Tourism: An important engine of growth

Wednesday, 11 Apr 2018 | Sudip Bhattacharyya | in Oped

Tourism industry in India is growing and it has vast potential for generating employment and earning huge amounts of foreign exchange besides giving a fillip to the country's economic and social development. But much more needs to be done if India is to become a world player in the tourism...

Think now | Earl Nightingale : American entertainer

Wednesday, 11 Apr 2018 | Pioneer | in Oped

We are at our very best, and we are happiest, when we are fully engaged in work we enjoy on the journey toward the goal we've established for ourselves. It gives meaning to our time off and comfort to our sleep. It makes everything else in life so wonderful, so...

Ram and our concomitant identity

Tuesday, 10 Apr 2018 | Geeta Bhatt | in Oped

As the descendants of the world's oldest civilisation, it is our Dharma or the performance of duty to preserve not only the teachings of the Ramayana but also the remnants of its historical presence Once again, the cultural ethos of a nation is to stand the test of judicial interrogation when...

Disintegration of morality, conduct

Tuesday, 10 Apr 2018 | Devesh Vijay | in Oped

In transitional economies where socialising agents like family and religion are losing their relevance, a moral void is what we are left with Development is being tracked now by agencies like the UNDP on the basis of conventional indices including per capita income and life expectancy and also by countries' performance...

Malaysia elections: Old whine in new battle?

Tuesday, 10 Apr 2018 | Sudheer Mopperthy | in Oped

Najib is expected to retain power due to a deep rift in opposition ranks between Mahathir's bloc and the Pan-Malaysian Islamic Party, but analysts predict a tough fight from Mahathir. This will by far be the most unpredictable general election in Malaysia It’s the ultimate political game been played with variations...

Think Now | Dr Zakir Hussain : Indian educationist

Tuesday, 10 Apr 2018 | Pioneer | in Oped

Politics, especially in our country, is like a mountain stream which suddenly overflows and soon recedes, while educational work flows not only during monsoon but also in the summer by melting the hearts of mountains. Politics is concerned with the strengthening of national existence and is impatient by nature, education...

Of Trojans and Dragons

Monday, 09 Apr 2018 | Raghav Priyadarshi | in Oped

India must take cognisance of the Chinese data theft. To overcome the challenge, it must develop an electronics manufacturing industry that can keep pace with the ever-growing demand for products In a recent unprecedented move, six serving chiefs of the US intelligence agencies, including the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), Central...

A constructive narrative is needed

Monday, 09 Apr 2018 | Vinayshil Gautam | in Oped

We are living in the most dangerous time of our lives where there is violence everywhere. We must pause, think and act constructively An example to characterise the times of late 60s and early 70s can be taken from Patna. In 1967, I was a student at Patna University. After doing...

Latvian Russian speakers tongue-tied

Monday, 09 Apr 2018 | Gwynne Dyer | in Oped

Latvian speakers will have to accept that the Russian minority is a permanent presence in their country and the Russian speakers will have to accept that preserving the endangered Latvian language and culture comes first Lots of countries have two or more official languages: Canada (two), Belgium (three), Switzerland (four), South...

Think now | Summer Sanders : American athlete

Monday, 09 Apr 2018 | Pioneer | in Oped

To be a champion, I think you have to see the big picture. It's not about winning and losing; it's about every day hard work and about thriving on a challenge. It's about embracing the pain that you'll experience at the end of a race and not being afraid. I...


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