Think now | Tom Robbins , American author

Monday, 31 Mar 2014 | Pioneer | in Oped

Sounds travel through space long after their wave patterns have ceased to be detectable by the human ear: some cut right through the ionosphere and barrel on out into the cosmic heartland, while others bounce around, eventually being absorbed into the vibratory fields of earthly barriers, but in neither case...

China-Pak relations: Sweeter than honey?

Saturday, 29 Mar 2014 | Ashok behuria | in Oped

Sharif is trying hard for spectacular deals with the Chinese Government which is sure to boost his image at home as a leader seriously pursuing his agenda of economic development through proactive foreign policy There has been a perceptible upswing in Sino-Pak bilateral engagement ever since Nawaz Sharif assumed office as...

Can Pakistan shift focus from India?

Saturday, 29 Mar 2014 | Swarn Kumar Anand | in Oped

Saturday Special this week focusses on the changing trend in Pakistan’s foreign policy with Islamabad’s greater thrust on China (Main), removing sticking points in its relations with Iran (The Other Voice), and whether Pakistan will stop using terror as a foreign policy (Perspective) In the run up to the Lok...

Changing dynamics of Iran-Pakistan relations

Saturday, 29 Mar 2014 | M Mahtab Alam Rizvi | in Oped

Despite economic and security considerations being the driving force behind their ties, partisan role in sectarian violence and divergent stands on the Taliban remain the contentious issues Relationship between Iran and Pakistan is considered both cooperative and competitive. Iran was the first country to recognise Pakistan after its Independence in 1947....

A leader must pass on the power

Friday, 28 Mar 2014 | Arindam Chaudhuri | in Oped

When young nations are ruled by old men who can't communicate with the youth and do not understand them, we have situations where self-proclaimed anarchists like Arvind Kejriwal mislead the people and grab popular mind-space Many people have been moved by BJP leader Jaswant Singh’s genuine tears of pain, Mr...

Poverty is not to celebrate

Friday, 28 Mar 2014 | Vivek Shukla | in Oped

People who have done financially well through legitimate means and decide to enter politics, should be welcomed Mercifully, there was hardly a flutter when Unique Identification Authority of India’s former Chairman Nandan ‘Aadhaar' Nilekani declared his wealth a couple of days ago, even as he is campaigning hard in his constituency...

Winds are blowing in a new direction

Friday, 28 Mar 2014 | Kalyani Shankar | in Oped

Change is the only constant thing. It is only fair that the old guard hands over the baton to the younger leadership Is a generational shift taking place in various political parties in our country? The general election scenario shows that it has already begun. The year 2013 was very important...

Not the time to dawdle anymore

Thursday, 27 Mar 2014 | Pravin Sawhney | in Oped

Status quo is a self-defeating option for Indian forces, especially when a window of at least three to five years is available before stability comes to Afghanistan, after which the snowballing threat to Ladakh would become imminent One of the important national security issues that the next Government will have to...

Good things come in small doses

Thursday, 27 Mar 2014 | Hiranmay Karlekar | in Oped

Do not waste the Spring, for it is short, much like life is. So, raise the cup and celebrate. But, of course, we have to keep the climate in mind Spring is in the air and, barring another twist in the mysterious ways of climate change, the long, cold and wet...

Water crisis looms large in India

Thursday, 27 Mar 2014 | Kota Sriraj | in Oped

With 18 per cent of the world's population and only four per cent of the planet's resources, this country is already on the backfoot. Water conservation has to become a national habit India observed the World Water Day on March 22, sounding the usual alarm over the deteriorating conditions of water...


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