Best of BS Opinion: Democracy, Autocracy or Both?, Against the Grain and More

Illustration: Binay Sinha

The Reserve Bank of India’s (RBI) six-member Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) is meeting this week for the first time in 2024-25 against a favorable economic backdrop and the position on the inflation side is improving. Should the MPC consider cutting the policy rate at this stage? The top edit explains why it would be wise to maintain the status quo at this stage. read it here

In other views:

R Jagannathan says it is pointless to judge democracies and autocracies in the same way. read it here

The second edition advocates alternative management to tackle the looming urban water crisis. read it here

Nivedita Mookerji assesses Apple Inc’s job creation in India and says the idea of ​​the red carpet replacing red tape should be pursued with greater vigor. read it here


“Your apology does not convince the court to accept it. We think it’s more of a lip service”

Supreme Court Justice Hima Kohli to Patanjali’s Baba Ramdev

First print: April 3, 2024 | 6:30 AM IN THE MORNING IST