View: Silence over labour reforms during state elections signals a deeper shift

In a scenario where access to oxygen cylinders, medicines, hospital beds is near impossible, none of the usual issues — GDP guesstimates, spiralling inflation, plunging index of industrial production, the schizophrenic stock market — have any meaning. Not when stacked against the life and death issues confronting us. But in my hunt to find a positive development in all this glom, there is one: the mind-shift on labour reform.