Best of BS Opinion: Funny side of economics, coronavirus spread, and more

The 21-day lockdown, which came into force on Wednesday, has triggered an exodus of migrant workers from many cities.
Namaste is the new ‘Hello’, says Sunanda K Datta-Ray. This is bound to please former HRD minister Murli Manohar Joshi

There are many scenarios about how badly Indians may be affected or killed by COVID-19. But they presume 1.36 billion people will do nothing to influence their fates. Shekhar Gupta explains

 
India did not create the problem. But if it had a better functioning government system, it would have been able to deal with it at lower cost to its citizens. T N Ninan writes

 
Authoritarian and majoritarian autocrats see in coronavirus an opportunity to amass power. Mihir Sharma cites examples
TCA Srinivasa-Raghavan gives you the funny side of economics

 
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The urgency showed by the RBI to bring forward the monetary policy committee meeting and the slashing repo rate by 75 bps are welcome measures

 
Bandhan Bank MD and CEO C S Ghosh


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