05.08.2019Opinion

RTI Amendment Bill 2019: Government is trying to fix something that ain’t broke?

“If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it”- is an age-old saying that has guided many a practical person, including governments. The National Democratic Alliance in its third term (NDA-III) seeks to encroach...

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right to information bill 2019 venkatesh nayak rti india
01.08.2019Opinion

Countering The Threats To Sri Lanka’s Democracy

Democracy is an unusual form of government. Throughout much of history, humanity has been ruled by monarchs or warlords who reigned through the power of the sword. It is the only system of government...

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Sri Lanka
04.05.2018Feature

"It is better to do a little than to do nothing"

Business 360, a leading business media production house in Nepal, interviewed Dr. Ronald Meinardus, Regional Director South Asia at the Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom (FNF) on the sidelines...

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Dr. Ronald Meinardus interview with business 360 nepal
17.01.2018Opinion

The Renaissance of German Liberalism

Historically, political liberalism and the political forces struggling to promote freedom in their societies have seen ups and downs. Germany’s more recent history is a case in point. The liberal...

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Schattenjahre The Renaissance of German Liberalism
06.10.2017Opinion

The Liberal Hope in Germany

(Berlin/New Delhi) Two weeks after the voting, it’s too early for a definite appraisal of Germany’s general elections. In a democracy, determining the composition of the government is the most...

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FDP
26.09.2017Opinion

Why Asia is the Champion of Globalization

China’s growing influence in South Asia manifests itself in hotels all over the region. No matter where one travels or stays, the visitor is surrounded by Chinese businessmen and women – be it in...

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Haikou Port
07.09.2017Opinion

Triple talaq: Goodbye and good riddance

As usual, India′s Prime Minister Narendra Modi made his opinion known on Twitter: the Supreme Court's decision was "historic", granting equality to Muslim women and sending a powerful message for...

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Supreme Court of India
24.07.2017Opinion

No traction

In the international statistics documenting terror attacks inspired or orchestrated by the IS terror militia, India is nowhere to be found. And this despite the fact that owing to its demography and...

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Prayers at a mosque in India
09.06.2017Opinion

Divorce by email

India's Supreme Court is currently considering the Muslim practice of instant divorce. The family law allows Muslim men to end their marriages by simply repeating the word "talaq" (Arabic for divorce...

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muslim women in delhi
23.05.2017Opinion

India: The Perils of Digital Transformation

For India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi, 2017 began with a disappointment: Both the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the World Bank corrected their economic outlook for India – in one case from...

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Jobloss due to automation in India

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