ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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As Pakistani society teeters from one socio-political crisis to another, with the infl uence of the religious right and extremism growing by the day, Pervez Hoodbhoy, who teaches physics at Quaid-e-...
In memory of K G Kannabiran - the genial giant, the insurgent jurisprudent and constitutional visionary.
A tribute to K G Kannabiran, the lawyer, civil rights activist and enunciator of constitutional rights, who for more than half a century fought for the rights of the oppressed and the victims of...
When the dust settles after the Cancun climate change conference of the United Nations, a careful analysis will find that the adoption of the "Cancun Agreements" may have given the multilateral...
The Kyoto Protocol, with its crucial distinction between developed and developing countries, was critically wounded in Copenhagen and has virtually been buried at Cancun. It may be predicted with...
The recommendations of the Thirteenth Finance Commission, made in the context of the fiscal stress that was experienced during the global crisis, include relaxation of fiscal targets for purposes of...
The Thirteenth Finance Commission's recommendations on the use of grants-in-aid in the transfer of resources to states seem relatively very generous when compared to those of its predecessors. This...
Examining the key recommendations of the Thirteenth Finance Commission that have a bearing on vertical and horizontal transfers aimed at correcting imbalances in the system, this paper takes a...
Critically appraising the recommendations of the Thirteenth Finance Commission, this paper points out that despite some tinkering with one of the indicators, its approach to tax devolution suffers...
This special issue on the Report of the Thirteenth Finance Commission has eight experts evaluating its recommendations from different perspectives. While acknowledging the many plus points of the...
The Thirteenth Finance Commission does not seem to have chosen the best possible path to meet its mandate of recommending ways to make public expenditure less wasteful and inefficient, in other words...
The Thirteenth Finance Commission's recommendation to increase the vertical share of tax devolution to states will help, but its horizontal distribution formula leaves much to be desired. One, its...
Evaluating the recommendations of the Thirteenth Finance Commission with reference to panchayati raj institutions and urban local bodies and their implications for genuine fiscal federalism in India...
The Thirteenth Finance Commission was required to look into the revenue impact of the introduction of the goods and services tax. Its report, based on the recommendations of a task force constituted...
With the case against the ban on dance bars in Mumbai still pending in the Supreme Court, this paper analyses two studies - "Background and Working Conditions of Women Working in Dance Bars in Mumbai...

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