Opinion | Humane social choices are also the wisest ones for our economy
Strong social security could create a society that enables the country to withstand economic shocks
As the predawn glow lit the east, I started running towards the dark west. And the phone started ringing. I cut it off, it was not a number I knew. It rang again. And again. It wouldn’t stop. So finally I did, and picked it up from my armband, dreading a dire emergency facing a loved one, and a bystander calling me. The voice was unfamiliar, but the tone wasn’t. “Hum Hindustani bol rahen hain." This is Hindustani speaking. It was 14 May.