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The Tibet Question

Friday, 20 Apr 2018 | Sapna Singh | in Oped

Despite six decades of Chinese rule, maintaining domestic stability in Tibet is a challenge for Beijing, JNU professor Swaran Singh tells Sapna Singh in an interview. Excerpts: Q: In 2000, China officially launched the 'Open Up the West' policy which is also termed as the Xibu da Kaifa policy to...

If the model is broken, fix it

Friday, 20 Apr 2018 | Gwynne Dyer | in Oped

Universal Basic Income has the potential to fix a broken democracy. It has to just tick two boxes: Putting money in the pockets of those without work, and doing it in a way that does not breed humiliation, resentment and radicalism If the model is broken, should you try to fix...

Widening cracks, growing dissent

Thursday, 19 Apr 2018 | Manash Ghosh | in Oped

Zia's arrest, which led to the BNP becoming leaderless, confused and dysfunctional, has made the party irrelevant today. Meanwhile, Hasina is all set to emerge stronger in the upcoming election Coming December, Sheikh Hasina’s Awami League-led 14 party alliance will be seeking re-election for a third term in Bangladesh’s 11th Parliamentary...

Beware, India's killer tracks

Thursday, 19 Apr 2018 | Hiranmay Karlekar | in Oped

It is ironical that while elephants have been declared India's national heritage animals, their slaughter in train accidents continues It has happened again, elephants being killed by speeding trains. According to a report, on April 16, four of them, including two calves, were mowed down by the Howrah-Mumbai Mail smashing into...

Emerging chemical pollution threat

Thursday, 19 Apr 2018 | Kota Sriraj | in Oped

While stricter norms on industries and chemical usage has brought down concentration levels of these pollutants in the US and Europe, India is still engaged in a twin battle: One against industrial pollution and other on the vehicular pollution front. It’s a wake up call for the Government Traditionally, the subject...

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. ...

E-leaders show the way

Wednesday, 18 Apr 2018 | Hima Bindu Kota | in Oped

With virtual teams leading the way to the future, developing virtual leadership skills of team leaders is a key challenge. The ingenuity of the manager is vital in inspiring such teams With the upsurge of globalisation, highly distributed workforces, rising cost of travel and constantly improving telecommunications, work culture of organisations...

Are you raising a social misfit?

Wednesday, 18 Apr 2018 | Navneet Anand | in Oped

Technology reduces our mind’s natural capacities. The rapidly diminishing human interface from our lives raises many questions that need to be addressed The drive from Gururgram to Delhi, especially in the evenings, can be enormously painful and a grim reminder of how poorly we manage our traffic. I had a similar...

Old man rages, civil war in Syria continues

Wednesday, 18 Apr 2018 | Gwynne Dyer | in Oped

The missile strike in Syria was big enough to rearrange the landscape around the alleged chemical weapons targets. However, it was a pantomime event designed to impress a small and unsophisticated audience: Donald J Trump I will do such things, — What they are, yet I know not: But they shall be The...

Think now | Maimonides ; Philosopher

Wednesday, 18 Apr 2018 | Pioneer | in Oped

The numerous evils to which individual persons are exposed are due to the defects existing in the persons themselves. We complain and seek relief from our own faults; we suffer from the evils which we, by our own free will, inflict on ourselves and ascribe them to God, who is...


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