Articles by Sindhu Bhattacharya
Oct 17, 2017
Tejas Express food poisoning: Railways' probe report is an eyewash; fix systemic flaws urgently to address the issueIt appears from the flurry of reports in the media and statements of Railways officials that some sort of coverup exercise could be afoot to brush aside the unpleasant incident which occurred on one of India’s newly launched luxury trains.
Oct 16, 2017
Tejas Express food poisoning: Set priorities right for railways; implement new catering policy in letter and spiritWe want high-speed trains costing lakhs of crores but cannot build basic infrastructure for the existing network, costing far less. Result? Multitudes of deaths due to safety-related issues
Oct 10, 2017
Air India: Emotional reasons valid but Tatas' cautious stance in disinvestment the right approachWhile it is correct that the Tatas’ emotional attachment to Air India can neither be denied nor belittled, that alone should not push the group into yet another acquisition.
Oct 09, 2017
Truckers' strike: How shoddy GST implementation is wrecking road transport and logistics industryTruckers should understand that the GST regime, despite its flaws and pitfalls, is the future. They have to upgrade themselves to comply with its various provisions
Oct 04, 2017
Petrol, diesel price down by over Rs 2: Consumers want deeper cut but govt in tough balancing act on revenueSudden cut in fuel prices is due to intense criticism on social media and by the Opposition parties
Oct 02, 2017
Elphinstone Road stampede: To boost safety, Indian Railways needs to perk up its revenue firstIndian Railways needs to see deep systemic changes and reorganisation of its network to avoid such tragic accidents in future
Sep 22, 2017
Farmers plan mega protest: Making right noises not enough, agriculture needs renewed focus by govtGovernment needs to ensure price support for farmers in case of glut, outside of MSP
Sep 19, 2017
Why Mahindra & Mahindra, Ford Motor Co teaming up for mobility solutions makes senseFord’s renewed optimism on India is welcome. Especially since it comes after General Motors stopped selling vehicles here last year
Sep 18, 2017
Memo to Alphons Kannanthanam: Transparent petrol, diesel pricing will help, berating aam aadmi won’tAlphons Kannanthanam perhaps forgot that the Indian middle class - the very people he seemed to be mocking - is the bedrock of this country’s minuscule tax base.
Sep 15, 2017
Uttar Pradesh farm loan waiver: 19 paise writeoff is a cruel joke; govt needs to explain the mathEmbarrassed with farmers lampooning it for transferring ridiculous amounts under the loan waiver scheme, the state government is now promising to publish a list of such beneficiaries who got around Rs one lakh under the scheme