Insights Daily Debates, Day – 75: Are NGOs Contributing Constructively to Development in India?

Insights Daily Debates: Day – 75 06 November 2015 Archives Today’s Topic   Are NGOs Contributing Constructively to Development in India? The Hindu Livemint Business Standard What is the role of NGOs in development? Has development process in India benefited by NGO activities? Why is government targeting few NGOs? Should they be regulated? Should they be …

Insights Daily Debates, Day – 73: Compared to the West, Most Indians, including Scientists and Leaders, Lack Scientific Temper and the Spirit of Enquiry

Insights Daily Debates: Day – 73 04 November 2015 Archives Today’s Topic  Compared to the West, Most Indians – Including Scientists and Leaders – Lack Scientific Temper and the Spirit of  Enquiry. Do you Agree? The Statesman The Hindu Daily O Do you think Indian society in general lacks scientific temper? Are Indians dumb compared …

Insights Daily Debates, Day – 71: Development vs Environmental Protection – Which one will you Choose? Why?

Insights Daily Debates: Day – 71 02 November 2015 Archives Today’s Topic        Development vs Environmental Protection – Which one will you Choose? Why? (Please try to Choose one side and try to defend it) The Hindu Livemint DH If you are asked to choose between development and environment, which one will you …

Insights Daily Debates, Day – 69: Writers and Scientists Returning Awards – Do You Support this Form of Protest?

Insights Daily Debates: Day – 69 29 October 2015 Archives Today’s Topic        Writers and Scientists Returning Awards – Do You Support this Form of Protest? DailyO Business Standard Livemint Will returning awards help address issues of communalism and intolerance? Some suggest that writers or scientists should return Padma awards given by government instead …

Insights Daily Debates, Day – 62: Is India Distancing itself Away from Russia?

Insights Daily Debates: Day – 62 20 October 2015 Archives Today’s Topic     Is India Distancing itself Away from Russia? Business Line The Hindu CNN Indian Express Is India getting too closer to USA harming its time tested relations with Russia? Is Russia hurt  by India’s closeness with the West? How will good Russia – Pakistan – …

Insights Daily Debates, Day – 58: Are NGOs in India Unfairly Targeted Under the Foreign Contribution (Regulation) Act, 2010, (FCRA)?

Insights Daily Debates: Day – 58 14 October 2015 Archives Today’s Topic     Are NGOs in India Unfairly Targeted Under the Foreign Contribution (Regulation) Act, 2010, (FCRA)? The Hindu Business Standard Indian Express Reference Is government unfairly targeting few NGOs under FCRA act because they are acting against the interest of ruling party? Or because they …

Insights Daily Debates, Day – 56: Should India Join the American Led Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP)?

Insights Daily Debates: Day – 56 09 October 2015 Archives Today’s Topic     Should India Join the  American Led Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP)? Livemint Business Standard ET Does India benefit from joining TPP? What are the merits and demerits? Will we surrender our national interests if we join TPP? How will it impact India – Russia relations? India …

Insights Daily Debates, Day – 54: Just Like Other Weaker Sections, Is Cow an Innocent Victim of Politics and Religion in India?

Insights Daily Debates: Day – 55 09 October 2015 Archives Today’s Topic     Just Like Other Weaker Sections, Is Cow an Innocent Victim of Politics and Religion in India? The Indian Express The New York Times The Hindu Livemint Business Standard Are cows holy? Why Pig (or Boar), which finds its place prominently in Indian mythology, …

Insights Daily Debates, Day – 45: Does India Have Capacity to Build its Own Silicon Valley?

Insights Daily Debates: Day – 45 25 September 2015 Archives Today’s Topic    Does India Have Capacity to Build its Own Silicon Valley? Bloomberg Livemint The Diplomat Bangalore is certainly not India’s silicon valley. Neither is Hyderabad – despite being called so. Silicon valley is home to world’s greatest software companies. Why doesn’t India have …

Insights Daily Debates, Day – 43: Is it Ethical and Feasible to Electronic – Tag Repeat Offenders to Prevent Crime?

Insights Daily Debates: Day – 43 23 September 2015 Archives Today’s Topic    Is it Ethical and Feasible to Electronic – Tag Repeat Offenders to Prevent Crime? Times of India Wikipedia BBC DailyMail Recently Bangalore police mooted the idea of e-tagging repeat offenders to track and prevent crimes. This method is widely used in Western …

Insights Daily Debates, Day – 41: Are We witnessing the End of Globalisation?

Insights Daily Debates: Day – 41 21 September 2015 Archives Today’s Topic    Are We witnessing the End of Globalisation? The Washington Post The Economist The Economist CNN The Guardian What is deglobalisation? Is globalisation ending? Why critics are arguing that globalisation is seeing its slow death? Is global economic downturn killing globalisation? Is free …