Insights Daily Debates, Day – 34: Is Manned Space Mission a Necessity for India?

Insights Daily Debates: Day – 35 11 September 2015 Archives Today’s Topic  Is Manned Space Mission a Necessity for India? Wikipedia The Hindu Space.Com Livemint Why does India need a manned space mission? Can it afford the cost of such a mission? What purpose does it serve to launch such a mission?Is ISRO ready for …

Insights Daily Debates, Day – 34: The Plight of Disabled People in India – Does Government Care for Them?

Insights Daily Debates: Day – 34 10 September 2015 Archives Today’s Topic The Plight of Disabled People in India – Does Government Care for Them? Livemint The Hindu The Indian Express The Guardian It is said that the diabled people though in minority compared to other vulnerable sections of the Indian society, are the most …

Insights Daily Debates, Day – 32: AIIB vs NDB – Rivals or Friends?

Insights Daily Debates: Day – 32 08 September 2015 Archives Today’s Topic   AIIB vs NDB – Rivals or Friends?  ET MoneyControl South Asia Analysis BS The Hindu Reference What are the objectives of setting up of AIIB and NDB? Is NDB needed when AIIB is there? Will AIIB eventually destroy NDB? Is NDB robust …

Insights Daily Debates, Day – 31: Is It Possible to End Manual Scavenging in India?

Insights Daily Debates: Day – 31 07 September 2015 Archives Today’s Topic   Is It Possible to End Manual Scavenging in India? Human Rights Watch UNO Navsarjan Firstpost Why is manual scavenging still in practice despite government’s efforts to ‘end’ it? What is the role of caste factor in continuation of manual scavenging? Is legislation an …

Insights Daily Debates, Day – 28: Migrant Crisis in Europe – Is the Idea Behind European Union Compromised?

Insights Daily Debates: Day – 29 03 September 2015 Archives Today’s Topic  Migrant Crisis in Europe – Is the Idea Behind European Union Compromised? ToI BBC Wikipedia LA Times NYT Is the migrant crisis disintegrating Europe? Is European unity under threat due to migrant crisis? Should European countries allow free flow of migrants from conflict …

Insights Daily Debates, Day – 27: Should Depreciating Rupee Be A Concern For India?

Insights Daily Debates: Day – 27 01 September 2015 Archives Today’s Topic  Should Depreciating Rupee Be A Concern For India? The Hindu BusinessLine The Hindu The Hindu Bloomberg Business Standard The Indian Express It seems some people are happy that Rupee is seeing a free fall. But some are concerned. Should the concerned authorities allow …

Insights Daily Debates, Day – 26: Should AFSPA Be Repealed?

Insights Daily Debates: Day – 26 31 August 2015 Archives Today’s Topic  Should AFSPA Be Repealed? The Hindu The Hindu The Indian Express Livemint Business Standard Why is there a demand for repeal of AFSPA? Why was it imposed in the first place? Is it unconstitutional? If it is unconstitutional why is it still in existence? What are …

Insights Daily Debates, Day – 25: Vanishing Forests: Is ‘Greening India’ Eating Our Forests?

Insights Daily Debates: Day – 25 28 August 2015 Archives Today’s Topic  Vanishing Forests: Is ‘Greening India’ Eating Our Forests? The Hindu The Indian Express Livemint The Hindustan Times Why are India’s forests vanishing? Is greening India a better option than conserving forests? Are we giving unnecessarily more priority to greening rather than protecting existing …

Insights Daily Debates, Day – 24:Should Print and Electronic Media be Regulated by the Government?

Insights Daily Debates: Day – 24 27 August 2015 Archives Today’s Topic  Should Print and Electronic Media be Regulated by the Government? The Hindu WSJ Reuters The Times of India Livemint Why should media be regulated? Is self-regulation best for media? Has media become a monster of sorts due to absence of regulation? Will regulation affect its freedom? …

Insights Daily Debates, Day – 23: Is It Time for India to End Caste Based Reservations?

Insights Daily Debates: Day – 23 26 August 2015 Archives Today’s Topic  Is It Time for India to End Caste Based Reservations?  The Indian Express Firstpost Financial Express The Hindu Have we finally arrived at a situation where we must end caste based reservation in jobs and education? Is the continuation of reservations justified?  Who are …

Insights Daily Debates, Day – 22: Is it Possible to Reduce Inequality in India?

Insights Daily Debates: Day – 22 25 August 2015 Archives Today’s Topic  Is it Possible to Reduce Inequality in India? The Guardian Business Standard The New Indian Express The Hindu It seems we have moved past from the ‘How to reduce inequality’ phase to a cynical phase of -if at all it is possible to …

Insights Daily Debates, Day – 21: Is It Pointless To Chase The ‘Black Money’?

Insights Daily Debates: Day – 21 24 August 2015 Archives Today’s Topic Is It Pointless To Chase The ‘Black Money’? Bloomberg Livemint The Hindu Business Standard What is Black Money? Does such thing exist? If yes, where is it located? Do you think India’s numerous laws will ensure the ‘return’ of Black Money? Who is …

Insights Daily Debates, Day – 20 – Should India Permanently Stop Talking to Pakistan?

Insights Daily Debates: Day – 20 21 August 2015 Archives Today’s Topic Should India Permanently Stop Talking to Pakistan? Indian Express Indian Express DailyO Indian Express Many Indians feel that India should permanently stop talking with Pakistan and let the guns do the talking. There is growing angst among Indians at Pakistan’s impunity when it comes …

Insights Daily Debates, Day – 19 – Was the Middle East Better off Under Dictatorships?

Insights Daily Debates: Day – 19 20 August 2015 Archives Today’s Topic Was the Middle East Better off Under Dictatorships? CNN The Economist Foreign Policy NYT Spiegel Other Is Arab Spring a colossal failure? Were dictators better than anarchy that is ruling the Arab world? Is there any hope for Middle East? Why is this …

Insights Daily Debates, Day – 18 – Should Bribe Giving be made Legal?

Insights Daily Debates: Day – 18 19 August 2015 Archives Today’s Topic Should Bribe Giving be made Legal? WSJ NPR BBC FORBES What is the difference between lobbying and corruption? Will making bribery legal stop corruption? Are some forms of corruption in developed countries legal? Should a bureaucrat get extra incentive such as bribery above …

Insights Daily Debates, Day – 16

Insights Daily Debates: Day – 16 17 August 2015 Archives Today’s Topic Unsafe Food in India – Whom to Blame and Why? The Financial Express First Post Times of India DailyO Frontline Whom will you blame for the prevalence and sale of unsafe food in India? Mothers? Children? Government? Politicians? Laws? Regulators? Multinational Food Corporations?  Capitalism? Globalisation? …