Opinion: On Farm Bills, Catchy Hashtags From Government Aren't Enough

Opinion: On Farm Bills, Catchy Hashtags From Government Aren't Enough

Kalikesh Narayan Singh Deo | Thursday September 24, 2020

Unfortunately, the promise of the PM to double farmers' incomes requires more wholistic and long-term thinking on reforms for the agrarian sector, which continues to evade the election-oriented polity and status quoist bureaucracy in India.

Opinion: Centre's "Play It Safe" Policy-Making Has To End Now

Opinion: Centre's "Play It Safe" Policy-Making Has To End Now

Kalikesh Narayan Singh Deo | Friday May 08, 2020

While the central government dithers between hubris and disarray during the time of COVID-19, the saga of troubles for migrants continues.

Opinion: When Lockdown Lifts, What Must Be Done For Migrant Labour

Opinion: When Lockdown Lifts, What Must Be Done For Migrant Labour

Kalikesh Narayan Singh Deo | Sunday April 12, 2020

China may be blamed for attempting to conceal news on the extent of the virus' spread in Wuhan but we were well aware of the perils by early January. One wonders why governments did not prepare for the possibility, if not the eventuality, of COVID-19 reaching our shores. India's tests and testing capabilities still remain very low. Unless we get lucky and find that th...

Opinion: When A Godman Took Charge Of A State - And Wreaked Havoc

Opinion: When A Godman Took Charge Of A State - And Wreaked Havoc

Kalikesh Narayan Singh Deo | Wednesday August 30, 2017

When will our politicians learn that if we keep dividing our society, we will ultimately divide our nation.

Opinion: Holding Parliament Hostage Over Notes Ban Makes No Sense

Opinion: Holding Parliament Hostage Over Notes Ban Makes No Sense

Kalikesh Narayan Singh Deo | Tuesday November 29, 2016

The political class now stands divided in two distinct groups, with the government and the opposition averse to the idea of allowing a discussion unless held on specific conditions.

Opinion: Modi's "Masterstroke" Has Great Timing, But Inherently Flawed

Opinion: Modi's "Masterstroke" Has Great Timing, But Inherently Flawed

Kalikesh Narayan Singh Deo | Thursday November 10, 2016

The PM seems to have mastered the political packaging and timing too, given the recent years of economic hardship. But in the media-driven euphoria, the finer question on whether this will actually help in curbing black money still remains open.

Opinion: Centre Needs To Walk The Talk On Respect For States And Federalism

Opinion: Centre Needs To Walk The Talk On Respect For States And Federalism

Kalikesh Narayan Singh Deo | Friday May 06, 2016

Does the central government have the right to interfere in such matters of the state? And most importantly, have the principles of federalism been manipulated and threatened?

Opinion: The Modi Government's Many Mistakes With Provident Fund

Opinion: The Modi Government's Many Mistakes With Provident Fund

Kalikesh Narayan Singh Deo | Wednesday April 27, 2016

The government must refrain from announcing policy measures which do not reflect the interests of the people.

Opinion: What Modi Has Done Right And Wrong On Aadhaar

Opinion: What Modi Has Done Right And Wrong On Aadhaar

Kalikesh Narayan Singh Deo | Wednesday April 06, 2016

Aadhaar is the world's largest biometric database and the first online biometric-based identity system in the world.

Opinion: The Political Assassination of Ishrat Jehan

Opinion: The Political Assassination of Ishrat Jehan

Kalikesh Narayan Singh Deo | Saturday March 12, 2016

The killing of Ishrat Jehan exemplifies the political rot that has pervaded our criminal judicial system.