Day: June 13, 2019

राजसत्ता का अहंकार (दैनिक ट्रिब्यून)

उत्तर प्रदेश के मुख्यमंत्री के खिलाफ विवादित ट्वीट करने पर पुलिस द्वारा गिरफ्तार किये गये एक पत्रकार की रिहाई के आदेश देकर शीर्ष अदालत ने सत्ताधीशों को चेताया है कि नागरिक अधिकारों का अतिक्रमण स्वीकार्य नहीं। भारत प्रतीकात्मक नहीं, सही मायनो में लोकतांत्रिक देश है। सुप्रीमकोर्ट की अवकाश बैंच ने माना कि उत्तर प्रदेश के...

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नहीं थम रहीं ‘नेताओं की दबंगई’ की घटनाएं (पंजाब केसरी)

नेता जनता के प्रतिनिधि होते हैं। उन्हें शक्ति और कुछ विशेष अधिकार प्राप्त होते हैं ताकि वे अपने क्षेत्र की जनता की मुश्किलों को दूर करें परंतु ऐसे नेताओं की भी कमी नहीं है जो अपनी स्वार्थपूर्ति के लिए अपनी ताकत के इस्तेमाल से झिझकते नहीं हैं। इसके कुछ ताजा उदाहरण निम्न में दर्ज हैं...

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Pakistan flirting with a textbook economic crisis (Livemint)

Andy Mukherjee Pakistan is flirting with a textbook emerging-market crisis. An unsustainable investment boom has ended. The central bank has raised interest rates to squeeze a current account gap. Growth has collapsed to a nine-year low; youth unemployment is in double digits; and inflation is getting there. Government revenues are stalling. Getting Islamabad out of...

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Assault On Media (TOI)

Coercing journalists is self-defeating as a lawless UP police is now discovering Lawless police forces across the country that are quick to lodge FIRs and make arrests in cases which fall squarely under the ambit of a person’s right to free speech would do well to pay heed to the Supreme Court. The promptness with...

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Dream Or Nightmare? (TOI)

Why India should postpone its electric vehicle plans for ten years Ajay Srivastava Most discussions on electric vehicles (EVs) focus on benefits and sidestep serious questions. For example, do we know if a faster adoption of EVs would be in India’s interest? Is the currently used EV technology robust enough? Will EVs make us dependent...

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पहाड़ पर भीड़ (जनसत्ता)

गरमी की छुट्टियों में घूमने-फिरने को लेकर पहाड़ लोगों की पहली पसंद होते हैं। जिन पहाड़ों तक चौड़ी सड़कें बन गई हैं, वहां ज्यादातर लोग अपने वाहन से परिवार समेत जाना अधिक पसंद करने लगे हैं। हमारे यहां कुछ ही पहाड़ी इलाके ऐसे हैं, जहां अधिकतर लोग जाते हैं। उनमें उत्तराखंड और हिमाचल प्रदेश के...

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उम्मीद का नल (जनसत्ता)

आजादी के सात दशक बाद भी देश के बयासी फीसद गांव नल के लिए तरस रहे हैं। हालत यह है कि इन गांवों में पानी के लिए लोग आज भी पारंपरिक स्रोतों पर ही निर्भर हैं। ऐसा नहीं है कि गांवों में पानी पहुंचाने के लिए कभी योजनाएं नहीं बनीं। सरकारों में बैठे कर्णधार इस...

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Values to live by: On Modi’s call for inclusiveness (The Hindu)

During Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to Male this month, his first trip abroad after his re-election, he delivered a speech rich in meaningful metaphors to the Maldivian Parliament. He referred to the ties that bind India to the Maldives, and which could be extended to other maritime neighbours in the Indian Ocean as well....

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Starting at three: On RTE progress (The Hindu)

India’s far-sighted Right to Education Act is making slow progress in mainstreaming equity, in the absence of a strong political commitment in several States. The proposal to extend its scope to younger children through early childhood education is, however, wholly positive. The move suggested in the draft National Education Policy to put children three years...

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A summary of fears and possibilities (The Hindu)

Harsh Mander In the heady first flush of a newly elected government, commentators often compose, as usually unsolicited counsel, optimistic lists of what the government should do in its first 100 days in office. Ideologically-driven signals I am in an entirely different frame of mind after Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s emphatic victory in India’s 2019...

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