Friday , 26 April 2019


Attempts To Tame Financial Watchdog

BINAYAK DATTA I HAD thought the typhoon had finally blown over! I meant, the RBI versus the Union finance ministry standoff. Not quite! It is showing signs of a comeback as on this Tuesday RBI Governor Urjit Patel told a parliamentary standing committee that the current levels of reserves are necessary, viewed from international volatility and from maintaining sound credit ... Read More »


IFFI Venue Should Be Spacious As the International Film Festival of India  will complete 50  years of editions next year, the state government has assured to elevate Goa, which is the permanent venue for hosting the extravaganza, as Asia’s Cannes. The IFFI has helped put Goa prominently on the world tourism map. But the question that arises is whether Panaji ... Read More »

Obliterate All Forms Of Slavery

GANAPATHI  BHAT, AKOLA LIKE the slavery of the past, no one can deny the existence of  modern slavery. When a person is forced by intimidation to do some chores, modern slavery comes into the play.  Human trafficking, bonded labour and forced marriages are stark  examples of modern slavery. Forced or compulsory labour is all work or service which is extracted ... Read More »

A Check On Efficacy Of Modicare

FRANK F ISLAM INDIA’S public healthcare system is sick. In late September, Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s administration launched Ayushman Bharat, meaning Long Life India, to address this illness. This initiative, which has been described as the world’s biggest healthcare programme will insure more than 500 million Indian citizens who currently have no coverage. Will Modicare, as the programme has been ... Read More »


Unfair Bus Fare Hike THE decision of the transport department to hike the minimum bus fare for private buses in the state from a minimum of Rs 8 to Rs 10 for the first 4 km will hit the common man badly for whom commuting by bus is the cheapest mode of transport. It may come as a surprise to ... Read More »

Malwa Distant From National Discourse

RAJDEEP SARDESAI IN the age of T-20 style elections – instant opinion, shoot and scoot polls and parachute reporting – it is increasingly difficult to confidently predict an Indian election outcome. Please like & share: Read More »


Don’t Trumpet Petty Arrests WHILE I honestly appreciate the work done by the Calangute police station in curbing the crimes, it is quite off-putting to see them releasing photographs on busting of a prostitution racket or arrest of a chain snatcher to the media for publication, as if they have caught Jack the Ripper or busted one of the biggest ... Read More »

Fate Of Mahagathbandhan In Kashmir

AMULYA GANGULI THERE has been an element of unseemly haste and even recklessness in some of the recent acts of the Bharatiya Janata Party. Such hurried initiatives have been seen in its impetuous bid to start the construction of the Ram temple as soon as possible and now in the peremptory dissolution of the Jammu and Kashmir assembly. What is ... Read More »


Rape Accused Bishop ‘Honoured’ IT was shocking to read a news report which stated that the photograph of the  rape accused  Bishop Franco Mulakkal has been printed in the calendar of the forthcoming year of the Archdiocese of Thrissur, and will be made available to subscribers on December 1. It is a normal practice for some churches to print calendars ... Read More »

In Praise Of Mary

MICHAEL VAZ, MERCES I am not an avid boxing fan but that would certainly not deter me from joining the millions of Indians in acclaiming the stupendous achievement of MC Mary Kom, who has   won  the sixth world title. She has done it at the age of 35 when most sports personalities contemplate on retirement and settling foAr a peaceful ... Read More »