Opinion

In the past three months, the two to four rate increases DBS Bank expected from the US Federal Reserve in 2019 have begun to look all but impossible.
In the past three months, the two to four rate increases DBS Bank expected from the US Federal Reserve in 2019 have begun to look all but impossible.

Opinion | Here comes DBS's muddle-through year

With the US Federal Reserve putting interest rates on hold and hinting a pause to its balance sheet contraction, the best for DBS may already be in the rearview mirror

Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

Opinion | To challenge BJP, oppn must cross several hurdles

Whenever a party focuses on its political interests in its home state, the game changes

Opinion | Governance collapse triggers a sense of deja vu

The collapse of governance starts with the government and percolates to the corporate level

Indian soldiers examine the debris after an explosion in Lethpora in south Kashmir's Pulwama . (Photo: Reuters)
Indian soldiers examine the debris after an explosion in Lethpora in south Kashmir's Pulwama . (Photo: Reuters)

Opinion | Pakistan playbook poised for a reset after Pulwama

Indian response to terrorism has escalated, especially in the tenure of this government

Photo: AFP
Photo: AFP

Opinion | Why India needs to be wary of China-style social credit ratings

We should build our own alternative solutions to the real problems such social credit systems solve

Illustration: Jayachandran/Mint
Illustration: Jayachandran/Mint

Opinion | Airlines’ refund policy is all but guest-friendly

At a time when the government is subsidizing flights to help the common man fly, a parallel system that makes cancellation and rescheduling a revenue-earning tool should be nixed

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iStockphoto

Opinion | The laws governing cyberspace have got a lot scarier

Rising instances of cyberattacks suggest that we might be accepting a world of endless warfare

Photo: Ramesh Pathania/Mint
Photo: Ramesh Pathania/Mint

Opinion | A farce called objectivity is dead, and that’s great

In the perception of the general public, objectivity is dead, chiefly in journalism

Photo: Hindustan Times
Photo: Hindustan Times

Opinion | India’s new ‘attack’ on air pollution

The National Clean Air Policy lays down the road map for Indian cities to clean up their act in the next five years

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Opinion | Towards an efficient transport infrastructure

The recent headway made in developing transport infrastructure will prove to be the biggest enabler for growth

Photo: Pradeep Gaur/Mint
Photo: Pradeep Gaur/Mint

Opinion | Boys will be boys. Now let’s change what that means

A full professional life for a woman often comes at the cost of a marriage, or her health

Opinion | Will new appointments in Naga rebel group help revive peace talks?

The new chairman, Qhehezu Tuccu and vice-chairman, Tongmeth Wangnao Konyak, won’t be calling the shots

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(iStock)

Opinion | Data opacity hurting policymaking on jobs growth

The first step to solving the problem is to acknowledge the fact that India does have a jobs crisis

A file photo of Delhi lieutenant governor Anil Baijal (left) with Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal.  (Photo: PTI)
A file photo of Delhi lieutenant governor Anil Baijal (left) with Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal. (Photo: PTI)

Opinion | Verdict balanced as SC recognizes role of the govt

The elected representatives have to be given the authority to decide within a framework

 (Jayachandran/Mint)
(Jayachandran/Mint)

Opinion | Only more sunshine will stop the rot

As the IL&FS contagion spreads, pension funds now worry about exposure to the troubled institution. The crisis could have been averted had the FRDI Bill been in place

The Annual Status of Education Report (ASER) 2018 observed that soon after RTE was enacted, learning outcomes declined
The Annual Status of Education Report (ASER) 2018 observed that soon after RTE was enacted, learning outcomes declined

Opinion | Interstate development and the federalism question

Reviving the Inter-States Council is the only real way to address conflicts of state interests

India has the potential to be a giant market, which US companies might need if they’re slowly squeezed out of China
India has the potential to be a giant market, which US companies might need if they’re slowly squeezed out of China

Opinion | India should call truce in US trade conflict

  • Growing protectionism is going to undermine an export sector that’s already struggling
  •  The fact that India has a $22-billion trade surplus with the US is particularly annoying to the Trump administration

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Opinion | Trai's new DTH rules have caused disruption

The fear in the market is that TV’s loss (due to unstable data) could be digital and print’s gain

Some sessions of the current Lok Sabha were completely lost to disruptions.pti
Some sessions of the current Lok Sabha were completely lost to disruptions.pti

Opinion | A single-party majority govt was the unique factor of the 16th LS

In terms of performance, this Lok Sabha did not distinguish itself much

Ankiti Bose, 27, co-founder fashion startup Zilingo (Bloomberg)
Ankiti Bose, 27, co-founder fashion startup Zilingo (Bloomberg)

Opinion | The rise of disruptors from the distaff side

The growing number of women founders of startups is good news, but more needs to be done to build a truly inclusive culture. Men have to be true allies.