Misplaced veganism

Maneka Gandhi Veganism must become a political movement. At the moment it is nowhere near that, anywhere in the world. And the fault lies with vegans themselves. What is the current state? Capitalism has made it easy for every human to literally eat up the...

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Need a new idea

Industrialist Rahul Bajaj opined at an event organised by Economic Times recently that the government appeared to be unwilling to accept criticism of its actions and decisions. He said industrialists were in fear of the government and were unwilling to speak out openly on the...

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Blunt the edge

When Nirbhaya was gang-raped in 2012, nationwide public outcry led to what appeared to be tighter laws that could check such crimes. But then we witnessed Kathua, a gruesome rape and murder of a child that was most abhorrent. And now the rape and murder...

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GST AND MORE

While it is common knowledge that the Indian economy is in a tailspin, the fresh release of data on GST collections for November, showing an upward jump, is by itself small consolation for the Modi government in its second term. The jump is minimal and...

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Second warning

The Modi government introduced the Pradhan Mantri Mudra Yojana (PMMY) in 2015 to fund unfunded small entrepreneurs in the country. The scheme was meant to ensure funds never come up as a hurdle before good and powerful ideas and enterprises. These collateral free loans were...

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Sheen lost

Eleven years ago, November 26, India’s defences against external threats were put to test at its commercial capital Mumbai. That terrible terror attack is still fresh in memory. Come 2015, that same date of November 26 was adopted as Constitution Day. If in 2008 this...

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Unclean data

A report published by the news website The Wire debunks Union government’s claim, made October 2, 2019, that rural India was open defecation free. While that claim implied that every household now had access to a toilet, the reality is far removed from that. A...

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Fools of Democrazy

Nothing has changed; nothing probably will; history merely repeats itself. Many had thought they had already seen the lowliest of the low of politics. Were they surprised! What has happened and is happening in Maharashtra reaffirms that there is always a ‘new’ low for politicos...

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Judicial bureaucracy

New Chief Justice of India Sharad Arvind Bobde has expressed himself in favour of starting a National Judicial Service as part of the urgently needed judicial reforms in the country. He rooted for this even before he formally took charge this week. Obviously, he intends...

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SOME HEAT THIS WINTER

The Winter Session of Parliament started Monday amid some gains and some losses for the Treasury as also the Opposition benches. The Modi 2.0 government passed through the first session of the current Parliament with relative ease and this was termed as the “most productive”...

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