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Should Bollywood actors just keep quiet when it comes to politics?

Most of our film personalities are atrociously ignorant on political matters.

Subhash K Jha | May 24, 2019, 18:21 PM IST

It was false controversy over INS Virat. Here are real questions we should be asking

There should be controversy over the capabilities of the Indian Navy and Coast Guard instead.

RVS Mani | May 20, 2019, 16:46 PM IST

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Union Budget invested in Railways without giving in to populism

Amidst all the “last budget” euphoria and the high expectations from the general public of it, the budget outlay details for the Indian Railway went relatively unnoticed. And possibly this was the prime reason for merging the Railways budget with the Union budget. Significant reforms are needed in Indian Railways whilst keeping populism at bay.

Feb 02, 2018, 13:03 PM IST
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Union Budget 2018: Circle rate announcement to boost real estate transaction

Announcement on circle rate would reduce hardship to sellers as they would not be compelled to pay higher capital gains tax if the difference is within 5 percent of circle rates.

Feb 02, 2018, 12:48 PM IST
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Since the debacle of 1962, Indian defence gets lowest budgetary allocation

India’s Defence Budget FY 18-19 registered only a marginal increase.

Feb 02, 2018, 12:23 PM IST
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In terms of job creation, Union Budget has little to offer

Amidst the clamour of commentary around the Union Budget yesterday and today, one issue is conspicuous by its absence: jobs.

Feb 02, 2018, 12:18 PM IST
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Budget 2018 implies enough had been done for corporate India

There were sufficient hints in recent months and so nobody can claim surprise over the Union Budget 2018-19 offerings. The Gujarat Assembly election result had demonstrated that rural voters were upset with the Bharatiya Janata Party. The BJP had fared less well than it had expected in village local body elections in some states. 

Jan 14, 2019, 12:18 PM IST
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Arun Jaitley talked of a 'paradigm shift' in India's agriculture. Can Union Budget 2018 make it happen?

Though Jaitley made his government's goal clear, there was little clarity on how to get there.

Feb 01, 2018, 19:25 PM IST
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Union Budget 2018 should ensure long-term investment to boost Indian economy

Finance Minister may think of putting some concessional rate on the long-term capital gains but maybe an exception could be made for small investors.

Feb 01, 2018, 11:01 AM IST
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Vantage Point: Narendra Modi vs Donald Trump at Davos: Is global diplomacy at an inflection point?

US is beginning to sound like India of the 1970s while India is beginning to sound like America of the 1990s.

Feb 01, 2018, 08:53 AM IST
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#ZEEJLF Conversations from the sidelines: “You don’t have to invent history in India, you just have to read it”

We have such an extraordinarily rich heritage and history, body of knowledge that predates most things today - there is so much to learn, so much to read.

Feb 03, 2018, 11:49 AM IST
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Time to audit performance and efficacy of POCSO Act

The NCRB says that the number of child abuse cases registered under POCSO Act went up from 8,904 in the year 2014 to 14,913 in 2015.

Jan 28, 2018, 12:38 PM IST
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Brutally Basic Bollywood: Padmaavat emerges triumphant from the ordeal by fire

The footfalls at cinema halls are growing by the day, no by the show.

Jan 27, 2018, 12:55 PM IST
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#ZEEJLF conversations from the sidelines: 'The best way to deal with poverty is to forget the poor'

"The basic tenet of democracy is citizenship and, while I agree we should be value-neutral, there is one value which we cannot neuter and that is the value of 'citizenship'." 

Jan 27, 2018, 10:45 AM IST
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Republic Day Edit | Sowing an idea for agriculture

Making tools and technology available to farmers is a long-term solution to their problems, not steroid injections of 'higher prices'.

Jan 26, 2018, 19:38 PM IST
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Vantage Point: Absurd to target AAP MLAs on 'office of profit' while moneybags ride to Rajya Sabha

The bigger problem in India is high-level political corruption, not minor nitpicking that stops first-time MLAs on the tracks.

Jan 23, 2018, 18:47 PM IST
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Brutally Basic Bollywood: Padmaavat salutes Rajputs, Karni Sena lied and got it wrong

Karni Sena alleged the exact opposite of what Padmaavat has done.

Jan 23, 2018, 15:54 PM IST
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Undue process? Why AAP MLAs being disqualified is a win-win situation for Arvind Kejriwal

If the disqualification holds, then Delhi is heading for a mini-poll of sorts in six months to elect 20 lawmakers

Jan 22, 2018, 15:21 PM IST
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Is questioning independence of a constitutional body itself not unconstitutional?

The recent decision by the Election Commission to disqualify 21 MLAs of the ruling AAP in Delhi has raised serious questions.

Jan 21, 2018, 11:40 AM IST
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For Padmaavat, next challenge is movie hall owners

Padmaavat is helmed by Sanjay Leela Bhansali.

Jan 18, 2018, 18:05 PM IST
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Brutally Basic Bollywood: Delusion of stardom is Bollywood's unspoken tragedy

Delivering even the slightest non-compliment could leave you marked out as 'the enemy'.

Jan 16, 2018, 10:23 AM IST
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Vantage Point: Vikram, Betaal and 4 Supreme Court judges - A 21st Century fantasy

How would Vikramaditya view the tumult in the Supreme Court, and how would Betaal respond?

Jan 16, 2018, 09:46 AM IST
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