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Championing humanity

Thursday, 20 Jul 2017 | Pioneer | in Edit

India has always welcomed Pakistani nationals in need of medical aid. It shows a large heart India's grant of medical visa to a two-and-a-half-month-old baby from Pakistan who was suffering from heart disease, is but just one example of the humanitarian help that it has been granting to its neighbour and...

Coach, captain and rest

Thursday, 20 Jul 2017 | Pioneer | in Edit

BCCI must address the systemic flaws that have led to recent controversies It's difficult to understand as to what is going on at the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) with regard to the appointment of a coach for the Indian team and the constitution of the coach's...

Best among probables

Wednesday, 19 Jul 2017 | Pioneer | in Edit

Both experience and stature make Venkaiah Naidu the right choice as Vice President In choosing M Venkaiah Naidu as the vice presidential candidate, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has addressed many issues effectively in one stroke. The first is that of legislative experience. Given that the Vice President is also the...

Intolerance of ‚Äėtolerants‚Äô

Wednesday, 19 Jul 2017 | Pioneer | in Edit

Pseudo-secularists talk of free speech, but look what they did on Indu Sarkar The recent controversy surrounding the release of Madhur Bhandarkar's film, Indu Sarkar, has re-ignited the debate over freedom of expression. Surely, Bhandarkar is not the first film-maker to be the target of individuals nor will he be the...

Think now | Karl Rove

Wednesday, 19 Jul 2017 | Pioneer | in Thoughts

‘Empathy' is the latest code word for liberal activism, for treating the Constitution as malleable clay to be kneaded and molded in whatever form justices want. It represents an expansive view of the judiciary in which courts create policy that couldn't pass the legislative branch or, if it did, would...

Now, Federer the Great

Tuesday, 18 Jul 2017 | Pioneer | in Edit

The tennis legend appears prepared for a longer stay than his critics had imagined Just an year ago, tennis legend Roger Federer was being written off as a has-been. Commentators said his days under the sun were over, that his age did not permit him to match up to the younger...

Understanding root cause

Tuesday, 18 Jul 2017 | Pioneer | in Edit

Flood fury in the North-East region an annual affair. A permanent solution is needed With the death toll in Assam rising to 60, the havoc created by nature's wrath cannot be gauged at this moment. But it has been unprecedented. What is evident is that several acres of agricultural land have...

Think now | Nicholas Sparks The Notebook

Tuesday, 18 Jul 2017 | Pioneer | in Oped

I am nothing special, of this I am sure. I am a common man with common thoughts and I've led a common life. There are no monuments dedicated to me and my name will soon be forgotten, but I've loved another with all my heart and soul, and to me,...

Reality in dreamworld

Monday, 17 Jul 2017 | Pioneer | in Edit

Assault on female actor, arrest of a superstar rock Kerala and its film industry The Kerala film industry is currently in the news for all the wrong reasons: The arrest of a superstar in a case pertaining to the conspiracy behind the abduction and assault of a leading female actor, his...

Nitish Kumar’s dilemma

Monday, 17 Jul 2017 | Pioneer | in Edit

If he sacks Tejashwi, grand coalition is in trouble; if he doesn’t, his image suffers With every passing day, the future of the grand alliance in Bihar is coming under increasing strain. Chief Minister Nitish Kumar's personal credibility and image of a clean leader is being tested in the wake of...


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