Opinion/Editorials
Permit Raj in a brand new avatar - Jaithirth Rao, Tehelka
In the bad old days before Narasimha Rao liberated us from the Licence Permit Raj, it took a minimum of three years (the average was closer to seven years) to obtain an industrial licence. Anyone who wanted to start a factory was treated as if he or she were a supplicant. Guess what, very few factories were started in India and ordinary people couldn’t easily buy TV sets, refrigerators or motorcycles.
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Congress' Rahul dilemma deepens - Deepak Kumar Jha, Pioneer
Why there’s a need for more transparency & context in op-eds - Kelly McBride, Poynter
Mandir? UP has 2 other semi-finals pre-2014 - Ashok Malik, Economic Times
Use Modi to manage rupee - TK Arun, Economic Times
The economic consequences of Professor Amartya Sen - Arvind Subramanian, Business Standard
Now, it’s committee-panel raj - Ashoak Upadhyay, Business Line
India’s dysfunctional public health system - Mint
Breaking China code needs firm leadership - Ashok K Mehta, Pioneer
Judicial appointments: Shred the veil of secrecy - Ajit Prakash Shah, Times of India
Elections win over hunger - Suman Sahai, Asian Age
How chess explains the World - John Arquilla, ForeignPolicy
Free markets have helped cut global poverty - Mint
The rupee's wake-up call - Financial Express
Stop 'Mandalising' the military - Ajai Shukla, Business Standard
Managing the rupee fall - Business Standard
Dr Singh, you've slipped - Yashwant Sinha, Economic Times
Boost economy, rupee will revive - Economic Times
VVIP power - Indian Express
Omar Abdullah protests too much - Indian Express
Authorities ignored IB warnings on Bodh Gaya - Pioneer
Like vultures, they fight for remains - A Surya Prakash, Pioneer
Wanted, an Indian Frankfurter - Prabhash Ranjan, Hindu
Snowden made the right call when he fled the US - Daniel Ellsberg, Washington Post
What about the Right to Good Governance? - Joginder Singh, Pioneer
Centre must reveal Ishrat Jahan’s terror links - Pioneer
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The Modi government, by building a range of options, including to neuter Pakistan’s nuclear blackmail, is indicating that Pakistani aggression will attract increasing costs. If the ISI is planning new attacks in India, with the intent to fob them off as the work of al-Qaeda’s supposed new India franchise, it can be sure that it will invite an Indian response imposing serious costs on the entire Pakistani security establishment. Mr. Modi is clearly signalling that India’s response to the Pakistani strategy to inflict death by a thousand cuts will no longer be survival by a thousand bandages, but punitive so as to bolster deterrence and mend conduct. Given that the “do nothing” approach allowed India to be continually gored, prudent gradualism has been a long time coming.
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