Applying Chankaya niti to OBOR

Monday, 15 May 2017 | Ravish Bhatia | in Oped

India may have reasons for not participating in China’s One Belt One Road project, but if it wants to promote its regional heft, it must get the internal fundamentals right More than two millennia ago, in his ingenious political treatise called the Arthashastra, Kautilya detailed the notion of Raja-mandala or the...

H1-B issue is a golden opportunity

Monday, 15 May 2017 | Jitendra K Das | in Oped

India need not fret over the restrictions the US has placed on Indian IT professionals but learn to use the skilled manpower One of the recent Bills re-introduced by the US Congress aims to tighten the existing H1-B visa norms that has shaken the Indian IT industry completely. The amendments to...

More than health insurance needed

Monday, 15 May 2017 | Karan Thakur | in Oped

While India has witnessed a significant increase in health insurance coverage in the decade gone by, it’s enough to ensure quality healthcare to the needy. Nor do drug price controls suffice. Quality and outcomes matter The country has witnessed a significant increase in health insurance coverage across population groups. A recent...

Abe’s move to change ‘pacifist tag’

Saturday, 13 May 2017 | Makhan Saikia | in Oped

On May 3, Japan quietly celebrated the 70th anniversary of the making of its Constitution, raising concern across the country and among the international community of the possibility of bringing an end to the “pacifist tag” of the Constitution of Japan (Nihon-koku Kempo), under Prime Ministership of Shinzo Abe. And with...

Method in Kim’s madness: Will there be an end?

Saturday, 13 May 2017 | Anjana Hazarika | in Oped

The hereditary Marxist monarchy led by the third generation Kim is once again trying to create chaos in the continent. Kim Jong Un’s current actions can well be termed either as confusing or alarming for the international community at best. The regime thrives on such weird ideas that the grandfather...

CPEC a misnomer: India must rename it

Saturday, 13 May 2017 | Priyanka Singh | in Oped

The online reproduction of Chinese envoy Luo Zhaohui’s address at a New Delhi gathering on May 5 was swiftly edited to delete a particular line where he offered to rename CPEC if that were to alleviate India’s growing sovereignty concerns on the project. CPEC is emerging as a potential pivot...

Strengthening defence posture

Thursday, 11 May 2017 | Pravin Sawhney | in Oped

Notwithstanding the purchase of Russian S-400 Air Defence Missile System, the BMD programme has neither been questioned nor its progress audited. India needs a technical audit by independent agencies or joint development with foreign partners to resolve glitches There is something extraordinarily odd about the indigenous Indian Ballistic Missile Defence (BMD)...

Marking playtime moment in lives

Thursday, 11 May 2017 | Shrruti Sahrawat | in Oped

The importance of ‘play’ in our lives are plenty. Many may see it as a childish act, but it has many benefits. It is a stress buster, writes Shrruti Sahrawat As per the National Mental Health Survey (2015-16), one in 20 (5.25 per cent) people in India over 18 years of...

Electric mobility is the future

Thursday, 11 May 2017 | Kota Sriraj | in Oped

Undoubtedly, electric vehicles are the way forward and India too must adopt the technology soon. But there are many environmental and infrastructural barriers before we can take the big leap Recently Piyush Goyal, Minister of State with Independent Charge for Power, Coal, New and Renewable Energy and Mines, opined that by...

Tug of war in Himachal Pradesh

Wednesday, 10 May 2017 | Amitabh Shukla | in Oped

The poll bugle in election-bound State of Himachal Pradesh has been sounded by the Prime Minister. It is going to be an interesting battle as Chief Minister Virabhadra Singh is facing charges from both, the CBI and the ED. The BJP is quite confident of winning the State The hill State...


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