Sympathy will help RJD regain power

Saturday, 05 Oct 2013 | Raghuvansh Prasad Singh | in Oped

At a time when speculation is rife about the imminent leadership crisis in the RJD and the party’s ‘bleak’ future in the wake of Lalu’s conviction, party’s senior most leader after Lalu, Raghuvansh Prasad Singh, talked to The Pioneer’s Saturday Special rejecting reports of any crisis and claimed that voters...

Chips down, but too early to write RJD off

Saturday, 05 Oct 2013 | Amarnath Tewary | in Oped

Will the RJD survive, will it come out more stronger, which party will cash in on Lalu’s absence from active politics, will Lalu’s core M-Y vote bank switch over to any other party — answers lie in how the RJD capitalises on Lalu’s conviction during the forthcoming Lok Sabha polls After...

Brand Rahul sweeps PM aside

Friday, 04 Oct 2013 | Kaushik Deka | in Oped

By forcing the Government to withdraw the unpopular ordinance on convicted lawmakers, the Congress vice president has shed his reluctant-politician image and sought to distance his family and party from the scam-tainted UPA regime The Congress’s first family has an uncanny ability to make strategic comebacks after being hit by multiple...

Lalu Prasad may be down, but not out

Friday, 04 Oct 2013 | Kalyani Shankar | in Oped

Many people in Bihar are happy that the former Chief Minister has finally been nailed in the fodder scam. But they may pardon him RJD supremo Lalu Prasad is currently languishing in cell no 3312 in Birsa Munda Jail in Ranchi, battling for his future. On Monday, the court found...

Even the lessons of hurt and guilt are forgotten

Friday, 04 Oct 2013 | Vinayshil Gautam | in Oped

Victory in the overall scheme of things is of righteousness and of an order which is moral in character. If it wasn’t, the history of the globe and humanity would have been different. We can manipulate to the fullest and be accountable to the least; the will of the larger...

Futile bid at damage control

Thursday, 03 Oct 2013 | Mayuri Mukherjee | in Oped

Foreign policy will not be among the glorious legacies that Manmohan Singh will leave behind. But that will not be for want of trying, although on many occasions he blundered badly. Ties with Pakistan remain strained, since he has been repeatedly outsmarted Coming at the tail end of his almost...

Schools must teach lessons on safety

Thursday, 03 Oct 2013 | Meeta W Sengupta | in Oped

There must be sensible processes that allow people to concentrate on value-added work without having to look over the shoulder for all manners of crises We stop noticing things that we see everyday. That can be the only explanation for the pathetic lack of safety awareness in most of our schools,...

Climate change remains a threat

Thursday, 03 Oct 2013 | Kota Sriraj | in Oped

Across the world, the common man has become less serious about global warming because vested interests have muddied the narrative. But India must stay focussed on developing alternative energy sources The Inter-governmental Panel on Climate Change released its report last week. Prepared by Government representatives from 195 UN member...

Tiny species, massive footprint

Wednesday, 02 Oct 2013 | Gautam Pandey | in Oped

Humans have made a huge impact on environment, and with a population of billions, it’s easy to understand why. Ants, which outnumber humans one to a million and outweigh the combined weight of all ground living vertebrates by four times, play a crucial role too Of all the creatures in the...

Understanding the Mahatma

Wednesday, 02 Oct 2013 | Vivek Shukla | in Oped

More than a hundred years after the first book on Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi was published, the man who preached peace and non-violence continues to fascinate historians, journalists and his descendants alike The life and times of Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi continues to fascinate writers even 65 years after his demise. Historians, academics...


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