Thursday, 20 September, 2018

Talk Point

A graphic showing a farmer in a field

Knee-jerk reactions by the government will not help farmers, go for institutional reforms

In our country there is no co-ordination between farmers, government, exporters and researchers.
A graphic showing a farmer in a field

If we continue to raise MSP, industry will source raw material from international sources

Old concepts and old ideologies are not delivering in today’s scenario and this has led to unrest in farmers as well as consumers.
A graphic showing a farmer in a field

Price controls at such a scale will bring bureaucracy at every mandi, breed corruption

Price controls at such massive scale would require intervention of bureaucracy at the level of every mandi and would breed corruption everywhere.
A graphic showing a farmer in a field

Modi’s war on inflation has become a war on farmers

Is the Swaminathan committee recommendation on MSP a practical solution to farmers grievances in India?

The government must part with more details on Rafale pricing to end the debate

For far too long, successive governments have used the veil of secrecy to block information on defence spending and acquisition.
Planes on a ship

Without facts, political debates on Rafale can become a petty slugfest

The current debate on the Rafale deal seems to be going the way of a petty slugfest.
Fighter jet taking off

An informed debate on defence acquisitions is essential, but it should not lead to delays

Lack of expertise, research and interest among parliamentarians, existence of lobbies, political opportunism have led to the current impasse in defence deals.
Himanta Biswa Sarma giving a speech

I was only quoting Bhagwat Gita on karma: Himanta Biswa Sarma on cancer comment

If two people are chewing tobacco, why does only one of them get cancer? There is some other factor at work here. It is because everything is linked to divinity.
Fighter jet

Half-baked allegations about defence procurements are detrimental to national security

In all high-ticket defence deals, it may be prudent for the government to brief a compressed Parliamentary Committee for Defence, regarding the nuances of the contract.
Fighter Jet

There is no overwhelming reason why defence deals should be treated with kid gloves

Is political debate on defence deals like the Rafale fighter jet necessary for accountability?

Mohan Bhagwat says no Hindu Rashtra without Muslims: Is RSS changing before 2019 polls?

Mohan Bhagwat, during the three-day RSS lecture series called ‘Bhavishya Ka Bharat’, said that the Sangh’s interpretation of Hindutva does not exclude Muslims a...

There’s a humongous scam in the Rafale deal. It is called stupidity

The Rafale deal is just a glaring example of the BJP government’s unsuccessful handling of defence purchases.