Ravi Shanker Kapoor

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Move to ban cryptocurrencies is unfortunate

Many major democracies, such as the US, Canada and the UK, allow the use of Bitcoin. Even the tiny Latin...

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Victimisation of privatisers will affect growth

The facts of HZL transaction make it evident that it was completely transparent. The Supreme Court’s directive to the Central...

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Competitive illiberalism

Freedom of expression does and should cover the right to express weird and unwise views. Since individual liberty includes the...

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Prohibition plagues Bihar

Corrupt politicians, bureaucrats, and cops love liquor ban, for it means big money. It is easy to imagine the magnitude...

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ONDC: Commerce Ministry’s e-commerce adventure

There will also be private parties holding equity in ONDC, but it is the sarkari entities that would be calling...

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Statist approach can’t galvanise manufacturing

Generally, dirigisme and statism result in a rift between policy and reality. Sentimentalism and ad hoc reactions are poor substitutes...

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A dreamscape called strategic autonomy

Non-alignment kept us hostile to the West in the past; Beijing wants that India should persist with the same policy,...

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Don’t tar all concerns as Islamophobia

The correctness of the bishop’s statement on narcotic jihad must be determined by empirical evidence, not by the opinion makers’...

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Strategic autonomy should not kill the Quad

Why is India so reluctant to make the Quad a security alliance? That China is a military threat to it,...

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Congress’ leftward tilt will hurt it

In a way, Congress’ crisis is part of a global pattern of liberal and social democratic parties being overtaken by...

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Telecom, banking packages may work, but PLI can’t revive auto sector

The package includes several measures, the most important being a four-year moratorium on adjusted gross revenue (AGR) dues. The Narendra...

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Twenty years later, it is Taliban redux

The more things change, the more they stay the same. This is surely true in Afghanistan. On 11 September 2001,...

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Q1 GDP figures are depressing but not surprising

The problem is the government’s statist attitude and its reluctance to decontrol the economy at the pace that is required....

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Economy needs reforms, not words and repackaged programmes

The recovery will remain sluggish so long as India Inc is berated for not doing enough.   Human beings and...

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Australia’s ex-PM shows how to appease China

Kevin Rudd has offered a shield to Xi, the most dangerous leader of this century, against almost every allegation hurled...

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End of retrospective taxation may revive Vodafone Idea

An obnoxious law that from the start was a regressive and job-killing idea is now repealed. The resignation of Kumar...

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Age of idolatry

Freedom of expression in our country gets curbed every passing day. From political leaders to tetchy individuals and groups, everybody...

A Virginia School board meeting reflects a battle playing out across the country over a once-obscure academic doctrine known as Critical Race Theory, in Ashburn

Left peddles guilt in America to destroy it

In the US, right from schools to the military, Marxist theories are being taught, despite the fact that they have...

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Non-alignment helped Taliban gain power

Had India helped the US and sent soldiers to Afghanistan to help the Afghan armed forces to combat the Taliban,...

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Central Vista: Monument of New India

It is not just the BJP but all parties show eagerness to discard conventions.   Much has been said and...

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CCP@100: Pugnacity sans pause

Xi’s centenary speech has confirmed that under him the CCP will remain as obnoxious, bellicose, and wolfish as ever.  ...

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A global unholy alliance sustains China

What the rich, the powerful, and the influential in the West do vis-à-vis Beijing may look astonishing. Xi Jinping’s China...

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The poverty of compassion

The biggest problem with the activists, most of whom are Left-leaning, is that they are opposed to anything that is...

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India forgets to remember 30th year of reforms

Typically, the liberalizer pleads with Leftists to seek their approval for, or at least condonation of, reforms. The ruling dispensation...