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by Dr Syed Zafar Mahmood

      The Threat Of Aadhaar-Enabled Surveillance


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      Interview with the women’s rights activist Flavia Agnes


     Answers To Your 12 Questions, Mr Chidambaram





Indian Express

» Ramachandra Guha: Why Nehru vs Patel

» Mrinal Pande: Who’s afraid of laughing women?

» Yoginder K Alagh: Chandramohan case is a reminder: India needs to embrace its diverse traditions

» Sajjid Z. Chinoy: The goldilocks story of 2017 was always too good to be true

» Jyoti Malhotra: With Khaleda in jail, Hasina becomes even stronger

The Hindu

» S. Akbar Zaidi: In different courts

Selective judicial activism is now seen as the dominant force against democratic representation in Pakistan

» M.S. Santhanam: Big discoveries have small origins

One route to help the cause of science is to provide more funds for small-scale research projects

Times of India

» Pavan K Varma: A house of treasures: Brilliant writing in Indian languages deserves a much wider stage

» Radha Mohan Singh: ‘Ultimate goal is a permanent system where farmers can get more price in open market than the MSP’

» Bachi Karkaria: Shaadi baddie: All marriages need a quickie divorce from interference

Hindustan Times

» Modicare: A scheme for Bharat that India may like to pay for


» Rent control needs retirement, not a comeback

Serial experimentation with rent control policy has only led to the erosion of the government’s promise of economic justice

» Political messaging and the Union budget

In the present situation, growth in output and employment can only come from a revival of domestic consumption and investment

» Social enterprise uses capitalism for uplift

A self-sustaining social enterprise has the potential to address contextual problems and provide meaningful, continuous employment

» Getting in on the private sector space race

The Falcon Heavy launch shows the sector’s potential—but India will need to put the right regulatory frameworks in place

Hindu Business Line

» Focussed spending, but deficit a concern

While the need to push growth can be a good excuse, slipping frequently on the fiscal deficit undermines ...

» The effort to tax the digital economy seeks to enhance tax fairness, but also poses challenges

The Finance Bill, 2018 attempts to advance the effort, in India and in other jurisdictions, to find ways to ...

» The spectre of double taxation in property

Tweaks in sections 43CA, 50C and 56 of the I-T Act can’t check money laundering. They will end up hurting ...

Economic Times

» Another Brick in Donald Trump’s Wall

By Sandip Roy It’s no surprise that a bunch of Indians rallied in front of the White House for US President Donald Trump’s plan for ‘merit-based’ immigration. Just because Indians overwhelmingly vote Democrat, it does…

» Andy Xie: 2018 won’t kill the speculators of the world. But it will teach them a lesson or two


» ‘Why We Were Expecting A Rate Hike’

» RBI Monetary Policy: Patel’s Smile Hides A Tough Message For New Delhi

» Twitter Earnings: Don't Get Too Excited About a Turnaround


» Aravindan Neelakandan: Ursula K Le Guin And Her Love Affair With A Seductive Ascetic From South India

» R Jagannathan: Dr Patel Diagnosis May Be Partly Wrong: We May Have A Triple Balance-Sheet Problem

» Urvashi Prasad: Ayushman Bharat: Giving India’s Healthcare Programme A Real Chance

The Wire

» Mohammad Sajjad: Will Bihar’s Communal Pot Be Kept on The Boil Till the Next Elections?

» Ravish Kumar: A Country Where Those Who Love Are Cut Down by Swords and Knives

» Kaushik Chandrasekhar and Suneel Pandey: Why Take Away the Cess Meant to Clean India’s Mess?

» Tejal Barai-Jaitly and Tanika Godbole: Budget Breaks on Healthcare: More Cover Without Coverage

» Rohini Singh: The Platinum Touch of Nikhil Merchant


» Scroll: Readers’ comments: ‘We have had leaders like Jignesh Mevani and see what they have done to us’

» Ipsita Chakravarty: The Daily Fix: The militant attack in a Kashmir hospital crosses a vital red line

» Ajai Sahni: Never mind the jingoists, war with Pakistan is neither a compulsion nor an option for India


» Swati Chaturvedi: With Gandhi-Bashing Speeches, PM Modi Sets Agenda For Next Election

» Leonid Bershidsky, Bloomberg: How Elon Musk Beat Russia's Space Program

» Rana Ayyub: Bigotry And Islamophobia In Bhansali's "Padmaavat"

New York Times

» Everyone a Changemaker

DAVID BROOKS: The inventor of the term “social entrepreneur,” Bill Drayton, has a challenge for the world.

» Rob Porter Is Donald Trump’s Kind of Guy

MICHELLE GOLDBERG: In this administration, domestic violence charges haven’t kept people from major jobs.

» Fraudulence of the Fiscal Hawks

PAUL KRUGMAN: Republicans haven’t changed their views on deficits — they never cared about them; they just wanted to hurt Obama.

» Should Republicans Vote Democratic?

DAVID LEONHARDT: Yes, but only until the country has the strong and serious conservative party that it needs.

The Guardian

» A secret plot to stop Brexit, or an antisemitic dog whistle? | Rafael Behr

» Italy is being driven into the arms of fascists | Rula Jebreal

» Art is all about nuance. Let’s not lose it in the alarmist censorship debate | Rhiannon Lucy Cosslett

» All MPs should now see why grabbing someone’s knee is a problem | Caroline Lucas

The Telegraph

» Indelible scars

Mehmal Sarfraz: Silence aids the culture of sexual violence


» Nirmal Sandhu: The Rs 31,000-cr question

» AR Babu: The Suresh Kumar precedent

» HS Dimple: The good days in an old diary


» Faisal Bari: Undergraduate blues

There is a crisis in higher education. Demand has vastly outstripped supply.

» Asha’ar Rehman: One man, two parties

He has been coveting a partnership with the army right from his days in jail during the late 1990s.

» Nikhat Sattar: Infinite mercy

God’s mercy is bestowed on the sa

Dainik Jagran

» Opinion: जानिए, क्यों जूनियर खिलाड़ियों को भी अंतरराष्ट्रीय क्रिकेट में जगह मिलना चाहिए?

जरूरी है कि अच्छा प्रदर्शन करने वाले खिलाड़ियों को सीनियर टीम में मौका भी सही समय पर दिया जाए।

» Analysis: जानिए, मोदी को मात देने के लिए विपक्ष को नेता, नीति और नीयत पर खरा उतरना पडेगा

विपक्ष को लग रहा है कि जीतें भले ही न, लेकिन सब एक हो जाएं तो प्रधानमंत्री नरेंद्र मोदी और भारतीय जनता पार्टी को चुनौती दे सकते हैं।

» Religion: जीवन में उजाला लाने के लिए अंधेरे को मिटाना होगा तभी आनंद की प्राप्त होगी

कुदरत में प्रतिदिन अंधेरे व उजाले का अहसास होता रहता है। कभी अंधेरा होता है तो कभी उजाले के पल नसीब होते हैं, लेकिन ये दोनों ही पल प्रतिदिन प्राप्त होते रहते हैं।


              Indian Express

» M.P. Nathanael: Senior policemen must be held responsible for fake encounters and custodial deaths

» Maja Daruwala: The suicide of an officer in Punjab may have a back story: It speaks of the decay in law enforcement

» Isher Judge Ahluwalia: What urban waste has to do with global warming

» Mohamed Nasheed: Democracy is at stake in the Maldives, spectre of radical Islam looms large. India must act soon and firmly


The Hindu

» Santosh Mehrotra: The manufacturing muddle

Without closing the loop of consumer demand and supply, neither GDP growth nor job growth will quicken

» Prashant Bhushan: A roster of questions

Collective decision-making must inform the allocation of cases in the Supreme Court

» Vidya Ram: It’s about saving Britain, it’s not about Brexit: Gina Miller

A second referendum is not a good idea, says the campaigner who took the British government to the Supreme Court over Brexit


Times of India

» Indrani Bagchi: Tread softly on Maldives: India’s response to Yameen’s seizure of power must rely on smarts, not brawn

» TOI Q&A: ‘From BJP’s side we are committed to an early solution to Naga problem … the framework is an expression of inte...

