Ravi Shanker Kapoor

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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...

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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....

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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...