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Chinese State Media's Intriguing Soft-pedalling Of Ladakh Stand-off

Chinese official media has so far refrained from rousing public sentiment against India over the border issue. It is largely engaged in an emotional war of words with the US government.

27 May 2020

Chinese President's Belligerent Speech Will Boost Its Army's Morale In Ladakh Region

Chinese President has specifically mentioned the issue of territorial protection when he asked the Army to 'safeguard the overall strategic stability of the country'.


Joint Opposition Meet Won't Force Centre's Hand On Lockdown Strategy But It Helps Congress Score Political Points

Sonia Gandhi, the Congress interim President, also managed a coup of sorts by ensuring not just the participation of the Trinamool Congress but also of Mamata Banerjee herself, despite the presence of Left leaders Sitaram...


Cyclone Amphan Was Terrible. It Could Have Been Worse

Battered and bruised, West Bengal was unfortunate to find itself in Cyclone Amphan's path. But if the storm surges haven’t wreaked havoc as it could have, the state can only consider itself lucky since the cyclone arrived...

21 May 2020

Did China Play A Part In India-Nepal Rift? It's Time India Opt For Diplomatic Route To Resolve Border Dispute

How politics in Nepal might pan out in the coming days may not be in India’s control. But Delhi must reclaim the primacy of place it enjoyed for decades among the Nepali political leaders, as well as the people of the...


Buses For Migrants Row: As BJP-Cong Trade Charges, Migrants Continue Long Walk Home

The humanitarian crisis triggered by this nationwide exodus should have forced political parties to set aside their brinkmanship maneuvers and, for once, work together to help the needy who have already lost what precious...

21 May 2020

Once Called 'Living Monument Of UPA's Failures' By PM Modi, Will MGNREGA Help During Covid-19?

Prime Minister Narendra Modi once described MGNREGA as 'living monument of Congress-led UPA's failures'. However, as the ongoing lockdown continues to test the government, it has fallen back to the same scheme.

18 May 2020

Can Rahul Gandhi And Priyanka Gandhi's Visible Solidarity With Migrants Propel Congress Back To Glory?

It could not be a mere coincidence that Rahul and Priyanka chose May 16 to make an overt gesture of empathy and support for lakhs of migrants across the country who have been plunged into deeper economic distress by the...


Why Centre's COVID-19 Package For MSMEs Can Be A Game Changer

The package involves relieving MSMEs of one of the biggest obstacles they face in obtaining financial support: the need to provide sufficient collateral to banks and non-banking financial companies (NBFCs).

13 May 2020

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14 February 2022
Economic Stimulus Gives Major Boost To Markets But Maintaining Fiscal Balance A Challenge

Economic Stimulus Gives Major Boost To Markets But Maintaining Fiscal Balance A Challenge

The 30-share benchmark of the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) gained 637 points (2.03 per cent) at 32,009 and Nifty-50 was up by 187 points (2.03 per cent) at...


14 February 2022
PM Modi's Push For Self-reliance Is A Step In The Right Direction

PM Modi's Push For Self-reliance Is A Step In The Right Direction

These are clear signs that the Prime Minister had China, India’s biggest trade partner, in mind when he discussed the idea of self-reliance.


14 February 2022
From Chowkidar Chor Hai Barb To Constructive Suggestions; Rahul Gandhi Has Come A Long Way

From Chowkidar Chor Hai Barb To Constructive Suggestions; Rahul Gandhi Has Come A Long Way

Rahul now seems to be actually investing a lot of time to understand the issues he wants to speak about so that his past record of a leader susceptible to...


14 February 2022
Rejoice Or Sulk? The Big Bihar Dilemma Over Return Of Teeming Migrants

Rejoice Or Sulk? The Big Bihar Dilemma Over Return Of Teeming Migrants

It remains to be seen whether the unprecedented situation arising out of the return of the thousands of migrants due to COVID-19 outbreak will spur the state...


