Swatantrata

Why Meaning Matters For Freedom And Flourishing

Social, behavioral, and health scientists are increasingly appreciating how important meaning in life is to both mental and physical wellbeing. People who view their lives as full of meaning and purpose are more resilient and enjoy greater overall...

The Case for a #HumanProgress Children’s Book

Over the last five decades, tens of thousands of children’s books have been published which paint pre-industrial civilization as, at worst, a prolonged and rustic camping trip, and at best a carefree and exciting, back to nature adventure –...

THE F WORD | ALEX EPSTEIN

In this Episode of 10XTalk, you’ll discover the F Word most people are afraid to talk about, and the Human Flourishing Framework that can help you create more significance, growth, and impact in your life with Genius Network Member Alex Epstein...

Liberalism in India: Past, Present, and Future

S V Raju has been a ‘convening force’ for Indian liberals. After the closure of the Swatantra Party, he kept the Maharashtra chapter going as a distinct entity so that those who have interest in liberal politics could continue to come together. The...

Evolution of Liberalism in India

India's liberalism has evolved through stages that first emphasised earthly life and materialism, then social reforms and political independence, and now economic and social freedom. I shall briefly sketch this evolution and then discuss the role of...

What does it mean to be a Liberal in India

“What Does it mean to be a Liberal in India”. To find answers to this query, the South Asian Regional Office of the Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom (FNF) in cooperation with the Centre for Civil Society (CCS) and...

Markets are Leading the Fight Against COVID-19

The number of people infected by COVID19 in India has crossed 500. Following the Janata Curfew on 22nd March, 75 cities in India are on total lockdown, allowing only provisioning of essential goods and services. People are hoping that...

Covid19: Test, test, test; But How?

The government has worked backwards on setting a price-ceiling on clinics and labs conducting such tests: they are not allowed to charge more than Rs. 4,500 per test. Irrespective of what the actual market cost of the test is, we want people to be...

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Agricultural Policy of Swatantra Party

The following article, written by “Democrat”, first appeared in February 1960 issue of the Indian Libertarian, an independent journal of economic and public affairs. The article highlights the position of the Swatantra Party on the so-called...

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