Exactly a hundred years ago a US president had said, after the Versailles treaty, the world was made safe for democracy. But the presence of authoritarian regimes does not hold out such hope even now.
But democracy too has been an insufficient answer to today’s pressing problems such as environmental degradation and the resultant need for alternative economic models. Judicial intervention, though effective, is one step away from being an arrangement in which the people have a say. Uddalok Bhattacharya sums up
It is reassuring to observe a deep movement from below necessitating civil society and businesses to be innovative. Jean-Joseph Boillot says India needs to shift its economic model
Making the violation of environmental laws a criminal offence is effective, says M J Antony
OUR EDITS capture IMF suggestions on revitalising the Indian economy, and why we are wrong in offending US legislators