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A man checks his name in NRC list in Guwahati on 31 August. | ANI Photo

Why India should shelve NPR, the National Population Register

The objective of the NPR can be fulfilled by Aadhaar. The duplication is a waste of resources.
An employee standing at the window looks out over construction sites from the Amazon.com Inc. office campus in Hyderabad

Indians want govts to be run like corporations, but this is why a country is not a company

Former civil servants Vijay Kelkar and Ajay Shah write that we in India revere success and wealth. We assume good HR practices in TCS will work in govt.
Gunny bags of onions | Dhiraj Singh/Bloomberg

If 10 years from now you see 30 types of onions in Indian markets, this is how it happened

In 2019, people think lakhs of voters will ignore their community, leaders, party and freebies, to vote against a govt under which onions became expensive.
Narendra Modi inspecting the Guard of Honour at Red Fort on the occasion of 73rd Independence Day | PIB

What Indian politicians, bureaucrats and military really think about each other

Tensions between civilians and the military are not new in India. However, the proliferation and reach of social media has only amplified differences.
The bronze bull statue at the Bombay Stock Exchange | Dhiraj Singh/Bloomberg

Indian economy needs structural reforms & behavioural change, not macroeconomic jargon

What the disproportionate focus on macroeconomics misses is fact that to increase economic growth, you need to change behaviour of individuals and firms.
Home Minister Amit Shah looks at the 'Hindi Divas Samaroh' in New Delhi, September | PTI

Amit Shah will soon overshadow Modi to emerge as BJP govt’s main voice

Amit Shah will not become a threat to the popularity of Modi. But as PM, Modi has limits, the Home Minister does not.
PM Modi's speech in Ahmedabad

Modi govt needs to stop claiming it lacks data on the informal sector, it doesn’t

Every problem in the labour market can’t be attributed to the lack of data. It’s become a predictable and false diversion.
Justice Deepak Gupta | YouTube

Here’s the text of Justice Deepak Gupta’s speech on sedition law being abused and misused

Criticism of the executive, the judiciary, the bureaucracy or the Armed Forces cannot be termed sedition, said the Supreme Court judge at a recent event.
Rajasthani women show their Aadhaar cards while standing in a queue to vote | PTI

Aadhaar to e-commerce: Data needs to ensure ease of living, not be a burden on Indians

The government’s administrative architecture must be designed in such a way that the burden on Indians to provide data to multiple agencies is reduced.
A person in a wheelchair

Problem isn’t taxing disability pension of Armed forces, but demonising disability

By vilifying disabled military personnel, we are neither doing them nor ourselves as a country any favour.

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Representational image | PxFuel

Job interviews to sexist colleagues’ comments: Offices judge me by my tattoos, not work

The questions on my tattoos haunted me to the point that I stopped dressing for myself when I went to work, and started wearing clothes that hid them.
Illustration: Soham Sen | ThePrint

Will the spectacle of Trump visit without a trade deal boost India-US ties?

Five days ahead of US President Donald Trump’s visit to India, he has said that “the big (trade) deal” is being saved for “later”.

Defence

PM Modi with US President Donald Trump

Donald Trump visit set to further consolidate US-India collaboration in Indo-Pacific

During Donald Trump’s visit next week, both the US and India could issue a joint declaration to lay down roadmap for larger cooperation in Indo-Pacific region.

Amit Shah’s performance as minister will now determine the success of Modi-Shah power pair

Modi-Shah share a unique power equation unlike Nehru-Patel and Vajpayee-Advani. After Delhi defeat, Shah enters a new, unfamiliar phase of his political career.