Times of India | 19 November 2017

Here's tangible proof of minimum govt, maximum governance

In this winter of our discontent — as we try and cope with a toxic smog enveloping the northwest, declining growth, job losses and a cumbersome GST — there is finally some good news that should lift our spirits. India has risen 30 places in the World Bank’s global ranking in the Ease of Doing Business (EoDB). More significantly, it has improved on all 10 criteria — no other country has achieved this.

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Divya Bhaskar | 23 October 2017

ખુશીઓના માપદંડમાં મોદીનું ભારત કથળ્યું

મારા તમામ જાણીતાઓએ ગયા મહિ ને ડોકલામમાં ભારત- ચીન વચ્ચે ની ખેંચતાણ પૂરી થતાં રાહતનો દમ લીધો હતો. અઠવાડિય ાઓ સુધી હવામાં યુદ્ધનાં વાદળાં છવાયેલાં રહ્યાં, જ્યા રે ભારત-ચીને પોતાના ઇતિ હાસના નિર્ણાય ક તબક્કે યુદ્ધની બિ લકુલ જરૂર નથી. આપણામાંના અનેક લોકો ભૂતાન પ્રત્યે ઊંડી કૃતજ્ઞતા અનુભવી રહ્યા છે કે તે ભારતની સાથે ઊભું રહ્યું અને આપણે અન્ય પાડોશીઓ પાસે પણ સંબંધો નિ ભાવવ ાની કામના કરીએ છીએ. તાજેતરનાં વર્ષો માં ભારતને વીજળી વેચીને ભૂતાન સમૃદ્ધ થયું છે.

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Times of India | 15 October 2017





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Will someone please tell North Block that pleasure's no sin?

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Dainik Bhaskar (Hindi) | 14 October 2017

काम ही खुशी है, जॉब देने का वादा पूरा करें

मेरे सारे परिचि तों ने पि छले माह डोकलाम में भारत-चीन गति रोध खत्म होने पर गहरी राहत महसूस की थी। हफ्तों तक हवा में युद्ध के बादल मंडराते रहे, जबकि भारत-चीन को अपने इति हास के इस निर्णा यक मौके पर युद्ध बिल्कु ल नहीं चाहि ए। हम में से कई लोग भूटान के प्रति गहरी कृतज्ञता महसूस कर रहे हैं कि वह भारत के साथ खड़ ा रहा और हम अन्य पड़ोसि यों से भी ऐसे ही रिश्तों की शिद् दत से कामना करते हैं। हाल के वर्षों में भारत को बि जली बेचकर भूटान समृद्ध हुआ है।

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Times of India | 17 September 2017

MEN & MORALS - The secret to happiness: Don't just make a living, make a life

Everyone I know was profoundly relieved when the China-India stand-off at Doklam ended last month in a mutual pullback.Many of us were deeply grateful to Bhutan for standing by India and we longingly yearned for similarly good relations with our other neighbours. Bhutan has, of course, become famous for pioneering Gross National Happiness to replace Gross Domestic Product (GDP) as a measure of national success.

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Dainik Bhaskar (Hindi) | 07 September 2017

संदर्भ... फीस कंट्रोल की बजाय सरकारी स्कूलों की गुणवत्ता बढ़ाएं और शिक्षा में निवेश को बढ़ावा दें

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Times of India | 06 August 2017

Why governments shouldn't mess with private school fees

Imagine you are a young, idealistic person and you start a private school. You hire inspired teachers like yourself. The school does well and gets a nice reputation. Then a new law, the Right to Education Act (RTE) comes in 2010. It mandates parity with teacher salaries in government schools. You are forced to triple your teachers' salaries to Rs 25,000 per month. Even Doon School has to raise its salaries. The law also insists that 25% of your students must come from poor families.

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Times of India | 09 July 2017

Some of us remember from our schooldays the opening lines of Charles Dickens’ A Tale of Two Cities: “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness…it was the spring of hope, it was the winter of despair.” This is not only the most famous beginning of an English novel but it also captures the contradictions in our present-day life in India. Let me illustrate with two recent events.

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