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Best of BS Opinion: India's economic policy, Wasim Jaffer row, and more

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BS Opinion | Curated Content | Indian Economy

Kanika Datta  |  New Delhi 

defence, military, army, border, pakistan, china, foreign relations, national security
Illustration by Binay Sinha

Will Prime Minister’s track change in policy finally make India a dynamic economy or, given the perennial challenges to governing India, will he muddle through? The search for answers in other countries offers a mixed record, says T N Ninan. Read it here

Other views this weekend examine India's two-front challenge, the veracity of claims that advertisers make, a profile of and Wasim Jaffer's removal as coach of the Uttarakhand cricket team

With the disengagement at Pangong Tso, a de-escalation of tensions between China and Indian appears a possibility.

But first, India must break out of the strategic triangulation between China and Pakistan, and for that to happen it must not allow domestic electoral interests to limit its strategic options, says Shekhar Gupta. Read it here

Zohnerism, the art of selectively communicating verifiable facts, is a staple of advertising campaigns. Sandeep Goyal explains how this leaves ordinary consumers hard put to decipher claims and counterclaims. Read it here

Mapanna is the first in his party to can lay claim to being leader of the opposition in both Houses of Parliament. Aditi Phadnis profiles this stalwart here

Wasim Jaffer’s was removed as coach of the Uttarakhand cricket team after he was accused of being communal in his approach even though he has never been accused of any proclivity towards favouring his co-religionists in public matters. Suhit K Sen reviews the career of a prolific run getter in domestic cricket and rues the fact that few of his former colleagues have come out in his defence. Read it here


"As much as 18 million Indian workers will be forced to switch to a newer occupation by 2030 because of the pandemic” Report by McKinsey Global Institute

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First Published: Sat, February 20 2021. 02:47 IST