Category Archives: Corruption

The Stars Just Refuse to Align for President Park By Shastri Ramachandaran

CAS article no. 0002/2017 Courtesy: DNA This would never have happened in India where yogis, sadhus, sadhvis and munis flourish in politics and use their political proximity to even build business empires. These ‘higher beings’ are perceived to be above politics, institutions and even the laws of the land. This facet of Indian politics has been visible even at the highest level since the time Gulzarilal Nanda broke through Indira… Read Article →

Surgical Strike on Corruption, Terrorism and FICN; By Jai Kumar Verma

CAS article no. 0160/2016 Courtesy: India Strategic  Prime Minister Narendra Modi has done another surgical strike on November 8 when he announced that currency notes of Rs.1000 and 500 would not be a legal tender from midnight. The demonetisation of the high value currency notes would be a gargantuan assault on corruption, terrorism, fake currency and hawala transactions. Mr Modi elaborated that these high denomination notes can be exchanged in… Read Article →

Will China Collapse? Challenges to the Regime; By Dr. Geeta Kochhar

CAS article no. 0120/2016 Courtesy: Chennai Centre for China Studies  With the slowdown of Chinese economy, not only there is speculation of bubble bursting, but predictions for the collapse of Chinese regime. Alongside, a series of attack on high-level corrupt officials deepens the possibility of some serious differences brewing within the Party and deviations in Party ideologies. Although there seems no immediate intention of the CCP to step down for… Read Article →

China: Disquiet in the PLA?; By Bhaskar Roy

CAS article no. 0099/2016 Courtesy: Chennai Centre for China Studies A recent article in the Peoples’ Liberation Army’s (PLA) flagship newspaper, The Liberation Army Daily  (LAD) underscored the point that political correctness supersedes all else. The article was republished by other top official news media such as The People’s Daily, which is the mouthpiece of the Communist Party, and a gist of the critical elements of the message was posted on the internet. The… Read Article →

China: The Interconnection between Tradition and the Thinking of Leaders in Modern Era; By D. S. Rajan

CAS article no. 0052/2016 Courtesy: Chennai Centre for China Studies Tradition has been and will continue to be a key factor influencing the policy making process being undertaken in the People’s Republic of China (PRC). Students of history cannot miss that due to China’s long and continuous civilization, there always exists a strong interconnection between the country’s conceptual thinking in the modern era and its ancient precedents; needless to say… Read Article →

Book Review: To Market, To Market; By K. Subramanian

CAS article no:  0041/2015 Courtesy: The Hindu The Making of Miracles in Indian States; ed Arvind Panagariya & M. Govinda Rao, OUP, Rs.595. At a time when even the World Bank is advocating inclusive growth, this book oddly extols the market in its analysis of three Indian states.  In 1993, the World Bank brought out a report titled The East Asian Miracle,which excited global opinion. Very soon, economists faulted the… Read Article →