Reflex Action

Author: 
G. Srinivasan

The apex bank, while unveiling the sixth bi-monthly annual monetary policy statement for the current fiscal on February 7 in Mumbai, justified its neutral policy stance for the present, contending that crude oil prices have firmed up sharply since August 2017, driven by both demand and supply factors. Neutral policy provides the flexibility to move either direction if the situation warrants a gear change in the meanwhile.

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The one week Refresher Course for the Deputy Rangers of the Department of Environment & Forests commenced at Forest Training Institute (FTI), Wimberlygunj on 5th March, 2018. Mr. S. K.

Author: 
Dr. S. Ganesan

Women’s and gender studies are emerging and growing areas of academic enquiry today. To have a deeper under studying of formulation of empowerment, one must be exposed to cultural, literary, political and socio-economic dimensions within gender frame works. There is a need to deconstruct the complex power hierarchies and relationships operating in society, from the perspective of women and gender.

Author: 
Amulya Ganguli

It will be unwise to dismiss BJP M.P VinayKatiyar’s warning about converting the Taj Mahal to “our temple”, the Tejo mandir, as the hate rant of a well-known rabble-rouser.
It has to be acknowledged that the Sangh parivar generally gives advance notice of its game plans. For instance, the first indication that it was targeting the Babri masjid was given by the VHP in 1985 when it spoke of how Babur had a mosque built by demolishing a temple marking Lord Ram’s birthplace to humiliate the Hindus.

Author: 
Arun Srivastava

It may sound bizarre but the fact remains that the RSS has put its entire might to weaken and erode the support base of chief minister Nitish Kumar. RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat zeroing in on the farmers is the candid example of this strategy. RSS is aware that it would be a tough proposition to win over the OBCs, EBCs and Dalits and persuade them to sever their relations with their mentors. In this backdrop, in order to spread in Bihar, the best choice has been the farmers. It is not that the farmers exist in isolation.

Author: 
Kalyani Shankar

What is the main challenge before the Congress party which dreams of containing the resurgent BJP? It is reinventing the United Progressive Alliance before the next Lok Sabha elections. The Opposition is not able to take on the government on serious matters beyond the Demonetization and GST and farmers’ issues. It is fractured, divided and directionless and lacks a strong narrative. A classic example was the Presidential elections last year where there was cross voting.

Author: 
Sankar Ray

“Naqeeb Masud Shaheed: Zwanan Mo Qatal Kege Da Sanga Azadi Da, Pashto Der Khkule Nazam.- a pick from a song in Pashto by Pashtuns has been reverberating in the wide space confronting of the National Press Club, Islamabad, where thousands of Pashtuns began a sit-in protest more than a week ago. A poster near the dais in English, Urdu and Pashto read ‘Justice for Naqeeb Masud.

Author: 
Nantoo Banerjee

The imposition of long-term capital gains (LTCG) tax on gains from equity and mutual funds trading is possibly the most sensible thing the government could do in its effort to contain the overheated Indian stock market. Taxes are rarely welcomed by those who are subjected to pay. Investments in equity have long enjoyed dividend tax exemption.

Author: 
Arun Srivastava

It is an open secret that BJP does not depend on the strength of its allies for survival at the Centre, but it will have to depend on their support during the 2019 Lok Sabha elections. The politics of partnership is crucial for swaying the mood of the voters. The BJP may succeed in neutralising the anger of its allies, but the rumblings just ahead of the crucial election would certainly have an adverse impact on the psyche of the people. The strains will show on the relationship of the BJP and the allies.

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