» Jug Suraiya: Money madness: The ulta-pulta logic of demonetisation and remonetisation 😜



» Blockchain’s broken promises

There are still massive obstacles standing in its way, even if it has more potential than cryptocurrencies

» Slower deficit reduction raises risk of rate hikes

An earlier-than-anticipated rate hike cycle could potentially slow down the pace of recovery expected in FY1


» The MPC will hold as budget proposals sink in

Fiscal pressures as well as global headwinds will be in focus as the monetary policy committee meets

» Making sense of the global rout

It is too early to say whether the recent tumble is just a bull market correction or something deeper

» Where have all the polymaths gone?

Not only do we struggle to identify polymaths, it is becoming impossible for any single person to excel in more than one sub-discipline

» Farmers need economic freedom

It is important to accept the paradigm that what the farmer needs is more economic freedom, not more price and quantity controls, and cleverly designed subsidies

Hindu Business Line

» In many ways, a watershed budget

Whether it’s the focus on health outreach or agri-marketing, much depends on cooperation from States. And that ...

» Markets are only correcting the excesses created by surplus liquidity

Three consecutive days of decline in the stock market may have rattled investors, but this is par for the ...

» Lanka local polls crucial for Sirisena govt

Besides the uncertainty over the mixed electoral system, the bond scandal and socio-economic issues will play ...

Economic Times

» T K Arun: Why there is an urgent need to reform India’s judicial system

» Günter Butschek: Why smart mobility may prove to be a crucial piece of Modi’s Smart City puzzle

» Ajay Chhibber: Budgeting for This Budget


» The Monetary Policy Committee Has A Budget Hangover

» The Stock Market Is a Lot Like Bitcoin

» People Are Worried About the Stock Market


» Ananth Krishna: The IPL Auctions Are Just Fine, Don’t Let Anyone Convince You Otherwise

» R Rangan: Letters From Readers: Services Of Kanchi Mutt To Tamil

» Mayuresh Didolkar: Why Are Indian Stand-Up Comedians Unfunny?

» Subhomoy Bhattacharjee: Budgets Are No Election Barometers


The Wire

» Devirupa Mitra: As the Political Game of Chess Continues in Maldives, India Still Stuck in Decision-Making Mode

» Justin Sandefur and Divyanshi Wadhwa: How Methodology Tweaks, Not Modi’s Magic, Boosted India’s Doing Business Rankings

» Rashmi Bhat: Social Isolation Is Not All Doom and Gloom for Some Macaques

» Ravi Duggal: Health Insurance Companies Will Definitely Gain, But Can We Say the Same for the Poor?

» Geeta Kumari: No Pointless ‘Farmaans’ on Compulsory Attendance in JNU, Please!



» Dhruva Jaishankar: India’s 5 most important public intellectuals – and what this list says about our national discourse


New York Times

» Who Said It: Pepe Le Pew or Donald Trump?

JENNIFER FINNEY BOYLAN: What the president has in common with Looney Tunes “scent-imental� skunk.

» Everyone Is Going All the Way

THOMAS L. FRIEDMAN: There’s a recurring theme in Israel, Washington and many other hot spots.

» Gulp. I’m Guilty of Treason.

FRANK BRUNI: By Donald Trump’s loose and ludicrous definition, a robust lot of us are un-American.

» A Blow Against Gerrymandering

DAVID LEONHARDT: How to understand Pennsylvania’s flawed map.

» On What Planet Is the F.B.I. Anti-Republican?

GAIL COLLINS and BRET STEPHENS: Politics makes for strange bedfellows. But this is getting weirder and weirder.


The Guardian

» To know Donald Trump’s faith is to understand his politics | Martyn Percy

» I’ve had plenty of online abuse, but I still don’t think MPs deserve special treatment | Diane Abbott

» The EU customs union works. But clearly, the government does not | Jonathan Lis


The Telegraph

» His say and no more

Sankarshan Thakur: The media seem happy to be co-opted by the government


» Hasan Suroor: CPM’s Congress phobia

» Vivek Katju: No peace till US enters Pak territory

» Apoorvanand: Guard against noise, new enemy of thought



» Jean-François Cautain: The European way

Shared experience can promote peace.

» Touqir Hussain: Not just Trump

This US is looking to punish Pakistan while still engaged with it.

» Jawed Naqvi: View from the spider’s web

Well-regarded journalists in India have gone to the Congress, others have gone to the BJP.



» Analysis: जानिए, पीएम मोदी ने कैसे दी नीतिगत पक्षाघात की शिकार हुई अर्थव्यवस्था को रफ्तार

यदि किसानों को संकट से बाहर निकालना है तो गांवों में शिक्षा का स्तर सुधारना होगा। आधारभूत ढांचा विकसित करना होगा।

» जानिए, क्यों हुआ फिल्म पद्मावत को देखे बिना विरोध, अभिव्यक्ति की आजादी सभ्यता का इंजन है

अब यह वक्त की जरूरत है कि देश के सभी राज्यों के शिक्षा बोर्ड पाठ्यपुस्तकों में वाक् स्वतंत्रता के विषय को भी शामिल करें।

» Religion: जीवन के पथ पर आगे बढ़ता है तो इंसान को अपनी गलतियाें को सुधारना चाहिए

इंसान को गलतियों का पुतला माना गया है। इसलिए यह सार्वभौमिक सत्य है कि हर इंसान कहीं न कहीं और कभी न कभी गलती करता ही है।


Indian Express

» Vikram S Mehta: The absence of energy from the finance minister’s script showcased a larger disconnect

» Dinesh Trivedi: Budget 2018 has tangible benefits for haves, impossible promises for have-nots

» Udayan Mukherjee: Budget 2018 was littered with promises, silent on resources. There was no boldness, little imagination

» Asad Rehman: Whatsapp encryption protects those using it to spread fake news, rumours and communal tension

» Yubaraj Ghimire: Sushma Swaraj’s visit is seen differently in Delhi and Kathmandu

The Hindu

» Gopalkrishna Gandhi: If that door should shut now

India cannot be so opaque to history as to say no refugees will hereafter be allowed to enter its territory

» Smita Gupta: Green shoots of renewal?

Rahul Gandhi must lead the Congress in a brainstorming session to nuance a new narrative

» Priyanka Pulla: Understanding the HPV vaccine’s risk

This needs more effort, but given the high burden of cervical cancer in India, waiting longer could be unethical

Times of India

» Robert C Merton: SeLFIES for India: These long-term bonds can fund India’s infrastructure needs and improve retirement s...

» Ashok Gehlot: ‘I have rarely seen so much anger against a government … Congress will come back to power in Rajasthan’

» Chidanand Rajghatta: Burberrians at the gate: Faux Dosti, Lafda, aur Makkhan is the bane of Indian politics – not clothe...


» Modicare will find it tough to get out of the blocks

Past experience shows that India lacks the institutional expertise and capacity to implement public health insurance effectively

» Reviewing the passage of the Aadhaar Bill

Constituent assembly debates show that courts can review the Speaker’s decision to designate a Bill as a money Bill, as was done with Aadhaar

» How can US change Pakistan’s behaviour?

Donald Trump’s acknowledgement of US policy failure in Pakistan is good news but simply suspending security aid will not be enough

» A common man’s view of India’s progress

Economists seem to love data-mining and numbers more than they like listening to people

» An ‘incredible’ path to employment and growth

Tourism is an incredible way to showcase India’s rich and magnificent history, culture and diversity and simultaneously employ millions

» Budget 2018: What equities and bond markets tell us

While the equity markets seem to have comprehensively disapproved of Jaitley’s last full budget, the response of bond prices indicate the likelihood of hardening interest rates in the future

Hindu Business Line

» Why this hullabaloo over LTCG tax

Four fictitious investors debate the market crash, LTCG, and ‘grandfathering’, over coffee

» Succour to manufacturing

A remarkable feature of this budget is that it bucks the trend by actually raising customs duty across a slew ...

