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Eradicating triple talaq

Thursday, 23 Nov 2017 | Pioneer | in Edit

Bill will give victims access to legal remedy and ‘demonstration effect’ will be salutary The announcement by the Union Government of setting up a Ministerial panel to draft a Bill providing for punitive action against those Muslim men who pronounce instant tripletalaq or talaq-e-biddat that will be introduced in Parliament in...

A parity of reasoning?

Thursday, 23 Nov 2017 | Pioneer | in Edit

Sorry, that's not what the tea leaves are saying or indeed how politics works The always-reliable Congress when it comes to scoring spectacular self-goals at crucial political moments has delivered, again. This time, as a Mani Shankar Aiyar redux ‘chaiwala' jibe in the form a meme shared by the Youth Congress...

Think now | Abraham Lincoln

Thursday, 23 Nov 2017 | Pioneer | in Thoughts

Every man is said to have his peculiar ambition. Whether it be true or not, I can say, for one, that I have no other so great as that of being truly esteemed of my fellow-men, by rendering myself worthy of their esteem. How far I shall succeed in gratifying...

Cure medical mentality

Wednesday, 22 Nov 2017 | Pioneer | in Edit

Overcharging parents of a child who died is daylight robbery by private healthcare The horrific tale of seven-year-old Adya Singh's parents being taken for a financial ride by the doctors and authorities of Fortis Memorial Hospital in Gurugram, where they were charged Rs 18 lakh for 15 days of treatment even...

Cat among the pigeons

Wednesday, 22 Nov 2017 | Pioneer | in Edit

Telangana Chief Minister seeks power for States to decide on reservations K Chandrashekhar Rao or KCR as he is known, Chief Minister of the newest State of the Indian Union Telangana, does not usually make it to the national media for his utterances. He has, however, set the proverbial cat among...

Think now | Winston Churchill

Wednesday, 22 Nov 2017 | Pioneer | in Thoughts

One ought never to turn one's back on a threatened danger and try to run away from it. If you do that, you will double the danger. But if you meet it promptly and without flinching, you will reduce the danger by half. Never run away from anything. Never! ...

Politics over Padmavati

Tuesday, 21 Nov 2017 | Pioneer | in Edit

Though not ideal, voluntarily deferring the film's release is the responsible thing to do Public memory is indeed short. Neither those who have been opposing the release of Sanjay Leela Bhansali's film Padmavati nor those who have been taking a hard line on its immediate release seem to remember that the...

A time for unity

Tuesday, 21 Nov 2017 | Pioneer | in Edit

Nation fully supports security forces' effort to eradicate terrorists in Kashmir Unlike politicians, the Indian Army top brass is not known — though there are always exceptions — to make bombastic and/or hyperbolic statements. So, when a senior commander like Lt General JS Sandhu, General Officer Commanding, XV Corps, holds a...

Think now | Vishnu Purana

Tuesday, 21 Nov 2017 | Pioneer | in Oped

When society reaches a stage where property confers rank, where wealth becomes the only source of virtue, passion the sole bond between man and wife, falsehood the source of success in life, sex the only means of enjoyment, and when outer trappings are confused with inner religion... then we are...

A positive sign

Monday, 20 Nov 2017 | Pioneer | in Edit

Moody's credit rating upgrade is good news but we should temper our exuberance It is remarkable how effective the publicity machine of this government is that even a labourer on the streets of a small town in India would have heard of a Wall Street based credit ratings agency by now....


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