Ravi Shanker Kapoor

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Frailty, thy name is Manmohan Singh

His conspicuousness lay in having the most misplaced concept of loyalty, to a person rather than the Constitution. That was...

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Intellectuals’ hatred for Fernandes continues beyond his life

How on earth could their ‘buddy’ join hands with the BJP?   New Delhi: On the face of it, George...

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Government reins in anti-big pharma NPPA

The Narendra Modi government’s move to dilute the price control regime in the pharmaceutical sector is laudable. Of course, the...

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Rational speech not matched by conduct

Gandhi’s promise about rational economic decisions, while sounding good, is not backed with action.   Rahul Gandhi talks often about...

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10% quota may open a Pandora’s Box

By this move the Bharatiya Janata Party has chosen to breach the 50% cap on reservations set by the Supreme...

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Nothing angelic about this tax

‘Today, entrepreneurs representing a wide cross-section of society refuse lucrative jobs to start their own businesses.’   Former American president...

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NDA travels on the UPA path

The effortlessness with which politicians indulge in hypocrisy is as astonishing as is their proficiency in speaking non-facts. And we...

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The waiver of reason

The inefficacy of farm loan waivers is well-known to all, as also the need for reforms in agriculture. Report after...

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When politicking is good

Liberty is often a big casualty in the petty quarrels among unscrupulous politicians, publicity seekers and tetchy busybodies. It is...

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A missed opportunity for reform

Why doesn’t the government think beyond six months? Speaking to a news channel, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley pointed out that...

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Tharoor’s Sonia Gandhi directed theories

Congress MP Shashi Tharoor seems to be in love with his own articulateness. And since love is blind, he is...

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PM Modi is right on Congress-urban Naxal links

Sonia Gandhi’s NAC comprised salon socialists, green terrorists and anti-business activists; the harm they did to the country is yet...

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DeMo: Success or failure?

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley is a brave man, for it calls for a great deal of courage to defend as...

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World Bank sells a fairy tale

There is something odd about the World Bank’s ease of doing business ranking. India jumping 23 places to rank 77...

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Banality of calamity

Accidents keep happening, followed with media outrage and public outcry, but nothing meaningful happens to check them.   The Amritsar...

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MeToo: Good but fraught

On the face of it, the MeToo movement in India can be dismissed as a dangerous trend, as trial by...

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As we await the inferno

Northern India, including Delhi, is facing the prospect of becoming one of the most polluted places on earth.   Northern...

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Pakistan, a country that is in love with lies

The Pakistani claim that their country is a victim of terror is akin to the lamentation of the drug lord...

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Is Ayushman Bharat the right medicine?

Against the backdrop of inadequate state capacity and a dissolute political class, redeeming the health sector is difficult.   The...

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Banking on old nostrums

At the heart of banking woes are structural problems and ideological cobwebs.   Einstein is said to have described absence...

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When believing is seeing

The protests of intellectuals appear as the fulminations of has-beens rather than the roars of revolutionaries.   Witnessing any gathering...

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Dissent as smoke and mirrors

If anybody goes around with Naxals who are violent rogues, that person becomes a suspect. Dissent is legitimate but not...

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Blaming the messenger: Lynching of reason

Social media platforms have indeed exacerbated the scope of evil deeds, but they have not occasioned evil.   If an...

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Imperial loot of India is a myth

In our schools and colleges, we are told how British rule was an unmitigated disaster, how our imperial rulers looted...