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Reading books, with your ears – editorials

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HindustanTimes Audiobooks aren’t a new phenomenon. Ever since Thomas Edison invented the phonograph in 1877, and made it possible to replay recorded sound, spoken word recordings have been around. But in the past few years, audiobooks have really taken off, an... More »

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Labour laws: A step forward | HT Editorial  – editorials

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HindustanTimes India moved a step closer to reforming its complicated and antiquated labour laws with the Union Cabinet passing the industrial relations code on Wednesday. This is the third of the four codes into which the government categorised 44 labour laws... More »

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Power sector: Focus on other pain points

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BusinessLine On the face of it, media reports painted a scary picture. One report mentioned that as many as 262 thermal power units had shut down operations by early November. Many of them have been shut for weeks. Another report said Coal India’s output fell ... More »

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When pollution turns political – editorials

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HindustanTimes When an issue reaches Parliament, it assumes political importance. And that is why the recent discussion on pollution in the Lok Sabha marks a significant moment in the politics around environmentalism in India. With Delhi reeling from hazardous... More »

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Disturbing takeaways from Amaravati fiasco

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BusinessLine There is reason to be deeply disappointed with the decision of the Andhra Pradesh government to drop the Amaravati Capital City Start-up Area project with a Singapore consortium. Among those affected by the decision are farmers who have contribute... More »

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Forex reserves shine amidst the gloom

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BusinessLine There is no disputing that the domestic economy has been decelerating and the jury is still out on the effectiveness of the measures initiated by the Centre to stem the slowdown. Even as all the macro data points have been flashing either red or a... More »