Edits & Columns

Food Cafe: ‘Batteries are the new oil’, IIT Madras Director Bhaskar Ramamurthy explains how India needs to catch missed buses in technology

The director of IIT Madras—which is entering the diamond jubilee year—shares with Sushila Ravindranath that, in this era of GST, it is easy to figure out where the value-added lies, and anything t

Why rare diseases shouldn’t be ignored

Patients lose lives as the policy on rare diseases awaits actionable steps

How social media has become indispensable part of election campaigns

Media, politics and elections are knotted together and social media platforms have become the essential ground for discussion on political narratives.

Across the aisle: The day of reckoning

The government seems to think that the accumulated reserves are too high.

Inside track: From Congress’ CM face in Madhya Pradesh to likely appointments by Modi government

As chairperson of the campaign committee for Madhya Pradesh and as someone who is young and friendly with Rahul Gandhi, it was assumed that Jyotiraditya Scindia would be the party’s chief ministeria

Want to master the game called Golf? here are a few tips

At 40, I’m no better a golfer than I was at 20. That’s a lie, I was better then.

RBI vs Govt: Is centre’s ‘nudge’ a precursor to legislative action or the exercise of its legitimate power?

Can a ‘nudge’ be treated as a precursor to legislative action or the exercise of legitimate power that one entity has over the other?

WhatsApp causing fall in telcos’ revenues? But calls/SMSes are anyways free!

Trai wants to regulate WhatsApp when telco problems are far greater, and when calls free, can’t blame WhatsApp for fall in industry revenues.

Press freedom: The banding together of media houses against Trump demonstrates much needed resolve

The banding together of media houses against Trump demonstrates much needed resolve against a non-cooperative administration

Karnataka’s ore problem: Distortions in price and quantities injecting inefficiency into important sectors of the economy

These distortions in price and quantities are a recipe for injecting chronic inefficiency into important sectors of the economy, like iron ore and steel.

BJP’s penchant for renaming things is un-Indian and it is undermining the country’s founding principles

Narendra Modi, the current prime minister, inclines instead to vigorous patterns or solid, bright pastels.

Panagariya’s protectionism warning may not be correct

Panagariya’s caution may not be correct.

Data drive: Energy demand growing the fastest in India

Outside Asia, the Middle East and North Africa see the most rapid growth, with demand more than 60% higher in 2040 than today.

RBI vs GoI dispute: Historically, autonomy is not a privilege but a matter of right

The whole relationship between the government and RBI needs to evolve out of its historical settings where its autonomy is not seen as a privilege but a matter of right

Are DISCOMS unsustainable? UDAY Portal Data shows the average AT&C Losses at 25.41%

The UDAY portal data shows that the average AT&C losses, that should be 15% for all the participating states by 2018-19, presently, on average, stand at 25.41%.

RBI circular not the issue, fix power mess first and the problem of bank overdues would go away!

If SEBs paid Rs 36,300 cr of dues to private generators and also signed PPAs, the problem of bank overdues would go away

Content Censorship: OTT players not legally bound to regulate/censor content, but they are doing so

Despite not being legally bound to regulate/censor content, OTT players have been doing so till now.

RBI vs GoI: Neither Reserve Bank nor the government have done an ideal job of managing the economy

Neither RBI nor the central government has been doing an ideal job of managing key aspects of the economy. If RBI failed in bank regulation when bad loans were being made, the government’s failure t

Climate change impact on moong farmers

Moong farmers in India have sown 34.36 lakh hectares in the current kharif sowing season, and there is an increase over the previous period by 2.37 lakh hectares.

How to make rural e-commerce work? It needs more than just mobile-first

While mobile-first is a good strategy, it cannot be the only strategy to serve rural markets where lack of trust is the biggest challenge for transacting online

Courts must punish false evidence: Bibek Debroy, Chairman, EAC to the PM

In the second, the Court tells us perjury has assumed alarming propositions.

Tremendous surge in data traffic but enough spectrum not available at affordable prices

There is tremendous surge in data traffic but enough spectrum is not available at affordable prices, so the operators are struggling to manage quality and capacity.

RBI unlikely to raise rates as food deflation takes CPI to a 13-month low

Food deflation takes CPI to a 13-month low and, with oil prices also softening, FY19 inflation will be in 4-4.5% range.

Sebi still soft on raters: How did raters get away with downgrading IL&FS overnight?

How did raters get away with downgrading IL&FS overnight?

Tribute: ‘Smilin’ Stan’ was more than just an artist and comic superhero creator

‘Smilin’ Stan’ was more than just an artist and comic superhero creator—he’s a larger-than-life piece of iconic art himself

Managing compliances in real estate sector is high rise and high risk

With increased globalisation in the real estate sector, an increasing number of foreign players are making or looking to make a foray into India.

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