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Sachin Shridhar

New Monetization Policy: More Hope Than Homework

Aug 30, 2021 Sachin Shridhar

India has been privatising and monetizing assets for a long time through public-private partnerships (PPP). It is nothing new as the Congress and Co. will like us to believe.

Whose Education Is It Anyway?

Aug 21, 2021 Sachin Shridhar

Why there is a rush to go abroad for the so-called 'Higher Education' by those who can afford it or very often by the hordes who have to stretch their parent’s resources to somehow manage to pay.


Pegasus: Cyber Hygiene And Vaccination

On paper, we have a very well-established procedure through which lawful interception of electronic communication can be carried out for national security and in response to any public emergency.

Pegasus: Only The Discovered Tip Of The Iceberg

Jul 21, 2021 Sachin Shridhar

Surveillance is what Governments do and will continue to do to keep a tighter leash. The hard reality is that the Governments and Police will not be able to meet up the challenges of the disaffection of modern times without it.


The Missing Middle: Note Banks Vs Vote Banks

The Political Parties do not see the Middle classes as an electorally decisive force and hence a silent indifference to it.

28 June, 2021

Covid-19 Impact On Indian Economy: Decoding Numbers And Jargon

Sachin Shridhar

An attempt to make sense of the official statistics thrown at us from RBI, Finance Ministry, Niti Aayog and so on.


14 June, 2021

Rebels Without A Cause: Duplicity Of Retired Babus Giving Unsolicited Advise

Sachin Shridhar

How some retired bureaucrats morph into indignant conscience keepers of the nation.


05 June, 2021

To Build Or Not To Build, That Is The Question

Sachin Shridhar

The cost of the Central Vista project is Rs 20,000 crore, which with the government’s total annual tax revenue of 20 lakh crore works out to only 0.25 per cent of the tax revenue every year.


23 May, 2021

Come Crisis, Why Does India Wilt and Whimper?

Sachin Shridhar

The second Covid wave has taught us that there is an urgent need for disaster management bodies in our country to be provided with more teeth


18 May, 2021

Fixing The Health Of Health Infrastructure

Sachin Shridhar

A robust system has to be put in place where the voice of science is by default heard and respected above the diversions like elections or the sacred Kumbh.


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Hotel guests stand on the roof of Lemon Tree hotel, as the hotel gets flooded with the waters from an overflowing Kosi River in Jim Corbett National Park, Uttarakhand state. More than 20 people have died and many are...

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This photograph provided by India's National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) shows NDRF soldiers rescue people stranded in floodwaters in Udham Singh Nagar, Uttarakhand state. More than 20 people have died and many are...

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This photograph provided by India's National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) shows NDRF soldiers rescue people stranded in floodwaters in Udham Singh Nagar, Uttarakhand state. More than 20 people have died and many are...

National Disaster Response Force via AP

Muslims pelt stones at policemen during clashes following an Eid-e-Milad un Nabi procession, in Jabalpur.

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Migrant workers arriving from J&K wait at a railway station to board a train for their native places, in Amritsar. Many of migrant workers are leaving the Kashmir Valley after a series of attacks on them.

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This Election Season In UP, Lakhimpur Kheri Is The New Political Battlefield

The Opposition is hoping for a rich election harvest in Uttar Pradesh but Lucknow appears to be a long way from the killing fields.

Profile

The Negotiator: Rakesh Tikait Is The Glue Holding Farmers’ Agitation Together

The former Delhi Police employee has also emerged as the go-to man for the authorities to reach out to the agitating farmers.

Vikas Pathak
The Negotiator: Rakesh Tikait Is The Glue Holding Farmers’ Agitation Together

Kashmir/Violence

Kashmir Minority Killings A Throwback To The Terrifying 90s

Outwardly peaceful, Kashmir has seen a spate of civilian killings in recent weeks. A silent unease has now exploded into fear and concern after the shooting of minorities.

Naseer Ganai
Kashmir Minority Killings A Throwback To The Terrifying 90s

Opinion

Virat Kohli’s Abrasive Leadership Style Gave Indian Cricket A New Dimension

Virat Kohli will step down as T20 captain of India and RCB but that will not take away the fact that he remains a unique leader

Sep 20, 2021 Arijit Ghosh

Taliban: What’s Next For The International Community?

With all foreign soldiers out of Afghanistan, the Taliban is now in a position to do pretty much what it wants.

Sep 13, 2021 Seema Guha

Rising Challenges Of Plagiarism In The Era Of Online Education

It can be a crucial stepping stone to develop young minds to appreciate the importance of practising honesty throughout their academic journey and lay the foundations for successful professional careers.

Sep 12, 2021 Chaitali Moitra

Vaccine Mandates Harm Long-Term Public Health

One can be pro-religion, but against coerced religion; one can be pro-vaccines, but against coercion and mandates

Sep 12, 2021 Kameswari Chebrolu