Wednesday, 17 August, 2022
TopicCommon Man

Topic: Common Man

Budget has many things for the common man. Look closely, they are coming

It is only a matter of time before the strong emphasis on capital expenditure will crowd in private investment.

SubscriberWrites: Time to depend on leaders is over, common man needs to step up to make India great

Bindu Sikand notes how Indians can come together and create a better India by extending the benefit of education to every single person in the country.

Onion price, inflation, political games — Gulzar’s Murari Lal is back to voice public anger

Gulzar's short poems featuring Murari Lal pack a punch in how sharply they deal with current issues. Read the translations by Rakhshanda Jalil.

Remembering RK Laxman, the cartoonist who immortalised the Common Man

R.K. Laxman, known for his biting satire, was rejected by the J.J. School of Art in Bombay. He then studied philosophy, economics and politics.

On Camera

YourTurn

Pakistan: Imran Khan's Instagram account hacked, doubious crypto link posted

Imran Khan’s becoming costly for Pakistan govt. But army won’t completely remove him from scene

Imran Khan is so tuned into Pakistan’s domestic politics, he sees foreign policy more as a ploy. That’s why he can surprise his rally audience with a Jaishankar video.

India’s ‘salaried class’ shrank during Covid, Muslims hit hardest, govt data suggests

India’s salaried class shrank by 2.7 percentage points during pandemic, govt’s Periodic Labour Force Survey (PLFS) shows. But data for religious minorities, women is even bleaker.

Defence

The two frigates under construction at Yantar shipyard in Russia | Snehesh Alex Philip | ThePrint

Not dependent on Ukraine for engines, want to be part of Make in India initiative, says Russia

India had procured gas turbine engines from Ukraine & handed over to Russia to install them on the Admiral Grigorovich-class guided-missile stealth frigates being made for the Navy.
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Tiranga vs Tiranga: Gloves are off as Kejriwal joins the ‘nationalism’ battle with Modi

Kejriwal’s maun vrat on Modi has ended. This is an important turn in Indian politics. In some ways rivalling the dramatic turn in Bihar.
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