14 February 2022
Rahul-Rajan Jugalbandi Isn't Just About COVID-19

Rahul-Rajan Jugalbandi Isn't Just About COVID-19

In Rajan, Rahul found the voice of a credible, globally-respected economist to endorse every diatribe the Congress party has fired against the Centre in wake...


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14 February 2022
Shivraj Singh Gets A Mini-cabinet But Cracks Clear In BJP-Scindia Bonhomie

Shivraj Singh Gets A Mini-cabinet But Cracks Clear In BJP-Scindia Bonhomie

The composition of Shivraj Singh Chouhan’s cabinet betrays the confidence that the fourth-term chief minister and his party have been projecting about...


14 February 2022
Isn’t It Risky To Block Chinese Money Amid Recession?

Isn’t It Risky To Block Chinese Money Amid Recession?

After India’s new policy on restricting foreign direct investments, it is useful to ask why China is avoiding harsh language and any talk of retribution.


14 February 2022
Is Rahul Gandhi Back In Command Of The Congress Amid Coronavirus Crisis?

Is Rahul Gandhi Back In Command Of The Congress Amid Coronavirus Crisis?

The composition of the Congress' consultative group is, perhaps, the biggest indicator of Rahul Gandi's willingness to assume the mantle he had abruptly...


14 February 2022
Rahul Gandhi Is Right On COVID-19 Strategy Even If You Dismiss Him As Pappu

Rahul Gandhi Is Right On COVID-19 Strategy Even If You Dismiss Him As Pappu

Gandhi’s message was clear: he wanted to make constructive suggestions and not engage in a political slugfest with the BJP


14 February 2022
Lockdown Gives Shiv Sena A Chance To Shed Its Anti-migrant Image By Reassuring Workers

Lockdown Gives Shiv Sena A Chance To Shed Its Anti-migrant Image By Reassuring Workers

Until the Bandra incident, the Shiv Sena government had been credited with having done commendable work to check the spread of pandemic in the state, but the...


14 February 2022
Corona Combat: How China Went From Being Epicentre Of COVID-19 To 'Zero Infection'

Corona Combat: How China Went From Being Epicentre Of COVID-19 To 'Zero Infection'

Within less than two months of locking down Wuhan, China not only flattened the curve but also contained the virus with a minuscule number of fresh infections


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14 February 2022
The Wise Men Of Democratic Party Finally Seem To Have Got The Better Of Bernie Sanders. Or Did They?

The Wise Men Of Democratic Party Finally Seem To Have Got The Better Of Bernie Sanders. Or Did They?

Sanders’ radical list of demands, like writing off trillion dollars’ worth of student and medical loans, had set off alarm bells through much of the...


14 February 2022
For Allowing Export Of Hydroxychloroquine, India Deserves Applause, Not Criticism

For Allowing Export Of Hydroxychloroquine, India Deserves Applause, Not Criticism

The decision of Prime Minister Narendra Modi to share the drug with other countries in a crisis-situation like this, wherein a large number of people are dying...


14 February 2022
India Needs A Sound Post-lockdown Strategy To Deal With Its After Effects. Here's What We Can Do

India Needs A Sound Post-lockdown Strategy To Deal With Its After Effects. Here's What We Can Do

Overcoming the post-shutdown challenges calls for coordinated, empathetic action by governments across the country, even as we throw everything we have at...


14 February 2022
How Drop In Crude Oil Price Due To Coronavirus Pandemic Benefits India

How Drop In Crude Oil Price Due To Coronavirus Pandemic Benefits India

With the outbreak of Coronavirus and the subsequent travel restrictions around the globe, one good thing that has happened is it has led to a drastic fall in...


14 February 2022
Rebranding China In The Time Of Coronavirus

Rebranding China In The Time Of Coronavirus

The move to blame China for the current mess the world finds itself in began in the United States with President Donald Trump’s critical public utterances.


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