» Unfair tax rates

Treat firms and companies alike

Economic Times

» Why Budget 2018 is a missed opportunity for Modi’s ‘Act East’ policy

By Sanjoy Hazarika A steady plough through the statistics in Budget 2018 turned up little for the northeast, till now such a darling of the NDA government. What was disappointing for many was GoI’s failure…

» Modern economies require central bankers with the ability to interpret emerging patterns

By Krishnamurthy Subramanian What is the role of academics in central banking across the world? The question needs to be asked in the light of a recent article by Sugata Ghosh (‘Trust deficit on bond…

» Mythili Bhusnurmath: A ballooning revenue deficit is far more worrisome than a nominal slippage in fiscal deficit


» The Budget: A Remnant Of Our Socialist Past

» What Happens When China Eclipses the U.S. in Asia

» Budget 2018 Versus Rajasthan Polls: A Virat Stand-Off


» V Anantha Nageswaran: A Case For Payroll Growth: Why Jobs Study By Ghosh And Ghosh Must Be Viewed Objectively

» Aravindan Neelakandan: What Bharathiraja’s Outburst Against Ilaiyaraaja Reveals

» Mansi Sharma: Swara’s Vagina Monologues Don’t Add Up

The Wire

» Derek O'Brien: Budget 2018: More Proof the Modi Government Is Only Good at Announcements

» Kabir Agarwal: Why MSP at 1.5 Times Cost Is Another Empty Promise for Farmers

» Rama V. Baru: A Perilous Path to Universal Health Coverage

» Abhisar Sharma: How Much More Blood Do TV Anchors Want to See Spilled?


» Manan Kapoor: ‘I Write on that Void: Kashmir, Kaschmir, Cashmere, Qashmir’ – Remembering Agha Shahid Ali


» T Sundararaman: Opinion: Modicare is more an election gimmick than a real solution to India’s health needs

» Scroll: Readers’ comments: Was the portrayal of Allaudin Khilji in ‘Padmaavat’ Islamophobic?

New York Times

» How Congress Can Protect Mueller

ERIC POSNER: Lawmakers should pass a bill that would prohibit Trump from firing the special counsel without good cause.

» Let Them Eat French Fries

PAUL KRUGMAN: Paul Ryan isn’t just out of touch, he’s scamming the public

» The Necessary Immigration Debate

ROSS DOUTHAT: Why the case for limits is worth hearing.

» The Scariest Catholic in America

FRANK BRUNI: Watch out! This compassionate priest could be coming to a parish near you.

The Guardian

» This Brexit mess cannot go on. Theresa May must stand down now | Matthew d’Ancona

» We need to talk about ageing – and it’s about far more than the NHS | John Harris

» No more grid girls at Formula One? Next they will be enforcing speed limits | Catherine Bennett

» When Brexit fails to deliver it won’t be the fault of the Tory right. Oh no | Nick Cohen

The Telegraph

» Perils of flag waving

Manini Chatterjee: The Kasganj riots mark a new form of communal aggression


» MK Bhadrakumar: China ties: Past is prologue

» Sandeep Dikshit: Games under a nuclear shadow

» KV Prasad: The challenge of being Rahul Gandhi



» Munir Akram: Trying times

Pakistan can afford to display greater flexibility towards the US rather than India.

» Cyril Almeida: More trouble

By jumping the gun and firing off in all directions, the timeline for judicial controversy has been brought forward.

» Noman Ahmed: Karachi’s anomalies

The city is undergoing major development, but for whose benefit?

Dainik Jagran

» Analysis: जानिए, मोदी कैसे बदलेंगे राजकोषीय घाटे को लेकर चुनाव तक ग्रामीण भारत की तस्वीर

सरकार को यह देखना होगा कि उसने बजट में जो घोषणाएं की हैं वे जमीन पर सही तरह से उतरें और लोगों को उनका लाभ भी मिले।

» Analysis: राहत और आफत को लेकर बजट 2018 की मारक-क्षमता 2022 तक रहेगी, जानिए

सरकार ने इस बार बड़ी एहतियात बरती है। इससे आम आदमी की तबियत न बिगड़े, इसलिए उसकी खातिर स्वास्थ्य बीमा लाया गया है।

» Religion: साधक किसी से भी भयभीत नहीं होते

सृष्टि में नियंत्रण की व्यवस्था नहीं रहने से अव्यवस्था फैल जाएगी। यह जो यम या कोई शक्ति क्रियाशील है, उससे, उसी एक तत्व से, एक सत्ता से सभी डरते हैं।

Indian Express

» Vinay Lal: To remember Mahatma Gandhi is to reflect on the meanings of home and dispossession

» Soli J. Sorabjee: Sedition law has been misused by over-zealous agencies. That’s no reason to scrap it

» Ritu Priya: National Medical Commission Bill proposes a revamp of the regulatory framework for medical education and pra...

» C. Raja Mohan: Raja Mandala: Return of the politicals

» Rahul Mishra: India needs to raise its stakes in the region to meet goals of Delhi Declaration.

The Hindu

» Ramin Jahanbegloo: Walking with others on a tightrope

Gandhi knew well that one cannot be a friend of Truth without living on the edge

» Mathew Idiculla: A path to executive power

The issue of office of profit must be understood as part of the legislature’s institutional separation

» Rukmini Banerjee: Three milestones in education

There is enough data about the learning crisis in India. What is needed is effective decentralised action

Times of India

» Prabal Basu Roy: Dazed and confused: Davos, Ramayana and Padmaavat all in a week: How do they all add up?

» Ronojoy Sen: Queering the pitch: India at Wanderers, the role of fate in cricket and Anglo bias in defining a ‘sporting’...

» Radhika Vaz: How’s your shower? I grew up with a bucket and mugga and people yelling at me for wasting hot water 😜


» The Economic Survey: an overview
As in last year’s survey, Big Data has been mined to shed light on the economy, and there have been some moments of epiphanic understanding

» Framing the farming issue
India does not currently have a holistic framework to advance agriculture, farming, animal husbandry and allied subjects

» Dismantle barriers to prosperity
Unfortunately, successive governments have chosen the easy option of sops in the budget instead, throwing good money after bad in the hope of miracles

» Budgetary expectations for MSMEs
Credit disbursal under the Mudra scheme hardly addresses the crux of the MSMEs’ financing problem

» Good news: The Indian economy is getting formalised
Important to look at the claims made in Economic Survey 2018 more closely, ask how the process of formalization can be accelerated and figure out what the deeper effects of this overdue change is

» The day after Davos
For the spirit of Davos to be matched by action, India must set its farmers free and not hit them through imports and price restrictions on their exports

Hindu Business Line

» Fiscal governance is the key
It’s all very well for the budget to promise big bang reforms, but first, the Government should get its basics ...

» The story of the Economic Survey, 2018
The Indian economy is so complex, it constantly throws up opportunities for investigation and calls for ...

» Mahatma Gandhi, 70 years on
Understanding his quizzical personality, warts and all, will only affirm his credentials as one of the most ...

Economic Times

» Empower the Farm-her: Make sure women farmers don’t get the short end of the stick
By Ram Singh Agriculture is undergoing major changes within the sector as well as vis-à-vis other sectors of the economy. While its share in the national income has been declining continuously, it continues to account…

» Encouraging to see Economic Survey looking at India’s needs beyond governments
By Ashok V Desai Devoid of domestic economic talent, the government imported two Arvinds. Despite doing a good job, Arvind Panagariya ran out of luck and went back to Columbia University. Arvind Subramanian has been…


» The Budget Speech That Should, But Shall NEVER, Be Read Out… Alas!

» The 6 Things to Watch in This Week's Fed Meeting

» This Physics Breakthrough Could Help Save the World


» R Jagannathan: Survey’s Key Takeout: India’s Informal Sector Is Smaller Than Claimed And That’s Good News

» Abhinav Prakash Singh: Dalit Heroism Against British Rule Is Well-Known, Yet The ‘Neo-Dalits’ Think Otherwise

» R Jagannathan: Payroll Data: Chidambaram’s Carping Has Some Validity, But Ultimate Joke Is On Him

» Peter Van Buren: Is Trump Truly ‘Insane’?

The Wire

» Linda Geddes: Staying Awake: The Surprisingly Effective Way to Treat Depression

» Kannan Srinivasan: Alwar’s Long History of Hindutva Casts a Shadow Even Today

» Sambaiah Gundimeda: Will the Victims of Caste Violence in Andhra’s Peda Gottipadu Village Get Justice?

