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R Jagannathan is the Editor-in-Chief of Firstpost.

Apr 29, 2016

Banks have lost it: Sending Vijay Mallya to jail will make them double-losers

Is India losing the plot on Vijay Mallya, the failed airline entrepreneur who has lost some of his crown jewels in the booze business while trying to make Kingfisher fly long after it was time to say quits? #bank loan default #Financial Times #FT #Kingfisher Airlines #PSU banks #Supreme Court #UK #Vijay Mallya

Apr 22, 2016

BJP’s own-goal in Uttarakhand: High principles in field of political muck

What the Uttarakhand High Court adjudicated was to decide for or against one kind of hanky-panky versus another. #BJP #Congress #horse trading #InMyOpinion #KM Joseph #President's rule #Supreme Court #Uttarakhand

Apr 20, 2016

Memo to Modi govt: Don’t mess around with the provident fund any more

What the government is essentially trying to do is to force Indians into a pension scheme - that is taxable - using existing funds in the EPF. This is patently wrong #Bangalore PF riots #FPS #NDA #NPS #Pension #PF withdrawal

Apr 18, 2016

With new age banks set to make a splash, it’s time for incumbent lenders to be aggressive

As the promoter of public sector banks, the government has no time to waste. If it does not give banks financial autonomy, recapitalise them fast, and also lay out the roadmap for future privatisation #Bandhan Bank #IDFC Bank #Payment Banks #Small banks #unique payments interface

Apr 12, 2016

A wonky Constitution: Why the law is loaded against the Sabarimala temple authorities

Going by the sequence of events taking place on the Sabarimala temple, it is clear that the temple authorities are fighting a losing battle. #Constitution #Discrimination against women #Haji Ali #InMyOpinion #minorities #personal laws #Sabarimala temple #Supreme Court

Apr 5, 2016

Panama Papers: Narendra Modi grabs another chance to go after cronies

It would have been easier for Modi to turn a blind eye to corruption and focus on reviving business sentiment and growth; that he has chosen the harder option of going after crooks does him credit #Black money #Black money law #Black Money SIT #black money window #Corruption #Economic growth #HSBC list #panama list #Panama Papers #PM Modi

Apr 3, 2016

V-P Hamid Ansari has reduced himself to a spokesman for Muslims; that’s not his job

Hamid Ansari has shown that he too is not above sectarian thinking from the way he is voicing the concerns of Muslims to the exclusion of the so-called majority. #Bombay High Court #Haji Ali #Hamid Ansari #Indian Muslims #InMyOpinion #Jammu and Kashmir #Shani Shingnapur #triple talaq #vice-president

Mar 30, 2016

Modi govt did right thing by legitimising online ‘marketplaces’, but it is courting political risks

If technology has increased risks, it is best if these risks are borne by people who can handle the high costs of failure. This is why 100 percent FDI in online marketplaces is inevitable #Amazon India #Cloudtail #ecommerce FDI #Flipkart #inventory-based model #market place model #Snapdeal #WS Retail

Mar 21, 2016

We can critique Gandhi, but not Mother Teresa’s sainthood? Free speech anyone?

In "liberal" English language media's Idea of India (it's more likely the Idea of India International Centre, where these fake "liberals" hang out), the Mahatma can be critiqued but rubbishing "Saint" Teresa is "communal". #Abrahamic #Amartya Sen #Ambedkar #Gandhi #InMyOpinion #Loksatta #Mahishasura #MF Husain #Salman Rushdie #Sangh #Wendy Doniger

Mar 14, 2016

Can we stop calling it the Ishrat Jahan fake encounter? It wasn’t about her

SC was absolutely right to throw out a public interest litigation asking it to stop the trial of the Gujarat policemen alleged to have killed Ishrat Jahan and three alleged Lashkar-e-Taiba terrorists in a "fake encounter" in 2004. #Afzal Guru #BJP #Congress #ConnectTheDots #Gujarat #Ishrat Jahan fake encounter #Lashkar-e-Taiba #Supreme Court