Balbir Punj writes: It continues to control public discourse in India. This is a problem
Mohan Kumar writes: The grouping has declined but is still powerful. India’s participation in the meeting as an observer serves to advance its foreign and security policy objectives
Ishan Bakshi writes: Whichever way you slice the data, there aren't that many consumers with significant discretionary spending capacity, and those with capacity aren’t increasing their spending.
Sushil Kumar Modi writes: It is time that a set of comprehensive rules and regulations, which are inclusive, eliminate conflicts of interest and prevent any anti-competitive practices is put together.
Praveen Chakravarty writes: GST centralised India’s indirect taxation. It is time to start a national discussion on reversing the course by giving states powers for direct taxation
Mohammed Saqib writes: The Ukraine crisis could be an occasion for the member nations to commit themselves to the original goal of the bloc
Richard Marles writes: Both nations share a vision for an open, inclusive and resilient Indo-Pacific region.
Sarbananda Sonowal writes: Yoga can turn us into karma yogis, and help create harmonious communities where every member performs their duty.
Disha Nawani and Vivek Kumar write: Learning assessments should be sensitive to children's experiences during the crisis.
Ashok Gulati and Ritika Juneja write: It could help reduce import bill. But policymakers will need to develop a long-term vision, handhold small cultivators.
Ashok Bhan writes: Proposals of delimitation commission in J&K ensure greater fairness and balance.
Anup Surendranath writes: The attempts to bring about procedural coherence and integrity will face significant challenges in the trial courts and the high courts and it is far from certain that these reforms will be meaningfully implemented in those forums.
Rakshanda Jalil writes: While Gopichand Narang lived a rich life, amply studded with awards and encomiums, his real contribution lies in a life-long commitment to a scholarship that was dynamic, innovative and alive to changing social realities.
The PM has ordered a million central government posts to be filled in ‘mission mode’ over the next 18 months. What is the status of vacancies, and how many recruitments have been made in the last few years?
Christophe Jaffrelot and Trishali Chauhan write: Inflation is here to stay because it has much to do with the decline in value of the rupee that has fallen to its lowest, which makes imports of oil and gas more expensive.
C Rangarajan writes | Three questions arise: What goods and services should be selected for such programmes? What should be their ideal mode of delivery? What should be a prudent fiscal limit for their funding?
Gurjit Singh writes: China cannot get India out of BRICS or the G20 as it has been trying to keep India out of other international fora. India needs to ensure that expansion is not on Chinese terms and that the countries admitted are equally receptive to India.
Rajat Kathuria and Mansi Kedia write: One could argue that if all spectrum is assigned, direct revenue collections could be higher compared to the auction route, in which spectrum risks being unsold.
Shivprakash writes: In the last eight years, PM Modi has instilled in every citizen a spirit of social consciousness, patriotism and a yearning for the progress of India.
Bibek Debroy writes: Ambiguity of legislation means over-reliance on judicial interpretation. It also opens the door to greater corruption.
K. Sujatha Rao writes: It is time our political systems listen to people and take care of their everyday needs, instead of going for easy options like privatisation, commodification and medicalisation of healthcare.
Yashwant Sinha writes: Hopefully, the Islamic countries will show maturity and not escalate the matter further and the government and the BJP will, in the future, behave with the dignity expected of them as representatives of this great country.
JS Rajput writes: India’s great dialogic tradition could be rejuvenated and trusted.
Nalini Singh writes: As the Gyanvapi dispute picks up, there is a need to make new unities of old fractures.
Vikram S Mehta writes: Issues related to energy security, climate change mitigation have been brought to the forefront.