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Editorial with Sujit Nair: How Does One Elect A Good Government?

In this episode of Editorial, our Managing Editor Sujit Nair talks about factors to be considered when electing a new government and other topics. #Government #Election #NarendraModi #Editorial Continue reading Editorial with Sujit Nair: How Does One Elect A Good Government? at HW English.

1 Dec 2021 8:22 pm
Editorial with Sujit Nair: Lack Of Debate In Parliament, Burden On Court

Lack of debates, discussions, Comittee recommendations increases the burden on Courts says CJI NV Ramana. The Chief Justice called it a Sorry state of affair. #CJINVRamana #SupremeCourt #VinodDua #Parliament #FarmLaws Continue reading Editorial with Sujit Nair: Lack Of Debate In Parliament, Burden On Court at HW English.

29 Nov 2021 10:12 pm
Editorial with Sujit Nair: Modis Loss Could Be Mamatas Gain

The 2021 assembly elections in West Bengal gave a double boost to Mamata Banerjees All India Trinamool Congress (TMC). Not only did the TMC inflict a crushing victory on the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) the BJP won 18 out of the 42 Lok Sabha seats in the 2019 general elections and gave a huge scare to the TMC in the run-up to the 2021 polls it also managed the vanquish other anti-BJP parties in the state. Continue reading Editorial with Sujit Nair: Modis Loss Could Be Mamatas Gain at HW Englis

26 Nov 2021 8:14 pm
Editorial with Sujit Nair: Court Declares Parambir Singh Absconder| Mumbai Police| Anil Deshmukh

Param Bir Singh has been declared an absconding accused on November 17 in an extortion case. Param Bir Singh, declared an absconding accused on November 17 in an extortion case, is a 1988-batch IPS officer who took over as Police Commissioner of Mumbai from Sanjay Barve in February 2020. He was transferred as Director-General of the Maharashtra Home Guard in March 2021. From Supercop to Tainted officer. In this episode of the Editorial, our Managing Editor Mr Sujit Nair shares his take on the m

18 Nov 2021 8:47 pm
Editorial with Sujit Nair: Five Years of Demonetization

Five year after demonetisation, the central governments ostensible aim to wipe out black money and switch over to digital transactions seems to have met with limited success, a national online survey by LocalCircles has revealed. While cash usage has declined, it still dominates in transactions like purchase of property, where earlier too black money dominated. The survey report, based on responses from 36,000 participants across more than 388 districts, including big and small cities. Continue

8 Nov 2021 10:12 pm
Editorial With Sujit Nair: Kerala Best Governed State. UP Worst : PAI 2020

Kerala was adjudged the best governed State in the large States category, while Uttar Pradesh ended at the bottom, in the Public Affairs Index-2020 released by the Public Affairs Centre here on Friday. The city-based not-for-profit organisation, headed by former Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) chairman K. Kasturirangan, said in its annual report that the States were ranked on governance performance based on a composite index in the context of sustainable development. Four southern Stat

3 Nov 2021 9:34 pm
Editorial With Sujit Nair: Contradiction of Politics

Prime Minister Narendra Modi who was in Rome for the G20 meeting visited Pope Francis in Vatican. The pictures of Prime Ministers warm meeting with the most revered Christian religious figure contradicts with the behaviour of his supporters back home #NarendraModi #PopeFrancis #Vatican #Politics #Contradiction Continue reading Editorial With Sujit Nair: Contradiction of Politics at HW English.

