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Gulf diplomacy: Signs of a changing world

Monday, 26 Feb 2018 | Balbir Punj | in Edit

Modi’s upholding of the two-nation solution in Palestine was timely not only to rebalance India's diplomacy in the most turbulent region of the world but also to silence his critics back home While the national media is naturally focused on banking scams adding to thousands of crores, a major development...

Trump’s way

Monday, 26 Feb 2018 | Pioneer | in Edit

Western commentators are aghast at the new ‘Trump Tower’ development. They shouldn’t be Whether some people like it or not, US President Donald Trump has built a very powerful brand. It is highly unlikely that Trump would have won the Presidency of the United States, however improbable some of us thought...

The female principle

Monday, 26 Feb 2018 | Pioneer | in Edit

Armed Forces have provided the ideal platform for women to shine. Bravo! Two developments in recent times have been a matter of great pride for the country and exemplify the heights that can be scaled by women who are empowered. Literally, in the first case. Avani Chaturvedi, a young and dedicated...

Recovering loans, people’s trust

Monday, 26 Feb 2018 | Shivaji Sarkar | in Oped

In the name of ease of doing business, it appears that banks are being lax in granting loans. Also, recovery and monitoring mechanism are abysmal Frauds galore are rocking banks in India. This is what comes from data released by the Reserve Bank of India (RBI). The banks lost Rs 61,260...

The Budget revisited

Monday, 26 Feb 2018 | Vinayshil Gautam | in Oped

India seems to have found a Government which is not worried about the elections and is more concerned about laying a sound foundation. Or has it? It is nearly three weeks since the Budget 2018-19 was presented. Every year,I revisit the Budget a few weeks after it is presentation so here...

Time to bank on local diversity

Monday, 26 Feb 2018 | Sudhansu R Das | in Oped

Mass production of goods and services, dumping of cheap imported products and ignorance about the quality of local products has eroded much of our rich diversity which adversely affects the banking business Over decades, the majority of cities, small towns and villages have lost their unique diversity which results into loss...

Think now | Skylar Grey : American musician

Monday, 26 Feb 2018 | Pioneer | in Oped

Your personal life, your professional life, and your creative life are all intertwined. I went through a few very difficult years where I felt like a failure. But it was actually really important for me to go through that. Struggle, for me, is the most inspirational thing in the world...

The real price of happiness

Sunday, 25 Feb 2018 | Pramod Pathak | in Spirituality

Mankind’s life remains an unending quest for happiness. It is the purpose of life and all human actions are guided towards goals that are supposed to give happiness when achieved. Naturally, human being’s obsession with happiness is understandable. It is this obsession that makes humans find out the ways and...

Trudeau’s visit just to wow Indian diaspora

Sunday, 25 Feb 2018 | Swapan Dasgupta | in Usual Suspects

From all accounts, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s attempt to blend a family vacation with sharp politics and some casual diplomacy was only a limited success. Trudeau was certainly extremely successful in getting his happy family photographs across both Canada and India. Indians weren’t terribly impressed by his bling apparel...

‘Political gold’ at PyeongChang: Who’s the winner?

Sunday, 25 Feb 2018 | Rajaram Panda | in Backbone

Kim Jong-un’s master stroke was in sending his sister to Seoul, where she invited Moon to visit Pyongyang for a summit meet, says Rajaram Panda The North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un staged a diplomatic coup by responding to South Korean President Moon Jae-in’s invitation to send a delegation to the PyeongChang...


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