Tuesday, 18 December, 2018


Sharp and latest opinion on politics, policy and current affairs.

Women officer contingent of the Indian Army

Indian Army must work on inducting women in combat roles or court may force its hand

Women in combat role matter of mindset, and what better place to change it than Indian Army.
Army chief General Bipin Rawat | PTI

Indian Army chief should know that no one feigns disability

Physical and mental health of the forces is integral to modernisation of the Indian Army.
File photo of Prime Minister Narendra Modi with Chinese President Xi Jinping | Mikhail Svetlov/Getty Images

Time for India and China talks to go beyond Doklam, 1962 conflict and Dalai Lama

Chinese foreign minister Wang Yi's visit signals that China and India’s relationship may not be doomed after all.
Chinese electric vehicle startup Xpeng

The problems with China’s $856 billion startup juggernaut

As China struggles to fund its technological ambitions and catch up to the US, its basic problem is that too much capital is chasing after too few startups.
Congress President Rahul Gandhi | PTI

Rahul Gandhi’s dream team is made of old people

The young leaders in the Congress who have delivered or shown the potential are falling by the wayside.
File photo of PM Narendra Modi | PIB

The impact of BJP’s recent defeat on the IIT-IIM corporate class

Modi’s carpet bombing-style rallies would overcome the negative image of the state governments in the elections, they thought.
File image of Narenda Modi | @MannKiBaat_PMO/Twitter

Midnight orders and hurried transfers: Where Modi govt is going wrong with IAS officers

Enormous delays in postings, shifting of top IAS officers and short tenures — a lot is amiss in Modi government.
Reserve Bank of India (RBI) logo in the RBI building in Mumbai | Karen Dias/Bloomberg

Fears for the RBI’s freedom are overblown

If the government deserves blame, it’s for not holding the RBI to account much sooner, not for undermining its independence.

Petrol price hikes may annoy you, but cheap oil is not helping climate

Relatively low prices are making consumers less apt to do their share to reduce emissions by buying vehicles that use less fuel – or none at all.
madhya pradesh

MP push for 70% industry jobs to locals: Valid regionalism or is Congress the new Shiv Sena?

Kamal Nath, on his first day as Madhya Pradesh chief minister, announced incentives for industries that hire 70 per cent local workers. When questioned about th...

Modi’s BJP is not just Congress + cow, but it is Congress + cow + Indira Gandhi

Young Indians bought new hope & optimism of Brand Modi in 2014. Now they're confused & angry as BJP government turns out to be Indira-era Congress, plus a cow.