Shweta Punj

OPEN TO OPINION

Senior Editor, India Today. Has been writing on policy for more than a decade.

POLITICS

 |   4-minute read

The many dangers of Hardik Patel's caste politics

For India to truly progress, it needs to rise above caste and religion.

POLITICS

 |   4-minute read

We are what we breathe. Delhi must not stop fighting smog

The truth is that India is not the first to be faced with this daunting challenge and there are lessons that it can learn.

MONEY

 |   7-minute read

One year on, it is clear demonetisation was an audacious move

Sustained efforts at ensuring ease in tax transactions and better digital infrastructure will determine the success of the move.

POLITICS

 |   3-minute read

It's a shame Arvind Panagariya quit Niti Aayog over politics

The top economist found himself isolated in terms of ideology and political backing.

POLITICS

 |   2-minute read

How Ram Nath Kovind as India's next President will help Amit Shah win Bihar

Relations between BJP and JD (U) have been on a sticky wicket since Nitish Kumar broke off with the saffron party.

POLITICS

 |   3-minute read

Slapping fine for open defecation will not clean India’s holiest and dirtiest rivers

It should have been more specific in what’s not permitted because blanket bans will not save water bodies.

MONEY

 |   3-minute read

LIFE

 |   2-minute read

Shocking story of two abandoned girls lays bare hypocrisy of Incredible India

It happened in the nation’s capital where per capita income is among the highest in the country.

POLITICS

 |   2-minute read

Talent matters, not nationalism: Modi's message in hiring Urjit Patel

The RBI governor's selection also signals that the government is not looking for a quick fix approach to the economy.

MONEY

 |   3-minute read

What needs to be done to get GST right

The model law is an intimidating piece of legislation.