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  • newDemocracy needs an internet ombudsman
    In any triangle of relationship, trust is the first casualty. In the interplay between government, companies and citizens for big data, information asymmetry has become so skewed that it has eroded the very spirit of...
    - 3 hours ago 29 Nov 20, 8:00am -
  • newHow Maradona gave boomers their collective ‘Mexico Event’
    On the morning of June 30, 1908, very few people were witness to an event that we can now only imagine as having inspired awe in those who did witness it. Having occurred 112 years...
    - 4 hours ago 29 Nov 20, 6:30am -
  • newAre you open to opportunities
    Opportunities abound all around you, and all you need is a fresh set of eyes to recognise them. When I say a set of fresh set of eyes, I mean the way you view life,...
    - 5 hours ago 29 Nov 20, 6:00am -
  • newThree lessons for Kerala govt from Shreya Singhal judgment
    In March 2015, when the Supreme Court struck down the draconian Section 66A as unconstitutional in the Shreya Singhal judgment, it referred to Mark Antony’s speech in Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar to distinguish between free speech...
    - 5 hours ago 29 Nov 20, 6:00am -
  • newNo jihad against love: Interfaith marriages must be celebrated, not criminalised
    Long before Zaheer Khan and Sagarika Ghatge, there was Mansur Ali Khan Pataudi and Sharmila Tagore. Muslim men married Hindu women and the public was enthralled by their marriages. The dazzling Pataudis and Khans were...
    - 10 hours ago 29 Nov 20, 12:46am -
  • newDon’t let bad boy billionaires become bankers
    Netflix’s documentary ‘Bad Boy Billionaires’ related the lives and scandals of Vijay Mallya, Nirav Modi and Subrata Roy. All three businessmen had political contacts or illegal means of accessing thousands of crores of bank finance....
    - 10 hours ago 29 Nov 20, 12:39am -
  • new‘Kya karo na?’ It’s the big fat shaadi season again
    Last week, Bittu aunty, my maternal grandmother’s neighbour in Jalandhar, made a call inviting us for her son’s marriage due towards the end of November. But what about corona, I asked. “Kya karo na? Kar...
    - 16 hours ago 28 Nov 20, 6:24pm -
  • newPak forms an intelligence coordinating committee: Strengthening the Pak Army’s grip on all agencies
    Pak PM Imran Khan is reported to have approved the formation of the National Intelligence Coordination Committee- a mechanism for coordinating about two dozen intelligence agencies. While such steps are common in all the countries...
    - 17 hours ago 28 Nov 20, 5:23pm -
  • newDo it thrice and see the magic
    Imagine a sales team working towards achieving a dream target. The team consists of ten expert professionals. Each one of them has a great calibre and have a proven path. Somehow, eight of these have...
    - 19 hours ago 28 Nov 20, 3:54pm -
  • newInteresting facts of US elections
    I have been following the US Presidential elections since 1960 when Mr. John F. Kennedy won the election.  Although Mr. Trump has not yet conceded, he finally allowed the transition team to proceed with Mr....
    - 23 hours ago 28 Nov 20, 11:52am -
  • newTrump’s law
    “It’s [filing lawsuits] also a tactic for me. It’s a business for me. And I’ve been successful. And I’ve, you know, used litigation. And sometimes I use it, maybe when I shouldn’t, and sometimes I...
    - 23 hours ago 28 Nov 20, 11:22am -
  • Through a glass, darkly
    Some of the most famous rehab programmes for alcoholics were begun by drunks. The most wellknown among these groups is the Alcoholics Anonymous (AA), founded by Bill Wilson, a ‘degenerate alcoholic in his own words....
    - 1 day ago 28 Nov 20, 8:01am -
  • The reservation conundrum
    It took a Brahmin-born Marxist chief minister, EMS Namboodiripad, to bring in the land reforms that sought to ensure social justice and empower the poor. Arguments and disagreements aside, it pulled down centuries-old feudal structures...
    - 1 day ago 28 Nov 20, 7:59am -
  • Overcome the malaise of defection
    This is not about Rajasthan nor Madhya Pradesh or Karnataka, though paradigms can be extrapolated from these. This is state- neutral, party-neutral, and politics-neutral. It is about an institutional malaise called defection and party-hopping. It...
    - 1 day ago 28 Nov 20, 7:00am -
  • Factory of the world: How India can be a ‘Plus One’ destination, while reducing dependence on China
    Hetal Gandhi and Isha Chaudhary Global companies have stepped up efforts to implement the ‘China Plus One’ strategy, of diversifying their supply chains in the wake of the Covid-19-induced disruptions and US-China trade tensions. This...
    - 1 day ago 28 Nov 20, 6:00am -
  • Leadership needed: Persuade farmers that reforms safeguard livelihoods
    The march of farmers from Punjab, Haryana and western UP to Delhi to protest against the Centre’s farm reform laws requires deft political management of the situation. Undoing the misconceptions among farmers of the MSP...
    - 1 day ago 28 Nov 20, 5:00am -
  • All too human: Miscarriage happens, let it not be a secret trauma
    Meghan Markle, in another striking departure from British royal reserve, has written a newspaper essay about her recent miscarriage. She expresses grief and the hope that in hard times, more people would check in and...
    - 1 day ago 28 Nov 20, 4:00am -
  • Energy transition and Just Transition must go hand in hand – as coal mines become rapidly unprofitable
    The writing is on the wall. A few days back, Coal India Limited (CIL), the world’s biggest coal producer and India’s largest CO2 emitter, announced its plans to become a ‘net-zero energy company’ by 2023-24....
    - 1 day ago 28 Nov 20, 3:00am -
  • The Biden Calculus: India will have to work much harder to get Washington’s attention
    Will Joe Biden be “good” for India? It is too early to tell, but we can reasonably conclude that international life will be more predictable with him. India-US relations will not unravel, but there are...
    - 1 day ago 28 Nov 20, 2:00am -
  • For fulfilment, sow what you seek
    By Dada JP Vaswani If freedom is to be won, our entire life must undergo a change. If only we knew that we are confined in prisons of our own making! No outside force fetters...
    - 1 day ago 28 Nov 20, 1:00am -

