Ravi Shanker Kapoor

Ravi Shanker Kapoor is a journalist and author. He has spent around 25 years in the media. As a freelance journalist, Kapoor has written for a number of leading publications. He has written four books on Indian politics and its associated institutions.

BJP-ruled states are worse than the others because they are frivolous

There seems to be a chasm between the economic policies of Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the one hand and those followed by the Chief Ministers of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on the other.

Mindless meddling: The anti-business disease of Maharashtra's order on food in multiplexes

Prime Minister Narendra Modi wants investors to come to India.

Damn India's cities, running them is not glamourous enough for our politicians

Every year, the monsoon season wreaks havoc in big cities. Mumbai is the worst sufferer, but others - Chennai, Kolkata, Bangalore, Hyderabad, Delhi - are little better.

Narendra Modi's foot-in-mouth ministers should measure their words

Union Ministers seem to have weird ideas about poverty alleviation, economic development, and banking.

Shashi Tharoor must chill, 'Hindu Pakistan' remark was unnecessary hyperbole

Can't our politicians shed hyperbole and sanctimoniousness? Or at least scale down these abominations?

India a land of many centuries: Lynchings exist side-by-side with the modern

Veteran actress Shabana Azmi recently said that India is living in many centuries in different parts of the country simultaneously.

Petty politicking should stop when India faces international embarrassment

Our history books tell us that India was conquered first by the Muslims and then the British because our rulers were so divided that they couldn't withstand the foreign invaders.

Sterlite shutdown - Myopic decision

The Tamil Nadu Environment & Forests Department’s Government Order for the “permanent” closure of Sterlite Copper, the Vedanta Group’s copper smelter plant in Thoothukudi, is shortsighted and g

Bank privatisation is only solution

The Finance Ministry has decided not to urge the Reserve Bank of India to relax its prompt corrective action (PCA) mechanism, but this can scarcely address the real issues like non-performing asset

Price controls: Remedy worse than malady

What former US president John F. Kennedy said about victory and defeat can be paraphrased in the Indian context as: statism has a thousand fathers, but liberty is an orphan.

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