From maharaja to pauper for sale

Monday, 03 Jul 2017 | Vinayshil Gautam | in Oped

Air India’s woes are not just financial. It has been used by the political class to establish the latter’s ‘privileges’ in a blatant manner The social discourse, like anything else, becomes painful when it is repetitive. Consider the case of Air India. The news has come of Cabinet approval of Air...

Glorious history; will future be bright?

Monday, 03 Jul 2017 | MJ Warsi | in Oped

The real challenge for the newly appointed vice chancellor of AMU, Tariq Mansoor, is to maintain law and order in the university campus. Though he has promised to work on the vision of AMU’s founder, Sir Syed Ahmad Khan, and has already taken a few initiatives, his conduct in the...

Hurdles ahead for Hongkongers

Saturday, 01 Jul 2017 | Makhan Saikia | in Oped

Today, Hong Kong is celebrating 20 years of returning to the Chinese socialist system. On this very day, Britain ceded the island territory to mainland China after ruling it from 1842 till 1997. The First Opium War was fought from September, 1839, to August, 1842, between Britain and China; it...

Climate Accord: The Trump card

Saturday, 01 Jul 2017 | Manan Dwivedi | in Oped

The United States of America longingly intends to make the NATO and other allied nations pay for the American security umbrella and the attendant concerns of climate. Still, the urge and the penchant for “Regally Regulating” the New World Order in an age of multi-polarity and multiple power centers come...

India must remove bumps on IMT Highway

Saturday, 01 Jul 2017 | Sampa Kundu | in Oped

Recently, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj re-emphasised the role of the regional connectivity as a facilitator for development, with a potential to advance the quality of the lives, people-to-people exchanges, and enhance trade and investment. This was mentioned against the backdrop of both India and ASEAN celebrating the 25th anniversary...

Containing raging fire in Hills

Thursday, 29 Jun 2017 | Shreya Kedia | in Oped

The ongoing violent agitation in parts of West Bengal is the result of political mismanagement for decades, of the issues raised by the Gorkha people there Let us for a moment keep aside the issue of the creation of a separate Gorkhaland State demanded by the Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM), which...

Many methods of effective healing

Thursday, 29 Jun 2017 | Hiranmay Karlekar | in Oped

There must be a greater appreciation of the alternative sources of medicine that exist. Over-reliance on Allopathy is unwise Allopathy has provided medicines that have enhanced people's life-spans and capacity for work in many parts of the world —thus changing population patterns and accelerating the rate of civilisational progress through the...

Time to swim across sea of problems

Thursday, 29 Jun 2017 | Kota Sriraj | in Oped

Rising sea levels have now become a global problem. To this point, India must set the global pace in cutting down on emissions in order to reduce the happenin. It can do so by initiating control on the production of four pollutants: Black carbon, methane, ozone and hydrofluorocarbons The rapid...

Think now | Bhagavad Gita

Thursday, 29 Jun 2017 | Pioneer | in Oped

The awakened sages call a person wise when all his undertakings are free from anxiety about results; all his selfish desires have been consumed in the fire of knowledge. The wise, ever satisfied, have abandoned all external supports. Their security is unaffected by the results of their action. Free from...

Healing touch in Uttar Pradesh

Wednesday, 28 Jun 2017 | Biswajeet Banerjee | in Oped

Reforming as well as owning up to its own short-comings, the Yogi Adityanath regime is giving ample proof of its sincerity to serve and bring about change The first Prime Minister of India, Jawaharlal Nehru, talked about a “tryst with destiny” when he addressed the nation for the first time from...


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