Supreme Court ordering a CBI probe into 26% stake sale in HZL by government in 2002 but allowing it to divest its remaining stake is a bit perplexing. The history of privatisation shows that it has worked well. An overly technical reading of rules can end up hurting this process.
ThePrint’s Tripura investigation shows vandalised mosques, looted shops. Name the arsonists
ThePrint’s investigative report on Tripura violence shows vandalised mosques and shops reveal damage, soot and evidence of loot. The home ministry has denied it, but what is eminently clear is that the fragile communal peace stands dented. Arsonists and looters must be named among the 22 arrested, and held accountable.
Repeal of farm laws shows how important public consensus is in a democracy
The repeal of the controversial but much-needed farm reform laws is the second big retreat by the Modi government. First was the ambitious land acquisition ordinance. These expose the limitations of parliamentary majority in a democracy. Numbers may bring hubris but public consensus still needs to be sought and built.
Why news media is in crisis & How you can fix it
India needs free, fair, non-hyphenated and questioning journalism even more as it faces multiple crises.
But the news media is in a crisis of its own. There have been brutal layoffs and pay-cuts. The best of journalism is shrinking, yielding to crude prime-time spectacle.
ThePrint has the finest young reporters, columnists and editors working for it. Sustaining journalism of this quality needs smart and thinking people like you to pay for it. Whether you live in India or overseas, you can do it here.