Asian Age

Section: Articles
By: Jagdish Rattanani
Publisher: Asian Age, Central Chronicle, Greater Kashmir, Prabhat Khabhar, The Afternoon Despatch & Courier, The Assam Tribune, The Navhind Times
About two years ago, Stanford University’s Dr. John P AIoannidis, who currently is considered the most-cited physician, wrote in the prestigious Journal of Clinical Epidemiology: “Under market pressure, clinical medicine has been transformed to finance-based medicine…In many... read more
Section: Articles
By: Jagdish Rattanani
Publisher: Asian Age, Deccan Chronicle, Greater Kashmir, The Afternoon Despatch & Courier, The Navhind Times
The chowkidar is, quite unfortunately, not the most loved or respected entity in Indian society. Examples of this are everywhere. Before the 1980s, the Railway Protection Force (RPF) worked like chowkidars and were regarded as the “watch and ward” staff with weak discipline and uncertain judicial... read more
Section: Articles
By: Jagdish Rattanani
Publisher: Asian Age, Central Chronicle, Deccan Chronicle, Greater Kashmir, The Afternoon Despatch & Courier
This summer will be unusually hot. The rising temperature from what still is only the early round of campaigning is already becoming too much to bear. We’ve seen bickering and bitterness before, but all boundaries are being crossed this time. The most unfortunate and dangerous fallout is the... read more
Section: Articles
By: Jagdish Rattanani
Publisher: Asian Age, Central Chronicle, Deccan Chronicle, Greater Kashmir, The Afternoon Despatch & Courier, The Assam Tribune, The Navhind Times
The Prime Minister has spoken about the attacks on Kashmiris, and he has done so not a day too soon. This is good but not good enough. Some shocking snatches of videos have emerged showing Kashmiris being targeted after the Feb. 14 suicide bombing that killed 49 CRPF personnel in Pulwama. Speaking... read more
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
Publisher: Asian Age, The Navhind Times
The nation continues to be subjected to an unseemly tug-of-war between the government and judiciary, taking relations between the two constitutional pillars to a new low. Never before in independent India’s history, right from the day the Supreme Court was inaugurated, have we reached such a pass.
Section: Articles
By: Martin Macwan
Publisher: Asian Age, The Navhind Times
There seems to be limited options for dalits in India for their ‘own’ independence. They have to create their own avenues of hope within their own segregation. As we stand today, reservation offers them a ‘special status’ but not ‘equal’ status. It will take a lot to change this.
Section: Articles
Publisher: Asian Age, Orissa Post
I must see the film “Udta Punjab” next week! I am told that the proliferation of drugs in the State is the single problem that the inhabitants are discussing in their drawing rooms and village dhabas. Thirty years ago when I was sent to the Punjab by Rajiv Gandhi, the talk was all about Terrorism.
Section: Articles
By: N P Ashley
Publisher: Asian Age, The Navhind Times
The real new item on the menu is the Bharatiya Janata Party’s one seat in the assembly. Both the BJP side and the anti-BJP side seem to view a “domino effect” in this. This grand symbolic value attached to the BJP’s entry might mean something in the case of the confidence of the party cadre.
Section: Articles
By: Himadri Bhattacharya
Publisher: Asian Age
In the past, both the government and the RBI would routinely claim after episodes of fall in rupee's exchange rate that there would be little or no adverse implication for growth, inflation and budgetary position. But the facts turned out to be different, especially for inflation and fisc.

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