Of public practices, political discourse

Tuesday, 12 Sep 2017 | Vinayshil Gautam | in Oped

Decision making systems either survive or sink because of practices developed under those who are at the helm. This aspect is never taken up in public discourse Life in general has several ironical experiences. This fortnight I was in Malaysia regarding some consulting work. I could not but be impressed...

Doklam: Diplomacy by other means

Tuesday, 12 Sep 2017 | Yusuf T Unjhawala | in Oped

The just concluded India-China stand-off at Doklam has called upon the Governments of both countries to engage in greater confidence building measures. Both, Beijing and New Delhi must avoid any misunderstandings about each other's intentions A Press statement was issued on the Ministry of External Affairs’ (MEA) twitter handle titled,...

‚ÄėChild sexual abuse is a national epidemic‚Äô

Monday, 11 Sep 2017 | Rinku Ghosh | in Oped

Nobel laureate Kailash Satyarthi is launching his Bharat Yatra today to galvanise the biggest ever social movement for tougher laws for protecting a generation against violence. Awareness, laws and a united sense of purpose are priority at a time where a child is not even safe in a school toilet While...

Doklam resolution: Diplomacy as strategy

Saturday, 09 Sep 2017 | Manan Dwivedi | in Oped

The verbal construct, PRC stoutly stands for People’s Republic of China (PRC) and the short form rip-off, IRP, stands for Islamic Republic of Pakistan; and both are the perennial bugbears and bÍte noirs for the Indian Republic. It is a quintessential generalisation which happens to be the often administered truth...

Time to break China-Pak’s anti-India nexus

Saturday, 09 Sep 2017 | Satish Kumar | in Oped

RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat’s recent assertion that India’s image in the world is changing seems to have come true with the Narendra Modi-led Government successfully breaking the Doklam impasse in India’s favour. During the 73 days of stand-off, India displayed rare courage by not succumbing to pressure mounted by overbearing...

The need for military overhaul

Friday, 08 Sep 2017 | Deepak Sinha | in Oped

If Prime Minister Modi is interested in more than optics to deal with challenges the PLA can or may pose, then the new Defence Minister has her work cut out. Incremental changes will mean little If optics were the only thing that mattered, India would undoubtedly be the leading super power...

North Korea’s nuke reality

Friday, 08 Sep 2017 | Gwynne Dyer | in Oped

The fact remains that North Korea has a usable nuclear deterrent. We may very well have to live with this reality, because it's better than fighting a nuclear war The last time when North Korean nuclear weapons might have been headed off by diplomacy was 15-20 years ago, when there was...

Brics: Building cooperation for better future

Friday, 08 Sep 2017 | Abhishek Pratap Singh | in Oped

Given the robust growth and capacity of Brics to shape the global economy and south-south cooperation, this year’s Xiamen summit has come with ‘positives outcomes' towards its golden decade. Endeavours of member countries in diverse areas will drive this transformation Changing contours of the global economy, geo-politics and cooperation among the...

Moving the wheels of healthcare

Thursday, 07 Sep 2017 | Archana Jyoti | in Oped

Ambulance services and MMUs, a specialised healthcare delivery system, are playing a major role to meet medical needs. Besides, these can also help the Government achieve universal health for all A van parked on the outskirts of Delhi, in Uttar Pradesh’s Noida Sector 16, is packed with essential medicines, basic...

Boosting India’s growth rate

Thursday, 07 Sep 2017 | Tripti Sangwan | in Oped

It's time for a developing country like India to realise that growth without development is unsustainable. This is why the country is experiencing jobless growth Growth and development are often talked in the same perspective by a common man without realising that there is stark difference between the two. India’s growth...


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