Blog: Covid - Treat The Second Wave As An Emergency

Blog: Covid - Treat The Second Wave As An Emergency

IP Bajpai | Thursday March 18, 2021

Today, as the fear of a second wave engulfs us, it seems we have learnt nothing from how the world wasted February 2020, allowed COVID-19 to spread. Prime Minister Narendra Modi warned yesterday that if we did not act fast, this time rural India could be severely hit and if that were to happen our medical system would collapse.

Opinion: What's Government's Beef With Bitcoin, Really?

Opinion: What's Government's Beef With Bitcoin, Really?

Andy Mukherjee | Bloomberg | Tuesday March 16, 2021

The uncertainty is throwing young blockchain firms and programmers into a paroxysm of anxiety: Should they leave or stay? If they hang back, should they do something else with their lives?

Opinion: Hungry Fund Managers Angry With India, Want SEBI To Make A Fix

Opinion: Hungry Fund Managers Angry With India, Want SEBI To Make A Fix

Andy Mukherjee, Bloomberg Opinion | Monday March 15, 2021

Global investors are urging the Securities and Exchange Board of India to fix the upstairs market.

Opinion: How Do You Take 1.3 Billion People To The Bank?

Opinion: How Do You Take 1.3 Billion People To The Bank?

Aashish Chandorkar, Bloomberg | Monday March 15, 2021

In the futurist law now named after him, the late Stanford University computer scientist Roy Amara once declared, "We tend to overestimate the effect of a technology in the short run and underestimate the effect in the long run." India's public digital infrastructure - in many ways, an immense online bureaucracy - is an outlier to this principle.

Opinion: Why An Injured Mamata Now Has Bigger Advantage Over BJP

Opinion: Why An Injured Mamata Now Has Bigger Advantage Over BJP

Ashutosh | Monday March 15, 2021

Mamata Banerjee's new efforts to project herself as a Hindu leader will increase the BJP's headache. And if her plastered leg provokes sympathy votes,the BJP could be in bigtrouble.

Blog: From Porn Addiction To Vaping, What <I>Bombay Begums</I> Didn’t Show

Blog: From Porn Addiction To Vaping, What Bombay Begums Didn’t Show

Jyotsna Mohan Bhargava | Monday March 15, 2021

We are a society that seldom has the pulse of its children. Those who are outraging over the portrayal of a 13-year-old girl in Bombay Begums pretend they see no evil and yet, ironically, talk evil - their public rant against the drama series is the real adult content.

Blog: Despite Opinion Polls, This Could Be Big Concern For Mamata

Blog: Despite Opinion Polls, This Could Be Big Concern For Mamata

Aunindyo Chakravarty | Friday March 12, 2021

The BJP will be hoping that Mithun turns out to be that crucial bridge between upper and backward castes that can help it come to power this May.

Opinion: Why Meghan's Interview Doesn't Move India - Nalini Singh

Opinion: Why Meghan's Interview Doesn't Move India - Nalini Singh

Nalini Singh | Wednesday March 10, 2021

Why has the Harry-Meghan 2-hour interview to Oprah Winfrey not evoked gut-wrenching sympathy in India for this biracial royal couple? Why haven't the descriptions of racism and Meghan's suicidal thoughts stirred white-hot loyalty for the Prince and his Duchess here in India?

Blog: Killer Waves, Nuclear Plant Cooking Off - Covering The Japan Tsunami

Blog: Killer Waves, Nuclear Plant Cooking Off - Covering The Japan Tsunami

Vishnu Som | Wednesday March 10, 2021

The word tsunami had entered the lexicon of journalists in newsrooms around the world after the December 2004 Indian Ocean tragedy, and on 11 March 2011, when news broke of tsunami waves striking the coast of east Japan, there was a sense that this had the potential of becoming a major crisis.

Opinion: Read India's Tea Leaves In Bonds, Not Stocks

Opinion: Read India's Tea Leaves In Bonds, Not Stocks

Andy Mukherjee, Bloomberg Opinion | Wednesday March 10, 2021

Only two-fifths of the sovereign notes put up for sale have been bought by investors. The rest of the auctions were partially cancelled or devolved on primary dealers.

Opinion: Bigotry And British Royals Like Wimbledon And Strawberries

Opinion: Bigotry And British Royals Like Wimbledon And Strawberries

Pankaj Mishra | Wednesday March 10, 2021

In a long and bleak year, two cultural shifts offered at least some hope: racial progress, accelerated by massive street protests across the United States, and the marginalization, albeit tentative, of the culture of celebrity.

Opinion: My Response To PM's Comments On <I>Babus</I> And IAS - by Yashwant Sinha

Opinion: My Response To PM's Comments On Babus And IAS - by Yashwant Sinha

Yashwant Sinha | Wednesday March 10, 2021

There was a time when the integrity of an IAS officer was taken for granted. Alas! It is not so any more. Is motivation for being honest missing these days? This is a question which begs an answer. The punishment for deviation from the norm here should be swift and exemplary. That alone will ensure that the members of the service remain steadfast on the path of honest...

Opinion: The Royal Soap Oprah And Meghan's <I>Kahaani</I> - by Shobhaa De

Opinion: The Royal Soap Oprah And Meghan's Kahaani - by Shobhaa De

Shobhaa De | Tuesday March 09, 2021

Ms. Markle wished for an upgrade when she married a Prince. Look at her today - from a life in Buckingham Palace as a royal prisoner (her words) to a tacky existence as a Desperate Housewife from Beverly Hills.

Blog: Mithun, The Cobra Who Could Sting Mamata Hard

Blog: Mithun, The Cobra Who Could Sting Mamata Hard

Aunindyo Chakravarty | Monday March 08, 2021

He is not just yet another actor who is cashing in on his popularity to enter public life. This makes him a serious headache for both Mamata and the Left-Congress combine. He is a Cobra with a serious political bite.

Blog: Rahul Gandhi's Image Makeover With Push Ups

Blog: Rahul Gandhi's Image Makeover With Push Ups

Aunindyo Chakravarty | Saturday March 06, 2021

It is said that one must always pursue one's passion. Mine is to watch cookery videos on YouTube. That is exactly what I was doing one lazy afternoon last month when I chanced upon a video from one of my favourite YouTube channels, called "Village Cooking Channel". Usually, it shows a team of men from rural Tamil Nadu cooking up mountains of food. This one showed them...