Jagdish Rattanani

Stories By Jagdish Rattanani

The eve of the foundation laying ceremony of Ram Temple

The colour of a conquest, writes Jagdish Rattanani

The laying of the foundations for the Ram temple carry the colour of a conquest, not the mark of conciliation or cooperation.

COVID-19 busts some myths about the Indian economy, states Jagdish Rattanani

COVID-19 busts some myths about the Indian economy, states Jagdish Rattanani

The current pandemic crisis exposes fissures in the economy that run far deeper.

ICMR’s research in a rush

ICMR’s research in a rush

The Secretary to the Government in the Department of Health Research (DHR) is simultaneously the Director-General of Indian Council of Me...Read More

No reason for optimism on COVID-19 just yet

No reason for optimism on COVID-19 just yet

Looking at the way the virus is spreading and numbers are growing, there is no room for complacency or optimism at this stage of the pand...Read More

The merchants of death must be stopped now

The merchants of death must be stopped now

Private hospitals aren’t hesitating to bargain for beds, turn away the sick and show up the ugliest side of humanity in a time of medical...Read More

Pandemic must not rob the dead of dignity

Pandemic must not rob the dead of dignity

It is plain and clear that the body of a person who died of COVID-19 cannot transmit the infection to those who handle the body. MoHFW gu...Read More

Maharashtra CM Uddhav Thackeray

BJP is playing a dirty and dangerous game in Maharashtra

Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray and his party, the Shiv Sena, are today confronted with the BJP in all its ugliness, viciousn...Read More

An unending horror tale that mocks India’s growth story

An unending horror tale that mocks India’s growth story

India has approximately 500 million migrant labourers. Amid the historic reverse migration, pre-existing exploitative terms, subsistence ...Read More

Latest coronavirus update: Is India under reporting its COVID-19 cases? Previous records suggest the same

Latest coronavirus update: Is India under reporting its COVID-19 cases? Previous records suggest the same

The Indian health management system has never been known to be good at recording numbers, with an unstated bias towards underreporting ca...Read More

Mumbai needs support

Coronavirus lockdown: Mumbai needs support, stop playing politics

We need worst-case predictions if only to help us all prepare for it, while hoping that that stage will never be reached.

RBI action and the limits there of

RBI action and the limits there of

The RBI Governor on Friday (April 17) announced a slew of measures and relaxations as the nation slowly but surely sizes up the nature of...Read More

Did the 'janta' bandh really help?

Did the 'janta' bandh really help?

Of Bharat bandhs, it used to be claimed in officialdom, that they passed off peacefully. Those were the times when the Opposition declare...Read More

People stand outside a Yes Bank ATM on Friday

YES Bank Crisis: What caused the sudden trigger for a bank that has been under the radar for over two years?

There remain several unanswered questions on what the real picture is

On dairy imports, a firm ‘no’ to Donald Trump

On dairy imports, a firm ‘no’ to Donald Trump

Amid reports that the visit of US President Donald Trump will be an occasion to ask India to open itself to dairy (and poultry) imports f...Read More

Delhi election results and the road ahead for India

Delhi election results and the road ahead for India

The BJP laid it all out for what it knew was in a sense a make-or-break battle.

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Travelling backwards in the new millennium

Given the national noise and the disruptions, the temper and the fury that now permeate our public discourses, it is easy to forget that ...Read More

Budget 2020: Collapse on many fronts, economy is but one indicator

Budget 2020: Collapse on many fronts, economy is but one indicator

They push the driver, break a few signals and try to stay cheerful. But all around them, the road is now filled with protestors

When will this nightmare end?

When will this nightmare end?

This nightmare comes to us in the age of free flowing information, in a liberalised economy and long after we bid goodbye to the Hindu rate

A public bus set on fire by anti-Citizenship Act protestors at Mathura Road, in New Delhi, Sunday, Dec. 15, 2019.

The Pakistanisation of India by Jagdish Rattanani

Yet, who can resist the simple charm of a nation where (in 2004) the leading party in government was headed by a woman of Italian origin ...Read More

Maha Impasse: How BJP's stupendous success has sown seeds of discontent

Maha Impasse: How BJP's stupendous success has sown seeds of discontent

We don’t know which way the imbroglio over the formation of the government in Maharashtra will end. At this stage, all manner of possibil...Read More

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