The trend towards tribal politics

The trend towards tribal politics

Friday, 15 March 2019 | Nadeem Paracha

Those who become part of a tribe (Left or Right) invest a lot of ego into the group they have become a part of. That’s why they cannot admit the other side has a good idea because they would feel like giving in to the ‘enemy.’ In tribalism, reason is...

The real value company

The real value company

Wednesday, 13 March 2019 | Hima Bindu Kota

Creating and sustaining an organisation's business model, in the short and long-term,  requires it to interact with external factors, its relationships and use of resources India has a huge railway network — its full track length can circle the equator one-and-a-half times while the total distance it covers daily equals three...

Protectionism hurts e-commerce

Tuesday, 12 March 2019 | Uttam Gupta

Instead of the extreme steps proposed by a new policy, the government should consider a pragmatic and flexible arrangement to address the concerns on protection of sensitive data With increasing penetration of internet, surging middle-class and focus on customer convenience and affordable pricing, online retail commerce in India has grown at...

Repercussion of trade wars

Tuesday, 12 March 2019 | Sanjib Pohit

Revoking MFN and imposing punitive duties on Pakistan would hit the Kashmiri traders hard Following terrorist attack on CRPF convoy in Kashmir, Indian government has taken several steps to isolate Pakistan in international forum. Hitting Pakistan economically is of course a reasonable approach. On this front, India has taken two steps: (b)...

Women-friendly financials

Women-friendly financials

Tuesday, 12 March 2019 | Moin Qazi

To service one-half of the population, banks as well as other service providers will have to develop products specifically for them TIt is now universally acknowledged that India has shown spectacular performance in financial inclusion and is now a candlelight for the developing world. Most international surveys and studies vouch for...

Plug the loopholes in draft emigration Bill

Monday, 11 March 2019 | Thomas Mathe Kadavil

In its current form, the draft is an improvement from the 1983 Act but the current paradigm demands a wider and thorough approach. We need a Comprehensive Migration Management Act that should address every aspect of the exploitation of migrant workers The Indian diaspora’s long cry may turn bitter if the...

Don’t count on a return of unrest

Monday, 11 March 2019 | Gwynne Dyer

The Syrian and Yemeni civil wars may be stumbling towards an end but the events are still too fresh in people’s minds for them to want to try again Slogans of the ‘Arab Spring’ are being heard again in the Arab world. “The people want the fall of the regime,” chant...

Shift the culture of violence

Shift the culture of violence

Monday, 11 March 2019 | MJ Warsi

Ever since its inception, AMU has maintained a cordial atmosphere for students as well as faculty members. All must strive to maintain this delicate balance As we all know, 2019 is the year of general elections in India. And the students’ union of any university in India plays a vital role...