This party can’t be a family: Congress remains in search of a new idea for a changing India

Sagarika Ghose Sagarika Ghose has been a journalist for over three decades, starting her career with The Times of India, subsequently moving to Outlook magazine and The Indian Express. She has been a primetime news anchor and has also worked as Consulting Editor, The Times Of India. She is also a political commentator on the …

Recall second wave: Covid infections and deaths are falling. But investments in public health mustn’t flag

In a milestone, Mumbai recorded zero Covid deaths on Sunday, a first for the city since countermeasures against the pandemic commenced in March 2020. Across most of India, Covid appears to be receding amid a much-awaited festival season. India’s case fatality rate (CFR) had dipped below 0.9% for September after rising above 2% in June …

Second Quad? Exciting opportunities await India in Middle East, but not without risks

Foreign minister S Jaishankar’s visit to Israel could pitchfork India into the high-stakes strategic realm of the Middle East with a proposed new Quad grouping of the US, Israel, India and UAE. The Abraham Accords that saw the Donald Trump administration facilitate normalisation of relations between Israel and the Arab states of UAE, Bahrain, Morocco …

On the ease of getting a divorce: Pandemic has seen how marriage bottlenecks can be removed at both entry and exit

This year has seen the Delhi and Kerala high courts allow couples seeking registration of marriage to make their personal appearance via videoconferencing. At the other end, a Bandra family court granted divorce by mutual consent to a wife stuck in Dubai and a husband in Bali. By doing away with the insistence on physical …

The vaccine test: It has proved that Indians trust government far more than Americans

The difference between Indians and Americans is that we Indians know what’s good for us. We will of course posture on social media our scepticism of ‘big government’ and go ‘kagaaz nahin dikhayenge’ when it comes to Aadhaar card. This is all performative good fun, anyone with half a brain knows that this mistrust of …

The worst attempt at politicising the issue of farmers’ protest

Amid the continuing farmers’ protest against the Centre’s three contentious farm laws, Meghalaya Governor Satya Pal Malik has done it again. He has recently said that the issue can be resolved, if the Modi government provides legal status to the MSP (Minimum Support Price). Questioning the Centre’s attitude, as regards fulfilling the farmers’ demand for …

Decoding the growth in India’s agro-realty sector

Land investment has been a popular choice across generations. Come bonds or cryptocurrencies, land as an investment has never lost its shine. Its extraordinary appreciation and tax benefits make land investment a lucrative option for wealth creators. However, the investment landscape is an ever-evolving space. With progress in economic activities, various new-age investment options are …

Climate change: Reasons that lead to extreme disastrous events getting more frequent

Last week, the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, screamed ‘Code Red’ with its latest report. The report does an encore over countless earlier research pieces, making an unequivocal call on the physical science basis of Global Warming. Even primary school graders can now correlate increased extreme weather events with higher greenhouse gas emissions …

Cloud management platform – The silver bullet for cloud managed services

In this day and age, as we usher into the digital era, the flexibility to innovate with purpose has become imperative for businesses to survive and thrive. To accelerate business growth and drive digital transformation, enterprises are harnessing the power of Cloud, which also outlines its enormous value – over $1 trillion just for Fortune …

Will the G-23 show courage to free Congress from the slavery of Gandhi family to build a strong opposition party?

A meeting scheduled to be held in person at the party headquarters of Congress, at 24, Akbar Road, on 16th of October, 2021, was finally held, attended by CWC members, permanent invitees and special invitees of CWC. The meeting was considered crucial because, organizational polls were expected to be discussed in the meeting, which has …

How the simple tech solutions enhance e-commerce sales?

God often dwells in small things and so does success for e-commerce brands. After the first two COVID waves, on one hand, e-commerce saw many big challenges on various fronts while on the other hand, even bigger opportunities opened up. No matter how big these challenges are, more often than not, the solution is simpler than …

Why revival of Congress is as much a threat to regional parties as it is to BJP

The Congress party has dominated the headlines for the last few weeks. Unsurprisingly, most of this coverage is negative. Apart from an increasingly embarrassing kerfuffle in Punjab, the Congress has seen a string of rebukes and attacks from fellow opposition parties. It is battling with the Left, and facing an increasing number of defections to …