shankarkashyap

The first edition of The Equator Line lives up to its name.  The articles appear to strike a good balance between serious topics such as the current economic problems and the nostalgic journey back in time.  The images are striking and appropriately distributed to keep the reader interested and at the same time not losing focus.TEL1

I was particularly impressed with the “India:Waiting for a New helmsman” by Bhaskar Roy.  He has analysed the bureaucratic woes that beset the country extremely well.  The economic assessment of 16th century India and political climate at the time is pretty accurate.  The article highlights the dichotomy of economic liberalisation versus continued bureaucratic bottle neck – a legacy of British Raj!  It also highlights the absence of any debate on the table about this at present.  His correlation of the “head man” of 16th century and the success of the economy should…

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