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One of the highlights of Prime Minister Modi's latest US trip was the admission of India in the Missile Technology Control Regime (MTCR). Apart from being a stepping stone to NSG membership, it is important because it opens doors for various defence deals involving missile and drone technology. What is not really being highlighted though, is the fact that the US is planning to sell predator drones to India, as an immediate consequence of this deal. This could have huge consequences for India.
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The Indian middle class is rising. This rise brings with it the comfort of outsourcing household work fairly cheaply. That has left the home-maker with little to do once the kids grow up. The increasing popularity of Ekta Kapoor and daily soap operas in the past 15 years bears testimony to this fact. However, in the quiet corners of Vadodara, in Gujarat, an NGO has discovered the hidden social potential of housewives...
Recently, BJP leader Subramanian Swamy, in all his wisdom, suggested that Raghuram Rajan is not the right RBI governor for India and should be "removed as early as possible". However, I think we'd be far worse off if Rajan did not get a second term.
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This is <strong>not</strong> a review of the movie. If it was a review, I would probably harp about how heavy-handed it was. I would probably also complain about the innumerable and unsubtle product placements. However, I think this movie is on to something, even-though it failed to make the final leap.
Logically speaking, in a capitalist society, there is no better and more convenient way of measuring the unfairness of the system than wealth. The bottleneck of this seemingly ideal solution is the implementation of it. Who is going to find out the wealth of each and every family? One way to get around all the many complexities is to classify people based on their current occupation. Ironically, an idea similar to the caste system.