By Ritwika Sharma
UPDATED ON JAN 04, 2021 11:09 AM IST
There were assertions of federalism by some states on CAA; the Election Commission smoothly conducted its first post-Covid assembly election; and, most significantly, citizens came into their own and truly realised the import of the Constitution — for themselves and their fellow country people. Let us hope to build on this spirit this year.
By RR Kasliwal
PUBLISHED ON JAN 02, 2021 07:01 PM IST
It would seem that the recovery process from Covid-19 exists on a continuum early in the course of acute Covid-19. Management is focused on detecting and treating acute Covid-19 related complications while after recovery from the acute phase, people require management and evaluation of persistent or new symptoms.
By Praveen Chakravarty
PUBLISHED ON JAN 01, 2021 08:07 PM IST
Ideas and opinions play an inordinately important role in a liberal democracy and should flourish freely. But the weight of such ideas and opinions rise only when incentives are aligned and symmetrical
By Shyam Saran
UPDATED ON JAN 01, 2021 06:02 AM IST
The pandemic has starkly exposed the perils of the rampant degradation of our planet’s fragile ecology
Pakistan’s relations with India remain stationary; with China it has consolidated; there is an uptick with the US
By T C A Raghavan
PUBLISHED ON DEC 31, 2020 07:51 PM IST
In brief the US rediscovered Pakistan’s utility in Afghanistan in 2020.That this happened within the tenure of the Trump Presidency gave to many in Pakistan the hope that things will begin with the new Biden administration on a more stable note and move quickly in a positive direction.
By Shishir Gupta | New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 31, 2020 01:55 PM IST
The Chinese embassy official not just cherry-picked bilateral agreements with India, but also portions from the 2003 pact that the embassy decided to quote.
By Naina Lal Kidwai
UPDATED ON DEC 31, 2020 05:42 AM IST
In 2018 the rallying call of the Swacch Bharat Mission (SBM) campaign of “Satyagraha se Swachhagrah” - rode on the back of the big change in sanitation habits in India .
By Narinder K Mehra
UPDATED ON DEC 31, 2020 05:43 AM IST
It is important to keep the viral load in check so that the natural benefits India’s population enjoys of broad-based immunity can be best made use of
By Abhishek Singhvi
PUBLISHED ON DEC 30, 2020 07:44 PM IST
To free up the clogged arteries of the system, we need an alternative dispute resolution mechanism
By Swapan Dasgupta
UPDATED ON DEC 29, 2020 05:05 PM IST
It has treated every election, including local body and panchayat polls, as equally important, even those outside its traditional areas of influence.
By Kapil Sibal
UPDATED ON DEC 29, 2020 05:07 PM IST
In the case of agitating farmers, the government realises that they are not easy targets. This agitation will impact the year 2021. Its political ramifications will be felt in the years to come.
By Jayadeva Ranade
PUBLISHED ON DEC 29, 2020 04:59 PM IST
As India strives to ensure good relations with the US and Russia, revive its economy and build indigenous capabilities, it is vital that it does not yield ground to China and assertively raises issues that impact its core national interests.
By Pragya Akhilesh | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 29, 2020 01:26 PM IST
With the surge of mechanisation, sanitation workers need to be reorganised on a large scale to reinstate a permanent structure in the system.
UPDATED ON DEC 28, 2020 09:26 AM IST
A total of Rs 1 lakh crore worth of biofuel will be purchased every year by oil marketing firms in the future for blending. This money will be ploughed back to the rural economy
By Pukhraj Singh
PUBLISHED ON DEC 27, 2020 06:12 PM IST
Cyber strategists are now back to the drawing board as even the most meticulously derived variables and equations of cyber power look like unfounded abstractions. It is a moment of reckoning for the neoliberal system which was the very foundation of the Internet.
PUBLISHED ON DEC 26, 2020 07:43 PM IST
In the discussions on air pollution, IAP often loses out to outdoor pollution. But as the extent of the challenge shows, IAP is an equally big problem. Let’s not brush it under the carpet.
By Yamini Aiyar
UPDATED ON DEC 26, 2020 07:40 PM IST
The anti-CAA protests, the defiance of migrants, and now the farmers’ stir show that the everyday practice of democracy is a powerful corrective in the face of arbitrary and unilateral State decisions
By Sourav Banerjee
PUBLISHED ON DEC 25, 2020 05:20 PM IST
A strong political will and sharp policies are the need of the hour to bridge this gap swiftly before it becomes an issue of grave social prejudice.
By Pulapre Balakrishnan
UPDATED ON DEC 25, 2020 06:34 AM IST
High food price stalls the expansion of the non-agricultural sector. It also impacts the future of agriculture in ways not recognised
By Vijay Kant Karna and Ajaya Bhadra Khanal
UPDATED ON DEC 25, 2020 06:34 AM IST
Nepalis want good governance, democratic stability and economic development. Supporting PM Oli’s move undermines all these principles.
By Aparajita Bharti and Bindushree D
PUBLISHED ON DEC 24, 2020 06:32 PM IST
A continued focus on land and property rights is important — these cross-cutting issues not only impact the growth of India’s economy but play an important role in the lives of all Indians.
By Shakti Sinha
UPDATED ON DEC 25, 2020 06:02 AM IST
The former PM was committed to Hindu traditions, opposed caste, sought economic freedom and was prescient about China
By Vinod Sharma
UPDATED ON DEC 24, 2020 05:46 AM IST
Pressing the pause button on the legislations will be a face-saver for the agitators, who want a repeal, and the Centre, which is loath to roll them back. Observers point to the availability of a reservoir of jurists, retired generals, academics, agriculture experts and bureaucrats who can inspire trust on either side.
By Nandini Chami and Sadhana Sanjay
PUBLISHED ON DEC 23, 2020 05:52 PM IST
In the long term, a well-rounded data rights agenda that acknowledges privacy and personal data protection considerations as well as workers’ collective claim need to become the new 21st century frontier for the labour movement.
By Shoumitro Chatterjee
UPDATED ON DEC 23, 2020 04:21 PM IST
Its absence make farmers less receptive to pro-market reforms which add to income uncertainty
By Arvind Mayaram
UPDATED ON DEC 23, 2020 04:21 PM IST
The ongoing economic recovery is being driven by a small section of the economy, and led by profits rather than wages. We can hope, on a wing and a prayer, that the government will finally act.
By Pranay Kotasthane and Rohan Seth
PUBLISHED ON DEC 22, 2020 06:56 PM IST
Building a semiconductor supply chain as the first initiative matters for three reasons. One, the semiconductor industry underlies all critical technologies. Two, it is perhaps the most globalised high-value supply chain and no country can become entirely self-resilient. And three, all four countries have complementary strengths in the semiconductor supply chain.
By Manjari Chatterjee Miller
UPDATED ON DEC 21, 2020 08:34 PM IST
India will need to decide whether it will be a founding architect as the US hopes, or a more passive bystander in what could be one of the key framings of international order for decades to come.
By Harsh Vardhan
UPDATED ON DEC 21, 2020 07:49 PM IST
If 2020 was the year of rapid and unprecedented breakthroughs on vaccines, 2021 will be the year of getting it across to people
By Poonam Khetrapal Singh
UPDATED ON DEC 21, 2020 07:42 PM IST
Complacency must not set in. Although vaccine manufacturing has already started, reaching sufficient availability will take time. In a crisis such as this, there are no silver bullets