» Arun Kumar: The Elephant in This Year’s Budget: Indian Investment’s Failure to Pull Up the Unorganised Sector

» Noor Mohammad: Leaving Electricity Out of GST Regime Costs Indians Nearly Rs 30,000 Crore a Year

New York Times

» Are Republicans Ready to Join a Third Party?
JULEANNA GLOVER: Given the level of angst with the direction of the party, there’s never been a better time to start something new.

» Please Don’t Call Him Presidential
MICHELLE GOLDBERG: Let’s not pretend that Trump’s State of the Union performance matters.

» The East Germans of the 21st Century
DAVID BROOKS: The ethnic model embraced by immigration restrictionists has been a failure.

» Bubble, Bubble, Fraud and Trouble
PAUL KRUGMAN: It’s a mania! It’s a cult! It’s Bitcoin!

The Guardian

» Theresa May’s problem is that her failings go far beyond Brexit | Rafael Behr

» The hypocrisy of the Davos set is finally being exposed | Zoe Williams

» We need to rethink our resistance to Donald Trump’s ideas

The Telegraph

» The digital citizen
Sukanta Chaudhuri: Computers in public management


» Jayshree Sengupta: The high sales pitch at Davos

» Avijit Pathak: It is easier to kill than to understand

» Manmohan Lal Sarin: But they couldn’t partition this bond


» Shahid Kardar: Weak employment generation
A skewed distribution of wealth and incomes cannot sustain the growth momentum.

» Jawed Naqvi: Were the guests impressed?
What was the point of assembling the 10 leaders en masse to watch a parade replete with nuclear-capable missiles?

» Dr Niaz Murtaza: Secularism anyone?
Petty clerics were not helping peace and morality.

Dainik Jagran

» Analysis: अगले आम चुनाव में शिक्षा, रोजगार और महंगाई पर मोदी सरकार का आकलन होगा, जानिए
अगले आम चुनाव में स्वास्थ्य, शिक्षा, रोजगार, बिजली और महंगाई जैसे मुद्दों पर ही मोदी सरकार का आकलन होगा। यहीं चुनावी जीत की कुंजी होगी।

» Analysis: हिंसक अपशब्दों के आक्रमण से भाषा का सामाजिक ताना बाना टूट रहा है, जानिए कैसे?
अपशब्द भाषाई विकल्प नहीं हो सकते। अपशब्दों, उत्तेजक मुहावरों से भारतीय भाषाओं की आनंदवर्धक विरासत नष्ट हो रही है।

» Religion: दुखों का मूल केवल कर्मफल और अज्ञानता है
संयम, सदाचार और महापुरुषों के आचरण का पालन करके मनुष्य विकर्म से बचकर दुखों से भी बच सकता है।


Indian Express

» Pratap Bhanu Mehta: Pressures of a different Dalit imagination are colliding against strategies of containment of an old...

» Rekha Sharma: CJI must clear the air on the allocation of cases controversy

» Janaki Nair: Yogi Adityanathhas much to learn from Karnataka’s mathas

» Miniya Chatterji: PM's speech in Davos promises to pave way for collaborations beneficial for Indian business

The Hindu

» Valerian Rodrigues: Battleground Karnataka

In the fractious run-up to the Assembly elections, the first round may have gone to the Congress

» Piyush Tewari: Making our roads safe

The Motor Vehicles (Amendment) Bill, 2017, will rectify systemic issues

» Mohit M Rao: ‘Growth has dipped below the 30-year average’

The former Chief Economic Adviser on India’s current slowdown in economic growth and the mix of policies needed to reignite it

Times of India

» Nils Ragnar Kamsvag: Ripple to tidal wave: Norway is currently the world’s demonstration project for green transport sol...

» Rudroneel Ghosh: ‘Need to jointly identify trade and investment cooperation as the main engine of the Asean-India strate...

» Jug Suraiya: Crown matrimonial: Meghan Markle gives a much-needed sparkle to Buckingham Palace 😜

Hindustan Times

» How to make businesses GST compliant? Make GST business compliant


» Annulling the ‘heckler’s veto’ over films

The states are not only prevented from disabling free expression, but also have a positive role in enabling it

» How government can double farmer incomes

Farmers need structural reforms, crop diversification and greater public investment rather than subsidies and price support

» India’s burgeoning middle class

The Economist’s analysis of the middle class is too one-dimensional for an economy as complex as India’s

» In defence of friction

The digital medium is particularly well-suited to eliminating friction by allowing for intermediation in ways that were impossible without modern innovations

» Why not zero-rate exports?

For India to realize its full export potential, and to increase its share of manufacturing in the economy, to create industrial jobs on a large scale, much needs to be done

Hindu Business Line

» Melt-up worries

The fear of missing out is trumping the fear of losing money in stock markets. That’s worrying

» A big hit to the boundary

Indian Premier League 2018 promises to be a glitzier and bigger-than-ever tournament for fans,

» Black money perpetuates poverty

To fight black economy, we must make politicians, businesses and the judiciary more accountable,

Economic Times

» T K Arun: Make it big, Mr Jaitley. India really needs a boost

» Tarun Vijay: Padmaavat release: Streetfighting in the time of Davos

» India at Davos: Now to be the ‘new normal’

By CP Gurnani Each time at Davos, I have had one takeaway: the thought leadership that paints the collective vision of the world. From the vantage point of Davos this time, I see a new…

» India emerges as global role model as Modi holds Davos spellbound

By Pawan Munjal Most conversations till Tuesday at the World Economic Forum (WEF) here at Davos had centred on the inclement weather: constant snowfall like not seen in many years. However, the narrative has now…


» The Gazette Of India And The Aadhaar Paradox

» How to Fix Uber in Six Not-So-Easy Steps

» Yes, Bitcoin Is a Means of Payment. Just Not Yet for You


» Aravindan Neelakandan: Subhas Chandra Bose: Support And Betrayal

» Swati Goel Sharma: Multiple Arrests And Encounters Later, Kairana Is Moving Towards Normalcy

» Dan Mitchell: The Private School Revolution In India

» Aashish Chandorkar: E-Way Bill System Implementation: What Finance Ministry Should Learn From The GST Launch Exercise

The Wire

» Dipankar Bhattacharya: The Divide Within the CPI(M) Isn’t as Deep as It Looks

» Manoj Joshi: Beijing’s Trajectory in Science and Technology Shows India Is Far Behind in the Game

» Madhuri Bose: Netaji’s Birth Anniversary: Time to Re-dedicate Ourselves to Achieving Social and Economic Freedom

» Akash Ranjan: (Not) Direct, (No) Benefits (Cost) Transfer in Jharkhand


» Scroll: Readers debate: Should Jignesh Mevani have ousted a Republic TV reporter from his press conference?

» Ajaz Ashraf: Interviewing Modi: Questions the media should ask the prime minister (but never does)


» Dr R. Balashankar: In Jay Panda Vs Naveen Patnaik, A Huge Opening For Amit Shah

» Monideepa Banerjie: Cloak-And-Dagger Games At Sedate CPM Meet To Sideline Party Chief

New York Times

» A Syria Plan That Breaks the Law

CORY A. BOOKER and OONA A. HATHAWAY: The Trump administration’s bid to keep soldiers there indefinitely flouts the Constitution’s intent to give only Congress the power to declare war.

» The Durability of Inflation Derp

PAUL KRUGMAN: Bad predictions of inflation are good for your career.

» The Tweet Trump Could Never Send Tehran

THOMAS L. FRIEDMAN: Climate change is adding to Iran’s disruptions.

» The Existential Hell of This Year’s Super Bowl

FRANK BRUNI: It’s the Patriots — again — and a metaphor for Trump’s America.

The Guardian

» No big ideas will be coming from Theresa May – and her Tory enemies know it | Anne Perkins

» We need a reality check: facts and figures alone won’t stop Brexit | Nicky Hawkins

» Oversharing has its perils, but telling all about my mother worked for me | John Sutherland

The Telegraph

» Grossly opaque

Anup Sinha: Economic performance should not be assessed by means of GDP alone


» Hasan Suroor: Europe’s leadership crisis

» D Shyam Babu: Time for Prez to defend the Constitution

» Harcharan Bains: ‘Profits’ of democratic indecision


» Rukhsana Shah: Special Olympics

Most parents here haven’t explored the potential of sports.

