The myth around joblessness

Monday, 16 Jul 2018 | Uttam Gupta | in Oped

Contrary to popular belief, the Modi Government has not failed to deliver on job creation. It’s just that we need to get reconciled to the idea of self-employment Prime Minister Modi (allegedly) failed on his pledge to create around 20 million jobs annually. To demonstrate the point, critics have often point...

India according to Shashi Tharoor

Monday, 16 Jul 2018 | Sudip Bhattacharyya | in Oped

It’s a bit rich to hear a Congress leader hold forth on democracy and the Constitution when his own party has damaged both Congress leader Shashi Tharoor is in the limelight yet again. This time not due to the accusations about his involvement in his wife’s death but for warning Indians...

Crisis in Nicaragua: Will Ortega survive?

Sunday, 15 Jul 2018 | Makhan Saikia | in Oped

President Daniel Ortega's brand of “state capitalism” has sharply divided the Nicaraguan society. His failure to acknowledge the mood of the public may cost him presidentship as he is fighting a war of survival As public protest in Nicaragua has deepened, Daniel Ortega, the embattled President of the country, is battling...

Misleading stock market index

Saturday, 14 Jul 2018 | Shivaji Sarkar | in Oped

Recent stock index movements are weird and out of sync with the real economic situation of the country. Too much should not be read into it. The focus should be on a prudent pricing policy to boost industrial growth The sudden record jump of sensex to 36,548 points — up by...

Brexit: No turning point yet

Saturday, 14 Jul 2018 | Gwynne Dyer | in Oped

Brexiteers’ power lies in their threat to stage a revolt that overthrows May, fatally splits the Conservative Party and precipitates an early election Even with Donald Trump scheduled for a brief visit to the United Kingdom this week amid massive protests, it’s still ‘all Brexit, all of the time’ in the...

Living in an age of online extremism

Saturday, 14 Jul 2018 | VV Sundar | in Oped

We belong to a generation that is drunk with the power of technology but desensitised from our social and civic responsibilities We as a nation are busy dousing fires of a different kind. It is no more about poverty or hunger but about civic illiteracy, ignorance, outrage and purported victimhood. The...

Riding with the tide in IT sector

Friday, 13 Jul 2018 | Pravin K Singh/ Balwant S Mehta | in Oped

After doing exceptionally well in becoming the most preferred sourcing destinations for services, the growth story of the IT sector is at a tipping point. We must set our priorities as our youth has immense potential The information technology (IT) sector has successfully positioned itself on the global map of the...

It’s the transparency, stupid

Friday, 13 Jul 2018 | Ishan Joshi | in Oped

We have cracked our jokes on those who thought up this PR disaster. Now, let’s take a dekko at the substantive issues thrown up by the Jio Institute row There are two primary issues that ought to concern any Indian citizen who thinks perchance cares about higher education in the country...

Section 377 and why it should go

Friday, 13 Jul 2018 | Kushan Mitra | in Oped

Queen Victoria took a lot of precious stones from India; in return, she bequeathed us a bunch of stone-age views on morality A Supreme Court Bench headed by Chief Justice, Dipak Misra should finally rid India of that anachronistic law that criminalised all sex against the course of nature. Section 377...

Muslims, theology & democracy

Thursday, 12 Jul 2018 | Prafull Goradia | in Oped

India has practiced toleration and at the same time run a successful democracy. This makes toleration a sine qua non of democracy What happened in the Turkish elections last month was a transfer of veto power from the Army to the President. The shift, however, is not as revolutionary as it...


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