Manchester cancellation is a bummer as the finale of a terrific Test series. BCCI’s clout, and England’s own earlier indiscretion in South Africa saved India a forfeiture. But, serious questions need to be raised with team officials. Ravi Shastri’s crowded, no-masks book release wasn’t so crucial with the series on.
Ford’s exit should push govt to promote emerging tech, EVs
Ford’s exit from India four years after GM underlines the failure of American auto giants to cope with India’s highly competitive market. But this is also a blow to the country’s manufacturing sector amid a slowdown. Government should encourage emerging tech such as hybrids and EVs to overcome these setbacks.
Mamata, Pawar comments show anti-BJPism not enough to unite opposition
Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee’s jibe at Congress and Sharad Pawar for getting silenced by BJP, and NCP chief’s dig at ‘Zamindar’ Congress expose fault lines in opposition camp. Anti-BJPism isn’t good enough to remove their mutual distrust or reconcile conflicting goals. As it is, opposition unity remains a curious paradox.