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Ranvir Nayar

Managing Director & Founder at Media India Group

The peaceful protest that was…

The peaceful protest that was…

January 28, 2021

Till eve of the Republic Day, everything seemed to be going as per plan and meticulous planning has been the one of the most outstanding qualities of the farmers’ protest at Delhi borders. After all, it has taken a whole lot of detailed planning to set up and run with clockwork...

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Degeneration of tractor rally from Singhu Border to Red Fort

Degeneration of tractor rally from Singhu Border to Red Fort

January 26, 2021

“This is not what our protest was all about. We have been protesting peacefully for months and even been at the borders of Delhi without any incident. But today, to see some people turn to violence, attack the police and damage a piece of history that is shared by the entire na...

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Ballooning Indian stock markets’ rising disconnect with reality

Ballooning Indian stock markets’ rising disconnect with reality

January 25, 2021

Right from the days of the first Big Bull, Harshad Mehta, in early 1990s, there have been several bull-runs in the Indian stock markets. But few can come anywhere near the one that seems to have gripped the Indian stock exchanges ever since April last year. On March 23, 2020, the...

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‘Farmers disappointed, angry over government tactics’

‘Farmers disappointed, angry over government tactics’

January 22, 2021

“We are extremely disappointed and sad by the attitude of the government that has led the charade of discussing seriously with us during 11 rounds of talks, to finally leave the discussions mid-way. There is a lot of anger amongst the farmers, but now our focus is on making the...

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With US back in, time for fresh start for Paris Agreement

With US back in, time for fresh start for Paris Agreement

January 22, 2021

True to his campaign promise, within hours of taking office, the newly elected President of the United States, Joe Biden, annulled his predecessor Donald Trump’s decision on June 2017 to exit the Paris Agreement on Climate Change, paving way for the world’s largest economy an...

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Time to pause Covaxin administration

Time to pause Covaxin administration

January 20, 2021

Amidst growing scepticism over the safety of vaccines, especially Covaxin developed by Bharat Biotech, in collaboration with Indian Council of Medical Research and National Institute of Virology, three days after the nationwide vaccination programme against Covid-19 was rolled ou...

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Plastic poison spreads unchecked

Plastic poison spreads unchecked

January 19, 2021

For the third year in a row, a survey by anti-plastics NGOs has found that Coca-Cola is the top global plastic polluter, while others in the top 10 include equally famous names such as PepsiCo, Nestlé, Unilever, Mondelez International and Procter & Gamble. Though many of the...

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Major health risks due to untreated sewage disposal

Major health risks due to untreated sewage disposal

January 13, 2021

India produces close to two million tonnes of faecal waste every day and the urban areas alone, accounting for just over a third of the total population of the country, generate over 62,000 million litres of sewage daily. Of this, over 60 pc or close to 38,000 million litres is d...

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Real outcomes for Atmanirbhar Bharat from a virtual PBD2021: Sanjay Bhattacharyya

Real outcomes for Atmanirbhar Bharat from a virtual PBD2021: Sanjay Bhattacharyya

January 9, 2021

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is set to inaugurate the 16th Pravasi Bharatiya Divas Convention later today. The convention has all the makings of a usual PBD, including a chief guest Chandrikapersad Santokhi, a PIO who was elected President of Suriname last year. The theme of the ...

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Reliance interest in farming & food paramount

Reliance interest in farming & food paramount

January 6, 2021

In the eye of the unprecedented storm over the new farm laws rammed through Parliament by the government in September, Mukesh Ambani’s Reliance Industries has tried to take inspiration from Mahabharata’s Yudhishthir in a statement as well as the petition its subsidiary Relian...

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Climate change in times of Covid

Climate change in times of Covid

December 28, 2020

According to a provisional report by the World Meteorological Organisation, published earlier this month, the year 2020 is set to be the among the three warmest on record. The State of the Global Climate report also goes on to say that the decade 2011-2020 would be the warmest e...

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Time for Indian government to rein in its aggressive tax officials

Time for Indian government to rein in its aggressive tax officials

December 26, 2020

On Wednesday, Permanent Court of Arbitration based in the Netherlands awarded USD 1.2 billion plus costs and interest in damages to the British energy company Cairn Energy Plc in a tax dispute with the Indian government over retrospective application of tax. The case dates back t...

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