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S Srinivasan writes: The Prime Minister’s announcement that prescription of medicines by their generic names will be mandatory has set the cat among the pigeons. It is not a well-thought-out move and....

S L Shetty writes: The monetary policy statement of the Reserve Bank of India (RBI), coming barely a month after the tumultuous decision to withdraw the legal tender status of ₹500 and ₹1,000 notes on....

Bernard D’Mello writes: Big media in the United States (US) gave ample coverage to a few hundred reactionary, right-wing Cuban exiles in the Little Havana quarter of Miami celebrating the passing away....

Bernard D’Mello writes: One needs to recall that the recipient of the 2016 Nobel Prize in literature, Bob Dylan, commended by the Nobel panel “for having created new poetic expressions within the....

Alok Prasanna Kumar writes: The Karnataka government’s defiance of the Supreme Court’s orders of 20, 27 and 30 September, directing it to release water to Tamil Nadu, was a direct challenge to the....

Pinaki Chakraborty writes: The Constitution 122nd Amendment Bill 2014 or the Goods and Services Tax (GST) Bill has been passed by both houses of Parliament after protracted, and often acrimonious....

Subir Ghosh writes: The Supreme Court’s judgment based on the Lodha Committee’s recommendations for reforming the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has been described widely as being much....

Anuradha Bhasin Jamwal writes: On 16 July, the post-midnight knock by policemen at the door of newspaper offices in Jammu and Kashmir (J&K) was not a case of simple intimidation. It was a calculated....

Lawrence Lifschultz’s 1979 classic Bangladesh: Unfinished Revolution predicted a “final confrontation” between the forces of secular, linguistic nationalism and radical Islam. Within four years of....

M K Bhadrakumar writes: When the germane seeds of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to the United States were sown in Washington discreetly by Indian officials at the beginning of 2016, it was to....

Rohit Chopra writes: Indian circles are abuzz with intrigue and more than a modicum of mirth that the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) has abandoned its chaddis in favour of—gasp!—not the indigenous....

Nirabh Koirala and Geoffrey Macdonald writes: After a seven-year impasse, Nepal finally passed a new constitution on 20 September 2015. The long-awaited document, however, was met with protests and....

Jomo Kwame Sundaram: With food production growth in the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development countries slowing down, developing countries will need to step up production to meet....

Mahesh Gavaskar writes: Nothing warms the cockles of a nationalist’s heart in a globalised world than to gain plaudits from his country-men and women who reside in far-flung corners of the world as he....

Chiguru Prashanth Kumar writes: Election campaigns in India have undergone manifold changes in the past 10 years with the use of new technology. The media plays a key role in moulding public opinion....