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Sachin Shridhar

New Monetization Policy: More Hope Than Homework

Aug 30, 2021 Sachin Shridhar

India has been privatising and monetizing assets for a long time through public-private partnerships (PPP). It is nothing new as the Congress and Co. will like us to believe.

Whose Education Is It Anyway?

Aug 21, 2021 Sachin Shridhar

Why there is a rush to go abroad for the so-called 'Higher Education' by those who can afford it or very often by the hordes who have to stretch their parent’s resources to somehow manage to pay.


Pegasus: Cyber Hygiene And Vaccination

On paper, we have a very well-established procedure through which lawful interception of electronic communication can be carried out for national security and in response to any public emergency.

Pegasus: Only The Discovered Tip Of The Iceberg

Jul 21, 2021 Sachin Shridhar

Surveillance is what Governments do and will continue to do to keep a tighter leash. The hard reality is that the Governments and Police will not be able to meet up the challenges of the disaffection of modern times without it.


The Missing Middle: Note Banks Vs Vote Banks

The Political Parties do not see the Middle classes as an electorally decisive force and hence a silent indifference to it.

28 June, 2021

Covid-19 Impact On Indian Economy: Decoding Numbers And Jargon

Sachin Shridhar

An attempt to make sense of the official statistics thrown at us from RBI, Finance Ministry, Niti Aayog and so on.


14 June, 2021

Rebels Without A Cause: Duplicity Of Retired Babus Giving Unsolicited Advise

Sachin Shridhar

How some retired bureaucrats morph into indignant conscience keepers of the nation.


05 June, 2021

To Build Or Not To Build, That Is The Question

Sachin Shridhar

The cost of the Central Vista project is Rs 20,000 crore, which with the government’s total annual tax revenue of 20 lakh crore works out to only 0.25 per cent of the tax revenue every year.


23 May, 2021

Come Crisis, Why Does India Wilt and Whimper?

Sachin Shridhar

The second Covid wave has taught us that there is an urgent need for disaster management bodies in our country to be provided with more teeth


18 May, 2021

Fixing The Health Of Health Infrastructure

Sachin Shridhar

A robust system has to be put in place where the voice of science is by default heard and respected above the diversions like elections or the sacred Kumbh.


Photo Gallery

Union Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari, center, interacts with the officers inside the under-construction Zojila Tunnel in Baltaal, northeast of in Srinagar.

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Union Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari, center, waves to the media at the Z-Morh tunnel as he inspects the work of the 6.5-kilometer long tunnel in Sonamarg northeast of Srinagar. The tunnel will connect Srinagar to...

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Bus carrying journalists takes a tour of the under construction Z-Morh tunnel in Sonamarg, northeast of Srinagar.

AP Photo/Dar Yasin

Union Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari, center, accompanied with his wife in blue saree, looks at the under construction Zojila tunnel in Baltaal, northeast of Srinagar.

AP Photo/Dar Yasin

Bus carrying journalists takes a tour of the under construction Z-Morh tunnel in Sonamarg, northeast of Srinagar. The tunnel will connect Srinagar to Sonmarg in a stretch that otherwise remains closed during the winter...

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Caste Your Vote: Why A Caste Census Could Radically Change India’s Political Map

Opposition parties unite for implementation of a long-standing demand. Will the Modi Government bite the bullet?

Column

A Tulsi Plant, Unworn Sandals, A Mat, Brooms…Hathras Memories In A Post-Truth World

There is no need to contextualise Hathras. It is a standalone story. A warning, a trigger, a tragedy.

Chinki Sinha
A Tulsi Plant, Unworn Sandals, A Mat, Brooms…Hathras Memories In A Post-Truth World

Punjab/Politics

Congress Bowls A Caste Googly: A Dalit Sikh As Chief Minister Of Punjab Ahead Of State Polls

A Dalit Sikh CM from the neglected Puad region is a smart move, queering the pitch for the grand old party’s rivals.

Amandeep Sandhu
Congress Bowls A Caste Googly: A Dalit Sikh As Chief Minister Of Punjab Ahead Of State Polls

Opinion

Virat Kohli’s Abrasive Leadership Style Gave Indian Cricket A New Dimension

Virat Kohli will step down as T20 captain of India and RCB but that will not take away the fact that he remains a unique leader

Sep 20, 2021 Arijit Ghosh

Taliban: What’s Next For The International Community?

With all foreign soldiers out of Afghanistan, the Taliban is now in a position to do pretty much what it wants.

Sep 13, 2021 Seema Guha

Rising Challenges Of Plagiarism In The Era Of Online Education

It can be a crucial stepping stone to develop young minds to appreciate the importance of practising honesty throughout their academic journey and lay the foundations for successful professional careers.

Sep 12, 2021 Chaitali Moitra

Vaccine Mandates Harm Long-Term Public Health

One can be pro-religion, but against coerced religion; one can be pro-vaccines, but against coercion and mandates

Sep 12, 2021 Kameswari Chebrolu