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Shamika Ravi’s ‘simple’ Covid prescription & why Justice AP Shah finds fault with SC

Today's political, economic & strategic punditry from Ashok Gulati, Jean Dreze, Tamal Bandopadhyay and many others.

Zoya Hasan says fiscal stimulus ‘too little’, Sangh & Modi united on economy says RSS

Today's political, economic & strategic punditry from Rajiv Tuli, Mekhala Krishnamurthy, S Murlidharan & Ashok Jha.

Urjit Patel & Amartya Lahiri on possible boom in biomedics, Ram Madhav says move on in J&K

Today's political, economic & strategic punditry from Amartya Lahiri, Urjit R Patel, Ram Madhav & more.

TM Krishna on what being left really means, Vijay Gokhale decodes China’s new diplomacy

Today's political, economic & strategic punditry from Rahul Matthan, Avishkar Singhvi, MR Subramani & more.

C. Raja Mohan on probe into Covid origin, more tapasya & tyag for labour, says Mahesh Vyas

Today's political, economic & strategic punditry from Arundhati Katju, Mahesh Vyas, Sanjay Hegde & more.

Vivek Katju on India’s Afghan policy, Chandra Bhushan says don’t lock down without exit plan

Today's political, economic & strategic punditry from Vivek Katju, Sunita Narain, Ajay Shah, Ashok Gulati & more.

Jaggi Vasudev says he’s more left than you think, Ashok Desai says slogans won’t ease crisis

Today’s political, economic & strategic punditry from Neelkanth Mishra, Jaggi Vasudev, Jahangir Aziz, Meeta Sengupta and more.

Haseeb Drabu sees no bailout, Bibek Debroy on Crusoe economy, Shankar Acharya says open up

Today’s political, economic & strategic punditry from Sanjaya Baru, Harsh Mander, Jayati Ghosh, Prabhat Patnaik, Bibek Debroy and more.

Renu Kohli calls labour reforms a caricature, Shyam Saran on China’s move to digital money

Today’s political, economic & strategic punditry from Prashant Bhushan, Shyam Agarwal, Shyam Saran, R. Jagannathan and more.

Pratap Bhanu Mehta on labour reform & Vivek Katju on India’s Islamophobic image

Today’s political, economic & strategic punditry from Pratap Bhanu Mehta, C. Raja Mohan, Brinda Karat and more.

On Camera

YourTurn

How Facebook and Amazon rely on an invisible workforce

The market for on-demand, digital tasks is estimated by the World Bank to be worth $25 billion, with Meta Platforms, Amazon, YouTube as some of the biggest buyers.
Representational image of a jewellery store | ANI

India Jewellery Park to be set up in Mumbai, aims to attract Rs 20,000 crore investment

The Gem & Jewellery Export Promotion Council and Maharashtra Industrial Development Corporation have signed a draft agreement granting possession of a plot for setting up the park.

Defence

Foreign secretary Harsh Vardhan Shringla meets German Navy chief Vice Admiral Kay-Achim Schönbach on 20 January. | Twitter | @MEAIndia

New chapter in ties as Indian foreign secy meets Germany navy chief, warship ‘Bayern’ visits

With Germany identifying India as one of the key partners in its Indo-Pacific policy, a German frigate entered Indian waters for a port call in Mumbai, in a major signal to China.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

Read my lips, I’m hurting, says Pakistan’s National Security Policy. What it means for India

The new policy is mostly chaff, but it reveals the most inward-looking Pakistan in 3 decades. It needs breathing space, and is realising loss of stature and friendship with US.
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