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Anti-CAA Clamouring Yogendra Yadav is an intellectual and is primarily an activist and academic and has held high positions as Senior Fellow at CSDS and was the former member of UGC. Above all under the anti-corruption movement launched by Anna Hazare he came across Arvind Kejriwal and when the AAP was formed he was a member of its national executive …

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Kerala Budget And Gandhi Assassination

I must state that I chose it consciously to make a political statement on the dangers Indian society, and polity, and the economy are facing today Dr T M Thomas Isaac The cover of my Budget Speech was as much a subject of animated discussion as the Budget itself.  The striking painting by Tom Vattakuzhy showing the death of Mahatma …

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Loss Of A Fashion Giant In the untimely passing away of Wendell Rodricks, India has lost one of its foremost fashion designers. A Padma Shri awardee, Wendell designed clothes for myriad number of personalities from the Bollywood world. He also was keenly interested in the revival of old Goan clothing, the Kunbi saree being a famous example. He also had …

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Budget Needs Few Course Corrections

While India remains one of the largest recipients of FDI, foreign investments in sectors such as infrastructure are very modest FRANK F ISLAM In her marathon two hours and 46 minute speech introducing India’s 2020 Budget, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman painted an optimistic picture of the Indian economy. She stated at the outset that her Budget’s goal is to boost …

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Pitfalls In Path Of PSU Privatisation

DEVIDAS TULJAPURKAR The Economic Survey for 2019-20, in Chapter 7 on page 158 puts it on record that “PSBs are clearly not efficient today”. This is the statement issued by the owner of these banks. If the argument is being offered as introspection, then it is fair enough. But it appears this argument is being advanced to prepare the ground …

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Warmth Of Selfless Heart

KAJAL CHATTERJEE, KOLKATA While roaming from one area to another, Lord Buddha reached the outskirts of a kingdom and settled under a tree. Hearing the news, the subjects as well as the Royals of the kingdom rushed there. Some gifted him precious clothes, some delicious food items. The wealthy merchants and even the King came up with diamonds and golden …

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Time To Emulate Voters Of Delhi The people of Delhi should be congratulated for rejecting the unimportant and stupid issues outright and giving importance to the real issues like development, education, healthcare etc by wisely voting for the Arvind Kejriwal-led Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) for a third consecutive time with a thumping majority in the recently held assembly elections. Kejriwal’s …

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

AAP’s Big Win In Delhi In the recently held elections in Delhi, all the big guns of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi campaigned against the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) with a hyper-nationalist pitch with focus on politics of religion, hatred and communal divisiveness while calling AAP’s Arvind Kejriwal an anti-national/ terrorist and mocking him for …

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Why Kejriwal Can’t Be Challenger To Modi

RAJDEEP SARDESAI The emergence of Arvind Kejriwal has undoubtedly been the start-up story in Indian politics of the last decade just as the inexorable rise of Narendra Modi has been the biggest brand revolution over this same period. Both have had unique stories that appeal to a middle-class, aspirational India: the IIT-trained anti-corruption crusader, who chose to take the political …

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Unnecessary Honking One sees ‘No Horn’ signboards at various places along the road. It is against the rules to honk near hospitals, courts, schools, colleges, etc as it can cause disturbance and inconvenience to the general public. But in Goa these signboards appear to have lost their significance. Frankly speaking how many vehicular drivers have been booked for honking at …

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