The sharp decline in private consumption and fixed capital formation in the April-June quarter GDP numbers shows the challenge the Modi government faces in boosting demand and investment. With consumer confidence at record lows, the government will have to provide a substantive demand stimulus to push strong consumption and investment.
Pranab Mukherjee was a statesman who transcended all ‘isms’ for larger national interests
Former President Pranab Mukherjee’s death is a loss to the nation. He played a stellar role in India’s developmental journey and was a wise political voice. Mukherjee will be remembered as a statesman who transcended all ‘isms’ for larger national interests. His demise leaves a void in India’s public life.
The ‘draw’ in SC vs Prashant Bhushan case should be used to re-examine concept of contempt
The Supreme Court vs Prashant Bhushan contempt case saga has ended in a draw, with both sides managing to save face. This sobering experience should be used to re-examine the entire concept of contempt. India’s highest judiciary shouldn’t have to spend so much time and energy on this another time.