Day: March 12, 2019

India’s longest bull market gets longer still (Livemint)

“I am prepared for the worst, but hope for the best,” said Benjamin Disraeli, a 19th century prime minister of the UK. For most of the time over these past few years, Indian equity markets have behaved as if the first part of Disraeli’s advice was irrelevant. They have withstood many a storm just by...

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The urgent need for electoral reforms in India (Livemint)

So, the ball is set rolling for India’s 17th Lok Sabha elections. The Election Commission (EC) has urged voters to vote freely, fearlessly, and make an informed and ethical choice. The numbers are staggering: 900 million eligible voters, a million voting booths, 10 million election officials (not counting security personnel), an expected 10,000 candidates for...

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India must do a China to avoid a trade war with the US (Livemint)

The US-China trade war seems to be coming to an end as reports of a possible deal have gathered momentum in recent days. US secretary of state Mike Pompeo has expressed optimism that trade talks with China aimed at ending tariffs on hundreds of billions of dollars worth of products will be successful. Treasury secretary...

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The 737 scare (Livemint)

India’s aviation industry may face fresh turbulence as safety concerns grow over Boeing’s 737 Max 8 aircraft. Chinese authorities have grounded these aircraft after an Ethiopian Airlines plane crashed on Sunday, killing 157 people. Coming as the second crash involving this kind of aircraft in less than five months, questions over its safety are bound...

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Pay money for genuine advice on wealth creation (Livemint)

My jaw dropped as I stared at the ₹25,000 invoice. “Babu, how can a water leak cost so much to fix?” I asked incredulously. My plumber’s response vexed me more. “Madam, the material cost is only ₹3,000. The remaining amount is my labour charge.” My eyes bored into him as I awaited further explanation. He...

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एक बड़ी घटना की सीख (प्रभात खबर)

पवन के वर्मा लेखक एवं पूर्व प्रशासक जैश के बालाकोट स्थित प्रशिक्षण शिविर पर हवाई हमले के संबंध में मेरी दृष्टि में जो मूलभूत पहलू है, वह यह कि इसने हमारे सुरक्षा सिद्धांत के मानक में एक परिवर्तन को रेखांकित किया है. मैंने इसे क्यों मानक परिवर्तन की संज्ञा दी है? क्योंकि वर्ष 1971 के...

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सोशल मीडिया और चुनाव प्रचार (प्रभात खबर)

पवन दुग्गल, साइबर लॉ एक्सपर्ट सोशल मीडिया के इस दौर में यह बात तो तय है कि आम लोगों की मानसिकता को प्रभावित करने में सोशल मीडिया बहुत महत्वपूर्ण भूमिका निभाने लगा है. इसलिए इस बात की जरूरत महसूस की जा रही है कि आम चुनाव की घोषणा के बाद अब साेशल मीडिया पर कुछ...

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आखिर हम चिंतित क्यों नहीं होते (प्रभात खबर)

आशुतोष चतुर्वेदी प्रधान संपादक, प्रभात खबर प्रदूषण को लेकर एक के बाद एक रिपोर्टें आ रही हैं, जिनमें भारत के शहरों की चिंताजनक स्थिति की ओर इशारा किया जा रहा है. बावजूद इसके, हम इस ओर आंख मूंदे हैं. कोई चिंता नहीं जतायी जा रही है. समाज में भी इसको लेकर कोई विमर्श नहीं हो...

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