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  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi during BJP's 'Seva Hi Sangathan Abhiyan' via video conferencing in New Delhi on Saturday.
    Jul 05, 2020 07:35 IST
    India as a country, cannot go far unless the work culture in all the organs of the government changes for the better. For that to happen, political will is a must, writes former IAS officer VS Pandey...read more
    Hindustantimes
    Hindustantimes
  • A priest and a labourer wear personal protective equipment (PPE) at a crematorium, amid the spread of the coronavirus disease in New Delhi, India, July 3, 2020.
    Jul 05, 2020 06:03 IST
    The two most powerful tools in any country’s armoury, when it comes to fighting the Covid-19 pandemic, are data and science, and political leaders through the centuries have had an uncomfortable relationship with both....read more
  • Gandhi’s final piece of advice to us would be to pray. At the end of each day, sit quietly, reflect, and submit yourself to god, to life, to nature, to truth, to history. You have done all you could have.
    Jul 04, 2020 20:11 IST
    This thought experiment yields a nine-point action programme...read more
    Hindustantimes
    Hindustantimes
  • Prasar Bharati (PB), supposedly an independent broadcaster we once gullibly believed could be the equal of  the British Broadcasting Corporation, has threatened “to review its subscription to the Press Trust of India (PTI)”
    Jul 05, 2020 06:04 IST
    The broadcaster failed to understand, or overlooked, that Press Trust of India’s interviews with China’s ambassador to India and India’s envoy to China were clearly news...read more
  • It is the media’s job to bring bad news. The PM should take note of that news and act on it rather than try to suppress it. He should not shoot the messenger, he should listen to the message
    Jul 04, 2020 20:13 IST
    There is still critical coverage of the government in the media. But it is instructive to see the ways in which the government exerts pressures on the media in an effort to keep organisations and their journalists in line. ...read more
    Hindustantimes
    Hindustantimes
  • Disempowering labour through poorly conceptualised reforms will only exacerbate other economic and governance challenges. The growth-versus-labour rights binary is false
    Jul 03, 2020 20:07 IST
    Take into account State capacity, new economic realities, and the informality of the labour markets ...read more
    Hindustantimes
    Hindustantimes
  • Both sides will incur extremely heavy costs in case of a conflict
    Jul 03, 2020 19:50 IST
    While restoring status quo at LAC must be the immediate goal, structural fautlines will continue to make ties volatile....read more
    Hindustantimes
    Hindustantimes