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Price collusion in pharma – The Hindu BusinessLine

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BusinessLine Forty four US States have filed cases against a slew of pharma companies in the US district court in Connecticut, for alleged price collusion in generic medicines. US-based Teva Pharmaceuticals has been accused of colluding with about 20 competito... More »

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Don’t ignore this SOS – The Hindu BusinessLine

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BusinessLine This is not the first warning. Time and again scientists have been cautioning the world that accelerating species extinctions and global warming will have a terrible impact on human civilisation if we do not act fast to halt, or at least reverse t... More »

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Justice league – The Hindu BusinessLine

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BusinessLine It’s one of the legal world’s first principles, known to laymen and laywomen alike, that justice must be done and also be seen to be done. It would be good to say this happened in the sexual harassment case against India’s Chief Justice Ranjan Gog... More »

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Google’s privacy dashboard – The Hindu BusinessLine

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BusinessLine Google’s latest move to add a dashboard of sorts to its Chrome browser that would let its users take control of their cookie files is a welcome step, but in all likelihood it is not going to make much of a difference in the way third-party website... More »

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Disable user-unfriendly currency – The Hindu BusinessLine

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BusinessLine If you’ve ever squinted in the dark trying to figure out a ₹50 note from a ₹10, it would give you a fleeting insight into the difficulties faced by the visually-challenged and elderly, on a regular basis. And for that reason, a recent communicatio... More »

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Caster Semenya’s dilemma – The Hindu BusinessLine

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BusinessLine The Court of Arbitration in Sport (CAS) on Wednesday rejected South African athlete Caster Semenya’s appeal against the IAAF – the international athletics body – decision to regulate the testosterone levels in some female athletes. The decision me... More »

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The turmeric farmers’ uprising – The Hindu BusinessLine

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BusinessLine About 180 turmeric farmers have contested the Nizamabad Lok Sabha election. Twenty six turmeric farmers from Telangana have filed nominations in Varanasi, taking on Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Why are so many farmers joining the fray? Why are th... More »

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Trump’s oil brinkmanship – The Hindu BusinessLine

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BusinessLine US President Donald Trump is attempting the diplomatic equivalent of having his cake and eating it too when it comes to Iran and Venezuela. On one hand, he wants to exert maximum pressure and topple both governments so he’s ending waivers that all... More »

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What’s the media doing? – The Hindu BusinessLine

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BusinessLine One of the casualties of Elections 2019 has been media credibility. With the number of reliable publications, TV channels and news websites dwindling by the day, readers and viewers have had to resort to fact-checking to separate truth from half-l... More »

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The income tax returns filing just got more complicated

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BusinessLine The revamp of the income tax return (ITR) forms has become an annual ritual and over the years, with the salaried class bearing the brunt of the changes. While the one-page ITR-1 to be filed by the salaried has been showcased as the model of simpl... More »

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Restoring secrecy of ballot – The Hindu BusinessLine

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BusinessLine Maneka Gandhi let out an open secret over the past week – that there is no such thing as a secret ballot. Secrecy has become a notional concept in the recent years, and more so after the introduction of the electronic voting machines. While a vote... More »