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Waterless in Cape Town

Thursday, 08 Feb 2018 | Hiranmay Karlekar | in Oped

India must learn from the experiences of waterless Cape Town and set up a Drought Management Commission for a comprehensive approach to the issue Cape Town is far away and generally features in our consciousness only when the Indian cricket team plays a Test match or a One-day International there. Not...

Facing the heavy metal challenge

Thursday, 08 Feb 2018 | Kota Sriraj | in Oped

To make matters worse for the Capital, mercury has emerged as the most alarming, disease-causing source of toxicity. Authorities need to implement a judicious combination of emission prevention and control measures to achieve an optimal reduction of mercury release The national Capital of Delhi is not new to some of the...

Avoid culture clash during merger

Wednesday, 07 Feb 2018 | Hima Bindu Kota | in Oped

Although successful mergers and acquisitions must be primarily based on strategic, financial and other objectives, it should be more than just numbers and cash flow In today’s highly competitive and globalized business environment, mergers, acquisitions and joint ventures are here to stay. The large number of mergers and acquisitions worldwide give...

Yogi and the nexus of good

Wednesday, 07 Feb 2018 | Navneet Anand | in Oped

Despite some TV channels' attempts to show Uttar Pradesh in poor light, Adityanath is set to pursue his agenda of expanding the good and finishing the bad Negativity is fast turning into a staple diet of public discourse in the urban Indian society. From the newspapers we read to the television...

Why Chandrababu Naidu got it wrong

Wednesday, 07 Feb 2018 | Kalyani Shankar | in Oped

Chandrababu Naidu has been pressing for more funds for Andhra Pradesh and has even threatened to break with the NDA. Ultimately, he does not have many options. His party needs the BJP more than otherwise. Naidu must swallow his pride Throughout his political career, Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu has...

Caste in public discourse

Tuesday, 06 Feb 2018 | Amrita Bhinder | in Oped

Retrofitting the caste angle into just about everything is an avoidable trend of contemporary public discourse. But who will bell the cat? Scanning through the slew of articles written in the aftermath of any election in India or any official Government of India appointment be it a new District Commissioner, a...

Modicare needs States' perspective

Tuesday, 06 Feb 2018 | Rajeev ahuja | in Oped

NHPS is a transformational idea that needs to be implemented well. But alleviated ambitions on NHPS need to be tempered with ground realities The National Health Protection Scheme (NHPS) or Modicare has become the talk of the town. Refreshingly, politicians in the country are talking about healthcare. Most commentators have dubbed...

India’s poor women get Budget flashlight

Tuesday, 06 Feb 2018 | Moin Qazi | in Oped

Empowering women is the solution to many problems. In India, the self-help group mechanism remains the most popular model to empower village women through financial access and provision of other services Gender inequality is not only a pressing moral and social issue but also a critical economic challenge. India has a...

Indigenous knowledge and Darwin

Monday, 05 Feb 2018 | JS Rajput | in Oped

Satyapal Singh has every right to differ from Darwin's theory but he’s not correct in asking for it to be removed from text books. Instead, the enthusiastic Minister must use his knowledge to debate the issue India’s Minister of State for Human Resource Development Satya Pal Singh has been condemned...

The wait for a life free of violence

Monday, 05 Feb 2018 | Swapna Majumdar | in Oped

Intimate partner violence is a serious social problem and is preventable. Comprehensive sexuality education programmes can reduce gender violence Intimate partner violence impacts women in vicious and myriad ways. In addition to physical injuries, it lowers their self esteem and reduces their decision-making abilities. But the significant role intimate partner violence...


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