Dhiraj Nayyar

A medic wearing a PPE kit collects a swab sample of a woman for the COVID-19 test

India after Covid-19

If the pandemic enables a course correction, India will emerge stronger, not weaker. Is the India story over? Has Covid-19’s...

'Covid-19 potential cause of liver injury'

Relearning from Covid’s second attack

We must learn again from the second wave. After all, this may not be the last wave or mutant of...

Dharam Singh and Somibai show their water connection

The other transformation

Jal Jeevan Mission will improve health outcomes, increase productivity, particularly for women who often travel long distances to get potable...

vaccine diplomacy is a template

Vaccine diplomacy is a template

Many countries trust the quality and reliability of India’s vaccine more than Russia’s or China’s. India’s more transparent and less...

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A year to forget, or to remember?

The 2020 reforms are path breaking because they are focused on transforming agriculture and manufacturing which are necessary for a...

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On trade, there is a third way

Government must continue to take steps to reform factor markets and other input markets. The “missing the bus” metaphor made...

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Modi’s league of economic reformers

In his first term, Modi put redistribution first. But, instead of splurging ever more sums of money on a flurry...

A conundrum for Biharis

A conundrum for Biharis

If the opinion polls are right (big assumption!) then the election in Bihar is too close to call. And if...

The root causes of Dadri

The root causes of Dadri

It is convenient to pin the blame for every communal incident on Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Let’s be clear. The...

Make a fresh start in Nehru Memorial

Make a fresh start in Nehru Memorial

It was interesting to note how the exit of Mahesh Rangarajan as director of the Nehru Memorial Museum and Library...

Corbyn, Trump can learn from NaMo

Corbyn, Trump can learn from NaMo

Is Jeremy Corbyn, the radical leftist elected by Britain’s Labour Party to be its leader, unelectable as UK’s Prime Minister?...

Forget opportunity, grasp urgency

Forget opportunity, grasp urgency

That the crisis in China’s economy and financial markets is an opportunity for India has quickly become conventional wisdom. Even...

Don’t write history on the road

Don’t write history on the road

It is important for every nation to know its history. Indians are obsessed with the past (ironical really when one...

The fundamentals are wrong

The fundamentals are wrong

How strong is India’s economy? It’s a question worth asking in the week after India (at least its financial markets)...

This I-Day, Modi was right on message

Prime Minister Narendra Modi suffers a burden that hardly any other Indian politician does: of extraordinary expectations. His first Independence...

What FTII says about state of the nation

What FTII says about state of the nation

Rarely is the power of a nation measured by the strength of its educational institutions. It ought to be. The...

This I-Day, Modi was right on message

Prime Minister Narendra Modi suffers a burden that hardly any other Indian politician does: of extraordinary expectations. His first Independence...

Congress cannot win obstruction game

Congress cannot win obstruction game

Does the Congress party have an end game in its strategy to obstruct the functioning of Parliament? Does it intend...

Deadly virus of Treasury Benches

Deadly virus of Treasury Benches

In India, like in most democracies, the people elect the party/coalition they believe has the best ideas/plans to run the...

It’s time to refocus on the economy

It’s time to refocus on the economy

It must be terribly frustrating for the BJP to watch helplessly as the Congress and sundry Opposition parties disrupt Parliament...

The inexorable descent of Greece

The inexorable descent of Greece

It’s a wonder that the financial “rescue” package for beleaguered Greece is still being called a bailout. In its present...

PM must sack Gajendra Chauhan

PM must sack Gajendra Chauhan

Prime Minister Narendra Modi would not have won such a decisive mandate in 2014 without the overwhelming support of India’s...

Cry for Europe, but don’t weep

Cry for Europe, but don’t weep

The integration of Europe was probably the most audacious political project of the 20th century when you consider that the...