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  • newVietnam Ready: The nation’s new leadership aims to propel the country to new development highs
    On April 5, Vietnam’s national assembly elected and confirmed Pham Minh Chinh as its new Prime Minister, thereby quickly establishing its leadership team at a critical juncture. As I have mentioned in my previous article...
    - 4 hours ago 17 Apr 21, 11:10pm -
  • newScience shall prevail
    The Covid is back again. With a vengeance one must say. Was I expecting this? Well, my medicine mind was expecting this, but as an administrator, I was hoping against hope that perhaps it won’t....
    - 4 hours ago 17 Apr 21, 11:10pm -
  • newCovid and more… travelling to the US
    It is now understood and agreed that these are unprecedented times. We thought to get over with it in a few weeks or months at the max. But they seem to be no letdown, in...
    - 5 hours ago 17 Apr 21, 9:52pm -
  • newKamalamma wants every day to be a Mask day!
    Myself Kamalamma from Kunjibettu, Karnataka. What to tell you? Yesterday the Mister is watching news on TV and he is saying Tchah, Tchah hundred times and shaking his head like one Bharatanatyam dancer. Poor fellow...
    - 5 hours ago 17 Apr 21, 9:45pm -
  • newMasks, jabs & positivity: The Covid antidote
    The best cure available for any kind of virus, bacteria, or disease is a precaution. Covid-19 entered into our habitat causing damage to life, the economy, and a lot more. It has turned the world...
    - 5 hours ago 17 Apr 21, 9:42pm -
  • newMy cow and Me 
    My cow was very sad,  There is eerie silence,  She has all the ideas,  What is wrong in the nation.    She fast came to me,  Shook her tail and shook her neck; Lick my...
    - 8 hours ago 17 Apr 21, 7:04pm -
  • newAnalog affairs
    Disclaimer: Any resemblance to me or any of my friends is purely incidental and intentional.  We belong to the 80s era. Belong, not as in born, but as being young and prone to affairs. Amorous...
    - 8 hours ago 17 Apr 21, 6:49pm -
  • newFarmers agitation: Lessons to be learnt 
    At long last, the Home Ministry has veered round to the view that the protest sites at the borders of Delhi should be cleared of protestors. The news must have come as a big relief...
    - 10 hours ago 17 Apr 21, 4:50pm -
  • newDragon intensifies its efforts to acquire technologically advanced military hardware via Pakistan
    Dragon has speeded up the process of acquisition of high-end military hardware for reverse engineering and remove its noisy submarine engines for possible operations against the US via Bashi channel. Such acquisitions are being made...
    - 13 hours ago 17 Apr 21, 2:05pm -
  • newBackwater ballad
    With his blood-smeared hands, he sticks a flower on the yam leaf in which the meat is wrapped. He hopes the flower would ward off the smell of the meat which the woman, his lover,...
    - 17 hours ago 17 Apr 21, 9:17am -

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Economic Times Blogs

  • View: The cost of a rate-cut rollback and how to set it right

    View: The cost of a rate-cut rollback and how to set it right

    ​​Elections are underway in five crucial states, inflation is rising, and the country facing the second wave of the pandemic that has hurt incomes and livelihoods. A crucial policy decision on cutting the administered interest rate on small savings ought to have been thought through well.
    - 17 days ago 1 Apr 21, 10:55am -
  • ET View: In terms of growth contraction, the worst seems over

    ET View: In terms of growth contraction, the worst seems over

    In terms of current prices, GDP for Q3 is estimated to have gone up by a credible 4.3%, over the like period in the previous year. It does reflect higher value addition, read dearer prices, in sectors like agriculture, given rigidities in supply amidst pandemic-imposed restrictions in delivery and logistics.
    - 50 days ago 26 Feb 21, 9:00pm -
  • View: Why doesn't the Supreme Court crack down when lower courts violate its orders with disdain?

    View: Why doesn't the Supreme Court crack down when lower courts violate its orders with disdain?

    The government should stop trying to suppress the voice of dissent through arrests, charges of sedition or causing enmity between communities and arm-twisting of social media platforms. And the Apex Court should pursue contempt charges, not against those who make open criticism of its rulings, but against the lower judiciary that subverts the constitutional order.
    - 65 days ago 11 Feb 21, 5:29pm -
  • ET View: Negative rates as conscious policy

    ET View: Negative rates as conscious policy

    The RBI’s policies on maintaining high liquidity to fuel recovery, keeping a Targeted Long Term Repo window open is most sensible. It is unlikely to be used much, though, considering the oodles of liquidity being created by the RBI’s attempt to keep the exchange rate reasonably stable, even as foreign capital floods in, as confidence returns to mature markets.
    - 4 Dec 20, 12:29pm -
  • 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.
    - 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 -

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
    - 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 -