Stronger foundation for real estate

Monday, 04 Sep 2017 | Sanju Verma | in Oped

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is not called a risk taker for nothing. Apart from the game changing demonetisation and GST, one sector that has undergone a radical transformation is real estate Prime Minister Narendra Modi is not called a risk taker for nothing. Apart from the game changing demonetisation and a...

Why the deras will never disappear

Monday, 04 Sep 2017 | Udit Raj | in Oped

If gurudom in India has to be checked, educational level must be raised and the deras, the dhams should be taken under the monitoring of the Government It's an undisputed fact that humans crave for dignity and wealth. The rise of godmen like Sathya Sai Baba, Asaram Bapu, Sant Rampal, Bhagawan...

Overcoming the reform challenge

Monday, 04 Sep 2017 | Uttam Gupta | in Oped

If the Government is serious about making a dent on subsidy, it should dismantle controls and give subsidy directly to target beneficiaries (the poor) under direct benefit transfer. This will pave the way for many players, increase supply, offer more choices and foster competition In the Medium Term Expenditure Framework (MTEF)...

Philippines: New destination for ISIS in Asia

Saturday, 02 Sep 2017 | Makhan Saikia | in Oped

Marawi in South Philippines has suddenly become the centre of jehadi struggle in the island nation. It is widely believed that Islamists from Mosul, Chechnya, Indonesia, Saudi Arabia, Malaysia, Afghanistan and various parts of Africa have descended in large numbers in this restive Filipino region. Their ultimate aim is to...

Landmark privacy judgement

Friday, 01 Sep 2017 | PK Vasudeva | in Oped

Apex court’s ruling on privacy will impact the Government’s plans and policies, past decisions of both the judiciary and the executive, the working of institutions and individual behaviour in society We get a rare privilege to watch history unfold before our eyes. But the privacy judgement handed down by a nine-judge...

Climate creep and American frogs

Friday, 01 Sep 2017 | Gwynne Dyer | in Oped

Climate change is creeping in quietly, making normal weather a bit more extreme each year, and Americans haven't noticed it yet At least a decade ago, a retired general at the Bangladesh Institute of International and Strategic Studies said to this writer that the rich countries will never take climate change...

A reality check on India's higher education

Friday, 01 Sep 2017 | Devesh Vijay | in Oped

The Government’s move to restructure higher education is welcome. But it has missed on the most glaring omission in this regard which is a overhaul of under-graduate curricula which still suffers from Macaulay obsession of textual knowledge, writes Devesh Vijay The Union Government has launched a major restructuring drive of the...

India-Japan trade: The way ahead

Thursday, 31 Aug 2017 | Pravin Sawhney | in Oped

The message from Japan is clear that it desires a strategic partner to maintain the existing geo-strategic order. It’s time for Modi to shake-up the all-pervasive bureaucratic lethargy in the defence Ministry Japan’s open support to India during the Doklam challenge which ended recently was a major take-away of the crisis....

A simple recipe for financial inclusion

Thursday, 31 Aug 2017 | Moin Qazi | in Oped

Merely opening physical accounts as flag posts of financial identity won't help. People must have the ability to understand and execute matters of personal finance Finance is the glue that holds all pieces of our life together. Ideal financial societies are those which provide safe and convenient ways of managing these...

Rainy disaster haunts Mumbai, again

Thursday, 31 Aug 2017 | Kota Sriraj | in Oped

Whether it is the Chennai floods or Mumbai getting inundated with water, the message is unequivocally clear that nature is being compromised in our urban areas and we will continue to pay the price unless nature is factored in while planning and managing our urban spaces Incessant rains over the past...


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