Democratisation of information

Wednesday, 20 Jun 2018 | Navneet Anand | in Oped

Governments across the world are embracing digital and social media technologies and using these for effective citizen outreach and redressal of grievances Not too long ago a compelling photo of Karur District Collector T Anbazhagan having food with a poor woman Raakammal, earned him widespread praise for his kind act. On...

Kejriwal-Modi power struggle

Wednesday, 20 Jun 2018 | Kalyani Shankar | in Oped

Arvind Kejriwal's victim card might have worked once or twice in the past but he cannot win the 2019 General Election by playing it repeatedly. Nobody appreciates constant street politics Amidst the summer heat and severe pollution levels, the National Capital was caught in a bizarre confrontation between Delhi Chief Minister...

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...

Corporatisation of the bureaucracy

Tuesday, 19 Jun 2018 | Bindu Dalmia | in Oped

The Government's move towards lateral entry by inducting domain experts into joint secretary ranks from outside the IAS cadre is anything but politicisation of the bureaucracy In advanced capitalist democracies, a major public reform wave in the functioning of Governments has evolved in recent decades which supplants the old....

Use of force in UN peacekeeping

Tuesday, 19 Jun 2018 | Shivani Sandhu | in Oped

Should United Nations peacekeepers use force only in self-defence or ought they be allowed to use it to protect civilians and neutralise peace spoilers? The United Nations (UN) has always been hesitant to allow peacekeepers deployed on missions to use force. Such a stance makes sense if we take into account...

India lags behind in protecting its newborns

Tuesday, 19 Jun 2018 | Upasana Behar | in Oped

Lack of institutional health infrastructure has led to India being ranked as the 12th worst country for newborns in a recently released UNICEF report. There is a serious need to make systematic changes to reverse this alarming situation, writes Upasana Behar The Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) are a universal call to...

A futile largesse

Monday, 18 Jun 2018 | Ramesh Davesar | in Oped

The Armed Forces will become popular as a career only if service conditions are imporved. Bestowing honorary military ranks on civilians will serve no purpose The Services uniforms and ranks which are synonymous with sacrifice are earned at the cost of foregoing family and social comforts and above all, the will...

Need for information

Monday, 18 Jun 2018 | Vinayshil Gautam | in Oped

The space for information identification and dissemination is filled by the media. The situation is problematic when political biases and vested interests intrude We live in an information determined era. The complete set of indicators of what constitutes information are unknown. The space for information identification and dissemination is filled by...

Sorry state of Earth’s biodiversity

Monday, 18 Jun 2018 | Bipin Joshi | in Oped

We must all join hands and work together to create a world where every day can be celebrated as World Environment Day, writes Bipin Joshi It is a matter of great happiness; that India is one of the 12 selected biodiversity countries in the world. But the worrying thing is...

Think Now | Jim Yong Kim : World Bank president

Monday, 18 Jun 2018 | Pioneer | in Oped

What I learned from my work as a physician is that even with the most complicated patients, the most complicated problems, you've got to look hard to find every piece of data and evidence that you can to improve your decision-making. Medicine has taught me to be very much evidence-based...


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