1 Nov 2021 10:04 pm
Editorial with Sujit Nair: 1.53 Lakh Indians Commit Suicide| NCRB

India recorded 1,53,052 suicidesan average 418 dailyin 2020, with 10,677 of them by persons engaged in farming sector, according to the latest central government data. The 2020 figures were more in comparison to 2019 when 139,123 suicides were recorded in the country, the National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) stated in its annual report. Suicide rate (per lakh population) also increased from 10.4 in 2019 to 11.3 last year, the NCRB, which functions under the Union Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA),

30 Oct 2021 8:24 pm
Editorial with Sujit Nair: BJP to stay long says Prashant Kishor

BJP will be winning elections for many decades and the problem with Rahul Gandhi is that he does not realises this, poll strategist Prashant Kishor said in Goa on Wednesday. His latest truth bombs served more proof of the complete collapse of his talks with the Congress and the Gandhis. The Truth Bombs of Kishor came out in a recent Q and A clip shared on social media. Prashant Kishor said the BJP would remain at the centre of Indian politics for years to come, whether it wins or loses, just lik

29 Oct 2021 10:35 pm
Editorial with Sujit Nair: Why Do Politicians Need Control of Bollywood?

Editorial with Sujit Nair: Why Do Politicians Need Control of Bollywood? #ShahrukhKhan #AryanKhan #Bollywood #Politicians #BombayHighCourt Continue reading Editorial with Sujit Nair: Why Do Politicians Need Control of Bollywood? at HW English.

28 Oct 2021 9:50 pm
Editorial with Sujit Nair: New era in J&K begun because of Amit Shah- NHRC chief Arun Mishra

Editorial with Sujit Nair:New era in J&K begun because of Amit Shah- NHRC chief Arun Mishra #AmitShah #NHRC #ArunMishra Continue reading Editorial with Sujit Nair: New era in J&K begun because of Amit Shah- NHRC chief Arun Mishra at HW English.

13 Oct 2021 6:04 pm
Editorial With Sujit Nair: Gandhis Vs G-23

As the Congress struggles with exits and crises in various states, a leader of the G-23 or group of 23 party dissidents has shot off a new letter to Sonia Gandhi after last years bombshell while another has questioned decisions taken at the top. Ghulam Nabi Azad has written to the interim chief calling for a meeting of the Congresss top body on electing a full-time party president. However, Gandhi supporters didnt take the statement well and staged a protest outside Sibals residence in Delhi. Co

30 Sep 2021 8:57 pm
Editorial with Sujit Nair: From Dandi March To Farmers Protest

Talks between protesting farmers and the Karnal Administration failed to yield a breakthrough for the second time in the day, officials and farmer leaders said on Tuesday as the farmers brace themselves for a prolonged protest outside the mini secretariat in the district. Farmers Protest has been going on for 9 months now. In this episode of the Editorial, our Managing editor Mr Sujit Nair speaks about the similarities of Dandi Yatra by Mahatma Gandhi and Farmers Protest. Continue reading Editor

9 Sep 2021 9:59 pm
Editorial With Sujit Nair: Who Is Responsible For Running The Parliament?

The monsoon session of the parliament which largely remained ineffective came to an end two days before the scheduled date. The session aw fourth lowest productivity due to the logjam between opposition and the govt. While both the sides blamed each other for this, the taxpayers lost 133 crores. In this episode of the Editorial our Managing Editor Mr Sujit Nair shares his take on the matter. #MonsoonSession2021 #LokSabha #RajyaSabha #Parliament Continue reading Editorial With Sujit Nair: Who Is

13 Aug 2021 9:49 pm
Editorial with Sujit Nair: Make Brand India, Says PMHow???

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday pushed Indian industry to do its bit in a speech at the Confederation of Indian Industrys annual meeting where he said that while the government is willing to take political risks because it is committed to reforms, industry should match this with its own risk-taking to realise the goal of a self-reliant India. In this episode of the Business Tit-Bits our Managing Editor Mr Sujit Nair shares his take on the matter. Continue reading Editorial with Sujit N

12 Aug 2021 10:21 pm
Editorial with Sujit Nair: BJPs Monopoly In Electoral Bonds

The BJP has gathered a whopping 76 per cent of the electoral bonds sold in the financial year 2019-20, shows data accessed by NDTV from the Election Commission. Altogether electoral bonds worth 3,355 crore were sold in 2019-20, of which the BJP income was 2,555 crore. This was a 75 per cent per cent jump on the 1,450 crore it received through the electoral bonds the previous year. In the same period, the collections of the Congress the BJPs biggest political rival dropped by 17 per cent. Co

