Jawaharlal Nehru

Nehru’s Economic Planning Philosophy

December 11, 2015

Jawaharlal Nehru was greatly influenced by the achievements of Soviet Planning.  Since he also viewed democratic qualities of capitalism as indispensable for complete economic and social growth and since he wished to take advantage of both, he came out with his vision of so called “Democratic Socialism”...

The only alternative to coexistence is co-destruction

June 10, 2015

Jawaharlal Nehru was a maven of international relations, and this statement reflects his incisive understanding of the same. In the international system, it is important for countries to at least be able to coexist, if not have good diplomatic relations. The phrase ‘vasudhaiva kutumbakam’ meaning ‘the world...

The Rise and Fall of Planning Commission

June 10, 2015

On 15 August 2014, India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi declared to replace the Planning Commission by a new body. On January 1, 2015, the government by a resolution established the NITI Aayog or National Institution for Transforming India. This body would work as a policy think-tank of...