The Afternoon Despatch & Courier

Section: Articles
By: Jagdish Rattanani
Publisher: Asian Age, Deccan Chronicle, Greater Kashmir, The Afternoon Despatch & Courier
The death of 44 CRPF troops in the suicide bombing in Pulwama last week raises many questions and changes many things in Jammu & Kashmir. The anguish and outrage at the suicide bombing has been voiced and felt across the nation. Social media is full of demands for tough retaliatory action.... read more
Section: Articles
By: Jagdish Rattanani
Publisher: Central Chronicle, The Afternoon Despatch & Courier
Ms. Chanda Kochhar is now facing the full brunt of a wide-ranging investigation. Multiple agencies are poised to probe deep into a case that the worthies on the ICICI Board dismissed not too long ago. ICICI Bank has a new CEO since October 2018. The bank under him has moved with full force against... read more
Section: Articles
By: Jagdish Rattanani
Publisher: Orissa Post, The Afternoon Despatch & Courier, The Navhind Times
The World Economic Forum (WEF) is almost half a century old now. It describes itself as “the international organisation for public-private cooperation” and says it is “committed to improving the state of the world”. Early on in its journey, the Forum introduced a system of membership for “the 1,000... read more
Section: Articles
By: Jagdish Rattanani
Publisher: The Afternoon Despatch & Courier, The Navhind Times
It turned out to be a discussion on the city of Mumbai. The venue was the Taj Mahal hotel and the occasion was the launch of a big fat book called ‘CoastLine’ that tells the tale of Mumbai and the larger Indian coastline in caricatures and charming stories by the uniquely talented Paul Fernandes,... read more
Section: Articles
By: Jagdish Rattanani
Publisher: Orissa Post, The Afternoon Despatch & Courier, The Navhind Times
This may be the information age but the lure of brick and mortar is not diminished. Donald Trump and his idea of a “beautiful” wall on the United States border with Mexico brings alive the idea that nothing is as concrete as concrete. As Republicans push for funding and Democrats hold out, the... read more
Section: Articles
By: Jagdish Rattanani
Publisher: The Afternoon Despatch & Courier, The Assam Tribune, The Navhind Times, Deccan Herald
Nitin Gadkari is in the news. The former BJP President and the minister (Road Transport & Highways, Shipping and Water Resources, River Development & Ganga Rejuvenation) in the Narendra Modi government has used his hometown and the headquarters city of the RSS to make the point that the... read more
Section: Articles
By: Jagdish Rattanani
Publisher: Orissa Post, The Afternoon Despatch & Courier, The Assam Tribune, The Navhind Times, Deccan Herald
There was a time when 2020 was far away, and the nation could write a grand vision statement of the new and liberalised India, with no risk of seeing that day come any time soon. Well, we now welcome 2019. In Mumbai, the bars were allowed to be open till 5 a.m. Party hotspots, homes and street... read more
Section: Articles
By: Jagdish Rattanani
Publisher: Orissa Post, The Afternoon Despatch & Courier, The Assam Tribune, The Navhind Times
The ministry of Home Affairs issued an order that authorised security and intelligence agencies to intercept, monitor and decrypt any information generated, transmitted, received or stored in any computer resource under the Information Technology Act, 2000 and the Information Technology (Procedure... read more
Section: Articles
By: Jagdish Rattanani
Publisher: The Afternoon Despatch & Courier
After every election, one of the commonest remarks of the teams and the leaders that lose is that they would introspect, study the results and make course corrections. In the case of the Assembly elections, Union Minister Arun Jaitley said the same: "We have done reasonably well. We have to... read more
Section: Articles
By: Jagdish Rattanani
Publisher: The Afternoon Despatch & Courier
This column appears on the morning a lot of us will be glued to our television screens, watching the results of elections to the Assemblies of the States of Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Telangana, Chhattisgarh and Mizoram. There is no doubt that these are a very important set of results. They will... read more

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