Long Reads

Considering that it is the Union that makes important contributions to the health sector, including framing of policy, why should health lie in the state list?  (Reuters)
Fear and anxiety run deep in Thubarahalli, located along the tech corridor on Bengaluru’s eastern edge, where an estimated 10,000 Bengali migrants live in slum clusters.  (Photo: Gopal Krishan/Mint)

Why Bengaluru doesn’t need the NRC

8 min read . 14 Oct 2019
PMC Bank’s collapse and the subsequent revelations have once again laid bare the extent of misgovernance in co-operative banks. The sector needs a quick regulatory fix.

Patterns behind the PMC Bank meltdown

9 min read . 08 Oct 2019
Less than 1,000 new internet startups were launched in 2017 against more than 6,000 in 2016, according to Tracxn, and that number continued to decline in 2018 and 2019.  (Photo: Pradeep Gaur/Mint)
The atrium of Parliament House. The Centre has invited proposals to either redevelop or build a new Parliament building, construct a new common central secretariat and redevelop the grand central vista running from Rashtrapati Bhavan to India Gate. (Photo: Sonu Mehta/Hindustan Times)

The plan to remake Lutyens’ Delhi

8 min read . 03 Oct 2019
(From left to right) RBI governor Shaktikanta Das; incoming ECB president Christine Lagarde; Bank of England governor Mark Carney; and Federal Reserve chairman Jerome Powell

The last stand of the central banker

9 min read . 02 Oct 2019
For Mahatma Gandhi, in the same way as for Ghaffar Khan and Maulana Azad, the real challenge was to ensure that the secular public sphere could uphold the constitutional rights for all religious minorities.  (Photo: Priyanka Parashar/Mint)

Religious pluralism and Gandhian values

10 min read . 30 Sep 2019
Over the past three decades, Sharad Pawar has become the symbol of Maharashtra’s co-operative political economy (Photo: PTI)

Game of thrones in co-op politics

9 min read . 29 Sep 2019
The Palladium Mall in Lower Parel, Mumbai. Consumption forms around 55% of the Indian economy, and there is a great need to revive it.  (Photo: Aniruddha Chowdhury/Mint)

Six ways to slice the corporate tax cut

10 min read . 25 Sep 2019
Language pride should move beyond symbolic street and social media protests to a defence of plurality.  (Photo: Sharan Basappa/Mint)

Why resisting Hindi is no longer enough

10 min read . 23 Sep 2019
It’s been six weeks since the government revoked Jammu and Kashmir's special status and divided it into two union territories (Reuters)

Kashmir @ the UN: Managing the optics

9 min read . 19 Sep 2019
Bechal Kumar Singh, 23, delivers a cake to an office complex in Gurugram's sector 21 on a Sunday afternoon. Singh, who hails from Darbhanga, Bihar, joined online food delivery company Swiggy a year-and-a half. (Photo: Pradeep Gaur/Mint)

The loneliness of the delivery man

9 min read . 18 Sep 2019
On 14 September, 10 unmanned drones from Yemen caused severe damage to oil facilities in Saudi Arabia’s Eastern Province, north of Riyadh. (Photo: Reuters)

How India can play drone diplomacy

9 min read . 16 Sep 2019