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Think now | Charles Stanley ; American clergyman

Monday, 14 May 2018 | Pioneer | in Oped

Motherhood is a great honor and privilege, yet it is also synonymous with servanthood. Every day women are called upon to selflessly meet the needs of their families. Whether they are awake at night nursing a baby, spending their time and money on less-than-grateful teenagers, or preparing meals, moms continuously...

Jinnah episode: Uniting with secular to remain communal

Saturday, 12 May 2018 | Anwar Alam | in Oped

While AMU flourished under the successive Governments at the Centre, it cannot afford to send an anti-national imagery with unrequited love for Jinnah, whose brand of politics of “two-nation theory” is a polar opposite to our Constitutional and national values: Democracy, secularism, pluralism and the maxim of unity-in-diversity It is a...

Reinvent lost treasures of Indian knowledge in new format

Saturday, 12 May 2018 | Satish Kumar | in Oped

As the preparations for the 2019 Lok Sabha elections have begun, the faction-ridden Opposition is leaving no stone unturned to cobble together alliances to take on the formidable Narendra Modi Government, which is hell-bent on correcting the historical mistakes and creating a new narrative of India’s intrinsic potential. Though it...

Treating the UNESCO syndrome

Friday, 11 May 2018 | Rahul Goswami | in Oped

Is UNESCO listing Yoga and the Kumbh Mela as intangible cultural heritage the success it is made out to be? For India, taking a critical view of international cultural conventions is a must In 2017, UNESCO added Kumbh Mela under its list of Convention on Intangible Cultural Heritage (ICH) which was...

States could do better than Kerala

Friday, 11 May 2018 | Rajeev ahuja | in Oped

States that take advantage of the primary care strengthening initiative will be able to avoid the consequences of not doing so currently seen in Kerala States like Bihar and Uttar Pradesh have a lot to learn from Kerala — both in terms of what the latter has been successful...

Unending politics of portraits

Friday, 11 May 2018 | Deepak Sinha | in Oped

Whatever be MA Jinnah's connection with Aligarh Muslim University, penniless refugees who came to India post-Partition deserve better than to once again be faced with religious zealots who are keen on putting Jinnah on a pedestal that he is most undeserving of MA Jinnah’s recent appearance, albeit in a portrait ‘discovered’...

Targeting the Indian Army

Thursday, 10 May 2018 | Alok bansal | in Oped

Reports about an attempt made to assassinate Field Marshal General KM Cariappa are devoid of facts. It is part of a vicious campaign launched by anti-India forces to weaken the Army and tar the RSS Recently, there were some reports doing the rounds on social media as well as in some...

Dust storms creating havoc

Thursday, 10 May 2018 | Kota Sriraj | in Oped

High incidence of extreme weather conditions, set to grow in the future, has posed challenges for weather forecasting mechanisms. India must up its game Dust storms coupled with rains are a normal feature during the summer months in the country. But this year, the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) was forced to...

SP-BSP alliance: A masterstroke?

Thursday, 10 May 2018 | Biswajeet Banerjee | in Oped

History is replete with examples of BSP's alliances with other political parties not having worked. This time, again, several by-election victories in the State and a successful bandh have given Mayawati new energy. The stakes are high With yet another battle of ballot between the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and...

Think now | Simon Sinek : English author

Thursday, 10 May 2018 | Pioneer | in Oped

Champions are not the ones who always win races —champions are the ones who get out there and try. And try harder the next time. And even harder the next time. Champion is a state of mind. They are devoted. They compete to best themselves as much if not more...


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