Talk Point

Why has the Indian economy slowed and what can be done to revive it?

Talk Point: What is to blame for the Indian economic slowdown? How can growth be revived?

As the debate rages over who's to blame for a slowing economy, a panel of eminent experts including Rahul Bajaj, Adi Godrej, Ajay Shah, Arvind Virmani and Ajit Ranade explain what can be done to revive it.

Is Modi’s new scheme Saubhagya a realistic goal given the health of state power utilities?

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has launched a new scheme called Saubhagya to ensure electrification of all willing households by 2019.
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Talk Point: What did India’s surgical strike against terrorists in Pakistan achieve?

The surgical strike on terror launchpads was deemed a success in India but did it achieve what it was meant to?
Mass protests in Kashmir

Talk Point: Are internet shutdowns the best way to restore peace during violent protests?

There were 42 times security agencies resorted to internet shutdowns this year to control volatile conditions in eleven states. Is this the only way to restore peace during violent protests?
PM Modi has changed the way the Prime Minister interacts with the bureaucracy

Talk Point: Is making the bureaucracy directly accountable to the PM a good idea?

Experts discuss whether Narendra Modi's idea of talking directly to bureaucrats is a good one.

Talk Point: What will be the impact of shifting Goa cases from NGT’s Pune bench to Delhi?

This week's TalkPoint discusses the impact of shifting Goa cases from the National Green Tribunal in Pune to New Delhi.
Rohingya refugees at a camp in New Delhi

Talk Point: Are the Rohingya Muslim refugees a security threat? Can India deport them?

Around 14,000 Rohingyas living in India are registered, and an estimated 40,000 are said to be illegal. What can India do?
Union Budget presented by Arun Jaitley, Minister of Finance

Talk Point: Do Electoral Bonds fit into the larger framework of free and fair elections?

Do Electoral Bonds fit into the larger framework of a free and fair elections? We ask experts.
A government school in Delhi

Talk Point: What measures are needed to ensure that every Indian school has trained teachers by 2019?

Poor learning levels at school and the absence of adequately qualified and trained teachers are clearly identified as the biggest of concerns in the...
Photo of a flooded area in Mumbai after heavy rains lashed the city

Talk Point: Why is flooding in Mumbai an annual feature & what’s the solution to it?

We asked experts why flooding in Mumbai is an annual feature and what's the solution to prevent it in future.

On Camera

CJI Gogoi

Is Supreme Court handling sexual harassment allegation against CJI Ranjan Gogoi correctly?

Two advocates Monday wrote to the Bar Council of India criticising it for its support to CJI Ranjan Gogoi and called the hearing a ‘travesty of justice’.

Defence

Indian Coast Guard

Indian Coast Guard increases maritime surveillance following Sri Lanka blasts

More ships and aircraft have been deployed to ensure India faces no security threat after a series of blasts killed 290 in Colombo, a Coast Guard official said.
Graphic by Soham Sen | ThePrint

Modi & Shah have turned India into ‘Jingostan’ & are out to conquer the paranoid country

The Modi-Shah BJP has resurrected dangers & the enemy from the past, and built a scary jingoism. It’s a great diversionary tactic, but it never ends well.