Articles By Prof (Dr) SN Misra

The Future of Free Market in India

The Future of Free Market in India

By: Prof (Dr) SN Misra | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 15 May , 2024

Capitalism and its essential bedrock free market are generating a divided society. Many people lead anxious lives. The social bases of these anxieties are geographic, educational, and moral. It...

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National Security and Role of Self-Reliance in Military Capability

National Security and Role of Self-Reliance in Military Capability

By: Prof (Dr) SN Misra | Date: 22 Apr , 2024

Introduction Epictetus, the philosopher wrote, we can not choose our external circumstances but we can always choose how we respond to them. It is the role of leaders to ensure our security from...

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Jobless Growth in India: Thoughts on Viksit Bharat

Jobless Growth in India: Thoughts on Viksit Bharat

By: Prof (Dr) SN Misra | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 08 Apr , 2024

Introduction One of the paradoxes of India’s growth story, after economic liberalization was introduced in 1991, has been jobless growth. At its peak during the years 2004-2009, while the...

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Proposed Reforms for DRDO: Debates and the Way Forward

Proposed Reforms for DRDO: Debates and the Way Forward

By: Prof (Dr) SN Misra | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 16 Mar , 2024

Introduction Economic liberalization came in the defence manufacturing sector in 2001, 10 years after India decided to be a free market economy. The policy mosaic included 100% participation of...

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Tokyo Trials: Defining Dissent by an Indian Judge

Tokyo Trials: Defining Dissent by an Indian Judge

By: Prof (Dr) SN Misra | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 02 Mar , 2024

Introduction The Nuremberg trials were held by the Allies against representatives of Nazi government for carrying out invasion of other countries and atrocities committed against their citizens...

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Just Honor to Rao, a Rare Reformer

Just Honor to Rao, a Rare Reformer

By: Prof (Dr) SN Misra | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 12 Feb , 2024

By honoring P V Narasimha Rao with the most coveted civilian award Bharat Ratna, PM Modi has struck a rare combination; of recognizing his economic paradigm shift of Nehruvian socialism andhis...

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Growth, Human Development & Defence: Budget 2024-25

Growth, Human Development & Defence: Budget 2024-25

By: Prof (Dr) SN Misra | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 06 Feb , 2024

Introduction While the interim budget of Nirmala has to be complimented for its continued focus on infrastructure investment and the will to contain fiscal deficit, its surprising lack of mention...

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Priority for Nirmala in the Interim Budget

Priority for Nirmala in the Interim Budget

By: Prof (Dr) SN Misra | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 30 Jan , 2024

Introduction The macroeconomic inputs for a  budget are often blighted by growth variables like investment, manufacturing, digital infrastructure, and FDI inflow, without accounting for manifest...

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From Digital Divide to Digital Dividend? ASER (Annual Status of Education...

From Digital Divide to Digital Dividend? ASER (Annual Status of Education...

By: Prof (Dr) SN Misra | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 24 Jan , 2024

Introduction The Right to Education (RTE) in public schools from the age of 6-14 for children of all Indian citizens was made a fundamental right in 2004 through an amendment in the Constitution...

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The Republic @ 74: The Quest for Economic Democracy

The Republic @ 74: The Quest for Economic Democracy

By: Prof (Dr) SN Misra | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 17 Jan , 2024

Granville Austin, the renowned constitutional expert in his seminal book ‘Working a Democratic Constitution’ considered the Indian Constitution as a seamless web, with three strands that are...

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Economic Theory and the Indian Economy

Economic Theory and the Indian Economy

By: Prof (Dr) SN Misra | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 27 Dec , 2023

When the US embassy officials, for a party, wanted to know about his rank for protocol purposes, Solow told his secretary: Tell them I am a full Professor of Economics at MIT. They do not have...

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India’s Revamp of Its Higher Direction of War 

India’s Revamp of Its Higher Direction of War 

By: Prof (Dr) SN Misra | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 18 Dec , 2023

On 25th November PM Modi took a sortie over Bangalore in an Indian-designed Tejas aircraft. This embodies his push for India to make more of its weapons. The jet is 20 years behind schedule and...

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Unfinished Reforms in India’s Defense Sector: A Road Map

Unfinished Reforms in India’s Defense Sector: A Road Map

By: Prof (Dr) SN Misra | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 08 Dec , 2023

Economic liberalization in the defense production sector came in 2001 by allowing full private sector participation and FDI up to 26%. The GOM recommendation after the  Kargil war suggested...

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Constitution@ 74: Quest For Merit & Socio Economic Justice

Constitution@ 74: Quest For Merit & Socio Economic Justice

By: Prof (Dr) SN Misra | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 27 Nov , 2023

Introduction The Indian Constitution is the lengthiest of all written Constitutions of the world. Most of provisions are borrowed from various sources; fundamental rights from US Bill of Rights,...

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Homeland Economics & Challenges for Military Industry Capability

Homeland Economics & Challenges for Military Industry Capability

By: Prof (Dr) SN Misra | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 06 Nov , 2023

‘The torment of precaution often exceeds the dangers to be avoided’, said Napoleon Bonaparte in 1823. He did not have the semi-conductor supply chains in mind. But his comments still ring...

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Kalam at 92: His Vision of Make in India

Kalam at 92: His Vision of Make in India

By: Prof (Dr) SN Misra | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 25 Oct , 2023

Dr APJ Abdul Kalam would have been 92 this month. There are many epithets used for him: Inspirational, People’s President, Sui Generis Manager of People and Programs and the pioneer of Make in...

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A Paradigm Shift in Indo-US Defense Cooperation

A Paradigm Shift in Indo-US Defense Cooperation

By: Prof (Dr) SN Misra | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 27 Jun , 2023

The agreement signed between US President Biden and Indian PM Modi on 22nd June 2023, marks a new beginning in the defense partnership between the oldest and biggest democratic countries. It has...

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Idea whose time has come

Idea whose time has come

By: Prof (Dr) SN Misra | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 14 Jun , 2023

On 24th July 1991 when Dr Manmohan Singh was presenting the budget, he was cognizant of the plethora of economic ills that plagued India; inflation hovering around 14%, cost of interest to total...

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De-Globalization and Road Ahead for India’s Defence Manufacturing

De-Globalization and Road Ahead for India’s Defence Manufacturing

By: Prof (Dr) SN Misra | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 25 May , 2023

Trade is an engine of growth and has been a major factor in impacting GDP handsomely, in both developed and developing economies since the 1970s. From a measly share of 8% in global output in the...

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Ideology and Civil Services in India

Ideology and Civil Services in India

By: Prof (Dr) SN Misra | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 21 Apr , 2023

Max Weber had argued that bureaucracy constitutes “the most efficient and rational way in which human activity can be organized and that systematic process and organized hierarchies are...

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