Best of BS Opinion: The market as weapon, America first, and more

Cooperation is required but the spirit is still competitive and yet pessimistic. Uddalok Bhattacharya sums up

T N Ninan describes how market can be used as weapon. Opening up India’s market to neighbouring countries can be as strategic as access denial to others. The game should be played both ways even if it upsets domestic business lobbies  Read here

It doesn’t matter that Kamala Harris is half-Indian. What the Indian economy looks like next January will influence her views on India, not her genetics. Shekhar Gupta explains  Read here

Mihir Sharma says: Independence Day should be a day for celebration and optimism. But what is there, in 2020, to celebrate?  Read here

One way to block access to awkward ideas is to restrict the knowledge and use of multiple languages, says Devangshu Datta  Read here

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