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Economic Times Blogs

  • ET View: Remembering Jaswant Singh, the team player

    ET View: Remembering Jaswant Singh, the team player

    While valuing his officers’ inputs on reforms to steer the economy, Jaswant Singh had an ear to the ground – be it putting more money in homemakers’ purses or being responsive to industry’s woes. He was quick at decision making.
    - 63 days ago 27 Sep 20, 5:14pm -
  • ET View: Even before Covid, economy was slumping

    ET View: Even before Covid, economy was slumping

    The government needs to fix the banks and create a functional bond market. This alone can raise the rate of investment. Gross fixed capital formation as a share of GDP was down to 26% in Q4 of 2019-20, and 26.9% for the year as a whole. Without raising it by six percentage points of GDP, India cannot shed its low growth trap.
    - 29 May 20, 7:53pm -
  • ET View: Welcome steps by RBI; it can surely do more

    ET View: Welcome steps by RBI; it can surely do more

    While the monetary policy measures announced today are certainly necessary, they can hardly be deemed to be sufficient, in the face of severely weakened demand conditions economy-wide, following two entire months of severe economic lockdown.
    - 22 May 20, 7:05pm -
  • ET View: A big bang for small and medium enterprises

    ET View: A big bang for small and medium enterprises

    Liquidity for power utilities, subject to state government guarantees, will ensure that power generation is not shut down. Of course, the power sector cannot be redeemed without a change in the political culture of patronising power theft and open-ended giveaways.
    - 13 May 20, 7:28pm -
  • Time to junk captive mining policy

    Time to junk captive mining policy

    The way forward is to policy design a vibrant market for ore, so that steel and other metal producers face no uncertainty in procuring minerals and other raw materials at competitive rates.
    - 4 May 20, 7:47pm -
  • ET View: Extension of lockdown uncalled for

    ET View: Extension of lockdown uncalled for

    The government is making a hash of loosening restrictions while extending the lockdown.
    - 1 May 20, 10:31pm -
  • ET View: Give liquidity directly to companies and state governments, RBI

    ET View: Give liquidity directly to companies and state governments, RBI

    All the regulatory measures are welcome and will help companies and real estate developers. The liquidity measures have a more mixed import.
    - 17 Apr 20, 5:09pm -
  • ET View: Normal monsoons good augury

    ET View: Normal monsoons good augury

    The IMD projection says rainfall is likely to be 100% of the Long Period Average (LPA) precipitation for the country as a whole, with a model error of plus or minus 5%. But note that over the years there has been wide variability in monsoon rainfall patterns across regions.
    - 15 Apr 20, 7:19pm -
  • ET View: Welcome end to total lockdown

    ET View: Welcome end to total lockdown

    It is welcome that the Prime Minister has restricted extension of the all-India lockdown to six more days after the original deadline of April 20th. The early lockdown has probably saved thousands of lives and helped contain the spread of the disease.
    - 14 Apr 20, 11:38am -
  • ET View: RBI should better target liquidity injection

    ET View: RBI should better target liquidity injection

    ​The central bank is not directly purchasing corporate bonds of large enterprises and major non-bank finance companies (NBFCs), as is par for the course in the mature markets. Instead, RBI has announced long-term repurchase obligations or repo in government securities with banks, so that the latter can then use the liquidity available to subscribe to corporate bonds or commercial paper or debentures.
    - 27 Mar 20, 8:33pm -

Drishtikone Blogs

  • Bollywood and Indian Soft Power – How and why are they linked?

