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  • The worst thing that can happen to both sets of reforms (tax as well as labour) is to review their success in the immediate context of the Indian economy’s recovery from the impact of the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic
    Sep 25, 2020 05:44 IST
    The new labour regime will boost industry’s competitiveness. But this will take time...read more
  • Under the guise of being open-source platforms, the social media universe has created its own code of conduct where the lines between free speech and hate speech are often blurred
    Sep 25, 2020 05:43 IST
    Hate is an infection that is contagious when it is normalised as has happened in recent years...read more
  • It was a mammoth exercise to conduct a probe in the riots which claimed 53 lives and injured 583 others
    Sep 24, 2020 18:59 IST
    The police investigation has polarised the public. While a section finds the police biased for targeting the anti-CAA protesters, the other justifies the police action, clamouring for stringent legal action against the accused in the UAPA charge-sheet. The truth lies somewhere in between...read more
    Yashovardhan Azad
    Yashovardhan Azad
  • every winter, the air pollution level increases to dangerous levels due to stubble burning, vehicular pollution, lack of proper systems of garbage burning and disposing of construction and demolition waste
    Sep 24, 2020 18:52 IST
    Recent studies found that even a minor increase in PM2.5 particles can lead to an increase in Covid-19 death rates...read more
  • There should be a base price for all agriculture and horticulture crops (a long-standing demand of farmers) below which the produce cannot be sold
    Sep 25, 2020 05:44 IST
    A base price will ensure a fair price for every farmer, removing MSP limitations, which cover only 22 crops. Such a mechanism would help both farmers and private buyers as it will bring about transparency and accountability in the farm trade...read more
  • The Supreme Court
    Sep 24, 2020 17:33 IST
    Vir Sanghvi writes, “The government has finally taken a stand. In what may be a disappointment to those of its supporters who were sympathetic to Sudarshan TV’s case, the government went to the Supreme Court on Wednesday and said what should have been obvious to anyone who is familiar with the law.”...read more
  • A key question that has not been answered by the government is this: If the government was indeed keen on retaining the MSP system and assuring MSP to the farmers, why is it not stated explicitly in the new laws.
    Sep 23, 2020 21:02 IST
    Only multiple markets and competitive ecosystems will fetch them best prices for their produce...read more
    P Chidambaram and Praveen Chakravarty
    P Chidambaram and Praveen Chakravarty