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  • The WTO must carefully recalibrate the Special and Differential Treatment for countries that deserve it rather than junk the whole concept or excessively politicise it,
    Oct 22, 2020 11:00 IST
    Organisations such as WTO need to demonstrate that it is on the side of the underdog and the vulnerable in the political battle being played out due to the backlash against globalisation and free trade...read more
    Mohan Kumar
    Mohan Kumar
  • Chinese President Xi Jinping at the National Day reception on the eve of the 71st anniversary of the founding of the People's Republic of China in Beijing, China on September 30, 2020.
    Oct 22, 2020 05:49 IST
    Beijing, which accuses Washington of being “addicted to quitting”, has struck a more globalist posture under President Xi Jinping: Chinese officials head four of the 15 UN agencies, and Beijing has boosted its WHO commitment by $2 billion....read more
    Reuters | Posted by Kanishka Sarkar
    Reuters | Posted by Kanishka Sarkar
  • There are many progressive steps in the farm bills that will benefit small farmers, who comprise 85% of the farming community
    Oct 21, 2020 20:04 IST
    The farm bills are a fait accompli. It is clear that all those concerned must meet farmers’ representatives and agricultural experts to examine how they can be carried forward. ...read more
    Captain Gopinath
    Captain Gopinath
  • There were 750,000 vacancies at the level of central government alone in 2014
    Oct 22, 2020 06:31 IST
    The Republic of India too failed to build a strong State with an effective presence at the grassroots, and instead, exercised coercive power via police and district magistrates...read more
    Abhinav Prakash Singh
    Abhinav Prakash Singh
  • This new trend — of a fracture in ties between the Centre and states ruled by non-BJP formations — is worrying
    Oct 21, 2020 20:55 IST
    On governance, the Centre and states must work more closely...read more
  • Mr Nath’s failure that he is yet to express an unqualified apology for the incident
    Oct 21, 2020 20:55 IST
    Madhya Pradesh (MP)’s former chief minister and Congress leader, Kamal Nath’s sexist remark throws up a larger question about the challenges faced by women in politics...read more
  • It is worthwhile to appreciate the full achievement of TCS. In 2000, TCS was not a listed company. It was not even the segment leader in India. By 2010, its market cap had grown to a creditable $25 billion and it had become the segment leader in India
    Oct 22, 2020 06:31 IST
    The shift in geo-economics opens up the possibility of an Indo-US tech partnership...read more
    Janmejaya Sinha
    Janmejaya Sinha