Swatantra Party assembly, Courtesy: Mid Day

Minoo Masani on the Raison D’être of Swatantra Party

Founded in  1959, the Swatantra Party comprised of a diverse bunch of fellow travellers- Gandhian conservatives, zamindars, propertied peasants, businessmen, aristocrats, and...

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SO Musings: Swatantra Liberals and Indian Foreign Policy

In the everyday politics of the chaotic democracy that India is, foreign policy issues figure down the priority list except when it...
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SO Musings: A Democracy at War

The recent wave of deadly clashes on the India-China border, the most violent escalation in decades, brings to mind the memory of...

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Boycotting Chinese goods: a lose-lose situation

"Ever since Adam Smith,” noted Milton Friedman in the Hoover Digest in October 1997, “there has been virtual unanimity among economists, whatever...

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Story of Delhi’s illegal butter chicken

Read our report of the (un)ease of doing business in Delhi in our latest publication- Doing Business in Delhi: A Study of...
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