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Kalyani Shankar

Kalyani Shankar is a columnist, the former Political Editor of the Hindustan Times and former Washington correspondent of the Hindustan Times.

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Twitter CEO Parag Agrawal | Linkedin

Parag Agrawal of Twitter signals Brahmin clout at IIT ending. Kota is now Baniya phenomenon

Baniyas, with their financial might, have breached the sanctum sanctorum of IITs. Money is playing a bigger role than birth in a certain caste. Change is welcome.
Workers at a metal workshop in Guna, Madhya Pradesh | Representational image | Bloomberg

Modi govt plans to bridge gaps in for ‘reliable’ jobs data by next year

The push to collect data could help Centre to formulate better policies to create jobs and offer skills training given that the informal sector accounts for roughly half of the GDP.


Newly-appointed Navy chief Admiral R. Hari Kumar at his annual media meet Friday | ANI

28 women officers deployed on warships, Navy to induct women across spectrum

Navy chief Admiral R Hari Kumar said women officers have been appointed on board almost all major warships.

What farm laws retreat by Modi govt tells us about ruling India like a CM with brute majority

No matter how dominant BJP is, India is a federation of states and it has CMs in only 12. Agriculture is largely a state issue, and most of India doesn’t follow it unquestioningly.