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Migrant disaster in Covid-19 lockdown: Silencing NGOs has proved costl...

With the State's civil society link broken beyond repair, the country is ill euipped to handle the consequences of possibly ... Read More

Tech billionaires making friends with Big Brother

What was once thunderously de­s­cr­ibed as 'surveillance capitalism' is now a pandemic necessity There are no atheists in foxholes, and ... Read More

Argentina’s bright young hope

In recent years, he has divided his time between New York and Argentina, where he is a professor of macroeconomics ... Read More

Toward a coherent strategy for Covid-19

Having a strategy is essential. But equally important is that the strategy accurately describe the economic problem at hand The ... Read More

The telecom test

With India under lockdown, online consumption has increased exponentially, thereby increasing the load on telecom infrastructure. Although there’s no official ... Read More

The liquidity gush

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) did well to advance the monetary policy committee (MPC) meeting and announce a range ... Read More

We must be effective ambassadors in cultural diplomacy: Venkaiah Naidu

The feature films this year are as much about emotions as they are about intelligence, says Venkaiah Naidu I would ... Read More

Three ways to combat coronavirus

Strengthening primary and community health care, combined with vastly expanded testing, will be key to overcoming the pandemic that threatens ... Read More

Government needs to recapitalise banks

In my opinion, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has done more than anybody expected. So far as EMIs are ... Read More

Covid-19 relief: RBI move to allow banks in NDF may stem volatility

As part of the regulatory package for dealing with the fallout of the Covid-19 pandemic on Indian financial markets, the ... Read More

A bit late, but the Reserve Bank has managed to surprise the market

No one expected a CRR cut at this time; 75 basis points cut in the policy rate at one shot ... Read More

Beating COVID-19 and the economic pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic threatens the world with disaster. But the crisis also offers govts a rare chance to undertake policy ... Read More

LIC in the time of coronavirus: A question mark now on the mega IPO

The listing of LIC is being thought when it is still a pre-dominant player in the sector. This is just ... Read More

We should not ignore Sanskrit’s troubled history

Divest your resources so that these Universities can be run independently and professionally Sir, Sanskrit has enriched Indian languages and ... Read More

Connectivity for corona crisis

Among the many ways that COVID-19 will change us, is the collaborative approach to tackling national challenges in India. Prime ... Read More

What COVID-19 means for international aid

Despite the clear balance of evidence, an overwhelming proportion of aid is devoted to country lending, with only a fraction ... Read More

Plagued by Trumpism

The spread of diseases is one negative side effect of globalisation As an educator, I’m always looking for “teachable moments” ... Read More

We are wrecking the Indian Constitution from within: P Chidambaram

This Government is ramming through this Bill in order to advance its Hindutva agend, said the former Union minister in ... Read More

‘Richard Jewell’ review: The wrong man

Richard Jewell is a rebuke to institutional arrogance and a defence of individual dignity, sometimes clumsy in its finger-pointing but ... Read More

India abandoning its founding principles with Citizenship Amendment Bi...

The purpose is to create, through law, a permanent threat to hang over every single Muslim head in India, writes ... Read More

That 1970s feeling

Next global recession could be around the corner and it may look a lot different from those that began in ... Read More

Our capabilities have grown significantly: Foreign Minister S Jaishank...

The world has a growing interest in India becoming an additional engine of growth. It is also amenable to harnessing ... Read More

We’re committed to further reforms, says FM Nirmala Sitharaman

Waiting for the next Budget is by itself a delay which we did not want considering the environment which was ... Read More

Hard-sell on Women’s Day

The anniversary has become a commercialised event The celebration of International Women’s Day, which falls today, started over a century ... Read More

Lessons for handling virus shocks

The coronavirus has touched off an accelerating series of economic and social disruptions around the world For at least the ... Read More

NATO is full of freeloaders

It's Trump, not Macron, who once called NATO "obsolete," just as it's Trump who has repeatedly cast doubt on whether ... Read More

Way forward on coronavirus

Policymakers around the world are trying to contain the economic damage being caused by the spread of coronavirus. In an ... Read More

GDP is an imperfect measure of economic performance, says Jairam Rames...

It is a reflection of the changed circumstances in India over the last 25 years that we are not accepting ... Read More

Luck only gets you so far in India with growth sliding below 5%

Many big economies have been stalling, but it's hard to think of another where growth has come down to earth ... Read More

Welcome to the age of pandemics

We need to stop what drives mass epidemics rather than just respond to individual diseases In early 2018, during a ... Read More

Letter to BS: Indian Bank’s plea on Rs 2000 notes is out of sync

This refers to “Customers will no longer get Rs 2,000 currency notes at Indian Bank ATMs” (February 22). The news ... Read More

Rajya Sabha should be given greater respect: Manmohan Singh

Rajya Sabha represents a crucial component of the constitutional system of checks and balances, says Singh Today, as we celebrate ... Read More

China is out of economic ammo

China's most obvious method of retaliation would be to stop buying American goods The Chinese government has issued vague but ... Read More

Is Sri Lanka the next Argentina?

