Opinion

Opening of the 4km Kartarpur corridor has stoked an enormous amount of goodwill among the general populace. (Pradeep Gaur/Mint)
Opening of the 4km Kartarpur corridor has stoked an enormous amount of goodwill among the general populace. (Pradeep Gaur/Mint)

Opinion | Can Kartarpur be the corridor for dialogue with Pak

The corridor may be offering the opportunity to lower tension via people-to-people contact

Traditionally, banks have provided bulk of the long- and short-term borrowings of companies, including non-banking financial companies (NBFCs). (Mint )
Traditionally, banks have provided bulk of the long- and short-term borrowings of companies, including non-banking financial companies (NBFCs). (Mint )

Resolution in DHFL and Prognosis on the Debt market

As on 6 July, DHFL’s debt was 83,873 cr, of which 38,342 crore was owed to banks

Madan Mohan Malaviya set up Banaras Hindu University (BHU) in 1916.
Madan Mohan Malaviya set up Banaras Hindu University (BHU) in 1916.

Opinion | Absurd protest

The protest is a shame. For one, such discrimination violates the Constitution. For another, BHU is governed by UGC rules, and the appointment was above board

Beneficiaries of reading, like writers, and people who are good sponges of the intelligence of others, are unsurprisingly the evangelists of reading (Photo: Aniruddha Chowdhury/Mint)
A file photo of Aatish Taseer (Photo: Raj K Raj/Hindustan Times)
A file photo of Aatish Taseer (Photo: Raj K Raj/Hindustan Times)

Opinion | The Aatish Taseer case speaks of one blunder after another

You needlessly damage your global image and then do not use the obvious solution in plain sight

Delhi’s severe air pollution over the past decade is an example of good policies combining to produce bad effects (Photo: Mint)
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Photo: iStock

Opinion | Maybe multilateral trade ideals will return after this interlude

Pragmatism may have turned the world towards preferential trade pacts but these have distortive effects that are avoidable

For India, the return of the Rajapaksas may not be good news, since they have a history of leaning China’s way
For India, the return of the Rajapaksas may not be good news, since they have a history of leaning China’s way

Opinion | Our Colombo concerns

Gotabaya Rajapaksa of the Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP), who as defence secretary oversaw the final assault to crush Tamil separatists in 2009, has claimed victory in the country’s presidential polls held on Saturday

Senior Minister of Singapore Teo Chee Hean. File Photo
Senior Minister of Singapore Teo Chee Hean. File Photo

Opinion | Singapore sigh

The Asean mood over India’s pullout from RCEP is a mix of dismay and optimism of a rethink on New Delhi’s part

If India is to revive its flagging export sector, it will have to reshape its policy mix in various ways
If India is to revive its flagging export sector, it will have to reshape its policy mix in various ways

Opinion | India’s export woes

Exporters have had to suffer inordinate delays in the refunds due to them under the goods and services tax regime

The distress in the countryside, we know, was especially severe. (Mint )
The distress in the countryside, we know, was especially severe. (Mint )

Opinion | The curious case of a consumption decline

A leaked NSO survey report says that expenditure by consumers across India actually fell over a six-year span till 2017-18. This is at odds with our GDP data. So what explains this finding?

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The Supreme Court said that the acquisition of Essar Steel would go by the resolution plan of the Luxembourg-based ArcelorMittal, now set to take the Indian steelmaker over. (Bloomberg )
The Supreme Court said that the acquisition of Essar Steel would go by the resolution plan of the Luxembourg-based ArcelorMittal, now set to take the Indian steelmaker over. (Bloomberg )

Opinion: The Essar ruling and a sigh of relief

  • The Supreme Court made it clear that those who had extended loans backed by collateral had a superior claim
  • The ruling appears to have cleared the path for ArcelorMittal to complete its acquisition of distressed steelmaker Essar Steel

Photo: Mint
Photo: Mint

Opinion | And the battle of faith versus law continues

Even in matters of faith, the court has to uphold the law and the Constitution

Defence minister Rajnath Singh took delivery of the first of 36 Rafale fighter jets ordered by the government. (Photo: Reuters)
Defence minister Rajnath Singh took delivery of the first of 36 Rafale fighter jets ordered by the government. (Photo: Reuters)

Opinion | Court put to rest political as well as legal pitches

Courts are not the route by which govt can be singled out for governance errors

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Photo: iStock
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Photo: Mint

Opinion | Govt has to ensure digital India does not miss the bus

If the government reviews the levies on the operators, it might soften the blow on the industry

Statue of Al-Khwārizmī in his birth town Khiva, Uzbekistan (Photo: Wikimedia Commons)
Statue of Al-Khwārizmī in his birth town Khiva, Uzbekistan (Photo: Wikimedia Commons)

Opinion | Al-Khwarizmi’s algorithms and the Brahmagupta connection

The Persian scholar built on the work of the Indian mathematician to create this modern-age force