Category: English Editorials

The economic outlook in a period of political uncertainty (Livemint)

Sudipto Mundle We are in a period of high political uncertainty both at home and abroad. The uncertainty inevitably spills over to the economic sphere. Nevertheless, within this uncertain landscape, it is still possible to discern some fairly robust trends, some positive and others not so positive. At home, the Gujarat election has dominated the […]

Gender-based laws: a double-edged sword (Livemint)

With violence decreasing and the knowledge economy growing, society is making progress towards gender equality. But there’s a long way to go, and the law plays an important role in shaping the way women are viewed. Unfortunately, our laws are not the most liberal. The Supreme Court’s notice to the government regarding Section 497 of […]

Why autonomous weapons should not be banned (Livemint)

Akhil Deo, Bedavyasa Mohanty Ever since the debate on lethal autonomous weapon systems (LAWS) first began circa 2013, polarized opinions and doomsday prophesies have hindered a more nuanced analysis of the issue. Rahul Matthan’s compelling piece (goo.gl/6Ug8JM) in Mint on 29 November—in which he argues for a pre-emptive ban on these weapons—rests almost entirely on […]

India: the road to wider prosperity (Livemint)

Sudipto Mundle We are in a period of high political uncertainty both at home and abroad. The uncertainty inevitably spills over to the economic sphere. Nevertheless, within this uncertain landscape, it is still possible to discern some fairly robust trends, some positive and others not so positive. At home, the Gujarat election has dominated the […]

India: the road to wider prosperity (Livemint)

Vijay Joshi is one of the most thoughtful commentators on the Indian economy. His trilogy of books—India: Macroeconomics And Political Economy, 1964-91; Indian Economic Reforms, 1991-2001; India’s Long Road: The Search For Prosperity—are among the best in their category. The first two were written in collaboration with the great Ian Little, teacher to a generation […]

Go West, And North And South (TOI)

India should negotiate a new movement of people compact with the US, Canada, Australia, Russia Chidanand.Rajghatta@timesgroup.com Standby for some more demonisation of immigrants and immigration in the United States after the latest attempted terrorist attack on the New York City subway system. In this mercifully cartoonish effort, a Bangladeshi immigrant injured no one but himself […]

Revival risks: On economy woes (The Hindu)

The Centre’s bid to dispel the pall of gloom over the economy has been helped in recent weeks by a sovereign rating upgrade from a global agency and a sharp improvement in India’s rank on a World Bank index for ease of doing business. More significantly, the economy clocked a growth of 6.3% in the […]

House rules: On May’s Brexit defeat (The Hindu)

The adoption in the House of Commons of an amendment to the draft bill on Britain’s withdrawal from the European Union has handed Prime Minister Theresa May a stinging defeat. But the legislative development on Wednesday, with Conservative rebels joining ranks with Labour and Liberal Democrat MPs, is an important guarantee of parliamentary scrutiny over […]

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