Opinion: Cooperative Banks - Safe As Houses Or Dodgy As Casinos?

Opinion: Cooperative Banks - Safe As Houses Or Dodgy As Casinos?

Dorab R Sopariwala | Tuesday November 30, 2021

What happens in India to a depositor when a Cooperative Bank's numbers go deep into negative territory either because it has very large NPAs, or there is skulduggery, or acts of sheer incompetence- or a combination of all three?

Why BJP Stronghold Agra Is Having Second Thoughts - by Saba Naqvi

Why BJP Stronghold Agra Is Having Second Thoughts - by Saba Naqvi

Saba Naqvi | Tuesday November 30, 2021

As the sun sets on the Taj Mahal, casting light and shadows, a small hotelier from a trading caste who too was once enthusiastic about the BJP says there has been too much financial and personal loss for him to keep the faith.

PM Modi's Reform Momentum Has Hit Major Political Road Bumps

PM Modi's Reform Momentum Has Hit Major Political Road Bumps

Andy Mukherjee | Bloomberg | Saturday November 27, 2021

Questions arise on what promise Prime Minister Narendra Modi will break next as the ruling party tries to win upcoming state elections, evident from the sudden U-turn the BJP took with their decision to repeal the three farm laws.

Modi Crosses <I>'Lakshman Rekha'</I> At Airport Event - by Yashwant Sinha

Modi Crosses 'Lakshman Rekha' At Airport Event - by Yashwant Sinha

Yashwant Sinha | Saturday November 27, 2021

Why did it take this government almost eight years to remember the airport at Jewar? Quite clearly, the occasion was reserved for a date and time when it would have maximum impact on the elections

Opinion: Kejriwal In Punjab After Farm Laws  - What His Visit Helps Establish

Opinion: Kejriwal In Punjab After Farm Laws - What His Visit Helps Establish

Ashutosh | Tuesday November 23, 2021

Kejriwal seems to have reverted to traditional politics rather than the alternative model that makes his party so appealing.

In Farmers vs Modi, A Big Lesson For Congress - by Keshava Guha

In Farmers vs Modi, A Big Lesson For Congress - by Keshava Guha

Keshava Guha | Saturday November 20, 2021

The farmers have illustrated that a maxim known to be true in electoral politics can also apply to the realm of social mobilisation: when the Modi-Shah BJP is confronted with a truly committed opponent, it is far from invincible.

Opinion: Indira Gandhi Learnt The Hard Way. Modi, Too

Opinion: Indira Gandhi Learnt The Hard Way. Modi, Too

Yashwant Sinha | Saturday November 20, 2021

The people have tamed autocrats in the past, they have been tamed once more and will continue to be tamed in future.

Opinion: PM Modi Hardly Gracious In Defeat, Farmers Remain Wary

Opinion: PM Modi Hardly Gracious In Defeat, Farmers Remain Wary

Brinda Karat | Friday November 19, 2021

The victory of the Kisan movement has wider implications and will bring confidence to all those on the side of justice and the values of democracy and secularism enshrined in our constitution.

Opinion: PM's Apology To Farmers - How To Read It

Opinion: PM's Apology To Farmers - How To Read It

Swati Chaturvedi | Friday November 19, 2021

The farm laws, which had been held in abeyance by the Supreme Court, had become a giant liability for Modi. With an apology, he has cast that off.

Farmers' Fury Trumps PM Modi's Strongman Style

Farmers' Fury Trumps PM Modi's Strongman Style

Ruth Pollard, Bloomberg | Friday November 19, 2021

India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi isn't used to backing down. So his move to repeal three contentious laws that have drawn tens of thousands of farmers to protest at the borders of the capital for over a year is significant.

Opinion:  Making Sense Of Paytm's Debacle Debut

Opinion: Making Sense Of Paytm's Debacle Debut

Aunindyo Chakravarty | Thursday November 18, 2021

India's biggest-ever IPO has fallen flat on its face on Day 1. Paytm sold shares at Rs 2,150, listed at Rs 1,950 and closed at its day low of Rs 1,560.

Banning Cryptocurrency Will Punish India - by Priyanka Chaturvedi

Banning Cryptocurrency Will Punish India - by Priyanka Chaturvedi

Priyanka Chaturvedi | Wednesday November 17, 2021

How will a structure help India rather than a ban? It will create a safeguard for retail investors, the crypto companies based in India will not move out of India, so there will be no flight of capital.

Vir Das And Kangana - We Need Them Both - by Shobhaa De

Vir Das And Kangana - We Need Them Both - by Shobhaa De

Shobhaa De | Wednesday November 17, 2021

His message was incontrovertibly positive as he urged us all to turn our backs on hate and haters. Is that a crime? If it is seen as one, then all that he talked about acquires instant validity. Jai Hind!

Opinion: Why Ajit Doval Should Be Thanked - by Rajmohan Gandhi

Opinion: Why Ajit Doval Should Be Thanked - by Rajmohan Gandhi

Rajmohan Gandhi | Tuesday November 16, 2021

Thank you, Doval-ji, for reminding us of the power of civil society, which is no external power. Its real strength is internal.

Opinion: We Didn't Know What We Signed With Amazon, Says Future's Board

Opinion: We Didn't Know What We Signed With Amazon, Says Future's Board

Andy Mukherjee | Bloomberg | Tuesday November 16, 2021

Two of the world's richest men, fighting over a near-bankrupt Indian retailer, have made so much noise that its board has woken up super cranky.