Opinion

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Photo:Reuters

Opinion | The 10% solution will not solve the job crisis in the country

When almost 90% of the general castes qualify for the quota, the provision of 10% quota is a joke

An Anti-brexit protester is seen outside the Houses of Parliament in London.Photo:Reuters
An Anti-brexit protester is seen outside the Houses of Parliament in London.Photo:Reuters

Opinion: Calls for a second Brexit vote deserve consideration

There is a majority against all conceivable solutions but none in favour of a concrete one

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Photo:Sanjeev Verma/ Hindustan Times

Opinion | Why India’s sedition law needs to be buried

In a country where public discourse reduces to binaries, it is hard to imagine navigating through dark areas that lie between the actual law on sedition and its implementation

A file photo of a Sentinel tribal. Photo: Reuters
A file photo of a Sentinel tribal. Photo: Reuters

Opinion | Why isolation of indigenous groups is crucial today

Such groups serve as environmental sentinels, safeguarding 80% of global diversity

Photo: Abhijit Bhatelkar/Mint
Photo: Abhijit Bhatelkar/Mint

Opinion | How India’s economy smoothly navigated troubled waters

Given its integration with the world economy, India cannot continue to grow rapidly as global growth declines

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Photo: iStock

Opinion | The final step before buying insurance

Before you switch off after buying insurance, read the policy kit carefully

The Singh brothers—Malvinder Singh (left) and Shivinder Singh. Photo: HT
The Singh brothers—Malvinder Singh (left) and Shivinder Singh. Photo: HT

The war within Indian business families and its effects

Fratricidal struggles have severe consequences for owners and shareholders alike

Congress president Rahul Gandhi. Photo: PTI
Congress president Rahul Gandhi. Photo: PTI

Opinion | Is Rahul Gandhi emerging as a reliable brand?

Ahead of the 2019 Lok Sabha elections, Brand Rahul is depicting itself as progressive, empathetic and secular

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Photo: AFP

Opinion | The ‘stuck’ Naga peace talks need a reimagining

Truth is Naga rebel groups have emerged as the collective wrecking ball of public trust

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Photo: Abhijit Bhatlekar/Mint

Opinion | Striking a balance for education in Karnataka’s language battle

It is possible to resolve contentious educational matters if education is dealt with for what it is

Priyanka Parashar/Mint
Priyanka Parashar/Mint

Opinion | India’s education sector needs a quantum shift

Indian children have a huge learning deficit, and governments and civil society need to focus on higher spending on education, political willingness and education of teachers

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Photo: Reuters

Opinion | A makeover for Chinese macroeconomic policy

China's obsession with currency stability has deprived PBOC of monetary autonomy

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Photo: iStock

Opinion | Do heuristics help us make good decisions in uncertain times?

The bias behavioural economists have towards it has given the discourse on decision-making too negative a frame

India’s economy surpassing that of its former imperial rulers will no doubt give bragging rights for the party or alliance that takes power in May. Photo: HT
India’s economy surpassing that of its former imperial rulers will no doubt give bragging rights for the party or alliance that takes power in May. Photo: HT

Eclipsing the empire

The World Bank is set to announce global annual GDP figures that would likely see India overtaking the UK as the world's fifth-largest economy

The government has chosen to endorse the marketplace model instead of simply rethinking its policy on FDI in e-commerce. Photo: iStock
The government has chosen to endorse the marketplace model instead of simply rethinking its policy on FDI in e-commerce. Photo: iStock

Opinion | Time to redo FDI in e-commerce in India

With each new iteration of the regulations, the e-commerce industry will find more convoluted ways to adapt

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Photo: Reuters

Opinion | China keeping financing terms secret is unacceptable

Secrecy has a place in government, but not in international public-sector finance

Finance minister Arun Jaitley will present the last budget of the Narendra Modi government’s current term on 1 February. Photo: Pradeep Gaur/Mint
Finance minister Arun Jaitley will present the last budget of the Narendra Modi government’s current term on 1 February. Photo: Pradeep Gaur/Mint

Opinion | Indian economy in a better place under Arun Jaitley but challenges remain

Although the Indian economy is more stable now, some structural challenges to economic growth are still staring us in the face

Illustration: Jayachandran/Mint
Illustration: Jayachandran/Mint

Opinion | A tie-up in UP that spells trouble for the BJP

The SP and BSP alliance is not just another 'jugaad' but rather a coming together of large swathesin excess of 60%of India's most populous state that the two parties represent

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

Opinion | Why Supreme Court shouldn’t adjudicate quotas, good or bad

The issue is not if these decisions are right or wrong, but if the courts should get into such areas

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Photo: iStock

Opinion | On sale: buyer’s guide to value investing

Value investing is best suited for long-term investors. Successful investors like Graham and Buffett have made the best of their value bets by holding onto stocks they buy for many, many years