    Bollywood and Indian Soft Power – How and why are they linked?

    Any nation’s power dynamics in global geopolitics is essential to how that nation’s society engages in the world. Movies and the Soft Power of a nation are inextricably linked! If the art of a nation is aligned to the national objectives with respect to international relations, then that art will get an additional push in
    - 87 days ago 3 Sep 20, 8:25am -
  • Was Kamala Harris an Anchor Baby?

    Was Kamala Harris an Anchor Baby?

    Kamala Harris is the new pick of Democratic ticket as the VP nominee.  She is an interesting woman. Her mother was a Tamilian Hindu from India, while her father was a black Christian from Jamaica.  Her father, Donald Harris, did not really raise her.  It was her mother who raised her. She however goes off
    - 14 Aug 20, 8:06pm -
  • Chinese media influence and Subversion of India

    Chinese media influence and Subversion of India

    Richard Gere was one of the top A-list actors in Hollywood in the 1980s and the 1990s.  He starred in all-time classics like Pretty Woman, An Officer, and a Gentleman, Runaway Bride, and Internal Affairs.  As he walked down to present the award for best art direction in the 1993 Oscars, Gere went off his
    - 3 Aug 20, 12:35am -
  • Is democracy dead?

    Is democracy dead?

    In the Annual predictions for 2018, we had said that by the end of that year, credible voices will start asking if “Democracy is really relevant” anymore. Given the spate of books that have come out recently by mainstream voices, the question that needs to asked is – Is Democracy Dead? Or Dying? In March
    - 26 Jul 20, 9:19pm -
  • Insightful newsletter of Drishtikone – Issue #67: Be a Vishnu

    Insightful newsletter of Drishtikone – Issue #67: Be a Vishnu

    Worship is a worthless act. Prayer is the work of a spiritual idiot. The gods we create. Those, who we put on a mental pedestal and weave stories around them – usually “male” (what a dastardly conspiracy) are mere placebos that many cannot do without. Maharishi Vasistha shared the wise words of the enlightened Prahalad
    - 19 Jul 20, 6:35am -
  • Xinjiang capital – Urumqi – goes into ‘War-time’ Mode

    Xinjiang capital – Urumqi – goes into ‘War-time’ Mode

    There is something afoot. One of its Urumqi, the capital of China’s far western region of Xinjiang – the province where the Uighurs were has gone into “wartime mode” and launched an emergency response plan after the city reported 16 new coronavirus cases on Friday.  Just 16 cases and war-time mode? It urged people not
    - 19 Jul 20, 5:24am -
  • Air bubble between India, Germany and France for plane travel

    Air bubble between India, Germany and France for plane travel

    India has announced the creation of travel bubbles with the US, Germany, and France.  Airlines from these countries can bring passengers of certain categories of passengers and fly them out.  Air India announced flights till August end to US, Paris and Frankfurt.  Also, Air India will lower its fares as well. The air bubble is
    - 18 Jul 20, 8:31pm -
  • Rajnath Singh visits soldiers near LoC in Kupwara

    Rajnath Singh visits soldiers near LoC in Kupwara

    Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on Saturday visited a forward post near the Line of Control (LoC) in Kupwara district of Jammu and Kashmir and interacted with the soldiers deployed there. Earlier today, the minister visited the Amarnath temple in the union territory. “Feeling extremely blessed after praying at Shri Amarnathji Holy Cave in Jammu
    - 18 Jul 20, 4:11pm -
  • COVID India cases spike to 35,000 a day, deaths above 26,000

    COVID India cases spike to 35,000 a day, deaths above 26,000

    Showing no signs of a slowdown, India recorded a spike of 34,884 COVID cases in the last 24 hours, according to the Union ministry of health and family welfare. With 671 casualties reported in a day, the death toll due to coronavirus has increased to 26,273. While Tamil Nadu has a tally of 1,60,907 cases and 2,315 deaths due to
    - 18 Jul 20, 4:01pm -
  • Joe Biden warns of Russian Election Meddling

    Joe Biden warns of Russian Election Meddling

    Biden warned that if Russia continued to interfere there would be «a real price to pay» if he wins the November election against Republican President Donald Trump. It is unclear when Biden began receiving the intelligence briefings, which are normal for major-party presidential nominees. Biden said at a June 30 press conference he had not been offered a
    - 18 Jul 20, 3:54pm -

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