Day: March 14, 2019

‘चुनाव की दिलचस्पियां’ दल-बदल का जोर: शिवसेना की चेतावनी और सत्ता के लिए जोड़-तोड़ (पंजाब केसरी)

10 मार्च को चुनाव आयोग द्वारा लोकसभा तथा 4 राज्यों के चुनावी कार्यक्रम की घोषणा करने के साथ ही देश में चुनावी गतिविधियां जोर पकड़ गई हैं जिसकी चंद दिलचस्प बातें निम्र में दर्ज हैं : इस समय जबकि सत्ता पर कब्जा बनाए रखने के लिए भाजपा ने एड़ी-चोटी का जोर लगा रखा है, देश...

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Is India ready for 24/7 convenience store format? (Livemint)

Shuchi Bansal Last fortnight a subsidiary of Kishore Biyani’s Future Retail Ltd announced its plans to set up 7-Eleven brand of convenience stores in India. Biyani, founder and group CEO, Future Group, said the company was targeting a revenue of $1 billion in the next seven-eight years. 7-Eleven has over 60,000 outlets worldwide, which function...

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NDA government’s performance in social sectors leaves a lot to be desired (Livemint)

The performance of the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) government has varied significantly across different social sectors. There are some areas, where one must acknowledge the progress made through visible political commitment and ambitious initiatives despite persisting challenges. For example, the Ujjwala scheme needs to be commended for providing new cooking gas connections to 70 million...

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Economics can be an ally of inclusive prosperity (Livemint)

Dani Rodrik At the end of 1933, John Maynard Keynes sent a remarkable public letter to US President Franklin Delano Roosevelt. Roosevelt had taken office earlier that year, in the midst of an economic slump that had pushed a quarter of the labour force into unemployment. He had launched his ambitious New Deal policies, including...

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If you rouse the rabble, you only worsen the babble (Livemint)

Biju Dominic It seems that with the explosion of social media, the number of debates we engage in has similarly exploded. For the past few weeks, the topic of many a discussion was India’s response to the terrorist attack in Pulwama. Most of these are heated discussions where participants tend to have strong points of...

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Those Brexiting Britons and their bequest to business (Livemint)

Sundeep Khanna A recent World Economic Forum report on the benefits of being multilingual pointed out that on the internet, English is still the most commonly used language in the world. At 25.4%, its usage is ahead of that of Chinese, which is used by 19.3% of netizens. Both are way ahead of third-placed Spanish,...

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टारगेट: 2019: देश गढ़ें, चलो राजनीति करें (पत्रिका)

आप और हम साझा तौर पर चलाएंगे अभियान राजनीति को मिलेगी एक नई दिशा और दशा देश के विकास की राह होगी और आसान हाल ही के विधानसभा चुनाव में पत्रिका के स्वच्छ राजनीति अभियान को तीनों ही राज्यों के मतदाताओं और राजनीतिक पार्टियों का भरपूर समर्थन मिला है। अब देश की बारी है। पत्रिका...

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मजबूती से रखना होगा अपना पक्ष (पत्रिका)

भारत का तर्क है कि किसानों के निजी उपयोग के बाद जो विपणन अधिशेष है, उस पर ही बाजार मूल्य समर्थन का आकलन होना चाहिए। भारत के ऐसे ही तर्कों को कनाडा और अमरीका ने अस्वीकार कर दिया है, वह भी केवल दालों के संदर्भ में। उम्मीद है कि देर-सबेर भारत के तर्कों को स्वीकार...

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लोकपाल पर लुका-छिपी (पत्रिका)

लोकपाल! लोकपाल!! लोकपाल!!! यह शब्द सुनते-सुनते देश की जनता के कान पक गए। जब पहली बार1969 में लोकसभा ने लोकपाल कानून पास किया तो देश की आबादी 55 करोड़ थी, आज 2019 में वह 135 करोड़ हो गई। इस बीच 50 वर्षों में लोकसभा ने कम से कम 9 मर्तबा लोकपाल कानून पास किया और...

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Making Britain Great Again (TOI)

Shared values made my generation proud, Brexit is a huge distraction Pratik Dattani At a conference in Bengaluru recently, i explained to a confused fellow delegate the difference between England, Great Britain, the United Kingdom and British Isles. We were talking about what Brexit meant, and my clarification of these different monikers inadvertently reinforced my...

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