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Reform, only left to the judiciary?

Last week, the Supreme Court declared that it would hear a public interest litigation (PIL) on whether women of menstrual age can be denied the right to enter the Ayyappa...

Talks about talks with Pakistan

The Modi government should put grand rapprochement with Pakistan on hold and leave diplomacy to diplomats, by Rohan Joshi and Pranay Kotasthane

Why Delhi’s bus service is more expensive than that of Chennai

Not only does Delhi have a higher cost of operations compared with other cities, its utilization is also poorer

ಐಎಸ್‌ ಬೆದರಿಕೆಯ ಪರಾಮರ್ಶೆ ಹೇಗೆ?

ಉಗ್ರ ಸಂಘಟನೆಯ ವಿಷಯದಲ್ಲಿ ಭಾರತ ಎಚ್ಚರದ ನಡೆ ಇರಿಸಬೇಕಾಗುತ್ತದೆ. By Pranay Kotasthane

Love thy nation, watch thine government

By Karthik Subramanian and Pranay Kotasthane At the heart of the debate between right-wingers and liberals in India is the fundamental disagreement on how to define Nationalism.

Bihar polls: Straddling a two-party contest

Pollsters are collectively overestimating chances of a close contest between the NDA and the Janata Alliance

Why Raghuram Rajan may hold rates

A cut in interest rates may not actually transmit to increased lending by banks and financial institutions

Why the Bihar polls are too close to call

The problem with the Bihar elections is that with a massive redrawing of battle lines, previous elections are all but unusable

Harnessing the strengths of each State

An integrated common market in India can boost inter-state trade based on comparative advantage

Harnessing the strengths of each State

An integrated common market in India can boost inter-state trade based on comparative advantage

Time to abolish the MRP

The fixed maximum retail price is an archaic and dysfunctional mechanism that hurts both retailers and the consumers it seeks to protect.

Time to abolish the MRP

The fixed maximum retail price is an archaic and dysfunctional mechanism that hurts both retailers and the consumers it seeks to protect

Maximising the post office

Instead of hamstringing public sector banks with social schemes, it is time to transfer many of these financial tasks to India Post.

Maximising the post office

Instead of hamstringing public sector banks with social schemes, it is time to transfer many of these financial tasks to India Post

The curious case of the policy rate cut

Flexible inflation targeting will bring in transparency, accountability and predictability. The surprise policy rate cut is none of the three

The curious case of the policy rate cut

Flexible inflation targeting will bring in transparency, accountability and predictability.The surprise policy rate cut is none of the three

Maximising the post office

Instead of hamstringing public sector banks with social schemes, it is time to transfer many of these financial tasks to India Post

The curious case of the policy rate cut

Flexible inflation targeting will bring in transparency, accountability and predictability. The surprise policy rate cut is none of the three

The curious case of the policy rate cut

Flexible inflation targeting will bring in transparency, accountability and predictability.The surprise policy rate cut is none of the three

Harnessing the strengths of each State

An integrated common market in India can boost inter-state trade based on comparative advantage

Harnessing the strengths of each State

An integrated common market in India can boost inter-state trade based on comparative advantage

The necessary art of ignoring Pakistan

Pakistan does not matter much to India's growth. A bigger, stronger and more open Indian economy will transform our ties with that country

Using Bayes’ Theorem to understand extreme opinions

The basic principle of Bayes’ Theorem is to take a set of ‘prior beliefs’ and see how they change in the face of given evidence

How have RBI’s new rules on ATM usage affected banking?

A look at the result of the curbs on minimum number of free non-home-bank ATM transactions per month

Understanding exponential growth

Fast growth is neither a necessary nor sufficient condition for growth to be called exponential. For that to happen, it should follow a specific pattern

India’s best and worst telecom firms

A Mint-instaVaani survey shows that Aircel is India’s best telecom company, while the worst are Reliance Communications, MTNL and Idea

The probability of foul play in Vyapam deaths

Analysis of deaths over the past 5 years shows the number of recent deaths linked to the case is highly unusual

What the flooding of the Nile says about the Nifty

While Nifty is positively serially correlated over the very short term, if we look at slightly longer time periods, we find that the index is actually mean reverting

One year on, Modi govt performance has matched expectations: Poll

Here are the results of a survey done by Mint in partnership with Ipsos on the industry’s perception of Narendra Modi’s performance
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