Ravi Shanker Kapoor

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Fear-mongering is the only booming sector

They tell us that the coronavirus cases have crossed the 1,000-mark and 29 have died; they don’t tell us that...

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India must not fall prey to corona panic

Soon after Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced the nationwide lockdown, I received a WhatsApp message, paraphrasing a Hindi nursery rhyme:...

Economy

No, they can’t

What to do with the inveterate anti-business mindset that defines much of India’s economic policy? The US-China trade war can...

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Ignore the dinosaurs on India-US ties

US President Donald Trump’s statement expressing dissatisfaction with India is significant in the light of our persistence with Nehruvian foreign...

Economy

Green shoots in desert

Dirigisme remains defining feature of course adopted by government. Everything that could have gone wrong in the economy has. Yet,...

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Finance Minister alone not responsible for economy

Our regulators are nasty enough to make lives of entrepreneurs miserable but not effective enough to check scams, irregularities in...

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Nehru was no liberal

Even before the first general election, the Nehru regime introduced the First Amendment, which curtailed both freedom of expression and...

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Welcome Jeff Bezos and his investment

After his remark on Amazon chief Jeff Bezos was widely reported, Commerce & Industry Minister Piyush Goyal came up with...

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The ugly American liberal

Who is more unreasonable than the Indian liberal who usually parrots Leftists’ lies and dogmas? The American liberal. The way...

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi interacts with the economists and experts in a meeting at the NITI Aayog, in New Delhi on Jan 9, 2020. (Photo: IANS/PIB)

Too many Robin Hoods and Gabbar Singhs

PM Modi—who has the power and the stature to weed these folks out of the system, and indeed to end...

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2010s: A dreadful decade for freedom

This century began well from the perspective of liberty in India. Almost a decade of reforms had opened up the...

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Internet outages play havoc with life in UP

In the wake of the agitation over the Citizenship Amendment Act and the National Register of Citizens, internet services were...

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Socialism may kill Ola, Uber

If India is [a] computer, Rahul Gandhi said in April 2013, the Congress is its default programme. The party may...

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The poisonous Congress legacy

When doom seems imminent, mood can cathartically turn from bad to verse. Top Congress leaders’ comments on slowdown remind me...

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Gray rhinos, black swans, sitting ducks

Entire political class has become insouciant about air pollution issue. What still defines the system is thinking paralysis.   The...

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Harsher regulation cannot revive economy

While there is little danger from the Opposition to the Narendra Modi government, as evident from its ineptitude and in...

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The poor-farmer excuse

The need of the hour is systemic, systematic, and rational approach to the problem of crop burning.   Of all...

Srinagar: The convoy of a delegation of the members of European Parliament that arrived in Srinagar, on Oct 29, 2019. According to sources, the delegation will be given presentation by the Jammu and Kashmir administration. The police will also brief the d

EU MPs’ Kashmir visit a good move

By letting Indian politicians and media freely visit the valley, government will take the sting out of Pak’s disinformation drive...

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We are all pseudo sanskaris now

Delhi Commission for Women chief Swati Maliwal’s campaign against ‘cross gender massages’ in spas is a testimony to regression and...

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PMC Bank scam: Private gains, public losses

There is regulatory oversight. PMC Bank had had lent about Rs 6,500 crore, that is, almost three-fourths of its total...

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Mathematics matters

Commerce & Industry Minister Piyush Goyal has been lambasted for his apparent error about the discoverer of gravity, but a...

Climate change teen activist Greta Thunberg joins a climate strike march in Iowa City

Liberals shamelessly weaponised Greta

They give children their toxic thoughts and they instilled enormous toxicity in Thunberg. She just parroted the lines pinkish intellectuals...

Kolkata: Union Minister Babul Supriyo heckled by a section of students of Jadavpur University during his visit to the campus to attend an event organised by the Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) in Kolkata on Sep 19, 2019. Several slogan-shouting

Left and violence go hand in hand

It persists with it attempts to suppress any voice it doesn’t like and banish any view it doesn’t approve of....

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Ban on e-cigarettes is moral policing

The ban on e-cigarettes, imposed ostensibly to stop the hazards of vaping and improve the moral health of youngsters, is...