Ht's views

  • Chinese employees cheer up
    Jul 28, 2015 00:44 IST

    Employee performance: The ‘Bell Curve’ has lost its edge

    Measuring human performance by using an annual basket of ‘objective’ parameters can most often yield sub-optimal results. This is primarily because old yardsticks no longer hold good, either in terms of the metrics that are applied to gauge individual accomplishments, or in terms of defining what the collective goals are.

  • Gurdaspur Maruti
    Jul 28, 2015 00:31 IST

    Gurdaspur attack: Now is not the time to score points

    The attack in Gurdaspur district on Monday that killed nine people, including a superintendent of police, and injured at least eight others, may not match 26/11 in its ferocity and scale, but it has serious security and foreign policy implications.

  • The National Food Security Bill, 2011
    Jul 26, 2015 23:22 IST

    Direct income transfer can help food security law have desired impact

    Some of the concerns expressed about the food security Bill two years ago when it was passed in Parliament are in danger of coming true. A study by HT has shown that the law is yet to be implemented wholly. Just seven states have implemented its core provisions, such as each family in the ‘priority’ category getting 35kg of grain a month.

  • Islamic State, Tikrit
    Jul 26, 2015 23:06 IST

    Turkey's fight against IS not enough to stop militants

    With Turkey now militarily joining the fray against the Isis, the latter is now in a precarious position. The Isis has carried out attacks against Saudi Arabia, Kuwait and Turkey in the past few months, bringing these countries into the coalition of regional powers arraigned against it.

  • Trump Presidential run
    Jul 24, 2015 23:28 IST

    This election won’t be a troll in the park for Donald Trump

    The Trump routine is part of what is a very social media mindset driven genre of outré-tainment. But such shtick grows old after the initial fervour. This election won’t be a troll in the park for him.

  • Paul van Ass
    Jul 24, 2015 01:50 IST

    Wrong end of stick: Time Hockey India let experts to do their jobs

    The confrontation between national hockey coach Paul van Ass and Hockey India president Narendra Batra is the latest episode in the saga within what was once a truly national game. Such controversies only show how much the country’s sports federations interfere with the work of coaches. It is time administrators realised their boundaries and allowed professionals to do their job.

  • Kejriwal-Jung
    Jul 24, 2015 01:43 IST

    Najeeb Jung, Arvind Kejriwal need to find common ground

    The governance of Delhi is made very difficult by the multiplicity of authorities reporting to various people. But, issues like women’s safety cannot be put on hold until the two sort out their problems. The LG and CM need to sit down, preferably away from the public glare, and work out at least some of the areas in which they find common ground.

  • Cyber city
    Jul 22, 2015 22:32 IST

    Make-or-break century: India must choose right options

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his supporters are fond of saying that the last 60 years of Congress rule has been disastrous for India. They are right about the time period. Except for the eight years of Janata and BJP rule, the Congress has held sway since the first post-Constitution general election in 1951.

  • Indian economy
    Jul 21, 2015 21:50 IST

    Despite changes, it is still difficult to do business in India

    By most measures, India is set to become the world’s fastest growing major economy this year, outpacing China. Yet, India remains not an easy place to do business in.

  • Rape, death penalty, capital punishment
    Jul 21, 2015 21:33 IST

    Time for review as poor disproportionately awarded death penalty

    Punishment is considered a natural response to crime. But, the punishment should be commensurate with the seriousness of the crime. This raises the question of whether the State can take away a life even if the crime is murder.

  • RTI
    Jul 20, 2015 22:15 IST

    RTI Act: A decade of stonewalling information

    When the Right to Information Act (RTI) was passed in 2005, the view across the political spectrum was that the law will provide access to services and rights, and bring in transparency.

  • Old Monk Rum
    Jul 20, 2015 08:42 IST

    Seven Old Monk facts that may or may not be made up

    Seven Old Monk facts that may or may not be made up

  • Mohan Bhagwat
    Jul 20, 2015 22:10 IST

    RSS devaluing IITs-IIMs by branding them anti-Hindu, anti-national

    The RSS is devaluing the IITs and IIMs by branding them anti-Hindu and anti-national.

  • Ashraf Ghani
    Jul 19, 2015 23:11 IST

    Afghan peace talks: India should be more involved in the process

    Mullah Omar’s backing of the Afghan peace talks seems to indicate that Pakistan is struggling to keep the dialogue alive.

  • FDI in Parliament
    Jul 19, 2015 22:51 IST

    Government's move to restructure FDI rules was overdue

    The restructuring of the FDI rules dismantles the barriers among a class of investments.