Demonetisation needs to be examined and debated, primarily and above all, for its economic merits and consequences.
Illicit trade between Pakistan and North Korea posed a nuclear threat. Now, the danger flows from Chardonnay.
As environmental problems visibly affect citizens every year, a window opens for mainstreaming green politics
India must have a plan for looking after those stricken by Alzheimer’s, dementia.
Putin’s Russia ignores the centenary of the Russian Revolution. Xi Jinping’s China wants to keep its message alive.
India’s early investment in secularism, cultural openness, freedom of speech, which made the early years difficult for economic growth, is now in a position to pay off. But all forecasts come with caveats.
“The digital process has helped to ascertain the credentials of each and every genuine farmer. The decision to credit the loan amount in farmers’ account has helped to plug the flaws in the system which were in existence for decades.”
At each of these Unification Centres we are shown short films — stark images of starving children, North Koreans crying and fanatically beating their chests at the demise of their Great Leaders, extreme poverty — a generally unhappy people.
Take money out of people’s hands, and the world would be deprived of one of its most powerful idioms.
Her story isn’t just about conquering the peaks. It is about falling and then struggling back to the top of the game
Kamal Haasan’s announcement of political intent, PM’s meeting with Karunanidhi, unsettle a complicated script
Narain said that judging from the report, the doctors who attended on Lohia and operated on him in 1967 were guilty of negligence.
Events prior to November 8, 2016, highlight the role of multinationals working behind the scenes in forcing digital transactions in India.
One year ago, it was on TV that the prime minister took us all by surprise.
Widening gender gap, rising malnutrition and hunger call for policy intervention.
Black money is not a stock, but a process. The voodoo economists of the Modi regime have scripted the collapse of demand, slide in growth, while black money remains undiminished.
For his sake and ours, Army Chief Bipin Rawat should speak less in public.
When the relatively inaccessible Mount Everest is a rubbish dump, what chance do smaller hill stations have?
In my view the Prime Minister was chasing bigger game, both economically and politically. Inevitably, the two are intimately linked. Mr Modi’s underlying purpose is to signal a fundamental discontinuity in the prevailing economic ethos.
Donald Trump had no comeback for the Japanese sensation with a limited vocabulary.
A year after demonetisation, government must focus on the task of repairing and rebooting the economy.
Smog over Delhi is yet another reminder of government failure to act before an emergency.
Justice Shah, who grilled and Mukherjee for long time could hardly contain his amazement that the two of them could have equated “the august Mr Dhawan”, with the PM and Union government.
GST taxes it for being ‘Western’. But it is integral to India’s classical tradition
Demonetisation was part of a political imagination that is closer to a technocratic authoritarianism.
An article in Organiser says that judging the PM’s move simply in terms of its effect on GDP and how much of that cash returned to the system will give us “misleading” results.
By unearthing black money, demonetisation has widened the government’s revenue base, giving it more resources for welfare projects.
It was about both politics and economics. It is an acknowledged political success and early ‘returns’ indicate an economic success story as well.
AAP’s national leaders had openly declared in the run-up to the Punjab assembly polls in February this year that they would throw SAD leader Bikram Singh Majithia in jail on drug smuggling charges. But now the shoe is on the other foot.
In India, too, 1917 was a curtain-raiser to events two years later that would mark the beginning of mass involvement in the movement for freedom. As Gandhi’s critic M N Roy acknowledged in his memoirs, Lenin looked upon Gandhi “as the inspirer and leader of a mass movement” and “a revolutionary”.
Women’s hockey has the opportunity to make India’s presence felt against the top teams in the game
High-profile arrests mirror the turbulence in Saudi Arabia. It remains to be seen if they will lead to reform
Message for corporates, government: Secrecy has a cost, tax laws need to be simpler.
The ordinance invests the government with powers to detain any person whose actions are regarded as prejudicial to the maintenance of supplies and services essential to the community.
Politicians know the power of the visual. Hence, the arrest of cartoonist Bala
Five ways in which demonetisation made India a better habitat for formal job creation
Photos of the Tianjin Binhai Library's floor-to-ceiling book shelves generated a huge buzz on social media. Unfortunately, though, it seems the photos were all an illusion as the top shelves don't - and can't - have actual books on them.