Reflex Action

Author: 
Anjan Roy

The sheer audacity of Piyush Gupta’s ambition is astonishing. He is aspiring to create an eco-system which will transform the entire transport system of India by making EVs (electric vehicles) ubiquitous. That, he believes, should cut down India’s oil import bill by no less than $100 billion — his avowed target. Pray, how?

Author: 
Dr D Harishkumar

A few seconds of impatience on roads leads to permanent patients with disabilities in life. Life is so precious and we all know how difficult is it to cope up with sudden loss of life of near and dear. One of the major reasons for sudden death is due to accidents which could have been easily avoided by mere patience. An accident means an unexpected and unintentional incident causing damage or injury. The victim could have been a sole bread winner of the family, only son or daughter of parent and with the dreams of forthcoming marriage and so on.

Author: 
K R Sudhaman

India’s retail sector, cruising towards $1 trillion by 2020 growing annually at 20 per cent, is in for exciting times as consumers want “clean and swanky” stores, even as ecommerce and kirana stores grow side by side as they too have their utility and share of the pie.
“India is in a bright spot… Very soon fancy stores will be coming into India…. Eventually shopping will become very clean, very luxurious and retailers will make their shops destination oriented,” said Dunnhumby India head Anthony Kilili, an expert in predictive analytics.

Author: 
Barun Das Gupta

General elections in Bangladesh will be held on December 30. The opposition had boycotted the last elections in 2014, only to regret it later. The ruling Awami League, won 127 out of 154 seats uncontested and scored a cake-walk victory.  This time the opposition is not going to make the same mistake.

Author: 
Aditya Aamir

Different strokes for different people are giving Kerala Police a bad name. Shouting ‘Sat Sri Akal’ doesn’t invite instant arrest in Amritsar post the recent grenade attack, which killed several people, but chanting ‘Sharanam Ayyappa’ in Sabarimala can land the Ayyappa devotee in the slammer, especially if the hombre is a BJP or per chance an RSS activist. This ‘difference’ is giving the BJP and an “RSS TV channel” grist to drive a wedge between Hindu and other communities.

Author: 
Gopal Sankaranarayanan

At the beginning of last month, Justice Ranjan Gogoi commenced his term at the helm of the Supreme Court. He was quick to admit that he was “strict” and that he ought to be accepted thus. For those us who have crossed his path these half dozen years, this comes as no surprise. It is a welcome attribute in fact, if one has to truly retrieve an institution that is creaking under the heavy burdens of its past.

Author: 
Amulya Ganguli

Mayawati’s comment that she is not interested in a post-poll pact with her latest ally, Ajit Jogi, in Chhattisgarh is yet another example of her singularly self-centred brand of politics which has little place for political partners outside her immediate objectives.

Author: 
Amritananda Chakravorty

In recent times, the Supreme Court is not just the final arbiter of rights, but also the hub of all political developments. Not a day goes by when the Highest Court does not deliberate on extremely pertinent issue, with wide ramifications. In the last one month, the entire country is fixated with the two cases that are currently being heard in the Court, with each hearing revealing huge exposes on misuse of public office, collapse of institutional checks and balances, and a government out to destroy all institutions.

Author: 
L.S. Herdenia

Rebels are continuing to pose serious challenge to BJP as they have refused to withdraw nominations despite the efforts by the top national and state leaders of the party. According to estimates, more than 62 rebels are still in the field after the date of withdrawal. The most significant aspect of the crisis caused by the rebels is that most of them belong to the RSS.

Author: 
Marcus Barnett

Max Levitas was a towering figure of Britain’s labor movement. A hardened enemy of the Blackshirts in the years before World War II, the Irish-Jewish communist devoted nearly a century to fighting injustice. With the death of Max Levitas, who passed away on Friday, November 2 at the age of 103, Britain has lost one of its most beloved Communist figures. An adopted son of London, and the East End particularly, Max was a towering figure in his local community, widely respected for his staunch advocacy of working people against racism and oppression.

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