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Children as pawns

Saturday, 23 Jun 2018 | Pioneer | in Edit

Trump at least takes responsibility for his acts; what about the kids’ parents, origin countries? Wife Melania and daughter Ivanka must be commended for, even if with the prior approval of an approval-rating obsessed President Donald Trump, publicly expressing their concern about the plight of children of illegal immigrants in detention...

Manic monsoon

Saturday, 23 Jun 2018 | Pioneer | in Edit

Wonky climatic conditions have now become a fact of life. We ought to be better prepared The Monsoon this year has been behaving in a most erratic manner. The rain gods gave decided to play hide-and-seek with several regions witnessing rain in abundance while others have been left high and dry....

Dharma vs dharna

Friday, 22 Jun 2018 | Pioneer | in Edit

All’s well that ends well. Now, both AAP and Delhi’s bureaucracy must work together They have agreed to disagree on a few things but agreed to work on deliverables. The truce between the AAP Government in Delhi and the bureaucracy, howsoever temporary, has brought relief among Delhiites, who are clueless about...

Long way to go

Friday, 22 Jun 2018 | Pioneer | in Edit

National Health Mission report should ring alarm bells on the female burden of family planning It is disappointing that despite India setting ambitious family planning targets each year, we refuse to learn from our past failures. The 11th report of the National Health Mission released earlier this week has once again...

End of an alliance

Thursday, 21 Jun 2018 | Pioneer | in Edit

There's already a brain drain of youth from the Valley; J&K can no longer be seen to be adrift Call it a marriage of convenience that was doomed from the very beginning but one that at least intended to rescue Jammu & Kashmir from roiling in a cauldron. For the BJP,...

Doing it right

Thursday, 21 Jun 2018 | Pioneer | in Edit

Yoga comes into its own as the world celebrates an ancient Indian tradition If preparations in India and around the world to commemorate International Yoga Day today were anything to go by, it can indubitably be said that Yoga is a runaway success. It is a trend the world over and...

Think now | Buddha : Spiritual leader

Thursday, 21 Jun 2018 | Pioneer | in Oped

You can search throughout the entire universe for someone who is more deserving of your love and affection than you are yourself, and that person is not to be found anywhere. You yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe deserve your love and affection.

Tricky triangle

Wednesday, 20 Jun 2018 | Pioneer | in Edit

The worry is the trial balloon floated by China's ambassador may find takers in our left-illiberal camp His Excellency Luo Zhaohui, China's ambassador to India, has done the job he was asked to in an excellent fashion. The disingenuity of his purportedly informal, off-the-cuff remarks suggesting closer India-China-Pakistan trilateral cooperation —...

Educating Britain

Wednesday, 20 Jun 2018 | Pioneer | in Edit

Indian students have been treated rather shabbily in the UK's new visa rules Britain’s decision to exclude India from a new list of students from low-risk immigration countries who would qualify for visas more easily is likely to end up as a self-goal for that country. While Indian students will certainly...

Think now | Tamron Hall : American journalist

Wednesday, 20 Jun 2018 | Pioneer | in Oped

I'm proud of my hard work. Working hard won't always lead to the exact things we desire. There are many things I've wanted that I haven't always gotten. But, I have a great satisfaction in the blessings from my mother and father, who instilled a great work ethic in me...

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