ThoughtShot

Harsh V Pant on China’s power play and Rakesh Sood on new nuclear arms race

Today’s political, economic & strategic punditry from S.K. Sarin, Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw, Debashis Basu and many others.
Iran crude oil

Vikram Mehta on advantages in oil crisis, Deepak Nayyar on why India fares better than many

Today’s political, economic & strategic punditry from Ajay Vir Jakhar, David M. Sloan, G Chandrashekhar and many others.
A rapid antibody test | PTI

Kaushik Basu says avoid ‘permit raj’ and Omkar Goswami on Covid-19’s ‘S’ curve

Today’s political, economic & strategic punditry from Ameeta Mulla Wattal, Pratibha M. Singh, Krishna Kumar and many others.
Representational image of closed shops in Amritsar, Punjab, under the lockdown | Photo: PTI

Covid-19: Govinda Rao says states need resources, Palshikar skeptical about lockdown success

Today’s political, economic & strategic punditry from Shashank Joshi, Jyoti Mukul, Frank F. Islam and many others.
File photo | PM Narendra Modi talks to chief ministers on plan to tackle coronavirus | Narendramodi.in

Sanjaya Baru says lockdown will shape Centre-state ties, Raja Mohan on global tilt to Left

Today’s political, economic & strategic punditry from Abhishek Singhvi, Mahesh Vyas, Jayati Ghosh and many others.
Vegetable suppliers pushing a cart during the coronavirus lockdown in Delhi Wednesday | Photo: Praveen Jain | ThePrint

Sandipan Deb sees ‘job bloodbath’ and Amitabh Kant on the next step in the fight

Today’s political, economic & strategic punditry from Apoorvanand, Ajay Shah, Sunita Narain and many others.
Women queue up outside a Bank of Baroda branch in Ajmer as they wait to withdraw cash from their accounts | Photo: Praveen Jain | ThePrint

Chidambaram’s economic revival blueprint and Thomas Isaac on Kerala’s blueprint

Today’s political, economic & strategic punditry from Yamini Aiyar, Gurcharan Das, Abheek Barua and many others.
Workers at Ghazipur Mandi in Delhi | Photo: Manisha Mondal | ThePrint

Give out food stocks, expand PDS, don’t skimp: Amartya Sen, Raghuram Rajan & Abhijit Banerjee

Today’s political, economic & strategic punditry from Jaya Jaitly, Naushad Forbes, Maja Daruwala and many others.
The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) logo is displayed on a gate at the central bank's headquarters in Mumbai, India

Duvvuri Subbarao wants govt to borrow, Niranjan Rajadhyaksha wants RBI’s help

Today’s political, economic & strategic punditry from JVR Prasada Rao, Anurag Agrawal, Rajeev Bhargava and many more.
Homeless people and migrant workers stand in queue for food at a shelter home in Delhi | Manisha Mondal| ThePrint

C Raja Mohan says China is new Russia, Mahesh Vyas surprised by steep unemployment rates

Today’s political, economic & strategic punditry from Narayan Ramachandran, Mahesh Vyas, C. Gopinath and many more.

On Camera

An employee sits on a video call at the Unicredit SpA headquarters in Milan

Why shrinking offices and hot-desking are bad ideas, Covid or no Covid

Employees’ demands for flexible working will include spacious offices. Given the relative savings, slashing floor space is a false economy.
Oil Facilities And Services Ahead Of Final Year Figures After Demonetization Induced Fluctuation

Diesel demand drop forces India to import gasoline as Covid skews output

The slump in diesel demand is forcing refineries to operate below capacity, but gasoline sales are back at pre-virus levels with people resorting to personal vehicles.

Defence

File image of the OFB pavilion at DefExpo 2016 | Representational image | Twitter | @SpokespersonMoD

Army says ‘poor quality’ Ordnance Board ammo, mines have cost India Rs 960 crore since 2014

Pointing out these shortcomings in an internal assessment, the Army has thrown its weight behind government plans to corporatise the OFB to make it more efficient.
Narendra Modi and Amit Shah | File photo: T. Narayan | Bloomberg

Partners dispensable in Modi-Shah construct if they do not bring additional votes

In the Modi-Shah construct, if partners do not bring additional votes, they are dispensable. However old or loyal, either they become supplicants, or die.