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Missing the right angle

Wednesday, 13 Jun 2018 | Navneet Anand | in Oped

There is proof that things on the ground are changing and the results of Modi’s policies are bearing fruit. It’s time for the Congress to review its strategy of shoot-and-scoot One of the favourite pastimes of the Congress, from block level worker to party President, is to criticise Prime Minister Narendra...

The relevance of being Nitish Kumar

Wednesday, 13 Jun 2018 | K C Tyagi | in Oped

The work done for all sections of society in Bihar will make sure that Nitish Kumar reaps the benefits of the goodwill his governance model has generated in the 2019 General Election This is a widely accepted fact that Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar is known for his administrative and developmental...

Think now | Kevyn Aucoin : American artist

Wednesday, 13 Jun 2018 | Pioneer | in Oped

Fights with my father were really quite brutal. I would not live his vision. I would not become who he wanted me to be. Everything I did was criticized. I would spend three months drawing something and show him, and he would look up from his paper and just look...

The coaching phenomenon

Tuesday, 12 Jun 2018 | CB Sharma | in Oped

Do we really need coaching institutes or should we focus more on improving the quality of teaching in our own classrooms? Since the senior secondary results of the CBSE were declared, the debate on schooling has taken the centre-stage. One angle of analysis of Board results has been that children who...

Real loser in Iran nuclear deal row

Tuesday, 12 Jun 2018 | Garima Maheshwari | in Oped

The blow dealt by the US to the nuclear deal will ultimately end up exposing and isolating not Iran but America itself The recent withdrawal of the US from the Iran nuclear deal of 2015 comes amidst a series of executive actions that will hasten the uprooting of the present international...

Power couple in trouble

Tuesday, 12 Jun 2018 | Gwynne Dyer | in Oped

From the Ceausescus to the Mugabes, husband-and-wife teams running authoritarian regimes seem to have a high casualty rate. And now it may be the turn of the Nicaraguan team — President Daniel Ortega and his wife, Vice-President Rosario Murillo From the Ceausescus (overthrown and shot 1989) to the Mugabes (removed in...

Iran nuclear deal crisis

Monday, 11 Jun 2018 | Hamid Tahzeeb | in Oped

US withdrawal from the Iran nuclear deal might lead to Tehran retaliating, making it difficult for Afghanistan to stabilise in the face of several security and economic issues The nuclear deal which was concluded almost after 20 months of negotiations between Iran and P5 1 was annulled on May 8, 2018,...

In defeat, BJP has a reason to smile

Monday, 11 Jun 2018 | Biswajeet Banerjee | in Oped

Although BJP might have lost the UP by-elections, the fact remains that the party maintained its vote share from 2017 and lost only because of a united Opposition The result of Kairana and Noorpur by-elections in Uttar Pradesh, where BJP lost to the united Opposition has set tongues wagging and questioning...

Valley in renewed focus

Monday, 11 Jun 2018 | Ghulam Rasool Dehlvi | in Oped

Though the extension of the ceasefire would depend on inputs Rajnath Singh will gather from security and intelligence agencies, such chances are rare and must be taken to mitigate the mayhem and decrease the chaos insurgency causes, writes Ghulam Rasool Dehlvi On a two-day visit to the state to review the...

Think now | Stanley A. McChrystal ; American soldier

Monday, 11 Jun 2018 | Pioneer | in Oped

Leadership contains certain elements of good management, but it requires that you inspire, that you build durable trust. For an organization to be not just good but to win, leadership means evoking participation larger than the job description, commitment deeper than any job contract's wording.


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