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Surge Pricing Is Unfair, Unethical And Unconstitutional

The surge prices charged by app-based cab services like Uber and Ola represent capitalism in its most brutal form. The message here is, "more power to the free market, leave no space for government's intervention, price regulation is an obstacle to growth, eventually leads to rationing, just let the demand and supply decide prices." So, let's apply surge pricing to hospitals. Limited beds, too many patients? Increase the price. What happens? The rich get the beds, the poor die.
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How We Mapped Delhi's Mohalla Sabhas And Started A Silent Revolution

It's generally been business as usual in the past few months in Delhi: high-decibel histrionics, raging national debates, sound and fury. But away from the media glare, a silent revolution has been brewing. A revolution that could change the way the country looks at Delhi and even the way Delhiites look at themselves. The Mohalla Sabhas promised by the Aam Aadmi Party are finally taking shape.
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A Final Farewell To Tanzil Ahmed, The Officer A Nation Forgot To Mourn

It ended where it started for him. The sun is setting, its rays reflect on the coffin. Nothing has changed, except that he is dead and is surrounded by his classmates, friends and family, who have come to bid the final adieu. Dressed in white shalwar-kurtas, men of all age groups throng the Jamia Millia University. On the coffin lies the tricolour, reminding everyone that Tanzil Ahmed is a martyr.
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5 Blind Spots That Are Blocking Solutions To India's Water Crisis

There is definitely a crisis of water in India. But it is always articulated within the narrow confines of 'shortfall' and 'scarcity'. We are ignoring the fact there is a serious crisis of management, of over-consumption, pollution and worse, glaring inequity of water access by the poor. With World Water Day (March 22) around the corner, we'd like to ignore the scaremongering about the world running out of water, and ask instead if along with water, wisdom to manage it is also in short supply.
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Yashwant Sinha's Intriguing Ire Towards The Modi Government

The Economic Times reported on 9 March that former finance minister and senior BJP leader Yashwant Sinha has been asked by the Aam Aadmi Party government in Delhi to help them finalize the state budget, due on 28 March. Sinha has accepted the offer. While in itself this is well and good, going by Sinha's recent statements, it is reasonable to assume that he has taken up the job to cock an unsubtle snook at the Modi government.