Ravi Shanker Kapoor

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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...

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Phoney debate on presidential form

The myth, that in the presidential form of government the President is all powerful, has persisted in India for decades....

Narendra Modi

Modi 2 ought to be about reforms

The government tried to sell the white elephant called Air India, but failed. PSUs have been used to support the...

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Wretched of the earth

While the officials are busy making Smart City project a success, sanitation workers continue to be neglected.   The death...

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Rahul’s dangerous Left turn

Congress president Rahul Gandhi, despite fighting against communists at Wayanad in Kerala, is keen to appease the Left. This is...

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Impossible is possible in politics

The manifestos announced dwell in a surreal world, the world which has been conjured up with ludicrous premises and unadulterated...

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Jet: The cross taxpayer has to bear

Goyal couple’s exit paves way for an infusion of funds worth Rs 1,500 crore by lenders, most of which are...

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Growing absence of genuine Indian culture

Even the basic prerequisites of civilisation are getting eroded. A nation becomes powerful only if there is cultural progress.  ...

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Late, but not too much

At present the shadow of war is looming large and boisterous nationalists are having a field day, but incorrigible peaceniks...

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A top politician and key officials kill an Indian unicorn

63 Moons, founded by Jignesh Shah, accuses Chidambaram of abusing his office to bring the company down.   NEW DELHI: It is...

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We can, but we won’t take on Pakistan

The ostracisation of Pakistan should be the prime objective of not just our foreign policy, but also of all concerned...

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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...