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Columnists | The Asian Age

Sanjeev Ahluwalia | Keeping Big Biz out of banks not a good idea

Increasing the number of well- capitalised private banks will induce competition and dilute the concentration of economic power

04 Dec 2020 7:35 AM

Patralekha Chatterjee | Pay heed to shadow pandemic of hunger

Globally, there is a red alert about the shadow pandemic of hunger in the time of COVID-19

03 Dec 2020 9:56 AM

Dilip Cherian | Caste fraud stench in Chhattisgarh secretariat

According to Baghel’s instruction, all government servants whose caste certificates are false will be immediately removed from their posts

03 Dec 2020 9:04 AM

Indranil Banerjie | Are America’s days over as world’s moral arbiter?

The bitter and highly polarised November 2020 election was watched with disbelief and distaste across the world

02 Dec 2020 7:23 AM

Aakar Patel | Looking at the future in fear as economy goes into ‘de-growth’

India’s economy has contracted for six months since Prime Minister Narendra Modi called for the harshest lockdown in the world

01 Dec 2020 10:07 AM


Parsa Venkateshwar Rao Jr | Will our farmers force arrogant govt to yield?

The hardnosed men and women of the soil are not going to be overwhelmed by the PM’s rhetoric and sweet talk

01 Dec 2020 9:33 AM

Skand Tayal | Are ‘virtual’ summits of any real use?

Brics summits are rarely noticed by any international observer outside those from the member countries

30 Nov 2020 11:00 AM

K C Singh | New Delhi tries to reset its ties with neighbours

Multiple events with geopolitical impact are compelling diplomats to scurry for meetings

30 Nov 2020 10:06 AM

Sriram Karri | Why has the GHMC campaign missed the context?

Whoever wins, we will most likely have a dummy mayor, a disappointing candidate

30 Nov 2020 9:26 AM

Anita Katyal | Despite defeat, Rahul vac was on track; Patel’s unenviable role

Among the various responsibilities entrusted to the Patel was to keep his boss out of the line of fire

29 Nov 2020 10:01 AM


Pavan K. Varma | At best, farm laws pass reform buck to big biz

The question is not that agricultural commerce needs to be opened up, but what is going to replace it

29 Nov 2020 9:53 AM

Sanjeev Ahluwalia | Different, and same: Pandemic musings

The ongoing pandemic’s most telling debris — other than heightened neurosis and germaphobia — are the ubiquitous masks

29 Nov 2020 9:45 AM

Shobhaa De | High hopes over vaccine: Are we being unrealistic?

Here’s my prediction for what it is worth: our great PM will be the first, high-profile citizen to take the vaccine

28 Nov 2020 5:19 AM

Farrukh Dhondy | Row over a kiss: It’s puritanism, not a breach of Hindu heritage

There is no puritan tradition in Hinduism which would forbid the depiction of two lovers kissing outside a KFC shop or a temple

28 Nov 2020 5:11 AM

A Saye Sekhar | BJP, TRS play politics of alternatives

A civic body poll drawing national attention is apparently a first-of-its-kind phenomenon in India

27 Nov 2020 8:31 AM


Karan Thapar | ‘Contempt of court’: A relook may be needed

Many will ask whether judges need to accept satire and criticism with good gracerather than seek protection of the law of contempt

27 Nov 2020 5:47 AM

Saeed Naqvi | Does a ‘liberal’ Muslim leader have a future in India’s politics?

The enigma of Asaduddin Owaisi acquires new salience after his success in Bihar

27 Nov 2020 4:32 AM

Claude Arpi | Use Tibet links, counter China in the Himalayas

Though the Indian government never wanted to be politically involved with Tibet, the age-old ties have remained alive

26 Nov 2020 5:20 AM

Abhijit Bhattacharyya | RECP: Why India must be firm on staying out

What India has done about the RCEP is perfect. It couldn’t be otherwise

26 Nov 2020 4:29 AM

Dilip Cherian | Who’s afraid of Nitin Gadkari?

It is indeed rare for the political executive to haul up the bureaucracy in the manner that Gadkari did

25 Nov 2020 2:02 AM