India's food problem is bifocal. A fast growing democracy cannot continue to live with any more deaths due to hunger and malnutrition. Yoginder K Alagh
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A Hindustan Times survey, one of the largest of its kind covering 28,395 respondents across 13 cities, shows nearly 62.7% of the people surveyed said that high food prices were hurting their pockets the most, followed by costlier fuel prices (23.4%). Gaurav Choudhury
Indian and Chinese leaders should engage in open dialogue to iron out differences and improve bilateral ties. Shyam Saran
President Barack Obama's re-election on Tuesday means that America will likely accelerate its military and diplomatic pivot toward Asia. William S Cohen writes.
Re-Focus: Rural India driven enterprises, both agricultural and non-agricultural, can give economic reforms a shot in the arm. Pronab Sen writes.
Lessons: Despite improvement in basic facilities, what are children really learning in school? It’s time to set new priorities. Rukmini Banerji
Improving facilities and access to medicines and professionals should be the priority of health spending. K Srinath Reddy
Co-conspirators of the Mumbai attacks remain at large; the Kashmir issue is still gridlocked. Leaders on both sides need to think out of the box, writes Rahul Roy-Chaudhury.
We need sensible urban reform, efficient service delivery & responsive city governments to build our megacities. Shreekant Gupta writes.
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Each general election in India, millions of impoverished women and men patiently join long queues outside polling booths across the land, affirming faith again and again in a state that repeatedly fails them, Harsh Mander writes.
Bollywood superstar and Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) co-owner Shah Rukh Khan has no regrets that cricketer Sourav Ganguly was dethroned as captain of the Indian Premier League (IPL) franchise. In fact, he admits, they took a "big chance" to have a Kolkata team without 'dada'.
India needs to quickly embrace technology, modernise retail trade and focus on infrastructure development to spin jobs and boost incomes. Gaurav Choudhury
India's policy makers face the daunting challenge of minimising the cost of displacement and loss of jobs and incomes while ushering in modern retail trade in the country, eminent economist Erik Jones said today.
India needs to formulate policies that will encourage new companies that challenge incumbent players, creating competitive advantages to multiply jobs and incomes, leading British economist John Kay said in New Delhi today.