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Rural India: A case for cautious optimism and nuanced policy mix

BY SREEJITH BALASUBRAMANIAN One of the major reasons EMs are forecasted to register less negative growth in 2020, vs. AEs, is the higher share of...

Makings of a new Cold War

BY D.C. PATHAK The international scene is currently marked by a deteriorating US-China trade relationship, emergence of a new level of friendship between China and...

Indian economy’s twin-engine heart needs land leasing push

BY POORNIMA ADVANI In the bleak Covid scenario, a rare bright spot has emerged with Indian corporates waking up to the rural sector's potential. However,...

Ram Temple sways the mood of Hindus

BY D.C. PATHAK The nationally broadcast 'bhumi poojan and shilanyas' ceremony for the Ram temple performed at Ayodhya by Prime Minister Modi in person on...

‘Pakistan occupied Balochistan’

BY MRITYUNJOY KUMAR JHA New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) "Free Balochistan", "Balochistan is not Pakistan", "Pakistan Quit Balochistan" are some of the hashtags which have...

Facade vs reality of Chinese/Indian politics of growth: Lessons for today

BY PRADIP BAIJAL In my first interview on 'Offensive Defense', I explained the history of Chinese economic rise, based on my book, 'Containing the China...

The heart of business

BY HIMANSHU MANGLIK The Covid Syndrome will haunt us for years. Businesses are bleeding and human misery is escalating and many businesses are caught in...

Ram temple in Ayodhya and the question of faith

BY JAYANTA GHOSAL Let's go to Ayodhya again. On August 5, Prime Minister Narendra Modi went to Ayodhya, the birthplace of Ram, in connection with...

Of Walls, Borders and the Chinese

BY G. PRAKASH It is easy to associate the Chinese with walls. Not just their famous wall. The opaqueness in their thoughts and intentions too,...

Two brick laying ceremonies for Ram: Which one was kosher?

BY SAEED NAQVI It reflects on the civilizational power of Lord Rama in this ancient land that independent India's five Prime Ministers involved themselves in...