» Ghamz e Ali Siyal | Raja Taimur Hassan: Resilient cities

Urban spaces must counter climate change.

» Jawed Naqvi: How does one please Golwalkar?

Aesthetically, too, there’s a slippery slope to negotiate in our search of the Hindu way.

Dainik Jagran

» Opinion: बच्चों में हिंसा का लावा क्यों फूट रहा है, इसे रोकने के उपाए क्या हैं? जानिए

बच्चों को भौतिकतावादी सुविधाएं देकर आज वे अपनी सामाजिक भूमिका की इतिश्री समझ रहे हैं।

» Analysis: वामपंथी दुनिया में भारत को कलंकित करने का कुत्सित प्रयास कर रहे हैं, जानिए क्यों

भारतीय वामपंथियों की विशेषता है कि सत्ता में आने के बाद संविधान मूल्यों की हत्या करते है।

» जंग का अखाड़ा बने कश्मीर पर महबूबा मुफ्ती की बेतुकी अपील

जम्मू-कश्मीर की मुख्यमंत्री महबूबा मुफ्ती एक ही साथ भारत के प्रधानमंत्री नरेंद्र मोदी तथा पाकिस्तान से अपील कर रही हैं कि जम्मू-कश्मीर को जंग का अखाड़ा मत बनाइए।

Indian Express

» Ramachandra Guha: State should rope in scholars with a record in building centres of learning to helm ‘Institutions of E...

» Nisha Agrawal: At Davos, India needs to outline its vision to make growth inclusive

» Ajay Vir Jakhar: Potato portents: Modi government illustrate that farmers no longer matter to it

» C. Raja Mohan: PM Modi and ASEAN leaders must focus on expanding security cooperation with South East Asia

The Hindu

» K.S. Bajpai: Getting back on the democratic path

India gave itself a great system but now does not seem to know how to keep it up to standard

» Vijay Prashad: Towards an endgame?

Turkey makes a decisive move against Kurdish fighters on the border with Syria

» D. Shyam Babu: The perilous march of Hindistan

The project to replace English with Hindi and other Indian languages is reaching an inflection point

Times of India

» Salman Khurshid: Double jeopardy on triple talaq: Why the triple talaq bill is not about empowerment of women at all

» Avani Bansal: Hijack of the heroes: To learn from our stalwarts of spirituality and patriotism, keep them beyond politic...

» Bikram Vohra: Saga of a cheque: Accounts are never at fault, so even when you apologise to them for their mistake it isn...

Hindustan Times

» Shutting down Aadhaar is not the answer to the privacy question


» Fiscal consolidation is likely to continue

The slowdown in 2017 was a reflection of transitory short-term disruptive factors, which should not remain an issue in FY19

» Pivoting to enhance India’s services exports

It’s time to focus on sectors like tourism in order to attract foreign consumers to India, given the uncertainty around IT services accessing foreign markets

» Melt-up before the eventual meltdown

The unfolding market scenario this year has the potential to make the eventual crash far more dangerous than the 2008 meltdown in the housing market

» Iran’s latest revolution won’t fade away

Unlike past uprisings with lofty goals such as democracy and free elections, protesters’ complaints this time are economic in nature, and more urgent

» The elephant in the courtroom

An elephant in the courtroom, which remains unacknowledged is the government and the role it plays in post-retirement positions for judges

Hindu Business Line

» Feet of clay?

A political witch-hunt would not have harmed the Aam Aadmi Party as much if it had managed to live

» Ready, steady, grow: that’s the trick

Here’s a case for India staying the course on a medium-speed growth trajectory. High growth’s not

» All you wanted to know about Total Expense Ratio

SEBI has recently asked mutual funds to reduce their TER or Total Expense Ratio. It may float a

Economic Times

» Maitreesh Ghatak: Aadhaar is fine to stop some kinds of leakage and corruption. But it is no panacea

» Jaideep Mishra: Tax No Robbing Hood


» Modi’s ‘Sabka Saath’ And WEF 2018’s ‘Shared Future’

» Let’s See How Mario Draghi Digs Himself Out of This Hole

» Cryptocurrency Markets Aren't All the Same


» Nupur Jhunjhunwala: Indic Activists Appeal For Funds To Help ‘Heritage Parampara’

» Aditya Kuvalekar: Is Vernacular Medium Of Instruction The Way Forward?

» Sindhu Bhattacharya: Why The Bloodbath In Telecom Is Not Exactly A Bad Thing

» Subhomoy Bhattacharjee: Rush Of Coal Cases: Why Price Control Measures Are Not Working

The Wire

» Gurdeep Sappal: No Prime Minister, Earning Rs 200 a Day By Selling Pakodas is Not Employment

» Monobina Gupta: BJP at Zenith and CPI(M) at Nadir Yet Karat Line Rejecting Congress Tie-Up Prevails

» Seema Sirohi: Who’s Blaming Whom: US Government Shutdown Over Immigration Reform

» Faizan Mustafa: Grab This Opportunity To Abolish Disqualification Due to ‘Office of Profit’

» Noor Mohammad: India’s Reverse Auction for Coal Has Done Little for Consumers, a Lot for Private Power Players


» Harsh Mander: Creeping fear: Not just Muslims, India is also failing its Christian minority


» Ashutosh: Election Commission Now The Letterbox Of Prime Minister's Office

New York Times

» The Government Is Dead. Long Live the Government!

GAIL COLLINS and BRET STEPHENS: Shutdowns and stopgaps are no way to deal with the Dreamers or any other aspect of our immigration policy.

» The Art of the Broken Deal

PAUL KRUGMAN: Trump’s promises are worthless, and America will pay the price.

» The Government Is Dead. Long Live the Government!

GAIL COLLINS and BRET STEPHENS: Shutdowns and stopgaps are no way to deal with the Dreamers or any other aspect of our immigration policy.

» The Pundit Fallacy

DAVID LEONHARDT: How to understand a confusing government shutdown.

The Guardian

» Racism is creeping back into mainstream science – we have to stop it | Angela Saini

» Bossy diet advice won’t save the NHS | Dawn Foster

» I founded Ukip. It’s a national joke now and should disappear | Alan Sked

» We’re in the midst of an epidemic of violence against trans people | Paris Lees

The Telegraph

» The mellow season

Ruchir Joshi: Returning to winter time Calcutta


» Sushma Ramachandran: Budget and the growing pains

» NN Vohra: “Time we had a Ministry of Security”

» Wg cdr DP Sabharwal (retd): Lesson in humility from MIAF himself

Dainik Jagran

» Analysis: कचरा प्रबंधन में क्यों पिछड़ रहीं सरकारें आजकल, नहीं हैं जागरूक

दिल्ली में पिछले दिनों कचरे के ढेर के गिरने से पता चलता है कि भारत इस मसले पर पर्याप्त जागरूक नहीं है।

» पर्यावरण को लील रहा शहर का दायरा, नुकसान की मुख्य वजह अनियोजित शहरीकरण

शहरीकरण से पर्यावरण को हो रहे नुकसान का मूल कारण अनियोजित शहरीकरण है।

» बर्बरता का अंतहीन सिलसिला, सरकारों का रवैया उदासीन

खापों के क्रूर फैसले हों या फिर आपराधिक वारदातें, सबसे ज्यादा शिकार स्त्रियां ही हुई हैं, लेकिन सरकारों का रवैया अपने कर्तव्य के प्रति सचेत रहने के बजाय उदासीनता का रहा है।


Indian Express

» Bhaskar Chakravorti: If UID project focuses on building a trustworthy system, India could be a leader in digital innovat...

