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People-meters have a history of manipulation. Huge penetration of Direct-to-Home television offers a solution

October 10, 2020 9:20:03 am

The manipulation does not involve just financial fraud, but a bigger crime of fraud on the people’s right to know the truth, which the media is morally and legally bound to provide, instead of fake news and manufactured hate narratives.

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Pakistan is vulnerable to the impending ideological storm in Afghanistan

October 10, 2020 9:24:17 am

If the Taliban take over from the Afghan government, they will have a tough time deciding which group of warriors will have the lead in governance.

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Ram Vilas Paswan used his political capital to speak for the most vulnerable

October 10, 2020 9:16:27 am

Paswanji was the quintessential minister, dignified, soft-spoken and completely devoid of administrative self-importance. Government officials who had the privilege of working with him will vouch for his razor-sharp mind and affable style.

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Nobel to Gluck privileges a literature whose job is to resist redemption or enchantment

October 10, 2020 9:14:09 am

It is not to save us, but to expose the fact (as her best collections, Ararat, Meadowlands, and The Wild Iris, remind us) that we are entirely at the mercy of our own passions; even a God would give up ordering them.

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Back to school

October 9, 2020 9:46:06 pm

Schools should have a plan in place before asking teachers and students to return.

Reviving private investment in infrastructure will be key in post-Covid recovery

October 9, 2020 9:10:21 am

After we emerge out of this pandemic, a focus area for public policy has to be the creation of a modern-day, sustainable and resilient infrastructure.

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Unless public spaces are freely available for demonstrations, we will remain a mute democracy

October 9, 2020 1:02:18 pm

TM Krishna writes: Permission Raj looms over public spaces, right to protest. SC order on Shaheen Bagh fails to recognise this.

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Justice, after Hathras: Crime against women needs a more purposeful response

October 9, 2020 9:24:43 am

It has often been suggested that to tackle rape cases, a complete overhaul of the police machinery is necessary. But such general statements do not help. We have to list out specific steps, at each stage.

The Hathras dead-end: What does the UP govt so ferociously seek to protect?

October 9, 2020 9:18:31 am

What does the UP government so ferociously seek to protect — after having violated every possible fundamental right of its people?

Assisted Reproductive Technology Bill needs a thorough review

October 9, 2020 9:26:01 am

Assisted Reproductive Technology Bill raises constitutional, medico-legal, regulatory concerns. It needs a thorough review.

Digital space is serving as the scene of sex crime. We need to frame a response

October 8, 2020 8:43:50 am

The dissemination of nude photos and videos of a victim engaging in a sexual act deserves to be defined as a continued sexual violation for what is once put in the digital space can rarely be wholly retracted.

Global crisis, local response: Emphasis must be on Covid-19 data disaggregated by geographies, vulnerabilities

October 8, 2020 8:44:26 am

The WHO cautioned that “we have seen broad variations in naïve estimations of CFR that may be misleading”. Adjusting for the stage of the pandemic in each setting is essential to correctly interpreting COVID-19 statistics.

Modi’s leadership is evolving, even as his opponents continue to be in a time warp

October 8, 2020 9:06:48 am

The fact that his detractors tried to persistently target him, despite him prevailing in trials in courts and in public opinion, was resented by his support base. That not only helped consolidate his hold over them in the state, but also started the bandwagon of similar support nationwide.

Rethinking the trade-off: RBI needs to take a wider view of growth slowdown

October 8, 2020 8:49:19 am

Given the prevailing unholy mix of growth and inflation, it is tempting to categorise India’s economic situation as one of “stagflation”. But, in our view, it is too early to conclude decisively on this matter, given the fluid nature of things.

Artificial intelligence solutions built in India can serve the world

October 8, 2020 8:43:31 am

Artificial intelligence offers limitless opportunities to empower individuals and increase the ease of doing business.

Welfare state to philanthropic society

October 7, 2020 11:04:29 pm

The emphasis of NEP 2020 on philanthropic education will reboot the idea of education as human resource development.

Since Yogi Adityanath became CM, culture of violence and impunity has taken root in UP

October 7, 2020 11:28:29 am

This is hardly surprising when the man in charge is himself a tainted figure and doesn’t believe in the due process of law or respect for human dignity.

The absence of women: What India can learn from Kenya

October 7, 2020 8:51:30 am

Asymmetric representation in both societies has generated a long and complex debate concerning women’s representation. But the constitutional histories and judicial action vary.

Labour codes reforms will help to build a future of work that is safer, fairer

October 7, 2020 8:53:11 am

The reform measures address basic needs — to revive the economy and tackle barriers in the expansion of firms.

Reason for Modi’s longevity as an elected leader is his ability to challenge himself

October 7, 2020 8:51:52 am

Modi represents values that are beyond governance and politics. He appeals to the best in India and Indians, and manages to bring out the best from them.

Poorest districts with largest number of migrants are ones that need to generate employment

October 7, 2020 9:01:48 am

The Centre has created a bureaucratic structure accountable to the Ministry of Rural Development and that may deliver the right outcomes in the short run, but it remains to be seen how to manage this in the longer run.

It will require concerted efforts to make the workplace inclusive for women scientists in India

October 6, 2020 8:47:13 am

Ensuring equality without compromising quality of research, by creating an environment of individual freedom and institutional trust, requires concerted effort from policy makers, institutions and individuals.

Farm bills can achieve a lot, but in a crisis year government should exercise caution

October 6, 2020 8:47:41 am

In a normal year, one would have suggested that if there are markets in place, the state should leverage them. But this year, the state will have to fight the pandemic and will not have the time to intervene with that selective touch.

PM Modi has worked for Muslim community, while breaking sway of vote bank politics

October 6, 2020 8:48:27 am

The project of portraying Modi as anti-Muslim fails the test of facts. At every step in his political and administrative career, PM Modi has done everything he can for the welfare of the community

Asset reconstruction companies must be allowed to turn around distressed businesses

October 6, 2020 8:48:14 am

If only asset reconstruction companies are allowed to directly participate in IBC resolutions by infusing equity, they could emerge as the most efficient vehicle for turning around distressed Indian businesses.