Ravi Shanker Kapoor

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The poor-farmer excuse

The need of the hour is systemic, systematic, and rational approach to the problem of crop burning.   Of all...

Srinagar: The convoy of a delegation of the members of European Parliament that arrived in Srinagar, on Oct 29, 2019. According to sources, the delegation will be given presentation by the Jammu and Kashmir administration. The police will also brief the d

EU MPs’ Kashmir visit a good move

By letting Indian politicians and media freely visit the valley, government will take the sting out of Pak’s disinformation drive...

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We are all pseudo sanskaris now

Delhi Commission for Women chief Swati Maliwal’s campaign against ‘cross gender massages’ in spas is a testimony to regression and...

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PMC Bank scam: Private gains, public losses

There is regulatory oversight. PMC Bank had had lent about Rs 6,500 crore, that is, almost three-fourths of its total...

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Mathematics matters

Commerce & Industry Minister Piyush Goyal has been lambasted for his apparent error about the discoverer of gravity, but a...

Climate change teen activist Greta Thunberg joins a climate strike march in Iowa City

Liberals shamelessly weaponised Greta

They give children their toxic thoughts and they instilled enormous toxicity in Thunberg. She just parroted the lines pinkish intellectuals...

Kolkata: Union Minister Babul Supriyo heckled by a section of students of Jadavpur University during his visit to the campus to attend an event organised by the Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) in Kolkata on Sep 19, 2019. Several slogan-shouting

Left and violence go hand in hand

It persists with it attempts to suppress any voice it doesn’t like and banish any view it doesn’t approve of....

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Ban on e-cigarettes is moral policing

The ban on e-cigarettes, imposed ostensibly to stop the hazards of vaping and improve the moral health of youngsters, is...

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Attitude towards wealth should change

Economic policy has to be kept immune from sentimentalism.     Prime Minister Narendra Modi is keen on economic revival....

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Time for India-US alliance

Since the US, indeed the entire West, wants to fight jihad, and so does India, we should be an American...

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PM focuses on wealth of nation

If he is able to get DTC implemented, ensure that venal tax officials are penalised, he will have carried out...

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Shrinking sphere of liberty

At the 72nd anniversary of Independence, India celebrated the successful freedom struggle against the British. It is also time to...

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Pro-370 Gandhis’ alienation from masses is showing

Congress leaders are walking out of the party, speaking against the official line, and the top leadership is behaving like...

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Pro-370 Gandhis’ alienation from masses is showing

Congress leaders are walking out of the party, speaking against the official line, and the top leadership is behaving like...

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Bahraich: Aspirations in gloom

Expertise of private professionals is being used for oversight, monitoring of poverty-alleviation programmes.     Bahraich, UP: Seema Devi, an Anganwadi...

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The Rs 344cr mutual fund ‘scam’: Real or SEBI’s creation?

New Delhi: Awanish Kumar Mishra, promoter of Allied Financial Services Pvt Ltd (AFSPL), which has been accused of a Rs...

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Bank nationalisation, a timeless evil

On 20 July 1969, American astronaut Neil Armstrong took “one giant leap for mankind.” A day before that, Indira Gandhi...

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Moral police enters wedding pandals

Guest control laws came into being in the 1960s against the backdrop of wars and shortages.   Politics and statecraft,...

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Privatisation needs both intent and courage

If the government stays the course, it will not only be able to address the issue of resource crunch but...

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Focus on infra, not on reforms in Budget 2019

Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman’s maiden Budget has made it abundantly clear that the government is in no mood to expedite...

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Dogma must not trump science on GM seeds

The objections to GM crops are doctrinal rather than fact-based. But the Luddite groups, though microscopic in numbers, are loud,...

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Rahul: A remote controlled persona

Every person has a persona, about which most people, especially public figures, are very particular. Politicians are hugely more careful...

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Only reforms can revive economy

The government should remain confident about the moral correctness and economic efficacy of reforms. It will require liberalising measures.  ...

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Presidential form would strengthen our democracy

The system is predicated upon the separation, and not concentration, of powers. This can curb unilateralism that our political masters...