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India blundered along, exactly as every other country did

Not to say that India couldn't have handled the situation better, but on average, it didn't do anywhere near as badly as the naysayers make it out, argues Rajeev Srinivasan. IMAGE: A health worker......

'Rajiv Gandhi's legacy is quite inspirational'

'Some of his decisions were not so good, but his intentions were always guided by a deep national interest.' IMAGE: Rajiv Gandhi, who was assassinated 30 years ago today, May 21, 1991, during a......

'Surveillance can't go down because the curve is going down'

'Even after vaccines are given, precautions like using a mask and maintaining social distancing have to be taken.' IMAGE: 'We can vaccinate around 800 million people with 1.6 billion doses.'......

How Vajpayee made India a nuclear superpower

Vajpayee had always felt that India must act with conviction and panache.He decided that, irrespective of the attendant risks, he would undertake what many felt was a precarious course.A......

When Biju Patnaik reached out to US to counter China

Rup Narayan Das reveals the towering Odisha leader's role in improving national security after the 1962 War with China. IMAGE: Biju Patnaik with Indira Gandhi. Photograph: Kind courtesy Biju......

What Is India's True GDP?

'How low GDP would have been, we don't know.''It raises serious questions because so many indicators are pointing to such a sharp decline and GDP estimates are still showing 4 per cent growth.'......

'Stock markets reflect the economy less'

'It is far too early to celebrate the numbers.''They are still fairly weak compared to the pre-pandemic level.' *IMAGE: Celebrations at the Bombay Stock Exchange after the Sensex surpassed the......

Of all farmers' demands, legalising MSP is tricky and highly complicated

A back of the envelope calculation being floated by some experts shows that at the current levels of production and marketable surplus, if the Centre legally guarantees to purchase a portion of the......

'It is not wise to be an inflation nutter'

'People know if inflation is not within the tolerance band, then action will be taken so they do not expect inflation to rise above that.' Illustration: Dominic Xavier/Rediff.com 'If we see growth......

Why inflation pain could get worse

Except for wheat and rice, for which we have huge inventories, overall commodity prices will remain high this year. Photograph: Amit Dave/Reuters As India looks to mend its Covid-battered economy,......

Amitabh Bachchan inaugurates university scholarship in Melbourne on his name

The scholarship will be presented every four years by Amitabh Bachchan to an Indian citizen to develop a thesis related to media, digital technology and communication. Amitabh Bachchan awarded a......

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