10 Aug 2021 10:30 pm
Editorial with Sujit Nair: Caste Based Census: Who Benefits???

Amid the ongoing deadlock between the centre and the opposition parties over various issues, a constitution amendment bill that gives states the right to make their own list of Other Backward Classes got the assent of the Opposition. This comes at a time when the opposition parties have been targeting the government since the beginning of the monsoon session over matters such as the farmers protest and the alleged Pegasus spyware scandal. Though a constitutional amendment bill requires two-third

9 Aug 2021 10:18 pm
Editorial With Sujit Nair: Monopoly Raj

Bharti Airtel CEO Gopal Vittal, amid Vodafone Ideas struggle to stay afloat, said on Wednesday that that a large nation like India needs three private players in telecom. Mr Vittal also hoped that the government would take measures to offer relief to the financially-stressed industry. The recent changes effected by Airtel in some of its plans is a step towards raising average revenue per user (ARPU), which is currently abysmally low, Mr Vittal said. Continue reading Editorial With Sujit Nair: Mo

6 Aug 2021 9:38 pm
Editorial With Sujit Nair: Understanding The Vodafone Idea Story

A day after a letter by Vodafone Idea Ltd Chairman Kumar Mangalam Birla written to Cabinet Secretary Rajiv Gauba in June was made public, the company lost over Rs 2,700 crore in market cap. The company has been struggling to clear AGR dues of more than Rs 50,000 crore. VIL owes Rs 50,399.63 crore in AGR; it has already paid Rs 7,854.37 crore. After Tuesdays crash remaining dues are more than double the existing market cap of Rs 21,264 crore. Continue reading Editorial With Sujit Nair: Understand

4 Aug 2021 9:46 pm
Editorial with Sujit Nair: 10 Steps To Create A Strong Opposition

The parliamentary deadlock has seen opposition coming together. Today, Congress MP Rahul Gandhi called for a Breakfast meet which was attended by as many as 17 parties. While he called for united opposition, it is imperative that as the country moves towards 2024, the opposition needs to get stronger. In this episode of the Editorial, our Managing Editor Mr Sujit Nair shares 10 steps how opposition can ensure that it gets stronger. #MamataBanerjee #RahulGandhi #SharadPawar #PrashantKishor #Oppos

3 Aug 2021 9:33 pm
Editorial With Sujit Nair: Pegasus Controversy, Ranjan Gogoi and The Supreme Court

Since July 18, hundreds of names from a leaked database of phone numbers have been published by a consortium of journalists across the world. The names reflect potential targets of illegal cyber surveillance using Pegasus, an Israel-made spying software. the fact that a Supreme Court staffer and her family were selected as potential targets days after she levelled sexual harassment allegations at Ranjan Gogoi, who was Chief Justice of India at the time. Continue reading Editorial With Sujit Nair

29 Jul 2021 10:46 pm
Editorial with Sujit Nair: Is Modi-Shah Magic Failing?

2019 Lok Sabha elections saw BJP coming back to power with a resounding victory. A Victory bigger than 2014. However, just 2 years into the second term, the much hyped Modi-Shah magic seems to be fading. With states like Maharashtra, Delhi, West Bengal, slipping out of BJPs hands and the saffron partys unability to make inroads in southern states like Tamil Nadu and Kerala, it becomes amply clear, that the road ahead may not be smooth for the BJPs victory wagon. Continue reading Editorial with S

27 Jul 2021 9:34 pm
Editorial with Sujit Nair: Why Did BS Yediyurappa Resign As Karnataka CM?

Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa broke down at a two-year celebration of his government today and announced his resignation, ending weeks of speculation raised by unrelenting calls for his removal by a section of the BJP in the state. He will remain caretaker Chief Minister as his party decides on a replacement; sources say a decision could take two or three days.The resignation was widely anticipated but Mr Yediyurappa kept everyone guessing till yesterday. Continue reading Editorial wit

