PM Modi Should Stand Firm On Farm Laws

PM Modi Should Stand Firm On Farm Laws

Mihir Sharma, Bloomberg | Tuesday January 26, 2021

India's agitating farmers show no signs of fading away. Angry cultivators have been camped on the doorstep of Delhi for weeks through north India's bitingly cold winter. They have shown a talent for staying in the headlines as well, with attention-grabbing stunts such as staging a tractor convoy to rival India's official Republic Day parade.

Groping A Child, If Shirt Is On, Isn't Sex Assault, Says Court

Groping A Child, If Shirt Is On, Isn't Sex Assault, Says Court

Brinda Karat | Monday January 25, 2021

One is driven to call out the judge of the Nagpur bench of the Mumbai High Court, who, in an extraordinarily retrograde judgement, has ruled that the offence of sexual assault under Section 7 of the POCSO Act does not apply when a child is molested, and cannot be considered a victim of attempt to rape unless there is "skin to skin" contact.

Why Jack Ma Is Not China's Top Billionaire

Why Jack Ma Is Not China's Top Billionaire

Shuli Ren and Howard Chua-Eoan, Bloomberg | Monday January 25, 2021

One day you're in, the other day you're out. China's billionaire rankings seem as stable as hydrogen. In 2017, Hui Ka Yan, founder of real estate developer China Evergrande Group, was the nation's richest man.

Trump's Last Days In Power - by Rajmohan Gandhi

Trump's Last Days In Power - by Rajmohan Gandhi

Rajmohan Gandhi | Friday January 22, 2021

Suspense will no doubt continue in the U.S. But toxicity has gone down noticeably.

Secrecy Around Templeton's India  Closure Is Indefensible

Secrecy Around Templeton's India Closure Is Indefensible

Andy Mukherjee, Bloomberg Opinion | Friday January 22, 2021

For years now, faith in the integrity of India's markets has hemorrhaged, with everyone from rating firms to auditors, fund managers and trustees putting their own commercial interests above - and often against - those of the investing public.

A Butterfly In Brisbane And India's Magic - by Mukul Kesavan

A Butterfly In Brisbane And India's Magic - by Mukul Kesavan

Mukul Kesavan | Wednesday January 20, 2021

The newspapers have been full of the rousing backstories of India's novices: their journeys out of poverty, their personal tragedies, their sacrifices. We should be careful not to patronize their purely cricketing achievement by sentimentalizing it, but it's hard not to be moved by the human dramas that came together in this crescendo of a contest. Deprivation out of ...

Uddhav Thackeray-Led Alliance Shows How To Defeat BJP

Uddhav Thackeray-Led Alliance Shows How To Defeat BJP

Sudheendra Kulkarni | Wednesday January 20, 2021

The BJP under Modi and Shah has often boasted that it is well on its way to becoming India's dominant party in every state - from "Panchayat to Parliament". It certainly occupies the Number 1 position at the Centre and in many states - including at the panchayat level, as the recent results in Maharashtra have shown. However, Uddhav Thackeray has shown that a robust '...

A New Scheme To Provide Jobs For Unemployed Andhra Youth

A New Scheme To Provide Jobs For Unemployed Andhra Youth

Vijayasai Reddy | Tuesday January 19, 2021

The scheme has two benefits for the people of the state. Apart from creating employment opportunities for marginalized and unemployed youth, it will help in reducing the cost of transportation of several items, thereby making them inexpensive.

I Am Nidhi Razdan, Not A Harvard Professor, But...

I Am Nidhi Razdan, Not A Harvard Professor, But...

Nidhi Razdan | Saturday January 16, 2021

I am angry, disappointed and upset but also relieved that I found out what was going on and alerted authorities including Harvard before any serious damage was done. If after all this the only thing I can be accused of is being stupid, then I'll take it on the chin, learn from it and move on.

As Part Of BJP Turns On Him, BSY Responds, "Tell Amit Shah"

As Part Of BJP Turns On Him, BSY Responds, "Tell Amit Shah"

Swati Chaturvedi | Friday January 15, 2021

Hours after he added seven ministers to his cabinet, BS Yediyurappa, the 77-year-old Chief Minister of Karnataka, came face-to-face with allegations of "son stroke" and "blackmail via CD". The charges are thrown at him by a group of senior leaders of his own party, the BJP, venting after they were not promoted to ministers.

Nature-Based Solutions Can Help India In Post-Pandemic World

Nature-Based Solutions Can Help India In Post-Pandemic World

Shoko Noda | Wednesday January 13, 2021

We are at an unprecedented moment in the history of humankind and in the history of our planet. Warning lights - for our societies and the planet - are flashing red.

How Supreme Court's Committee Will Be Used Against Farmers

How Supreme Court's Committee Will Be Used Against Farmers

Brinda Karat | Wednesday January 13, 2021

It is the farmers and they alone who will decide their next course of action. They deserve our full support and solidarity. But we as citizens should be clear about the orders of the Supreme Court and who they benefit.

At IITs, With Online Exams, Teachers Confront High-Tech Cheating

At IITs, With Online Exams, Teachers Confront High-Tech Cheating

Anurag Mehra | Wednesday January 13, 2021

To police examinations in the current online scenario, we ask students to write answers on paper sheets while keeping a mobile phone or a laptop camera focused on them so that the proctor can see them working. Sometimes, we ask them to work on one device and use the camera of a second device to display the live video.

U.S. Shows Itself Up As "Nation Of Flaws"

U.S. Shows Itself Up As "Nation Of Flaws"

Rukmini Bhaya Nair | Monday January 11, 2021

The United States, has long taken pride in describing itself as a 'nation of laws', in the words of its sixth President, John Quincy Adams. Yet, under its forty-fifth President, Donald J. Trump, it's more apparent than ever that it is also a 'nation of flaws.'

Cheaper Houses, Bitcoin And More - 10 Big Trends Of 2021 - by Ruchir Sharma

Cheaper Houses, Bitcoin And More - 10 Big Trends Of 2021 - by Ruchir Sharma

Ruchir Sharma | Monday January 11, 2021

As these trends develop, they are likely to reshape the world as we knew it before and during the pandemic. But to start with, 2021 is, in more ways than one, likely to look like a mirror image of 2020.