Ravi Shanker Kapoor

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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...

Union Minister for Finance and Corporate Affairs Nirmala Sitharaman virtually participates in the G20 High-Level Tax Symposium on Tax Policy and Climate Change

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An obnoxious law that from the start was a regressive and job-killing idea is now repealed.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

Intellectuals’ folly, credulity over corona helped China

Intellectuals’ folly, credulity over corona helped China

Such was the hatred for Trump that Fauci’s role in promoting the controversial gain-of-function research was ignored. Over a year...

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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...