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...

Maoists’ bid to capture campus: Major concern

Saturday, 07 Apr 2018 | Satish Kumar | in Oped

The Maoist rebels are trying to make inroad into universities. It is a major concern not only for the law enforcement agencies but for common citizens of the country. Recently an attempt was made by Maoists to kill the Vice-Chancellor of the Hyderabad University. Two persons with Maoist leanings were...

Empowering women by better access to sexual, reproductive health tech

Saturday, 07 Apr 2018 | VS Chandrashekar | in Oped

Over the last century, advancements in health technologies have been a key strategy in combating various diseases and significantly bringing down morbidity and mortality rates. The discovery of penicillin, one of the world's first antibiotics, marked a true turning point in human history —when doctors finally had a tool that...


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