Category: Public Policy

System of Caste Based Reservations in India – An Overview

The protest by the Patidars in Gujarat for their inclusion in the Other Backward Classes (OBCs) list, which would have made them eligible for reservations and other state benefits, has been going on for quite a long time now. While not commenting on the above agitation particularly, I have used this blog post as an […]

Judge – Population Ratio in India: Facts and Figures

There have been Chief Justices in India who have given us rhetorical speeches and there are who have been silent but for the person holding the apex position to leap forward beyond the designated shackles of the aura of that office and to almost shed tears in front of the PM of India points out […]

National IPR Policy: A Brief Overview

The mind is a work of great mystery. Even our own creations baffle us. Sometimes through progressive stages we find the ability to finish what we started, whereas on most occasions, we are left stumped. This so-called ‘dead end’ has been a source of great remorse for entrepreneurs who have desperately tried reaching out to […]

Punitive Policies Vis-À-Vis Societal Reaction

ABSTRACT This paper is analysis of the contemporary problems the Indian society is facing with respect to punitive policies. In the recent past, the Government has carried out the executions of two famous convicts, namely Ajmal Amir Kasab (the Mumbai 26/11 sole surviving terrorist) and that of the 2001 Parliament Attack convict Afzal Guru. As […]

Make In India: The need for appropriate Labour Reforms

The vision for ‘Make in India’ was laid down by Prime Minister Modi, in his Independence day speech in August 2014 and was formally launched in September 2014. The Make in India campaign has been introduced to give a push to India’s manufacturing sector and to create millions of jobs by transforming the country into […]

Call for Papers

Alexis Foundation hereby invites original research papers on the following themes for publication in a book series: Theme 1 – War, Terrorism and National Security Sub-Themes 1. Forms of Terrorism that have plagued the world 2. New forms of warfare e.g. Cyber etc and measures to counter them 3. Using National Security to violate/oppress the […]

Need of Uniform Civil Code for Unification of India

India is a vast country with 1.28 billion people, spread over 3270000 sq. kms. It has 22 official languages and other 1527 unofficial languages, which is a very unique thing. The country inhibits people from various religions out of which, there are 7 major religions and 4 of them, took birth in the country itself. […]

Uniform Civil Code: Questioning India’s Definition Of Secularism

The Directive Principle of State policy gives us Article 44 –The Uniform Civil Code which  states “The State shall endeavour to secure for the citizens a uniform civil code throughout the territory of India”. The Directive Principles are mere guidelines to states and are not enforceable in courts of law if they are not fulfilled […]

Kashmir is an integral part of India! Azaadi from what?

The dining table erupted with a predictable debate. Aroused by the taste of the traditionally cooked meat, and, in the momentary infatuation to argue, I touched the subject of AFSPA. So did the other members on the dining table. “Kashmir is an integral part of India! Azaadi? Azaadi from what?” Challenged my guests to the […]

Providing the right ecosystem

I have read a lot of definitions and researched about the origin of the word slum. It became famous and considered a slang after Charles Dickens used it in 1840 writing “I mean to take a great, London, back-slum kind walk tonight” (Blount). But the definition that seems most encompassing in its usage is that […]

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