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  • I know Faisal Khan and have seen his selflessness, his tirelessness, and his passion for friendship and reconciliation
    Nov 29, 2020 19:51 IST
    That India would permit the continuing incarceration of a gallant man who restarted, in Delhi and elsewhere in the country, the work of the Khudai Khidmatgars is not a thought I can easily stomach. ...read more
    Rajmohan Gandhi
    Rajmohan Gandhi
  • Farmers will have to recognise that the reality of the laws will not change
    Nov 29, 2020 19:49 IST
    Reach out sensitively, and find a mechanism to assure farmers that their incomes will be protected, including through an amendment if necessary...read more
  • India’s economic challenge in a post-Covid world is not going to be a restoration of positive growth rates
    Nov 29, 2020 19:47 IST
    There is room for cautious optimism. But focus on public spending, reviving demand...read more
  • Depending on how much autonomy the State maintains from capital, it can command dilution of corporate stakes at a suitable time
    Nov 29, 2020 22:08 IST
    Corporate banks are not ideal. But capital is scarce too. Find a balance...read more
    Suyash Rai
    Suyash Rai
  • New Delhi, India - July 19, 2020: A man standing in front of a mural of coronavirus frontline workers, at RK Puram, in New Delhi, India, on Sunday, July 19, 2020. (Photo by Biplov Bhuyan/ Hindustan Times)
    Nov 29, 2020 21:12 IST
    Covid-19 may not be the last pandemic we see. But if we learn the right lessons from it, we will be better prepared going forward...read more
    Shashi Shekhar
    Shashi Shekhar
  • Hindu nationalists are comfortable with free and fair elections. It is a comfort made cosier by the fact that traditional Hinduism does not provide for a ‘Hindu State’ that can replace democracy. The Hindu State is an elected one.
    Nov 28, 2020 22:27 IST
    He is the outcome of a spark lit by representative politics in 1920s. Today, the Modi vote is a bridge that spans the Hindu hierarchy across castes...read more
    Vinay Sitapati
    Vinay Sitapati
  • Indeed, coronavirus, coined in 1968, became one of the most popular words of 2020. Pandemic was used 57,000% more than last year
    Nov 28, 2020 22:25 IST
    I know we will soon have a plethora of books on the virus. It may have wrought destruction in our lives, but it will continue to play on our imagination and is bound to feed our creativity ...read more