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  • Environmentally sustainable, free from over-regulation

    Environmentally sustainable, free from over-regulation

    The Draft EIA-2020 notification has been prepared to demonstrate absolute integrity and transparency with utmost care for Sustainable Development wherein industrial development remains in harmony with nature.

    July 28, 2020
  • Tussle over the Teesta

    Tussle over the Teesta

    Teesta, why are you a prisoner? When will you be free? Hussain Muhammad Ershad.

    November 22, 2019
  • The landing that wasn’t

    The landing that wasn’t

    It is overlooked that Chandrayaan-2 has become a global allegory on the human predicament. Its core pattern is the 'loss of contact' between ISRO and Vikram, the lander. This is not only a scientific setback but also an existential disaster. It is the root of all our woes. This pattern explains the gulf between our immense potential as a species, as people-groups and as individuals, and our achievements. We are eminently capable of landing on the Moon; that is to say, achieve difficult and challenging goals.

    September 13, 2019
  • Insurance for the farmer

    Insurance for the farmer

    The government wants to bring in reforms but it has given no hint of reducing the role of private insurance. The actuarial private insurance can never alleviate farmers' woes. What is needed is a scheme which makes the public expenditure efficacious, and which increases the farmers' incomes.

    August 27, 2019
  • India needs a surgical strike — on hunger

    India needs a surgical strike — on hunger

    India ranked 103 out of 119 countries in the Global Hunger Index published in 2018, dropping three places from the previous year’s index

    May 10, 2019
  • Tragic destiny – Part-II

    Tragic destiny – Part-II

    The problem lies in the proverbial three-monkey statues in which one monkey is blind, the second is dumb, and the third is deaf. India's public offices and the bureaucracy or the so-called steel frame function like the three monkeys

    May 10, 2019
  • Comptroller’s combat ~ I

    Comptroller’s combat ~ I

    The CAG is not a bloodhound. He is always referred to as a constitutional watchdog. There is of course an inherent systemic issue when a committed bureaucrat is appointed as CAG. He might then tend to become an extra loyal lapdog

    April 9, 2019
  • Decriminalising defamation

    Decriminalising defamation

    The fact is that the law of criminal libel has for the most part been a cause of harassment, mostly of members of the Fourth Estate, who are routinely and often tendentiously arraigned in remote locations on charges of such defamation.

    April 9, 2019
  • Will always try to take people’s opinion: CBFC chief Prasoon Joshi

    Will always try to take people’s opinion: CBFC chief Prasoon Joshi

    Noted lyricist and ad guru Prasoon Joshi, who has replaced Pahlaj Nihalani as the Chairperson of the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC), feels “happy” for the responsibility given to him and says he will always try to keep people’s opinion in mind while certifying films. “I am happy that the film industry has expectations …

    August 12, 2017