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The US population may be shrinking. That’s mostly because of covid, but it’s also part of longer-term...

What India’s labour force survey actually says about employment

The Periodic Labour Force Survey (PLFS) 2019-2020, released by the Indian government recently, in its summary findings,...

The Congress should go all out to win UP

The road to Delhi leads through Lucknow. The sooner the Grand Old Party realises this fact, the...

The foremost panchayat comes up short again

“A few things are being said on behalf of the common man of this bereaved republic. First...

RBI must come clean where it stands on climate change

The past few weeks have seen incessant rains inundating Ratnagiri and Sindhudurg districts of coastal Maharashtra. An...

Behavioural economics offers us a lesson on mask mandates

Just when we thought we were almost done, covid cases in the US are surging. The world...

Our bankruptcy code deserves credit for what it has achieved

Notwithstanding the different legal frameworks for bankruptcy and insolvency in place in various countries, all of them...

Our Olympic team vests say ‘India’. It should be prefixed with ‘despite’

Russia, banned from the Olympics for its state-sponsored doping programmes, is allowed to compete as ROC, which stands for ‘Russian Olympic Committee’...

What Pegasus says about cyber power and our national security

Public discourse around the Pegasus reports alleging government surveillance of politicians, media persons, public officials and business...

Time to set ourselves a carbon-neutrality goal

The covid pandemic ought to have taught us a thing or two about a peculiar kind of...

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