26 Jul 2021 9:26 pm
Editorial with Sujit Nair: 30 Years of Economic Reforms: Was It Good Or Bad?

24th July 1991. On this day, that year the Indian Economy was able to turn a page on its crisis, thanks to the Economic Reforms brought by then Finance Minister Dr Manmohan Singh under then PM PV Narasimha Rao. Rest, as we all know, is history. Without a doubt, Liberalization was a turning point in the Indian Economy. As, India marks 30 years of reforms today, we thought of bringing you a wholesome perspective. In this conversation, our Managing Editor Mr Sujit Nair speaks to renowned Economist

24 Jul 2021 8:59 pm
Editorial With Sujit Nair: How Does Pegasus Affect You?

The Pegasus Project which revealed that 300 odd indians were on the Spying list using the Pegasus spyware has led to a scandal in the country. Not only in political circles but the issue is being seriously considered by the MPs in parliament. For the last three days the Monsoon session has not led to any fruitful discussion as opposition is protesting on the issue. IT minister Ashwini Vaishnav had to take cognizance of the matter on Day 1 of the session and also issue a statement defending the g

23 Jul 2021 8:36 pm
Editorial With Sujit Nair: Right To Life

Rajya Sabha MP Manoj Jha in his passionate speech in the parliament proposed linking Right to Health and Right to Work with Article 21 of the constitution i.e. Right to Life. But do we take Right to Life in its letter and spirit? In this episode of the Editorial, our Managing Editor Mr Sujit Nair shares his take on the matter. #RightToLife #ManojJha # MigrantsCrisis #OxygenCrisis Continue reading Editorial With Sujit Nair: Right To Life at HW English.

21 Jul 2021 8:52 pm
Editorial With Sujit Nair: Fuel Prices Having Bull Run

According to a reply given by the govt in response to a question, petrol prices have been increased for record 63 times in the past 6 months. Whereas diesel prices have been increased 61 times. In this episode of the Editorial our Managing Editor Mr Sujit Nair shares his take on the matter. #Petrol #Diesel #FuelPrices Continue reading Editorial With Sujit Nair: Fuel Prices Having Bull Run at HW English.

19 Jul 2021 10:28 pm
Editorial With Sujit Nair: Selling Gold To Survive

With the pandemic pushing millions into poverty or bankruptcy, many Indians are now turning to their last resort: selling their gold jewelry to make ends meet. In rural India, the biggest bullion buyer, a brutal new wave of the virus has had a catastrophic impact on the economy and incomes. With fewer banks around, people in rural areas rely on gold in times of need as it can be easily liquidated. The likelihood of financial distress caused by the second wave is much higher and it could lead to

12 Jul 2021 9:25 pm
Editorial With Sujit Nair: Religious Tolerance in India| Analyzing Pew Research Findings

A new survey by US-based Pew Research Center shows that most Indians, across all religions, feel they enjoy religious freedom, value religious tolerance, and regard respect for all religions as central to Indias idea of a nation. Published on 29 June, the survey titled Religion in India: Tolerance and Segregation found that 85 percent of Hindus, 78 percent of Muslims, 78 percent of Christians, 81 percent of Sikhs, 84 percent of Buddhists, and 83 percent of Jains believe respecting other religion

4 Jul 2021 1:15 pm
Editorial with Sujit Nair: Mere Right To Change Ruler Neednt Be Guarantee Against Tyranny: CJI NV Ramana

Elections every few years to change the ruler need not be a guarantee against tyranny of those elected, Chief Justice of India NV Ramana said at a function in New Delhi on Wednesday. The CJI underscored that criticisms and voicing of protests is integral to the democratic process and any law backed by a sovereign must be tempered by tenets of justice. It has always been well recognised that the mere right to change the ruler, once every few years, by itself need not be a guarantee against tyrann

