Day: March 14, 2019

कॅरियर काउंसलर से सावधान (राष्ट्रीय सहारा)

आर.के. सिन्हा देश भर के स्कूलों में इम्तिहानों का समय एक बार फिर शुरू हो गया है। 10 वीं और 12 वीं की बोर्ड की परीक्षाओं में पूरी तैयारी के साथ देशभर में लाखों बच्चे भाग ले रहे हैं। इन परीक्षाओं के नतीजों से ही इन नौनिहालों के भविष्य का रास्ता साफ होगा। कुछ हफ्तों...

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चुनावी समर में नई चुनौतियां (राष्ट्रीय सहारा)

राजीव सिंह नावी मौसम में भाजपा नीत मोदी सरकार अपने विकास कायरे को सबसे बड़े हथियार के रूप में इस्तेमाल कर रही है। जनता के बीच जाकर पार्टी इसी मुद्दे पर वोट मांग रही है। इस दरम्यान आर्थिक विकास को जो आंकड़े आए हैं, उनसे सरकार को बड़ा झटका लगा है। चालू वित्त वर्ष की...

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An unsecular secularism (The Indian Express)

Written by Saba Rahman Does it make a Muslim communal in any way if she doesn’t celebrate Holi with her Hindu friends and acquaintances? She is often told: The Mughal courts used to be bathed in colours on this day; that the festival is all about India’s syncretic culture; and, it isn’t about religion but...

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Swaraj to the kisan (The Indian Express)

Written by Harish Damodaran The German obsession with sound currency has been conditioned by the collective memory of the Great Hyperinflation of 1922-23, just as American intolerance to double-digit unemployment and stock market crashes is traceable to the experience of the Great Depression of the 1930s. One can, likewise, view restrictions in agricultural commodities trade...

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A simpler time (The Indian Express)

Written by Bibek Debroy “By heading towards the East, Phileas Fogg had gone towards the sun, and consequently his days were four minutes shorter for each degree of longitude covered in this direction.” That name is a giveaway. This is a quote from Around the World in Eighty Days, the William Butcher translation. India is...

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Cap doesn’t fit (The Indian Express)

Written by Nihal Koshie Did your heart swell with pride when, on Friday last week, Team India wore combat caps as a tribute to the Central Reserve Police Force personnel killed in the Pulwama suicide attack? Mine didn’t. But first, an admission. One of my prized possessions is a boonie military hat given to my...

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Beyond Masood Azhar (The Indian Express)

Written by Nirupama Subramanian By the time you read this, Masood Azhar, the head of the Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM), may have been listed under the United Nations Security Council resolution 1267 as a “global terrorist”. Or he may have escaped once again. Either way, it hardly matters. India loses too much sleep — and national energy...

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A case of martyrdom at the service of demagoguery (Livemint)

A bullet through the heart of Michael O’ Dwyer killed him. This was on 13 March 1940 in London, 21 years after the massacre in Jallianwala Bagh, which O’ Dwyer had called “correct action”. Vengeance has rarely been served colder. For firing that bullet, Udham Singh was tried and then executed on 31 July 1940,...

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Brexit: The mess that refuses to be solved (Hindustan Times)

In less than two months, the United Kingdom’s prime minister Theresa May’s Brexit plan has suffered a second setback. Her Brexit deal was voted upon and defeated roundly by the UK Parliament on Tuesday. The scale of the loss (391 votes against her deal, 242 in favour) was smaller than the January vote (432 votes...

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Will the economic slowdown hurt the BJP in polls? (Hindustan Times)

Narendra Modi’s government can claim a better record in terms of overall economic growth compared to its predecessor. The compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of GDP under the present government is 7.4%, compared to 7% and 6.2% for the first and second United Progressive Alliance (UPA) governments. To be sure, these comparisons are based on...

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