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The quest to sell Air India | HT Editorial – editorials

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HindustanTimes The government has yet again announced an attempt to privatise Air India. This is a good idea; it always was; a government has no business running an airline. Worse, running a loss-making airline that is loaded with debt (around Rs 60,000 crore)... More »

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Imran Khan stumbles on Kashmir ambitions

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BusinessLine Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan’s rhetoric and actions after the change in the Constitutional status of Jammu and Kashmir on August 5, 2019, have verged on being both hysterical and melodramatic. Barely a day after the decision, Imran Khan call... More »

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DoT’s AGR overreach – The Hindu BusinessLine

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BusinessLine In the din around the Adjusted Gross Revenue (AGR) imbroglio that threatens to force Vodafone Idea into bankruptcy and turn India’s telecom market into a duopoly or a near-monopoly, the law of unintended consequences on several non-telecom players... More »

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Trampled by Trump – The Hindu BusinessLine

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BusinessLine Globalists often bemoan that the US under President Donald Trump is turning globalisation on its head by cancelling multilateral existing agreements, not joining others, and pursuing ‘America First’ policies. They charge that the US is becoming is... More »

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The roots of the US-China rivalry | Opinion – analysis

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HindustanTimes The global economy has grown over the last decade at 3.2% per annum to $86 trillion in nominal terms. What has been markedly different in the last 10 years has been the dominant contribution of China to global growth. China’s contribution to glo... More »

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Analysis| Is India becoming less democratic? – analysis

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HindustanTimes As India prepares to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the adoption of its majestic Constitution that empowered “We the people” on Sunday (January 26) , its democratic credentials have come under less than flattering scrutiny. The 2019 Democracy... More »