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Best of BS opinion: Valuing dissent and dealing with a Valley of discontent

From the the banking industry's new benchmark challenge to managing the problem of urban water and restoring normalcy in the Valley, here's a selection of Business Standard Opinion pieces for the day

Alokananda Chakraborty 

Women walk past a CRPF person standing guard in a street in Srinagar, Thursday
Women walk past a CRPF person standing guard in a street in Srinagar on Thursday | Photo: PTI

What is the link among inequality, conflict and cooperation? Why doesn't India invent much and why is it that Indians are not allowed to explore ideas? Why should it require one more month to restore normalcy in J&K for a move that was deemed to be the best thing that happened to the Kashmiri people? Alokananda Chakraborty sums up the best of in Business Standard today.

The RBI's move making it mandatory for banks to link new floating-rate loans to an external benchmark from October 1 could have unintended consequences, argues our top edit.

Normalcy is elusive in Jammu & Kashmir even a month after the Article 370 decision, argues our second edit.

In the concluding part of a series, Pranab Bardhan, professor of Graduate School at University of California, Berkeley, explores the variety of reasons why inequality can have serious inefficiency consequences.

Great CEOs see opportunity even when the general mood is gloomy, writes Shyamal Majumdar.

A country cannot self-correct if it sees dissent as treason, writes Aakar Patel.

The problems of urban water are going to prove the most difficult India has faced so far, writes Mihir Shah, distinguished professor, Shiv Nadar University and former member, Planning Commission.

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First Published: Fri, September 06 2019. 06:30 IST
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