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Food fortification – The way forward

Saturday, 08 Jul 2017 | Konda Vishweshwar Reddy | in Oped

In the recently formulated National Health Policy, the Government acknowledged fortification as a key strategy to address micronutrient deficiencies in India. Food fortification should be a vital element of health programmes. Oil is widely consumed by all population groups in India, thus it can be a potent vehicle for fortification...

Living the dream of a major power

Thursday, 06 Jul 2017 | Pravin Sawhney | in Oped

The fantasy that the US would help India become a major power hit reality during Modi's recent visit to the US. India should now wake up to the truth that no nation helps another become a major power Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s recent visit to the US should be viewed as...

For peace in Kabul, listen to Afghans

Thursday, 06 Jul 2017 | M Ashraf Haidari | in Oped

There can be no peace in Afghanistan without an Afghan-led peace process that involves all regional stakeholders On June 16, The New York Times published an opinion article titled, ‘For Peace in Afghanistan, Talk to Pakistan.’ The writers are right that Pakistan’s behaviour must change if Afghanistan is to...

Hazardous waste on the rise

Thursday, 06 Jul 2017 | Kota Sriraj | in Oped

With over one billion mobile phone subscribers, India is the fifth largest e-waste generator in the world. Eradicating lack of awareness for disposal and waste collection targets by the Government and the private sector is the need of hour The National Democratic Alliance Government’s slew of ambitious campaigns such as the...

Lynchings and the Indian state

Wednesday, 05 Jul 2017 | Navneet Anand | in Oped

While growing mob culture is scary, what is petrifying is the biased intellectual mobocracy by a few who have spewed venom and derided the idea of India Heard of parataxic distortion? Coined by well-known Neo-Freudian psychiatrist and psychoanalyst, Harry S Sullivan, it refers to our tendency to distort perceptions we have...

Changing narrative for Opposition unity

Wednesday, 05 Jul 2017 | Kalyani Shankar | in Oped

To counter the rise of the BJP, the Opposition must work for a common minimum agenda that is acceptable to other parties. Indeed, opportunistic alliances are no substitute for a convincing common programme of governance or for a trustworthy leadership. This may be difficult but not impossible There is a growing...

Challenges to future mobility

Tuesday, 04 Jul 2017 | VK Bahuguna | in Oped

Stagnation in road sector is being dealt with priority by the present regime, but to meet challenges, our planners must assess emerging situation with regards to the actual necessity of road infrastructure As the country is marching ahead in many fields so is our road infrastructure picking up and is one...

A new phase in India-Africa ties

Tuesday, 04 Jul 2017 | Mark Suzman | in Oped

The support India is offering to African countries to achieve self-sufficiency is commendable. But India itself needs to do more to ensure that such advances benefit all This writer participated in the first ever African Development Bank meeting that was held in India in May this year. The vibrant State...

Saudi Arabia started another fight it can’t finish

Tuesday, 04 Jul 2017 | Gwynne Dyer | in Oped

Qatar will pay a price for rejecting the Saudi demands. Almost all its food is imported, and in future it will all have to come in by sea or by air. But Qatar is rich enough to pay that price. In the end Saudi Arabia will almost certainly not invade The...

Remembering Gandhi’s Sabarmati

Monday, 03 Jul 2017 | Raghvendra Singh | in Oped

This June marked the centenary of Mahatma Gandhi's Sabarmati Ashram in Ahmedabad. How the ashram evolved and became a guiding light of India's freedom struggle, is an interesting story June 2017 marked the centenary of Mahatma Gandhi’s Sabarmati Ashram in Ahmedabad. How it evolved and became a guiding light of India’s...


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