The first round of the coal blocks auction points to the fact that coal extraction is an extremely lucrative activity that the government could have benefited from by expanding public sector coal production and garnering the profits.
The right to offend, perhaps implicit in the right to free expression, is a value to hold on to but to be wielded with discretion and care. And religion cannot, in a secular democracy, be wholly exempt from scrutiny and criticism.
Of intrusive health advisories on cinema screens and the suspicion of many a sip between the shot and the sound bite on prime time television news.
While the collapse in oil prices and some other recent developments are good news for the government, there is a real danger of it turning complacent as a result and trying to rely on luck to earn a good name.
The worsening atmospheric pollution in India threatens the basic health of people, but almost nothing is being done in terms of effective public policy to address this serious problem.
The problem in rural India is not one of too much credit to poor households that leads to debt waivers that damage bank balance sheets, but one of inadequate access to credit from formal sources.
Emerging market economies in Asia are confronted with signs of bank fragility owing to overexposure to the private sector, whose mounting external debt compounds the problem.
Those at the bottom of the social hierarchy are the ones worst hit by an intersecting set of inequalities, in areas like school education, housing, work opportunities and legal justice, says a new study.