Planning Commission: Working Style and Abolition

From its establishment in 1950 till it was abolished recently, the Planning Commission stayed and stood tall amid all policy making institutions of the country for 65 years. 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

Why India chose the so called Nehruvian Socialism?

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” for new India. Ideally, the democratic socialism was

The only alternative to coexistence is co-destruction

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 is one family’ is a philosophy that India