Monday, 20 August, 2018

Talk Point

NRC will lead to ‘bloodbath’- Mamata Banerjee stoking communal fire or voicing public in...

Mamata Banerjee Tuesday said that Assam's NRC draft will divide the people of India and lead to "bloodbath and civil war in the country". Amit Shah retorted ...

Can Modi and Imran Khan turn around India-Pakistan ties ahead of 2019 or is the army back in control...

Prime Minister Narendra Modi called Pakistan’s Imran Khan to congratulate him for his victory and spoke about building peace between India and Pakistan. After w...

Will NRC draft list in Assam send people into an indefinite limbo or do they have legal safeguards?

The second and final draft of the National Register of Citizens (NRC) in Assam was released Monday. The list left out nearly 40 lakh people. The NRC draft ha...

Kerala author Hareesh withdraws novel: Does attack stifle free expression or are writers being cultu...

Facing abuse from right wingers on social media, Hareesh said that he “was too weak” to take on the powerful. Hareesh’s novel, Mathrubhumi, got mired in controversy over its sexually explicit portrayal of Indian women. Experts weigh in.
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Changing name from West Bengal to Bangla: Mamata’s desperate populism or revival of state pride?

The West Bengal assembly passed a resolution Thursday to rename the state Bangla. Experts weigh in on whether changing name from West Bengal to Bangla is desperate populism or revival of state pride.
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Can India afford the rupee crossing the 70 mark or should the RBI boost the currency?

Currency experts say the rupee is expected to breach the 70-to-a-dollar mark in the next six to eight months. Experts weigh in.
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Mumbai stamp duty hike: Milking unaffordable real estate or unavoidable source of funds for infrastr...

Experts weigh in on whether Mumbai stamp duty hike is milking unaffordable real estate or unavoidable source of funds for infrastructure?

Parliament amends anti-corruption act: Will it weaken the law or restore fairness?

The Lok Sabha passed the Prevention of Corruption (Amendment) Bill, 2013 Tuesday. Experts weigh in on the changes made to the original Act.
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In US-China trade war, will India become a dumping ground for Chinese goods or can it benefit?

The US-China trade war is likely to have an adverse impact on global trade and economic growth. It could once again lead to a rise in global imbalances and inequality. However, India fears that that the Trump-Xi clash could also result in China using it as a dumping ground for its goods.

Does Trump’s tweet signal Obama-style engagement hasn’t worked with Iran or just warmong...

US President Donald Trump tweeted an angry warning to Iranian President Hassan Rouhani that it will "suffer consequences the likes of which few throughout histo...

Indian Army reforms: Cutting administrative flab or needless downsizing?

Army chief General Bipin Rawat is set to issue orders to reduce personnel at the Army Headquarters (AHQ) in New Delhi. The move is being viewed as an indirect a...
Imran Khan, Atal Bihari Vajpayee, Nawaz Shariff

Outing a personal secret as a lesson for Imran: Featuring Vajpayee, Nawaz & a bit of me

Nawaz Sharif made a dramatic bid for peace with Vajpayee but was tripped by Pakistan’s army. It won’t be different for Imran.