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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Financial Times | 05 July 2017

This defines a visionary moment as the country chooses 'pooled sovereignty'

The tax reform is expected to transform the business landscape but will test India's weak administrative capacity © AP There are rare moments when a nation will do the sensible thing despite itself. Such a moment will come this weekend when India introduces the most far-reaching tax reform in its history.

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Dainik Bhaskar (Hindi) | 05 July 2017

नियति से मिल ने का एक और ऐतिहासि क क्षण

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Tamil Hindu | 05 July 2017
ஒரு நாட்டில் இயல்பாக விவேக மான செயல்பா டு நிகழ்வது என்பது வரலாற்றில் மிகவும் அபூர்வ மான விஷயமாகும். அத்தகை ய அரிதான சம ்பவம் வெ ள்ளிக்கிழமை , ஜூன் 30 நள்ளிர வில் நிகழ உள்ளது. அதுதான் சரக்கு மற்றும் சேவ ை வரி எனப்படும் ஜிஎஸ்டி அமலாக்க மாகும்.
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