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.
Upending of Roe v Wade reverses progress made on women’s rights in America, and possibly elsewhere
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.
Israel’s invasion army warned the people of Beirut to use the two-day-old cease-fire to get out of the city. In leaflets dropped over the encircled capital, the Israeli army said its war against the Palestinians was not yet over.
The celebrated tennis tournament will sorely miss star players – including and especially Federer
GST faces challenges. There is need to bridge trust deficit between Centre and states, uphold cooperative federalism
The Ranji Trophy is the ultimate survivor, which may live as long as Indian cricket itself. But it is remembered only when a truly spectacular event occurs, or when there is an underdog story to be told
Sanya Kumar and Rakshanda Deka write: It will impact American constitutional jurisprudence and the global human rights discourse. It also sends a larger message about the ease with which women can be stripped of their right to choice and bodily autonomy
The foot soldiers of the Sena, even after Shinde’s revolt, are with the Thackerays. It is to be seen how they react when the full import of what will happen if the Thackerays cease to head the Sena kicks in
The New Development Bank, or the BRICS bank, is yet to catch speed as a multilateral lender of standing.
During the lull, the Palestinian Liberation Organisation studied new American proposals for neutralising the Palestinian military presence in Lebanon.
Ashutosh Varshney writes: Arc of rights must broaden further, instead of retreating. Overturning of Roe v Wade outlines democratic challenge
The cases stemming from Gujarat 2002 raise serious questions about a range of abdications by institutions and actors.
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
Had it not been for Supreme Court, justice would be elusive in cases of Gujarat 2002. That’s why its latest order, its use by police, raises disturbing questions.
Ruchi Gupta writes: Instead of providing stability, the law is undermining our democracy. Scrapping it would provide institutional leverage to express intra-party dissidence
Payal Shah writes: As the US eliminates the right to abortion, global community should act in solidarity for reproductive rights
Smriti Irani writes: While the West is curtailing abortion rights, the Medical Termination of Pregnancy (Amendment) Act, Surrogacy Regulation Act and Prohibition of Child Marriage (Amendment) Bill, 2021, collectively give new meaning to nari shakti in India.
Chander Uday Singh writes: Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid judgment, Places of Worship Act, make it clear that claims for the right of one denomination to worship in the place of worship of another have no basis in law
Ashutosh Varshney writes: Now, democratic renewal not only means fighting for more easily accessible voting procedures but also a push for a legislative codification of the right to abortion
Shalini Langer writes: If that didn’t have me thinking of motherhood and all that it comes endowed with, almost always by other people, came the US Supreme Court judgment telling women they had virtually no right to decide whether they wanted to bear a child or not.
Leher Kala writes: There is always a bewildering amount of technological advancement to catch up on. I suspect many people know the buzzwords but lack any genuine understanding like me.
Tavleen Singh writes: Why are we no longer shocked by the amorality that has come to characterise our political culture? Why does the Election Commission not ask some questions?
Suraj Yengde writes: The Shiv Sena has always been an issue-based, reactionary congregation. It adopts issues and works on them till these are used up and moves on to the next.
P Chidambaram writes: The burgeoning pension bill is indeed a problem, but there is no evidence that alternative models were examined. The argument that the Agnipath model has been tried and tested in Israel is puerile. Israel has a small population, practically no unemployment and mandatory military service. Why was Agnipath not introduced as a pilot and tested before making it a universal and only mode of recruitment to the services?