Prafull Goradia

Prafull Goradia

Of Sri Lanka and the Andamans

Of Sri Lanka and the Andamans

Monday, 12 April 2021 | Prafull Goradia

The issues between Sri Lankan Tamils and the Sinhalas may be resolved if India concurs to transfer the former to the Andamans Two communities not being able to coexist is a perennial problem in the Indian subcontinent. An old saying goes, “Ek myaan mein do talwarein nahi reh sakti”, meaning two...

West Bengal and Bangladesh

West Bengal and Bangladesh

Friday, 26 February 2021 | Prafull Goradia

There has been a major change in people’s thinking ahead of State poll; even the most secular of them fear that Bengal might become another Bangladesh As lucidly brought out by Timur Kuran, a Turkish American economist who teaches at the Duke University, the practice of Islam inhibits business growth and,...

Go public rather than privatise

Go public rather than privatise

Monday, 22 February 2021 | Prafull Goradia

The PSUs which the Govt desires to privatise should be managerially toned up, which only industrial managers, and not bureaucrats, can do In India, it is better to go public fundamentally because we do not have sufficient number of entrepreneurs with enough free wealth to pay for the public sector undertakings...

Upper House: To be, or not to be?

Upper House: To be, or not to be?

Monday, 15 February 2021 | Prafull Goradia

Political parties need to realise and decide whether they wish to make serious use of the Upper House or exploit it for their convenience As expressed in this journal, others have voiced, from time to time, doubts about the utility of the Upper House of legislature whether in the States or...

Tragi-comedy  in the Capital

Tragi-comedy in the Capital

Tuesday, 09 February 2021 | Prafull Goradia

The farmers’ protest that went out of hand on Republic Day reminds one of similar demonstrations in Bengal, especially in the pre-Independence era The agitators had asked for a tractor rally on Republic Day last month. Most governments would have refused permission (as it was a day of constitutional celebration) and,...

The advantages of emigration

The advantages of emigration

Monday, 01 February 2021 | Prafull Goradia

Given quality education, our youth could bloom into so many qualified citizens that India would not be able to accommodate everyone I  share the general editorial delight at the electoral success of the Indian diaspora in the persona of Kamala Harris. In my interactions with the citizens of other countries, in India...

Professions versus self-employment

Professions versus self-employment

Monday, 25 January 2021 | Prafull Goradia

Since only about half the employable people globally have jobs, it's time to start training youngsters for self-employment For a living, there is nothing more pleasurable than owning and running one’s own enterprise. True, lately, even in India, some companies offer a hefty pay and perks which exceed the profits of...

Green star over Bengal

Green star over Bengal

Friday, 15 January 2021 | Prafull Goradia

As Mamata Banerjee’s domain West Bengal is Asaduddin Owaisi's next election stop, the State can expect explosive electioneering Asaduddin Owaisi is a politician with blue blood, which has turned crimson by barristry, a surname imported from Arabia and the leadership of a century-old party founded by Nawab Mahmood Nawaz Khan....

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The beautiful Goa Glitch

11 April 2021 | Navneet Mendiratta | Agenda

A rare Jugalbandi

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For Your Partner

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Astroturf | Controlling the monkey mind

11 April 2021 | Bharat Bhushan Padmadeo | Agenda

Just play

11 April 2021 | MUSBA HASHMI | Sunday Pioneer

Talktime | ‘I like the darker side of people’

11 April 2021 | MUSBA HASHMI | Sunday Pioneer