Opinion

In the run-up to the Brexit referendum, the “Remain” campaign focused entirely on the economic costs of leaving the European Union (Reuters file)
In the run-up to the Brexit referendum, the “Remain” campaign focused entirely on the economic costs of leaving the European Union (Reuters file)

Opinion | How populists gain electoral traction and win

Populism appeals to the growing cohort of those who are disillusioned with existing arrangements

US President Donald Trump (AFP file)
US President Donald Trump (AFP file)

Opinion | Trump’s trade tantrums and a delicate balancing act for India

A retaliation by India could provoke more US action, but not acting too could be perceived as a sign of weakness

Kailasavadivoo Sivan, chairperson of the Indian Space Research Organization (Photo: Reuters)
Kailasavadivoo Sivan, chairperson of the Indian Space Research Organization (Photo: Reuters)

Opinion | Reality check on India's space dreams

At a time when India is yet to master the expertise required to ensure human viability on its missions, a space station could be a futile exercise without a human crew on board

The reduction of the ESI contribution will bring some much-needed financial relief for workers in the lower end of the economy. (Indranil Bhoumik/Mint )
The reduction of the ESI contribution will bring some much-needed financial relief for workers in the lower end of the economy. (Indranil Bhoumik/Mint )

Opinion| The jobs thrust

To really cash in on the country’s so-called democratic dividend, providing employment for India’s youth bulge is the state’s biggest challenge

Junior doctors at NRS Medical College and Hospital demonstrate against West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, in Kolkata on Friday (ANI)
Junior doctors at NRS Medical College and Hospital demonstrate against West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, in Kolkata on Friday (ANI)

Opinion | Fallacy of a strike

Members of the medical professional have been regularly attacked for perceived negligence. An overburdened public healthcare system leaves little room for doctors and others to give the personal attention that is often needed. This is unlikely to change in the near future as well

AAP chief and Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal. (HT)
AAP chief and Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal. (HT)

Opinion | AAP’s big push for women in Delhi

Arvind Kejriwal government’s decision to make Metro and bus travel free for all women is a step that could encourage and keep women in work

Manipur chief minister Nongthombam Biren.
Manipur chief minister Nongthombam Biren.

Opinion | Manipur calls for serious action on security front, beyond the optics

Businesses have shown interest in the state, but have stepped back on security concerns

(Photo: Bloomberg)
(Photo: Bloomberg)

Opinion | What global car brands get badly wrong in our country

They take the customer for granted and fuss over price without bothering to build the brand

Modi may have been immensely successful politically in the role of lead soloist but as PM, he needs to play the role of an orchestra conductor to revive India’s faltering economy (Photo: AFP)
Modi may have been immensely successful politically in the role of lead soloist but as PM, he needs to play the role of an orchestra conductor to revive India’s faltering economy (Photo: AFP)

Opinion | The secret to reviving India’s stuttering economy

Governance reform is as essential to strengthening India’s growth as economic reform

By Arvind Subramanian's estimate, India’s GDP growth rates are overestimated by a whopping 2.5 percentage points in the new series after 2011-12 (Photo: Reuters)
By Arvind Subramanian's estimate, India’s GDP growth rates are overestimated by a whopping 2.5 percentage points in the new series after 2011-12 (Photo: Reuters)

Opinion | India’s economic data: reliable statistics or curated artefacts?

It is easier to correct discrepancies in data than to restore the credibility of the statistical system

Opinion | No need to panic, the ants are on their way

When  a  Veromess or  pergandei  ant  gets  stuck  in  a  spider web, others rush  in to  the  rescue. They  dismantle  the  web  and  take  the  trapped  ant  back  to  the  nest

India attracted 70% to 80% of the FDI that came to south Asia
 (Mint file)
(Mint file)

Opinion | Time drone buzz

Food delivery and restaurant platform Zomato has tested the concept of unmanned aerial vehicle or drone technology to deliver food to its customers

US secretary of state Mike Pompeo (Reuters file)
US secretary of state Mike Pompeo (Reuters file)

Opinion | Pompeo Modified?

What is more important is whether India is able to restore balance in the relationship. It needs to take the ties beyond the optics

Pakistan's Prime Minister Imran Khan. (File photo: AP)
Pakistan's Prime Minister Imran Khan. (File photo: AP)

Opinion | Pakistan flirting with a textbook economic crisis

Growth has collapsed to a nine-year low; unemployment is in double digits

Zillennials: The generation of young people born after the millennials and now in their late teens or early 20s. Photo: iStockphoto (iStockphoto)
Zillennials: The generation of young people born after the millennials and now in their late teens or early 20s. Photo: iStockphoto (iStockphoto)

Opinion | The ‘zillennials’ are the new disruptors in town

As consumers, Gen Z doesn’t want value for money, but brands that deliver value to all of society

Protesters gather outside the Legislative Council during a protest against a proposed extradition law in Hong Kong.  (Photographer: Sanjit Das/Bloomberg)
Protesters gather outside the Legislative Council during a protest against a proposed extradition law in Hong Kong. (Photographer: Sanjit Das/Bloomberg)

Opinion | Hong Kong’s lonely march in the fight to protect its freedom

China is tightening the grip over Hong Kong as it reinterprets the joint declaration with Britain

The idea is to improve corporate governance amid a slew of frauds over the past few years. Photo: iStock
The idea is to improve corporate governance amid a slew of frauds over the past few years. Photo: iStock

Opinion | An exam to test the watchdog on the board

The government’s plan to have aspirants of independent directorship take an exam is appreciable. But it should not discourage candidates already sceptical of taking up the role