To lower demand, growth

Diesel Price Hike Economic Highlights By Shivaji Sarkar The nation needs wisdom to help stir it out of a difficult situation. An economy sinking for...

Hot issue in Bihar, US

COVID-19 & Elections By Dr. S. Saraswathi (Former Director, ICSSR, New Delhi) BJP manifesto for Bihar Assembly election promises free distribution of COVID-19 vaccine in the State...

Israel war may hurt: Imf

India GDP Rises, Arms Sale Up By Shivaji Sarkar Indian economic parameters are improving. But would thesebe able to retain the 14-month high Index of Industrial...

North-East’s gdp share 2%

'India Grows 3.3% 2020-23' By Shivaji Sarkar The Reserve Bank of India monetary policy is only a small part of India’s economy. A tighter rate regime...

Energy war singes economy

Higher Coal Prices By Shivaji Sarkar The global energy crisis, soaring coal prices, and a darkening World Bank outlook for growth has posed typical challenges of...

Whose concern?

Lakshadweep Row By DrS.Saraswathi (Former Director, ICSSR, New Delhi) Kerala Legislative Assembly unanimously passed a resolution expressing solidarity with the people of Lakshadweep against the Union Territory...

Fewer farmers benefit!

High MSP More Populist By Shivaji Sarkar The minimum support price (MSP) in the context of need of the farmers is turning into more of populism...

Deepening relations!

Modi In Bangladesh By Dr DK Giri (Prof, International relations, JIMMC) Prime Minister Narendra Modi was in Bangladesh on 26-27 March to be a part of...

Bolstering or balancing!

Bangla PM In Delhi By Prof. (Dr.) D.K. Giri (Secy Gen, Assn for Democratic Socialism) Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina was in Delhi last week on a...

‘Developed’ is problematic!

Trump's Big Punch By Shivaji Sarkar India is being continuously hit by the US President Donald Trump’s withdrawal of Generalised system of preferences (GSP) on 5,111...

Apathy sinking himalayan towns

Tehri, Mussoorie Too Crumbling By Shivaji Sarkar Heaven is literally falling to greed. It is just not Joshimath, but even Tehri Garhwal, Karnaprayag, and Mussoorie too...

Need for quality control

Political Discourse By Dr.S.Saraswathi (Former, Director, ICSSR, New Delhi) Indian air today is filled with politics of elections. Political discourse dominating all forms of private and public...

Gau Rakshaks, Netas

SC cracks the whip By Insaf Stop pussyfooting around. A terse message from the Supreme Court to State governments on doing precious little against cow vigilantes....

Money does talk!

$7 Billion Election By Shivaji Sarkar Elections are becoming trickier, opaque and a game of money power. Rigging polls is no more a hush-hush matter. In...

Political harlotry unbridled

By Inder Jit (Released on 16 June 1981) Prostitution is legally banned in India. But political harlotry continues to flourish brazenly. What is worse, it is...

Better or worsen conservation?

Forest Amendments By Dhurjati Mukherjee The controversial Forest (Conservation) Amendment Bill 2023 passed recently in the monsoon session of Parliament, has generated a huge debate and opposition...

Shift focus on inequities

SDGs &COVID-19 By Dr S.Saraswathi (Former Director, ICSSR, New Delhi) Life goes on as usual, and it has to - pandemic or lockdown - and NITI Ayoghasreleasedits...

Defection law revamp?

Real Vs Fake Shiv Sena By Poonam I Kaushish As Parties get ready to slug it out in the forthcoming Gujarat and Himachal elections the first...

Food prices hit economy

Farm Exports At $35 b By Shivaji Sarkar The paradox within India’s food scenario, where higher agricultural yields year after year coincide with sharp spikes in...

Entangled in politics?

Covid-19 Review By Insaf Is politics being played over Covid-19, is the question doing the rounds. While on the one hand Prime Minister Narendra Modi at...