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Correcting an injustice

Correcting an injustice The Supreme Court has on occasion been excessively activist. But in this instance, it would do well to guarantee the fundamental rights of the LGBT community. The Supreme Court has on occasion been excessively activist. But in this instance, it would do well to guarantee the fundamental rights...

Home grown terror: Busting of Hyderabad IS module laudable but reflects a deeper malaise

Home grown terror: Busting of Hyderabad IS module laudable but reflects a deeper malaise The National Investigation Agency has broken a suspected terror module in Hyderabad, reportedly in advanced stages of planning multiple attacks on soft targets during the holy month of Ramzan. What should be of grave concern... The National...

Rightsizing the law: Laws are like fingernails; they keep growing if not cut

Rightsizing the law: Laws are like fingernails; they keep growing if not cut Rajasthan started the year 2015 with 592 legislative Acts; it will end 2016 with 279. Of the four phases of this project – repealing, consolidating, examining relevance and putting laws online – the state completed... Rajasthan started the...

Refer and dumb: Rexit-hit India learns how to Fix-it, Flex-it and Nix-it

Refer and dumb: Rexit-hit India learns how to Fix-it, Flex-it and Nix-it A recent referendum saw Switzerland reject the idea of a guaranteed basic income. More lately, the British public stunningly chose to quit the European Union. Second thoughts now abound on Brexit, with opinion split on... A recent referendum saw...

No free hikes: Pay increase of central government employees must be accompanied by skills increase

No free hikes: Pay increase of central government employees must be accompanied by skills increase The fallout of the Seventh Pay Commission’s recommendations, unlike preceding occasions, will not immediately stress government budget. The credit for this should go to the commission which benchmarked pay increase to future economic growth and... The...

‘Unlike China, India’s Jews survived … Indian Muslims, Jews unique friends … tolerance debate, minority studies vital for India’

‘Unlike China, India’s Jews survived … Indian Muslims, Jews unique friends … tolerance debate, minority studies vital for India’ Navras Jaat Aafreedi teaches history at Presidency University, Kolkata, and has written Jews, Judaizing Movements and the Traditions of Israelite Descent in South Asia. Speaking with Eram Agha, Aafreedi discussed ‘minority’...

India can become world’s data science service provider

India can become world’s data science service provider Can India provide an army of data scientists to the world, like the IT engineers that it provided in the last decade? Can India provide an army of data scientists to the world, like the IT engineers that it provided in the last...

Before we throw it away

Before we throw it away From e-commerce packaging to fast food and waste management, design needs an urgent rethink From e-commerce packaging to fast food and waste management, design needs an urgent rethink Source: The Mint - Opinions More at : Before we throw it away

A Himalayan balancing act

A Himalayan balancing act The compass of bilateral relations with China needs to be carefully set by India, but they have been diminished by NSG developments. The compass of bilateral relations with China needs to be carefully set by India, but they have been diminished by NSG developments. Source: The Hindu -...

For healthcare start-ups, the future is rosy

For healthcare start-ups, the future is rosy I see no reason why the next blockbuster diabetes drug couldn’t come out of India I see no reason why the next blockbuster diabetes drug couldn’t come out of India Source: The Mint - Opinions More at : For healthcare start-ups, the future is rosy

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