Sri Lanka suffers from cleavages along many different lines, notably ideology, ethnicity, language, and religion As Sri Lanka makes another ... Read More

Need for greater realism in policy: S Jaishankar

'The recent debate about the RCEP offers lessons in foreign policy as much as in the trade domain' So what ... Read More

How to stop the next global outbreak

Since December, evidence has strongly suggested that something wild infected humans with the virus at one such market in central ... Read More

Lesson for the BJP is that the little man in Delhi is not a traitor

The results of Delhi assembly polls show that something works in Delhi and it is not BJP's version of nationalism ... Read More

The end of neoliberalism

The simultaneous waning of confidence in neoliberalism and in democracy is no coincidence or mere correlation At the end of ... Read More

The Ayodhya verdict: ‘Balance of probabilities’

The court does not decide title on the basis of faith or belief but on the basis of evidence The ... Read More

How the BJP used the idea of Ram to build a base cutting across caste ...

Web Exclusive Party has used folklore to create a bond between the legend of Ram and a host of backward ... Read More

Our agenda is most of all pro-American: Donald Trump

The unemployment rate is the lowest in over half a century, he added From the instant I took office, I ... Read More

Is South Asia ready for take off?

To ensure the region's growth path remains strong and sustainable, new policies and initiatives need to remain mindful of fiscal, ... Read More

You have been a great servant of this Parliament

Why did the Prime Minister previously say the health service was not on the table in any post-Brexit trade deal? ... Read More

Budget: FM has decided to place her bets on putting up a defendable sc...

The most striking aspect of this budget is that it addresses a vast array of subjects Ever since FM Nirmala ... Read More

The global outlook could be worse than ‘low for long’

The surest way out would be for governments to work together, while moving to bolster growth at home At last ... Read More

Budget 2020: Fiscal deficit targets based on unrealistic assumptions

The Budget was presented in the backdrop of declining growth and a demand slowdown. The quantum of deficits has been ... Read More

FM Nirmala Sitharaman’s second Budget is falling short of expect...

The government should have increased allocations to the MGNREGA, PM-KISAN and rural infrastructure to raise incomes in rural areas The ... Read More

Budget 2020: Fiscal consolidation hinges on revenue, says Aditi Nayar

The Union Budget 2020-21 has aimed at reducing the fiscal deficit to 3.5 per cent of the GDP in the ... Read More

Budget 2020 gives the agri sector the much needed push

The union budget 2020 was quiet favourable for agri and allied sector. Articulation of a comprehensive 16 point agenda ensures ... Read More

How long will it take to create trust that the Economic Survey argues ...

The Survey forecast appears to be on a higher side, which could be aspirational and depends on the Budget proposals ... Read More

Economic Survey: Will the FM consider recalibrating the FRBM roadmap?

The Survey forecasts 2020-21 real GDP to grow at 6-6.5% The Economic Survey underscores the need to support growth momentum ... Read More

Economic Survey suggests 2020-21 to be a challenging year, fiscally

The survey is critical of govt interventions in the market and shows four instances where govt interventions failed to achieve ... Read More

China and the West race to the top

Macroeconomic stability and efficient markets, which lie at the heart of neoclassical economic thinking, remain essential conditions for growth Over ... Read More

America’s primary foreign goal is a terror-free world: Ravi Batr...

America is, and must remain, a force for good, and our precious freedoms, which we all take for granted - ... Read More

How keeping a check on weight can help you avoid knee-related issues

Tips for healthy joints Raviraj A  Last Updated at January 25, 2020 23:04 IST Obesity is a well recognised global ... Read More

My generation will not give up without a fight: Activist Greta Thunber...

We demand that at this year's WEF participants from all companies, banks, institutions and governments: halt subsidies, investments to fossil ... Read More

Climate change could cause the next financial meltdown, suggests repor...

The ECB is among central banks trying to prepare for what a report warns could be a "coming economic upheaval" ... Read More

The battle of the fading hegemons

The outcome of the China-US struggle is far from inevitable, because the powers of both the aspirant and the incumbent ... Read More

The truth about the Trump economy

It is becoming conventional wisdom that Trump has been good for the economy. Nothing could be further from the truth ... Read More

India must shun nativism to progress; it needs both hard work and Harv...

The scapegoating of a Nobel Prize-winning native demonstrates the pitfalls of nationalism What message should New Delhi take from a ... Read More

The scandal of a Nobel Laureate

We live in an age that is losing the capacity to distinguish art from ideology and artists from politics When ... Read More

US has re-established deterrence but it’s not everlasting: Pompe...

So what did we do? We put together a campaign of diplomatic isolation, economic pressure, and military deterrence Mike Pompeo  ... Read More

Can synchronised stagnation be stopped?

The global economic slowdown is turning into a synchronised stagnation, with some major economies growing only weakly and others barely ... Read More

The inequality debate we need

Rich countries need to start thinking about how to deal with global energy inequality before it's too late While denizens ... Read More

Bid adieu to summer tan

Taking care of one's skin is a mammoth task but nevertheless, it is crucial for you. Tan is the one ... Read More

There is a covert effort to create disaffection

The prevailing state of social unity, equality and harmony in Bharat is not up to the desired level. We all ... Read More

High growth can bring inclusiveness in wealth creation: Shaktikanta Da...

Higher growth also improves tax-GDP ratio which enhances the resource availability with Government to undertake social and infrastructure expenditure The ... Read More

A royal spinoff: Harry, Meghan to ‘step back’, but will it...

Allowing some royals to step away from "senior" status makes sense if you think of the British monarchy as a ... Read More

When system doesn’t respond, youth get restless

One thing is certain about the decade to come. And that is, it will witness the active contribution of those ... Read More

Economic ‘Doom Loops’ get harder to avoid

The ability to maintain this inherently unstable equilibrium remains the key to the prospects of advanced economies The world’s advanced ... Read More
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