Ravi Shanker Kapoor

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Mela during corona surge is a potential disaster

More than a century and a half ago, in 1867 to be precise, Swami Dayanand Saraswati did something that today...

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Imran Khan trying to be ‘a good Muslim in old age’

Pakistanis are not taking their Prime Minister’s regressive and reprehensible remarks lying down. Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan’s attempt to...

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WHO’s Tedros pulls up China, meekly

Tedros’ change in stance should be viewed against the backdrop of the growing condemnation of and scepticism over the WHO’s...

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China opposes Quad, but it should be strengthened

The only good that has come out of the coronavirus is that it has woken up the world, especially India,...

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Ripped jeans, angry sanskaris

One would have expected Tirath Singh Rawat, the newly appointed Chief Minister of Uttarakhand, to be worried about the most...

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Government should go forward on privatisation

What really plagues privatisation and other liberalising moves is the public discourse, which remains essentially socialistic.   With the Narendra...

Sedition laws must be used

Tells us why, tells us how

The draconian sedition legislation was never an archaic law; it has been used by every regime. Against the backdrop of...

Sedition laws must be used

Tells us why, tells us how

The draconian sedition legislation was never an archaic law; it has been used by every regime. Against the backdrop of...

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Restructure FinMin away from short-term revenue maximisation

The Finance Ministry’s structure, and of course the deep pink state, often leads it astray, focusing on immediate filling the...

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Cairn, Vodafone cases: Socialism masquerading as nationalism

The persistence of retrospective taxation has already cost a great deal to India’s reputation. Imagine the Indian ships in international...

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Covid-19: Chinese Health Organisation absolves Beijing

It is not only WHO that has been infested with Left-leaning bureaucrats; the entire public health establishment is dominated by...

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Beware of the deep pink state

Privatisation, like any other economic reform, runs into stiff resistance—from the respective administrative ministries, unions, intellectuals, the Left, even the...

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Reaping the whirlwind of fairy tales

Should an organized group that protests and inconveniences millions of people be appeased by the authorities? Protesting farmers have their...

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Myth of exploitation by ‘corporates’

Big corporations are generally fair in their dealings, for they can’t afford bad publicity either in the media or in...

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Trumpers: Less equal than others

While condemnation of the Capitol attack is loud and unending, BLM violence last year, which resulted in deaths, looting, arson,...

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Fear-mongering is the only booming sector

They tell us that the coronavirus cases have crossed the 1,000-mark and 29 have died; they don’t tell us that...

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India must not fall prey to corona panic

Soon after Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced the nationwide lockdown, I received a WhatsApp message, paraphrasing a Hindi nursery rhyme:...

Economy

No, they can’t

What to do with the inveterate anti-business mindset that defines much of India’s economic policy? The US-China trade war can...

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Ignore the dinosaurs on India-US ties

US President Donald Trump’s statement expressing dissatisfaction with India is significant in the light of our persistence with Nehruvian foreign...

Economy

Green shoots in desert

Dirigisme remains defining feature of course adopted by government. Everything that could have gone wrong in the economy has. Yet,...

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Finance Minister alone not responsible for economy

Our regulators are nasty enough to make lives of entrepreneurs miserable but not effective enough to check scams, irregularities in...

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Nehru was no liberal

Even before the first general election, the Nehru regime introduced the First Amendment, which curtailed both freedom of expression and...

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Welcome Jeff Bezos and his investment

After his remark on Amazon chief Jeff Bezos was widely reported, Commerce & Industry Minister Piyush Goyal came up with...

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The ugly American liberal

Who is more unreasonable than the Indian liberal who usually parrots Leftists’ lies and dogmas? The American liberal. The way...