Death is not the answer

Monday, 23 Apr 2018 | Pioneer | in Edit

Merits of death penalty aside, is adding to crimes eligible for capital punishment a cop out? Across the world there have been endless debates on the death penalty, whether it is correct or not for the state to deprive its own citizens of the right to life. This is a debate...

Timely review

Monday, 23 Apr 2018 | Pioneer | in Edit

Supreme Court has shown maturity in agreeing to revisit its own judgement on Section 498 A By agreeing to revisit its earlier judgment diluting certain provisions of the dowry abuse deterrent Section 498A, which statistics showed was being misused by some disgruntled women to seek vengeance against their husbands and in-laws...

Think now | Henri Nouwen ; Dutch clergyman

Monday, 23 Apr 2018 | Pioneer | in Oped

Did I offer peace today? Did I bring a smile to someone's face? Did I say words of healing? Did I let go of my anger and resentment? Did I forgive? Did I love? These are the real questions. I must trust that the little bit of love that I...

Grammar of justice

Saturday, 21 Apr 2018 | Pioneer | in Edit

India's Left-illiberal, communitarian cabal needs to be told justice is not an irregular verb Teachers at the better schools in India from the 1940s through till the 1990s spent a half-century teaching pupils English grammar and all its tortuous but nonetheless essential rules. When it came to irregular verbs, the most...

Diesel dilemma

Saturday, 21 Apr 2018 | Pioneer | in Edit

With rising diesel prices and new emission norms, are small diesels on the way out? As fuel prices touch multi-year highs, one would have assumed that sales of diesel vehicles would also climb. After all, the same small car is far more economical on a per-kilometer basis running on diesel, than...

Narendrabhai in London

Friday, 20 Apr 2018 | Pioneer | in Edit

Modi’s town hall in London was a hit. He should do it in India, next This is not Narendra Modi’s first visit to London as Prime Minister. Indeed, his first visit to the Capital of India’s former coloniser was a far more successful one because at that time, his popularity was...

Via Kathmandu

Friday, 20 Apr 2018 | Pioneer | in Edit

In pursuit of becoming an Asian hegemon, China deploys a strategy in which Nepal is the pawn On the face of it, who could object to Beijing's seemingly unexceptionable position that Nepal is a natural area for cooperation between it and New Delhi? After all, Sino-Indian support for Nepal's development is...

A cashless society

Thursday, 19 Apr 2018 | Pioneer | in Edit

Whether cash crunch is a devious ploy or public reaction post-demonetisation, impact is same In the aftermath of the evening of November 8, 2016, when Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced that most of the cash in our pockets was going to be worthless in a few hours, Indians reacted in different...

Scarred for life

Thursday, 19 Apr 2018 | Pioneer | in Edit

Without fast-tracking justice delivery systems, no hope for child rape survivors Amid all the hue and cry about the heinous rapes of minors and the politics around nailing perpetrators, one crucial aspect has gotten completely ignored — the child survivor’s brutalisation of adult life. A survey conducted by Nobel laureate Kailash...

Think now | APJ Abdul Kalam

Thursday, 19 Apr 2018 | Pioneer | in Oped

My message, especially to young people is to have courage to think differently, courage to invent, to travel the unexplored path, courage to discover the impossible and to conquer the problems and succeed. These are great qualities that they must work towards. This is my message to the young people. ...

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