Growing fault lines in governance system

Monday, 12 Mar 2018 | PRAMODE K MISHRA | in Oped

Incidents of gross violation of the law are proof that those holding public offices are the most ignorant about upholding public interest. Governance will only improve when we have an accountability structure in place The alleged roughing up of the Chief Secretary of Delhi at the residence of the Chief Minister...

Think Now | Kabir ; Sufi poet

Monday, 12 Mar 2018 | Pioneer | in Oped

There is no river at all, and no boat, and no boatman. There is not even a rope to tow the boat, and no one to pull it. There is no earth, no sky, no time, no thing, no shore, no ford You keep the fast to please Allah, but...

Left politics holds JNU campus to ransom

Saturday, 10 Mar 2018 | Satish Kumar | in Oped

India’s first Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru called a university a temple of learning. Unfortunately, a university established in his name is no more a temple of learning and has fallen prey to Left politics. Strikes and lockdowns by Left-wing students — covertly under the aegis of Left-leaning teachers’ association —...

Congo in peril: Kleptocracy continues

Saturday, 10 Mar 2018 | Makhan Saikia | in Oped

The Democratic Republic of the Congo (DR Congo) is at the point of no return as it is stuck in bloody battle among Government forces, rebels and Opposition groups. The local media apprehends if the volatile situation is not contained sooner, Congo may slip into major chaos leading to more deaths...

Winning the war on drugs

Friday, 09 Mar 2018 | M ASHRAF HAIDARI | in Oped

Regional cooperation is needed to curb the flow of precursor chemicals into Afghanistan and export of narcotic products out of the country to the end-markets through neighbouring states This past November, the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) released its annual survey of opium poppy cultivation in Afghanistan for...

Disowning a vile practice

Friday, 09 Mar 2018 | Hiranmay Karlekar | in Oped

Abandoning cattle means sentencing them to acute suffering and painful death. Animal cruelty should be stopped at any cost with strict penalties to the defaulter According to some locals, a woman came in from somewhere in late February and released three cows and two calves in the forests abutting Bohrakote village...

Alarming change in weather patterns

Friday, 09 Mar 2018 | Kota Sriraj | in Oped

The risks of climate change have reached a tipping point — it can no longer be neglected. Heat waves are, perhaps, the most lethal weather phenomenon in the world. The case is more grim in the case of India but the challenge needs an international response The characteristic chill of winter...

Think now | James E Faust ; American clergyman

Friday, 09 Mar 2018 | Pioneer | in Oped

If there were no night, we would not appreciate the day, nor could we see the stars and the vastness of the heavens. We must partake of the bitter with the sweet. There is a divine purpose in the adversities we encounter every day. They prepare, they purge, they purify,...

Slow climb to the top

Thursday, 08 Mar 2018 | Moin Qazi | in Oped

While there has been a steady improvement in the social status of women, the most positive aspect of their empowerment is that they are now heralding a new economic and political revolution Women are always saying, “We can do anything that men can do.” But men should be saying, “We can...

Start-up like a girl

Thursday, 08 Mar 2018 | Bishakha Majumdar and Diksha Jaiswal | in Oped

Even as funding opportunities are coming up and the business environment is opening up to diversity, it may be a while before women entrepreneurs feel at par with their male counterparts With the 2018 International Women’s Day motivating the world to #Pressforprogress, gender parity still seems to be a challenge when...


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