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Powerless discoms

The house must be set in order, else this will have catastrophic consequences for power producers, banks, States and Modi’s plans to supply electricity to every household Even as there are incessant promises from the ruling establishment of electrifying all

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A censure too far

India has rightly ignored the EU resolutions on CAA, argued the law is an internal matter but we must dispel doubts It is perhaps a little hypocritical of the European Union (EU) to go so far as to pass  resolutions

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Listen to the teenage zealot

One does not have to buy into Greta Thunberg’s apocalyptic angst to see that something has to be done on climate change. Changing to a cleaner energy future is a good thing in itself An unfamiliar white patina covered our

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Toxic war of words

The BJP seems to have lost the plot with its support to rabid  statements by party leaders and is in no mood to engage If the ruling BJP is indeed serious about its outreach to civil society, which it feels

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You’re what you say you’re

In the midst of all the din created by parties that has earned India the dubious title of a divided nation, Delhi stands as a calm outlier. AAP has significantly changed perceptions I was reading a piece on the popular

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Build a knowledge society

The FM will have to juggle between inclusivity and resource augmentation.  Hopefully, one day, we would deliver on allocating six per cent of the GDP to education, first made in 1968 Each year, as soon as the ceremonial halwa is

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Citizen Mukherjee

The former President renews hope for democracy by encouraging civil society protesters Citizen Pranab Mukherjee has as usual listened to the voice of his conscience and restored faith in our democratic renewal as a nation. So on a day that India slipped

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Reprieve for Pak

With the US and EU now backing its counter-terrorism compliances at FATF, it may get out of the grey list In the end, India has to evolve its own dynamic regarding Pakistan and its sponsored terror instead of focussing solely

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Elephants over an airport

At a time when there’s a drought of good news in the country, a report from Jharkhand that the construction of an airport has been halted to ensure the jumbo corridor isn’t affected is welcome At the time of a

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A really bad year

India slips on the global democracy index from 2018 even as Thailand goes up. We are losing the war of perception As the world’s largest democracy, no matter how grudging an admission this might be by assessors of the Western

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