Ravi Shanker Kapoor

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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...

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When faith acts as a stimulant

As Kanwarias throng the cities and towns of northern India, people at large patiently suffer the inconvenience of blocked or...

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When ‘Moral Policeman’ Nitish ignored horrible immorality

It was the welfarist apparatus, funded by taxpayer money, that was used to run a brothel. It took a visit...

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Reasoned debate, RIP, abuse (and abuser), welcome

Rarely, if ever, was logic so distant from ethics in political discourse in India. From ad hominem and tu quoque...

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‘Bad’ better than ‘good’ in cinema, literature

Given our natural predilection for the deviant and the unusual, a movie on Sanjay Dutt was anyway due.   T^he...

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Net neutrality: A socialist idea whose time has come

By accepting net neutrality, the government has proved that it is committed to socialism.   You can trust India to...

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MSP hike is both bad politics and economics

The decision may provide some succour to agriculturists, but the claim that it would end farm distress is a gross...

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Another awful report targets India

The Thomson Reuters Foundation survey, which says that India is the world’s most dangerous country for women, is an affront...

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MEA must move beyond Nehruvian past

Our foreign office must perceive the machinations of pinkish UN tsars and discern the pattern in UN actions.   John...

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Little sweet in sugar package

Rural distress is not restricted to sugarcane farmers. Redemption is possible only with structural reforms.   The Rs 7,000-crore sugar...