» Alexandre Ziegler: With a bedrock of shared values, India, EU must deepen economic and strategic ties

» Ravi Shankar Prasad: In the Constitution we trust

» Kuriakose Saju: Aziz Ansari incident: Most men do not have a problem with a certain kind of sexual coercion

» Yubaraj Ghimire: Nepal’s main political actors must admit that the new constitution is a failure

The Hindu

» Varghese K. George: The great American arms bazaar

Donald Trump’s attempt to rework the commercial-strategic equation spells an opportunity for India

» Rajiv Lochan: Capacity building for primary health care

A pluralistic and integrated medical system remains a solution worth exploring

» Jairam Ramesh & Praveen Chakravarty: A misleading story of job creation

India does not create 55 lakh new jobs every year, as claimed by a new report

Times of India

» Debashis: Take the next leap: To overcome the crisis that besets Indian higher education today, leapfrog to Education 4....

» Nitin Jairam Gadkari: ‘I am hopeful of the daily highway construction reaching close to 40 km a day by next year’

» Chidanand Rajghatta: Uncle Sam shuts down: Trump has to ensure America does not become a shuthole 😜

Hindustan Times

» Why is VHP’s Pravin Togadia so angry?

» Theresa May wants to rid Tories of the ‘nasty party’ tag

» India’s education system is like an emperor without clothes


» How to end violence in childhood

The key to success is recognizing that governments have a duty to protect the right of a child to live free from fear

» The birth of India’s powerful Supreme Court

Although judges of the Federal Court continued to serve on the Supreme Court, the jurisdiction and powers of the Supreme Court bear little resemblance to those of its predecessor

» The turbulence in the bond market

Active hedging of interest rate risks needs deep government securities markets as well as liquid derivative markets

Hindu Business Line

» No place to hide

Retail investors face a severe dearth of safe financial assets and their participation can address

» Education does not deter violence

Sadly, a half-baked education can actually teach people to rationalise and propogate a misplaced

» The art of thinking new

Tata Sons’ R Gopalakrishnan offers a unique take on the oft-treaded path of innovation literature


Economic Times

» The China-Pakistan brotherhood

By Anand K Sahay There is now a formidable fresh basis for Pakistan’s renewal of belligerence towards India over a sustained period. China’s recent avowal of the deepest friendship for Islamabad goes well beyond the…

» Indrajit Hazra: Words, words, cusswords

Shithole. I’ll write it again since the word’s been liberated by presidential sanction on to the still relatively hallowed ground of print. Shithole. Not Sh*thole. Not S******e. But Shithole. US President Donald Trump’s rather un-Thomas…


» Higher Yields in 2018 Don't Mean Market Turmoil

» Bitcoin Isn't the Future of Money

» The Price Waterhouse Case: Determining Auditor Liability


» Aravindan Neelakandan: From Sankhya To Savarkar, Hindus Have Never Had Any Problem With Theory Of Evolution

» Arihant Pawariya: RTE Ke Side Effects: Putting The ASER Survey In Perspective

» Bhanu Dhamija: The Parliamentary System: Why Scholars Are Right And The Supreme Court Is Wrong

The Wire

» Rajshree Chandra: Understanding the Ratio of Malice to Legality in the AAP MLAs Disqualification Case

» M.K. Venu: What Modi’s Biggest Challenge at Davos Will Be

» Perundevi: Only Andal Can Decide Who She Is, Not Vairamuthu or the BJP

» Vasudevan Mukunth: With Ram Madhav and Satyapal Singh in Charge, Even Lord Ram Can’t Help Indian Science


» Scroll: Readers’ comments: If chimps and monkeys had evolved into human beings, why do they still exist?

» Javed Anand: Haj subsidy: Inaction of Muslim leaders allowed BJP to perpetuate bogey of minority appeasement

» Ajaz Ashraf: On Frontier Gandhi’s death anniversary, a reminder of how the Indian subcontinent has lost its way

New York Times

» Empathize With Your Political Foe

ARTHUR C. BROOKS: We are real people, not a bunch of demographic characteristics.

» The Democrats Are Right — and Should Settle

DAVID LEONHARDT: A tactical retreat could help put the focus back on economic issues.

» Shutdown, Showdown, Sure Thing

CHARLES M. BLOW: Donald Trump proved himself woefully inept at making tough deals.

» Hillary Lost, but the Future Is Hers

GAIL COLLINS: Women will follow Clinton’s lead right into the White House.

The Guardian

» The Aziz Ansari furore isn’t the end of #MeToo. It’s just the beginning | Sarah Solemani

» Banning people like Jordan Peterson from causing offence – that’s the road to dystopia | Matthew d’Ancona

» Want to give your wallet a colonic? Head to Gwyneth Paltrow’s Goop summit

» Why has Britain given such a warm welcome to this shadowy professor? | Nick Cohen

The Telegraph

» On a steep climb

Timothy Garton Ash: This is the British Europeans' last chance to stop Brexit


» MK Bhadrakumar: Let ASEAN do the talking

» Satya Narayana Sahu: Gandhi had open mind on Manusmriti

» Karthik Venkatesh: The place of Hindi in the nation


» Reema Omer: Crucial human rights review

Will Pakistan retain its GSP Plus status?

» S. Akbar Zaidi: Celebrating women academics

The list in this article is just a powerful indication of the breadth, scope and depth of the scholarship of Pakistani

» Ali Tahir: Troubled exports

Pakistan should take advantage of the global trade regime.

Dainik Jagran

» Analysis: मोदी सरकार के आखिरी आम बजट पर टिकीं देश की निगाहें, जानिए

चूंकि 2019 में आम चुनाव होने हैं इसलिए यह बजट एक तरह से अगले चुनाव का आधार भी तय करेगा।

» Opinion: लोकतंत्र को लेकर इस कदर त्राहिमाम मची हुई है किताबों की सुध भला कौन ले?

किताब महंगी हैं, लेकिन उतनी ही जितनी किसी ढंग के रेस्त्रां में शाही पनीर या फॉयल पेपर में लिपटा रोस्टेड चिकन होता है।

» Religion: मन के कार्यों को करने के लिए मानसिक व्यायाम आवश्यक है

व्यायाम के बगैर शरीर पुष्ट नहीं होता। ठीक उसी तरह मन के कार्यों को उचित तरह से संपन्न करने के लिए कुछ न कुछ मानसिक व्यायाम भी आवश्यक है।


Indian Express 

» Upendra Baxi: The ultimate guarantee of fairness as justice lie with the justices themselves

» Madhur Bhandarkar: Narendra Modi’s social reform agenda sets him apart and above the political class

» Shailaja Bajpai: News did what it does best during SC crisis — impugn motives, pass judgement

» Rohinton Fali Nariman: What great rulers exemplify

The Hindu

» Arghya Sengupta: Talking over a law: the need for public conversation on the judiciary
There should be a frank public conversation on the judiciary — an internal patch-up is not enough

» Amit Kapoor: The price prescription: taxation and policy on tobacco
Post-GST, we need a more targeted taxation and retail policy on tobacco products

» Karan Thapar: A supreme spat
The focus should be on what the four judges said, rather than how they said it

Times of India

» Baijayant 'Jay' Panda: Not very collegial: The Supreme Court is split wide open today due to its opaque collegium system

» Soumya Kanti Ghosh: Jobless growth in India: truth or hoopla? To know the answer, we need better payroll reporting

» Bachi Karkaria: Age of the OTT: These days there’s more over-the-top acting in real life than in films

Hindustan Times

» The extension of proxy voting rights to NRIs needs meticulous planning

» India in 2018: more discretion, less valour
Oil at $70 will simultaneously pressure growth, erode macroeconomic buffers and constrain policy space; policymakers must tread very carefully

» The Aadhaar ecosystem leaks too much data
The ecosystem treats a breach as a simple accident, without regard for consequences to the victims

» Building on India’s family planning success
Empowering women to make reproductive choices is the best way to address fertility, and its associated health challenges in India

» Ills of too much transparency
In as much as we gain as we improve the transparency of decisions in organizations and society, we should be cognizant of the losses the pursuit for transparency entails.

» Every public schoolteacher’s wish list for 2018
The wish list that follows is written in the voice of a teacher, as I have heard it often
Hindu Business Line

» Realpolitik with Israel

The bonhomie between Modi and Netanyahu will not interfere with their respective countries’ options

» The flip side to a formalised economy
A forced shift from the informal to the formal sector can lead to job losses.

