Jagdish Rattanani

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The deep rot of a lawless state

The deep rot of a lawless state

What this reveals is the preponderance of illegal activity that is being run straight and directly from important centres of power in Ind...Read More

Attack on Rhea Chakraborty, a new low for India

Attack on Rhea Chakraborty, a new low for India

The air has been poisoned such that there is almost a pre-judged line being followed, with political motivations that are not far to seek...Read More

Tablighi Jamaat Case: Bombay HC judgment slams not just the media, but questions govt, too

Tablighi Jamaat Case: Bombay HC judgment slams not just the media, but questions govt, too

The Bombay High Court comes out shining, as it grants cover in this case, not to Indians, but to minority community visitors coming in fr...Read More

COVID-19 and the silent suffering

COVID-19 and the silent suffering

Death in the times of COVID-19 is particularly painful — no goodbyes, a hasty funeral and lasting trauma. What can India do to address it?

The colour of a conquest, writes Jagdish Rattanani

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

Body being taken for cremation

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

BJP is playing a dirty and dangerous game in Maharashtra

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

Some key questions on Covid-19 numbers

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

Coronavirus lockdown: Mumbai needs support, stop playing politics

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

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

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

PM Modi

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.

Travelling backwards in the new millennium

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

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