Each extra dollar India pays for imported energy contributes to higher inflation and hurts the economy recovering from the pandemic. So Iran’s offer to sell cheap oil – reported by ThePrint – should be seriously considered. True, US sanctions are a risk. But New Delhi needs to negotiate around them in self-interest.
Lower courts could’ve left Gyanvapi-like cases alone until SC has reviewed Places of Worship Act
Varanasi court’s decision seeing merit in hearing the Hindu plea for worship at the Gyanvapi case opens another potential site of contestation and confrontation in Indian politics. Supreme Court is reviewing the Places of Worship Act. Until that is resolved, lower courts could have put a lid on such matters.
Sri Lanka’s Asia Cup victory shows fixed draws, big bucks stump when overhyped teams falter
Sri Lanka’s Asia Cup victory is a lesson to star-studded teams from India and Pakistan and tournament organisers. Fixed draws with an eye on TV audiences and advertising bucks can be stumped when overhyped teams falter. Let’s not forget what brought ruin to cricket in UAE not too long back.