» Cushioning the impact of FDI in retail
A three-way partnership among organised retail, farmer groups and government will act as a check on

Economic Times

» CJI vs Judges: The apex court must be fortified from claims of being in cahoots with GoI
By Nilanjan Mukhopadhyay There is no consensus on who are the devas and who the asuras in the ongoing judicial manthan. Depending on which side of the political divide we choose, the team names vary….

» Anubhav Pal: How Indian parents failed to teach right financial planning to their children

» Pankaj Patel: Ready, Steady, Startup, Shalom


» Banks Get A Lesson In Treasury Risk Management From Viral Acharya

» Democrats' Support for Immigrants Grows More Forceful

» Apple Needs a Fix for Suppliers' Labor Standards

» Jaideep Mazumdar: Why NRC Update Should Be A Nationwide Exercise

» Swarajya Videos: Video: Swarajya Overview – Aadhaar Virtual ID

» Swati Goel Sharma: This Is What Yogi Adityanath’s Government Is Doing To Fight The Encephalitis Scourge

» R Jagannathan: With CJI Accused Of Misconduct, Time Is Right For Judicial Accountability Bill

The Wire

» Noor Mohammad: With Flickering Solar Policies, Modi Government Could Erase Gains Made So Far

» Faizan Mustafa: Cancelling Haj Subsidy Is a Good Step, Now the Government Should Stop Spending on All Religions

» Nityanand Jayaraman: Jignesh Mevani, Republic TV and the Incomplete Story of Chennai’s Media Solidarity

» Harish S. Wankhede: Two Years Later, Rohith Vemula’s Soul Still Haunts Us for Failing Him

» M.K. Venu: ‘The Birla-Sahara Diaries and the Loya Case Are of Intense and Anxious Interest to Present Rulers’


» Scroll: Readers’ comments: What’s wrong with demanding separate plates for meat eaters in IIT Bombay?

» Rohan Venkataramakrishnan: Should Republic TV be supported by fellow journalists? Chennai incident sparks debate


» Manmohan Singh 'Fondly Saw Me Off': A Raja On How He Resigned From UPA

» Dr R. Balashankar: With Hardik And Congress, Is Togadia Playing A New Game?

New York Times

» ‘Vision, Chutzpah and Some Testosterone’
NICHOLAS KRISTOF: A year into Trump’s presidency, we asked his voters for a progress report.

» John Kelly, Deacon of Deportation
CHARLES M. BLOW: The White House chief of staff has much to do with Trump’s anti-immigration policies.

» Donald Trump Gets His Sanity Grades
GAIL COLLINS: Relax, this man knows his camels.

» What We Can Learn From ‘S-Hole Countries’
NICHOLAS KRISTOF: African nations are ahead of the U.S. in some respects.

The Guardian

» Four lessons the Carillion crisis can teach business, government and us | Larry Elliott

» Instagrammers are sucking the life and soul out of travel | Rhiannon Lucy Cosslett

» Don’t blame social workers. It’s the system that’s broken | Louise Tickle

» How should young women react as #MeToo moves into dating? Female writers discuss | Anne Perkins, Iman Amrani, Marie Le C...

The Telegraph

» Vesuvius postponed
Mukul Kesavan: The idea of Rohit Sharma


» KC Singh: Coming a little undone

» Faizan Mustafa: Learn from Israel’s legal pluralism

» Partha S Ghosh: The triple politics of triple talaq

Dainik Jagran

» Analysis: चुनाव के समय हिंदू मतों को लामबंद करने के लिए लव जिहाद बना सियासी हथियार
कानून हाथ में लेने वाले या दूसरे समुदाय के प्रति हिंसा को बढ़ावा देने वाले शख्स को निश्चित रूप से सलाखों के पीछे भेजा जाना चाहिए।

» Analysis: सुप्रीम कोर्ट विवाद भारतीय न्यायप्रणाली के इतिहास में एक काला धब्बा
सुप्रीम कोर्ट के चार जजों ने मुख्य न्यायाधीश की कार्यशैली पर प्रश्न खड़े करके देश के जनमानस को झकझोर कर रख दिया है।

» Religion: जीवन को बहुविध रंगों से उभारने वाली कल्पना एक शक्ति है, क्षमता है
कल्पना शक्ति का उपयोग एक कला है। इस कला में पारंगत कल्पना शक्ति का अच्छे ढंग से प्रयोग करते हैं।



India’s missing middle class - The Economist 



Kapil Sibal: The Chief Justice of India is the Master of the Roster. He must also be accountable

» Khaled Ahmed: Grievances about development underlie the province’s political crisis

» S Y Quraishi: India's youth need to engage with electoral process, vote on candidates' agenda, record

» Apoorvanand: Mahatma Gandhi fasted in 1948 for minority rights, the bedrock of a democracy

The Hindu

» Apar Gupta: Rights in the age of big data

Data protection legislation should be about protecting people, not innovation

» T.C.A. Sharad Raghavan: A perfect storm of uncertainty

The Finance Minister will have to work with very rough revenue estimates while finalising this Budget

Times of India

» Sadanand Dhume: The trouble with Sushma: To be a world power that’s taken seriously India needs a superior foreign minis...

» Arghya Sengupta: Towards a new Supreme Court: Traditional wisdom besieged as senior justices prise open veil of secrecy

» Nayan Chanda: DC’s changing weather: Trump is denouncing Pakistani “lies and deceit” for now, but can US pressure last?


» Four free and fake online courses for new India

Here are four guaranteed hit courses entrepreneurs can consider starting and their possible course descriptions, using borrowed language from popular Mooc (massive open online courses) websites

» An impossible fiscal trinity for Arun Jaitley

It is impossible for India to simultaneously keep farm prices high, retail food prices low, and overall inflation under control through a tight fiscal policy

» Arun Jaitley’s fifth Union Budget

Arun Jaitley has the unenviable task of balancing economic with politics, and this time, the economics—prolonged rural distress and a delayed recovery in economic growth—is shaping the politics

» Rural wage growth is faltering again

There cannot be a solution to the problem of low wage growth in rural India unless opportunities for getting decent and productive jobs are available outside agriculture

» Malika Kishwar: A forgotten Indian queen in Paris

The tragic story of Malika Kishwar, who rests in an unmarked grave in France’s most famous cemetery

Hindu Business Line

» Worrisome rift

The judicial fraternity needs to come together to resolve the divide in India’s apex court

» Bright hopes for India-Israel relations

Benjamin Netanyahu’s visit comes despite New Delhi opposing Israel’s move to

» RBI can do with some glasnost

It should open up and share more information through seminars and workshops. Also, a Beige Book


Economic Times

» Bipin Preet Singh: The world, in general — and India, in particular — are headed for a fintech revolution this year

» G R Gopinath: Book the Return Flight Home


» Chief Justice Of India — Above Or Under The Law

» What's Happened in the 10 Years Since the Economy Fell Apart


» R Jagannathan: As Congress Woos Hindu Vote, Will BJP Head For Bankrupt Pseudo-Secular Politics?

» Shyam Krishnakumar and Varalakshmi Lakshminarayanan: National Siddha Day: From Optics To Policy Intervention

» Vikramaditya: Kasaba Controversy And The Double Standards Of Malayali Morality

» Suhas: Monk, Warrior, Dravid

» Alok Kumar Choudhary: Why A Successful NRC Exercise In Assam Will Help The BJP

The Wire

» David Devadas: For the Supreme Court Judges to Go Public Is Unsettling, but They Were Left with No Option

» Rohini Hensman: Iran’s Unfinished Democratic Revolution

» Arvind Kurian Abraham: The Monumental Mistake of Compromising Our Monuments

» Pushkar: JNU Is Reinventing Itself and the IITs Should, Too

» Talmiz Ahmad: Modi and Netanyahu May Get Along Great, But There Are Serious Limitations to India-Israel Relations


» Shiv Visvanathan: Opinion: Why can’t India take a joke anymore?

New York Times

» No One Is Coming to Save Us From Trump’s Racism

ROXANE GAY: Yes, people in the room say they heard him make the remarks about “shithole� countries. No, he won’t face any consequences.

» Mr. Trump, Meet a Hero Whom You Maligned

NICHOLAS KRISTOF: A practical response for those offended by our president’s racist comments.

