An estimated 21 million people, expatriate Indians or people of Indian origins, remit more than $70 billion to India every year, and that’s nearly a quarter of the nation’s foreign exchange reserves.
Removal of all subsidies won't ignite inflation. Only diesel hike will do so. And all this can be compensated by lowering income taxes as detailed above without creating any strain on the government's budget.
The greed of multinationals must not be an excuse to restrain the quantum leap in scientific understanding and technology. Farrukh Dhondy writes.
The Congress is at its nadir and the BJP is at its peak. The former can fall no lower and one is not sure how much more is left for the latter to scale. The best time then is now for these two major parties to shrug off their allies and strike out on their own.
From Rammohun Roy to Satyajit Ray to Tapas Pal, in Bengal the gap between an inherited ‘culture’ of the past and the social reality of today is probably greater than any other state, writes Sagarika Ghose.
India’s railways have been a victim to politics of another extreme: Mindless populism. This is why you hear the tired objections to the fare increases from the BJP’s own allies and the Congress, writes Samar Halarnkar.
Just as our authorities were dealing with the collapse of a 50-year-old structure that killed ten people in north Delhi’s Inderlok on June 28, a similar disaster played out in Chennai.
Boredom is something we all know. It’s that horrible state of mind that makes you listless or act incredibly stupid. And you still don’t stop being dreary or doing stupid things you know you’ll regret simply because you can do it and can’t think of anything better to do.