1 Jul 2021 11:30 pm
Editorial with Sujit Nair: Vajpayee Told Me Not To Toe RSS Line On Economic Policy, Says Yashwant Sinha

Amid much political attention, Sharad Pawar earlier this month hosted a meeting of leaders of eight Opposition parties apart from some eminent personalities at his residence here, where a decision was taken to formulate an alternate, inclusive vision for India. The meeting was called under the banner of Rashtra Manch established by Yashwant Sinha. Sinha was earlier in BJP and had also served as the Union Finance and External Affairs Minister during Atal Bihari Vajpayees prime ministership. Conti

30 Jun 2021 8:08 pm
Editorial With Sujit Nair: Indian Economys Greatest Crisis| Prof. Arun Kumar

The first wave of Covid-19 broke Indian Economys back. The second wave was much worse. With still majority of population to get vaccinated, India is bracing itself for the third wave. With falling GDP and rising unemployment where does Indian economy stand? In this episode of the Editorial our Managing Editor Mr Sujit Nair discusses the ossue with eminent economist Prof Arun Kumar. #IndianEconomy #BlackEconomy #5TrillionEconomy #GDP #Inflation #Demonetisation #Unemployment Continue reading Edito

29 Jun 2021 9:56 pm
Editorial with Sujit Nair: Why No Compensation For Covid VictimsModiji???

Granting Rs 4 lakh as compensation to kin of those who died of Covid-19 would not be feasible as resources of governments have limits and that the entire State Disaster Relief Fund would be depleted, the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) told the Supreme Court. This will affect pandemic response on other aspects and might end up doing more damage than good, it said in an affidavit. In this episode of the Editorial, our Managing Editor Mr Sujit Nair shares his take on the matter. Continue reading Ed

23 Jun 2021 9:04 pm
Editorial with Sujit Nair: Decoding Sharad Pawar Meeting| Prashant Kishor

A meeting today at veteran politician Sharad Pawars house, which drew outsized attention over reports of Third Front manoeuvres ahead of the 2024 polls, featured eight parties including Mamata Banerjees Trinamool Congress, Arvind Kejriwals Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) and the Left. The Congress was missing. Former Union Minister Yashwant Sinha said he had asked Sharad Pawar to host the gathering of his outfit Rashtra Manch to debate current events. In this episode of the Editorial, our Managing Editor

22 Jun 2021 10:14 pm
Editorial With Sujit Nair: Different Rules For Rich Borrowers and Poor Borrowers

The bank loan repayment process for the rich borrower vs poor borrower is different in India. While middle class borrowers get threats, harrassment and humiliation, the rich borrowers get huge haircut on their debts. This is very much evident from the case of Videocon, Bhushan Steel, Essar Steel, Alok Industries, Monnet Ispat, Ruchi Soya and Countless other defaulters who owed thousands of crores of rupees debt to the public sector banks but were settled for an amount with big haircut. Continue

19 Jun 2021 10:20 pm
Editorial With Sujit Nair: Has Modi Govt Flawed???

According to a report by Reuters, three members of the advisory body told the agency that the Indian government doubled the gap between the two doses of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine without the agreement of the scientific group that it said recommended the increase. The decision to change the gap from 6-8 weeks to 12-16 weeks on May 13 was announced by the health ministry, at a time when the country was suffering through a massive wave of infections and supplies of the shot were falling shor

17 Jun 2021 9:20 pm
Editorial with Sujit Nair: Young Turks, ChanakyaReally???

JITIN PRASADA on Wednesday became the first among the Group of 23 Congress leaders who had written to Sonia Gandhi last year seeking radical changes in the organisation to leave the party. The Congress leader from Uttar Pradesh joined the BJP ahead of the crucial Assembly elections in the state early next year. Prasadas exit marks yet another setback to the party which has seen a steady erosion of leaders since 2014. Continue reading Editorial with Sujit Nair: Young Turks, ChanakyaReally??? at H

10 Jun 2021 8:22 pm