Category Archives: Development

Little Things Make it Big: By Shastri Ramachandaran

CAS article no. 0146/2016 Courtesy: DNA India  Infrastructure is a long, boring word. Yet life could be impossible without infrastructure. The everyday essentials — water, food, shelter, electricity, petrol, roads, bridges, schools, colleges, hospitals, trains, buses, planes, phones, telecom, internet and so much else — add up to infrastructure. Perhaps, it is not a coincidence that, through artefacts, when civilisations are re-imagined and re-constructed, they are marvelled at for the… Read Article →

Book Review: Nash equilibrium and India; By K. Subramanian

CAS article no. 0048/2016 Courtesy: The Hindu Kaushik Basu, An Economist in the Real World: The Art of Policymaking in India, Penquin Viking Books, Rs. 599. A great theoretician bends abstractions to suit real-world needs. Kaushik Basu’s academic credentials are impeccable. His first love is teaching and researching. He has taught at several universities in India and abroad. He has published more than 160 articles in scholarly journals and newspapers. Currently,… Read Article →

Book Review: The Other Tamils of Sri Lanka; By Prof. V. Suryanarayan

CAS article no. 0047/2016 Courtesy: The Book Review, VOLUME XL NUMBER 3 March 2016 Kumari Jayawardena and Rachel Kurian, Class, Patriarchy and Ethnicity on Sri Lankan Plantations: Two Centuries of Power and Protest (Orient Black Swan, Hyderabad, 2015), Price not mentioned.  The book traces two centuries old history of plantations in Sri Lanka from its inception in the early 19th century to the present. In so doing the book highlights the complex… Read Article →