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The popular BJP leader has taken the Capital by storm. But, it remains to be seen if he can sustain the allure The media has all but crowned Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi as the NDA’s prime ministerial candidate for the 2014 Lok Sabha poll. Mr Modi too did not hide...
If you are an Indian citizen, ask yourself how many countries require you get a visa before you can visit them. Compare this with the number of countries that will waive the visa requirement if you hold a US passport. India needs to do better if it wishes to command...
The true judges ought to be the many stakeholders who make decisions that affect their learning and their lives. They put in their hard-earned money With near full enrollment reported in primary schools in India, the discourse has moved to retention and quality of education delivered. The two are obviously...
President Pranab Mukherjee’s recent trip to Bangladesh came in the backdrop of the ongoing Shahbagh Square protests in Dhaka where people are demanding stringent punishment to the 1971 war criminals and a ban on fundamentalists. The visit is a message of support Given the present situation in Bangladesh where Islamists...
In the lush fields of Punjab germinates a scary tale. Farmers there live in a disturbing cesspool of toxicity, as a result of excessive and unregulated use of pesticides and chemical fertilisers At 9.20pm every day, a passenger train leaves Bhatinda town for Bikaner in Rajasthan. Wrapped in blankets, a...
While others are busy talking, Modi has gone ahead and installed the world’s largest solar power plant Politicians are mouthing platitudes over the need to rescue the country from the severe power crunch that it faces, given that alarm bells have been sounded that coal-based thermal power plants are fast...
Revered by millions and integral to India’s civilisational history, Ganga has become a victim of poor management, bad policies and lack of will. The river is slowly dying The state of India’s main rivers reflects the callousness and ineptitude with which we approach the issue of managing our natural resources....
The Biotechnology Regulatory Authority of India Bill threatens to side-step the legal framework available to the people to ensure transparent conduct of business Environmental activists are bracing for a confrontation with the Government over the Biotechnology Regulatory Authority of India Bill, which is likely to come up before Parliament during...
The dense forests of Singrauli in Madhya Pradesh should be preserved and not destroyed by wanton mining. Development does not mean disaster There is a saying: “When the last tree is cut, when the last river has been poisoned, when the last fish has been caught, then we will find...
Volunteering has proved to be an effective method for the United Nations to reach out to people and places that are facing conflict. Volunteers have been relentlessly working across the world to promote social stability and economic progress On International Volunteers Day, observed on December 5, UN secretary General Ban...