Central Chronicle

Section: Articles
By: Jagdish Rattanani
Publisher: Central Chronicle, Orissa Post, The Assam Tribune, The Navhind Times, Deccan Herald
Many years ago, a plainclothes police officer known as an “encounter specialist”, that uniquely Indian term that has sadly become part of everyday usage, sat in his office in the Western suburbs of Mumbai for a long conversation in which he explained upfront how he was not the last word in honesty... read more
Section: Articles
By: Jagdish Rattanani
Publisher: Central Chronicle, Greater Kashmir, Orissa Post, The Assam Tribune, The Navhind Times, Deccan Herald
India’s vast, mostly unregulated and fast-growing shadow banking sector is in the midst of a crisis. This is a fire that threatens to engulf much more than the sector in which it has started and carries the potential to burn down important segments of the Indian economy. The government is... read more
Section: Articles
By: Jagdish Rattanani
Publisher: Central Chronicle, Greater Kashmir, Orissa Post, The Assam Tribune, The Navhind Times
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has focused on the water crisis facing the nation in his first Mann Ki Baat of the post-election season. The Prime Minister said: “…let’s…start a mass movement for water conservation. We together should all resolve to save every drop of water and I believe that water is... read more
Section: Articles
By: Jagdish Rattanani
Publisher: Central Chronicle, Greater Kashmir, The Afternoon Despatch & Courier, The Navhind Times
There are a host of considerations that rule, and not all of them are easily fathomed by city folk who tend to prefer the so-called national parties and pre-set alliances. Some of these dynamics are now opening up the reading, tentative, early and not backed up well, that the SP-BSP combine is... read more
Section: Articles
By: Jagdish Rattanani
Publisher: Central Chronicle, Greater Kashmir, Orissa Post, The Afternoon Despatch & Courier, The Assam Tribune, The Navhind Times
Even for those who might have held Rajiv Gandhi culpable in the mass of allegations around the Bofors gun, his death brought that conversation to an end. That is the Indian way – not to speak ill of the dead, to forgive and to let bygones be bygones.
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: Central Chronicle, Greater Kashmir, Orissa Post, The Assam Tribune, The Navhind Times
Yet, somewhere along the heat and dust, unsaid, unmarked and unexplained, the BJP narrative has begun to falter and look tired while the Congress narrative is beginning to look decent if not good and at times even inspiring. This may or may not mean much for the Lok Sabha election results. A host... read more
Section: Articles
By: Jagdish Rattanani
Publisher: Central Chronicle, Greater Kashmir, The Afternoon Despatch & Courier, The Navhind Times
There is much debate on the Indian National Congress campaign promise of NYAY – justice in English but in Hindi an acronym for ‘Nyuntam Aay Yojana’, or the Minimum Guarantee Scheme, under which the poorest 20 per cent households would receive Rs.72,000 per annum if the proposal turns into policy.... 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

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