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BJP “Needs To” Allow FDI In Retail | Q&A with Jagdish Bhagwati

BJP “Needs To” Allow FDI In Retail | Q&A with Jagdish Bhagwatifeatured

Jagdish Bhagwati is University Professor of Economics, Law, and International Affairs at Columbia University and among India’s most eminent economists. In recent years, the Mumbai-born, Cambridge-educated academic has been broadly supportive of fellow Gujarati prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi. The 545 recently interviewed him to ask how he sees India’s economic model changing in the Read more

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VIDEO | Incredible Images From India’s Early Elections

VIDEO | Incredible Images From India’s Early Electionsfeatured

The more things change, the more they remain the same. It’s the same impoverished millions coming out to vote. The same indelible ink marking the voter’s finger. The same cotton-clad politicians milling about Parliament. Perhaps, the only things that aren’t the same today are the electronic voting machines and legions of paramilitary forces deployed around Read more

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VIDEO | Voices from the Neighborhood

VIDEO | Voices from the Neighborhoodfeatured

A new government in New Delhi, as decided by the ongoing elections, will have an impact beyond just India. Who leads the region’s biggest power – and how he, or she, leads it – will have implications for those in the neighborhood. Over the next few weeks, The 545 will bring you voices from around Read more

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On Credibility, Bias and Politicians: An Open Letter to Rajdeep Sardesai

On Credibility, Bias and Politicians: An Open Letter to Rajdeep Sardesaifeatured

Dear Mr Sardesai, Let me begin with a disclaimer. I’m a 27-year-old journalist. I lack your experience, your wisdom and, therefore, your insight. That’s exactly why I find your recent blog on the Indian media’s credibility crisis surprising. And absurd. Fortunately, it illuminates what I believe is wrong with the way you’re thinking about the Read more

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The Players In The Game: Breaking Down The Voter’s Options

The Players In The Game: Breaking Down The Voter’s Optionsfeatured

An electorate of 780 million. Over 200 political parties, but four major players that really matter. Even among them, argues the Carnegie Endowment  for International Peace’s Milan Vaishnav, there is little coherent economic strategy. Neither the BJP nor the Congress have shown a long-term vision for the economy; the AAP is yet untested; and the Read more

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