Panglossian is a word that has suddenly sprung into fashion. Justifiably so
Kashmir, Hong Kong, economy, or plastic — no room for being optimistic. It is not just that politics and economics are at war.
History is always snapping at our heels. Uddalok Bhattacharya sums upRegarding Kashmir, there are some myths dear to the Indian Right and they need to be demolished. Shekhar Gupta explains The government has announced some policy measures but its fiscal position is stressed, says T N Ninan. The Indian economy has to lower its sights. Read here Surgical strikes on Pakistan are easier to do than ending the single use of plastic, says Aditi Phadnis. Can Narendra Modi enthuse BJP workers to do it? Read more Being communist only in name, China is overplaying its hand in Hong Kong, says Rahul Jacob. Read here