» Just Say It: Trump Is a Racist

DAVID LEONHARDT: We can’t know what’s in his heart. We can accurately describe his behavior.

» The Republicans’ Fantasy Investigation

MICHELLE GOLDBERG: Republicans would rather defend Donald Trump than find the truth.

The Guardian

» If Oprah took on Trump, he would be the ultimate winner | Jonathan Freedland

» Referendum II is coming. Farage just can’t bear being a Brexit misfit | Marina Hyde

» Sexual abuse in Westminster won’t be ended by the revamped ministerial code | Kate Maltby

» ‘Shithole countries’? Words worthy of a racist-in-chief | Richard Wolffe

The Telegraph

» Tread with care

Sunanda K. Datta-Ray: Self-interest should drive India's nuanced response to US policy


» Harish Khare: An honourable disagreement

» Sawraj Singh: Text of 4 SC judges’ letter to CJI

» Ratna Raman: A little mixing & we’ve an anagram

Dainik Jagran

» Opinion: क्या आप जानते हैं भारत की वो विशेषताएं, जिन पर स्वामी विवेकानंद को था गर्व

देश की प्रगति में अवरोध पैदा करने वाले कुछ शरारती तत्वों के कुत्सित प्रयासों के दौर में स्वामी विवेकानंद की शिक्षाएं कहीं अधिक समीचीन हैं

» अमेरिका राजनयिक की नजर में ये हैं दोनों देशों की दोस्ती के पांच आधार स्तंभ

भारत-अमेरिका की साझेदारी दोनों देशों के साथ दुनिया को भी सकारात्मक रूप से प्रभावित करने वाली साबित होगी

» विजयी बनने की आकांक्षा समाप्त कर देती है उचित-अनुचित की सीमा

साधनों की प्रचुरता के बावजूद अनेक लोग सुखी महसूस न करने पर आनंद की खोज में अन्यत्र भटकते हैं। कुछ लोग यश-कीर्ति में आनंद खोजते हैं।


Indian Express

» Pratap Bhanu Mehta: The charge against Chief Justice Dipak Misra is serious. But do we have justiciable evidence?

» Pavani Nagaraja: Delhi needs an effective police complaints authority

» Gautam Bhatia: Power is increasingly being centralised with the CJI. It calls for reform that brings accountability and ...

» Aakash Singh Rathore: In Good Faith: Haunted by the Indian spirit

» Yubaraj Ghimire: Mending judiciary will require restoring credibility of other institutions in Nepal

Times of India

» Abhishek Manu Singhvi: Supreme Court’s supreme test: The institution that India depends on must move quickly to heal its...

» Laxmi Narayan Tripathi: ‘Section 377 is a draconian law … No one should hold anyone accountable on grounds of their sexual orient...

» Sagarika Ghose: Aadhaar idhar udhar: Don’t have an Aadhaar card? You may not be able to use a Swachh Bharat toilet 😜

Hindustan Times

» India and Israel are all-weather friends

» My one-night stand as an Aaptard, writes Ramachandra Guha


» Research on minimum wage is still divided
Policymakers should practise caution and not increase the minimum wage too high or abruptly

» The importance of inflation expectations
The overall success of inflation-targeting framework depends on how credible the central bank is and how well the inflation expectations are being anchored

» A dysfunctional enmeshment
The intertwining of coal and power sectors is inconsistent with a policy of introducing greater competition in these sectors

» Challenges in regulating cryptocurrencies
Cryptocurrency transactions have led to concerns regarding consumer protection, money laundering, and financing of criminal activities

» The crisis in the judiciary was long in the making
If judges were freely intruding in the executive’s and legislature’s arena, it was only a matter of time before they stepped on each other’s toes

» Hold the line on the fisc
Modi has the resolve to hold the line on the fiscal deficit, and that he and his political advisers reckon that the electorate will give him credit for doing the right thing

Hindu Business Line

» Worrisome rift
The judicial fraternity needs to come together to resolve the divide in India’s apex court

» Bright hopes for India-Israel relations
Benjamin Netanyahu’s visit comes despite New Delhi opposing Israel’s move to

» RBI can do with some glasnost
It should open up and share more information through seminars and workshops. Also, a Beige Book

Economic Times

» There are no superfoods: A balanced diet and routine exercise is key to good health
By Debkumar Mitra Is your morning cup of coffee a superfood? Recent excitement over this caffeine-laced beverage has created a buzz among dieticians, health freaks and others interested in the extension of human life. A…

» R S Sharma: No. Breach. Has. Happened.
The latest episode of Aadhaar data being compromised is part of a campaign to discredit the system


» Jan. 13, 2018: How The Leader Saves Democracy

» Trump-Pakistan Relations: Critical Days Ahead

» A Supreme Court Changed Forever: Editorial


» Makarand Paranjape: Padmavati: An Indian Story

» Rajeev Srinivasan: Tech Giants And Data: Is India Giving Away A Treasure Trove Of Data About Its Citizens?

» Abhijit Iyer-Mitra: The Myth Of The Cruel Mongol

» Radha Krishna Tripathy: Affordable Housing: Is PPP Model The Best Way Forward?

The Wire

» Renata Mielli: Why Disconnected People of the World Should Unite

» Xari Jalil: The Worrying Trend of Violent Crimes Against Children in Pakistan’s Kasur

» Harish Khare: An Honourable Disagreement Within India’s Highest Court

» Apoorvanand: The Day Gandhi Began His Last Fast

» Shivanand Kanavi: Interview: ISRO’s A.S. Kiran Kumar on Recon, Satnav and Image-Processing


» Scroll Staff: Readers’ comments: India’s judiciary needs to be restored to its former glory

» Nishant Gokhale: The four judges have left a trail of unsettling questions. And there are no easy answers

» Diksha Sanyal: What is to blame for the mounting shortage of district court judges in India?

New York Times

» The Delicate Politics of Chasing Owls
NOAH COMET: Should bird watchers protect these furtive creatures by keeping their locations secret?

» Trump Is a Racist. Period.
CHARLES M. BLOW: We must stop debating an obvious point and decide what to do about it.

» Is There Life After Liberalism?
ROSS DOUTHAT: Neither the populists nor the philosophers are ready with alternatives.

» So It’s One, Two, Three Strikes You’re Out …
GAIL COLLINS: Next year, we’ll drill for oil in Norway.

The Guardian

» Let’s wrench power back from the billionaires | Bernie Sanders

» Desperate for a trade deal, the Tories are enabling Donald Trump | Matthew d’Ancona

» Censorship wins no arguments and just helps the right | Nick Cohen

» India has 600 million young people – and they’re set to change our world | Ian Jack

The Telegraph

» Get the smell right
Rukun Advani: Is Indian civilization a myth?


» Sandeep Dikshit: The siren call of Uncle Sam

» Harish Khare: Dalit assertion for social equality

» Sumit Paul: In her, found a soul-mother


» Umair Javed: Kasur as a political failure
Our political system is responsive in particular moments of heightened media frenzy and public attention.

» Rashid Amjad: Need for course correction
The perception of Pakistan’s economy is a damaging indictment of our current system.

» A. Rauf K. Khattak: Missing the point
Many do not know that the provisions of the FCR are in sync with local ‘rewaj’.

Dainik Jagran

» Analysis: देश हैरान है कि सुप्रीम कोर्ट की प्रतिष्ठा को आघात पहुंचाने का काम चारों जजों ने क्यों किया
सबसे बड़े लोकतंत्र की सबसे बड़ी अदालत के चार वरिष्ठ न्यायाधीशों ने प्रेस कांफ्रेंस करके मुख्य न्यायाधीश से अपने मतभेद उजागर किए।

» Opinion: मीडिया को खरी-खोटी सुनाने वालों को भी आखिर में उसका ही आसरा लेना पड़ता है
मीडिया और खासकर टीवी पर छाए रहने के लिए कुछ ऐसा बोलना होगा जिसके बारे में लोग सोच भी न सकें।

» Religion: विकास मानवता में वृद्धि करनेवाला हो, न कि वस्तुओं में
शिक्षा के गुणसूत्र विद्यार्थी जीवन में भलीभांति प्रतिष्ठित होते हैं तो समाज को श्रेष्ठ विचारक मिलेंगे।