. August – 25: Is it Possible to Reduce Inequality in India?
  281. August – 24: Is It Pointless To Chase The ‘Black Money’?
  282. August – 21: Should India Permanently Stop Talking to Pakistan?
  283. August – 20: Was the Middle East Better off Under Dictatorships?
  284. August – 19: Should Bribe Giving be made Legal?August – 19: Should Bribe Giving be made Legal?
  285. August – 18: How to Improve India’s  Sex Ratio, Among Children Aged 0-6 Years?
  286. August – 17: Unsafe Food in India – Whom to Blame and Why?
  287. Net Neutrality and Democracy: Are They Interrelated?
  288. Is the Devaluation of Yuan by China an Act of ‘Currency War’?
  289. Is it Fair to Blame the British Raj, the Licence Raj or the Economic Boom as the Root Cause for the Growth and Spread of Corruption in India to Epidemic Proportions? 
  290. Is the Idea of Setting Up of More IITs Bad for India?
  291. Fiscal Austerity vs Fiscal Stimulus: Is Austerity the Solution to Address Economic Downturn?
  292. Should Indians View Pakistan as Their Enemy?
  293. Is Capital Punishment Unethical and Inhuman? Should it be Abolished?
  294. Can Gandhiji’s Principle of Non-Violence be Used to Defeat Terrorism Today?
  295. Is Privacy of Citizens in Danger in India?
  296. Is Social Media Really Social and Useful?
  297. Should India Join a Military Coalition and Play an Active Role in the Global War Against Islamic State?
  298. Banning Porn – Does This Measure Protect ‘Culture’ and Morality?
  299. How Can India Put an End to Pakistan’s State Sponsored Terrorism Targeting India?
  300. Will Women Empowerment Help in Reducing Violence Against Women?
  301. Civil Servants Vs Politicians: Are Civil Servants Innocent Victims in Big Scams and Other Controversies Involving Politicians?