AAP has many miles to cover

Friday, 13 Dec 2013 | Arindam Chaudhuri | in Oped

While Narendra Modi is the best choice to lead the country, the appeal of the Aam Aadmi Party at least in Delhi cannot be ignored. The party is a new currency which stands out in the midst of old coins and, therefore, dazzles The Aam Aadmi Party was counted off as...

Sun can keep us cool too

Friday, 13 Dec 2013 | Neha Khator | in Oped

Delhi must learn from the California experience to tackle power outgages during summer seasons Now that the gruelling summer is past us and won't return till the next six months, there are two big reasons why Delhi should look back to California, which is buzzing with new energy even after experiencing...

Congress has lost connect with people

Friday, 13 Dec 2013 | Kalyani Shankar | in Oped

The more-than-a-century-old party is getting almost fossilised. It needs to shake itself with vigour and meet the new challenges The year 2013 began with the Congress electing Rahul Gandhi as its vice president in Jaipur with great hopes, and it ended with the snide remark, “Rahul nahi chala” (Rahul did not...

Indian social identity isn’t easy to decode

Friday, 13 Dec 2013 | Vinayshil Gautam | in Oped

Since Megasthenes, scholars from all over the world have sought to prepare a checklist for what defines ‘Indian-ness’ and most have been caught in the caste-village-region trap. This is because the key to understanding the Indian man lies with his mother Inheritance, be it genetic, psychological or emotional, is a fact...

Past shows way to the future

Thursday, 12 Dec 2013 | Hari Om | in Oped

The Congress leadership of Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi is playing with fire by showing complacency towards the separatist tendencies in Kashmir valley and pampering the so-called mainstream politicians whose track record is dubious Notwithstanding the fact that the Nehru-Gandhi family complicated matters for the nation in Jammu & Kashmir...

Empowering the next generation

Thursday, 12 Dec 2013 | Meeta W Sengupta | in Oped

Elections should be discussed in the classrooms and debating forums in schools and colleges. They are essential tools to create awareness in a democracy An exciting electoral week with five States going to the polls, exciting last minute upsets, unseeded players getting a ranking and animated discussions around tables of every...

Destroying both land and the sea

Thursday, 12 Dec 2013 | Kota Sriraj | in Oped

State Governments must look at various options to reclamation, which is not only time-consuming and capital-intensive but also a threat to the environment. Development of the hinterland is a good alternative A relentless population growth has put tremendous pressure on all natural resources, especially land. The scarcity of land resource has...

Data that’ll give the game away

Wednesday, 11 Dec 2013 | Priyadarshi Dutta | in Oped

The Congress-led UPA Government is desperate to see through the Communal Violence (Access to Justice and Reparations) Bill, 2013. Therefore, the Union Home Ministry wants to hide some home truths about religion-wise population figures Most data pertaining to Census 2011 has been finalised and released online by the Registrar General and...

Ditch the chemical and go natural

Wednesday, 11 Dec 2013 | Akshay Azad | in Oped

Unable to bear the high cost input of fertilisers and pesticides, farmers in Jammu’s RS Pura region, are taking to organic farming, writes AKSHAY AZAD Swaran Lal, a farmer from Jammu's RS Pura Tehsil, looked carefully, with curiosity and some awe, at the sophisticated organic farming implements on display. He was...

Brand India tarnished by UPA

Wednesday, 11 Dec 2013 | Shivaji Sarkar | in Oped

In recent years, foreign investment in India has dropped significantly as few are interested in doing business in the country. Indian businesses seeking to make a mark internationally have also suffered The Union Minister for Finance, Mr P Chidambaram, says that he is no more in denial. He accepts the deceleration...


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