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Persisting with flawed and failed approach

Wednesday, 31 May 2017 | Kalyani Shankar | in Oped

The Centre and the J&K Government must realise that mere military force is not going to resolve the Kashmir problem. A political solution involving all legitimate stake-holders has to be worked out to arrive at a durable solution The situation in Kashmir is getting worse by the day, with unguided and...

Making sense of OBOR response

Tuesday, 30 May 2017 | Deepak Sinha | in Oped

Analysts may be right to suggest that India cornered itself by not attending the OBOR meet. But it national identity considerations are important. Sometimes, one has to suffer to uphold prestige There is more than a little irony to the fact that it has taken just about a 100 days for...

Imperatives for job creation in India

Tuesday, 30 May 2017 | Vivan Sharan | in Oped

Recent lay-offs in the IT sector call for the creation of a virtuous cycle of progressive policies which can lead to rounds of investment, innovation and consumption Recent lay-offs of workers in India's cost-arbitrage driven Information Technology (IT) sector, and the Prime Minister Office's renewed emphasis on job creation have resulted...

Giving the tribals in India a fair chance

Tuesday, 30 May 2017 | Sudhansu R Das | in Oped

It is a sad reality that despite having immense talent in various fields, our tribals remain neglected and marginalised. The tribal belt of India is, in fact, the treasure trove of sports talent which can even fulfill India's Olympic dream Over the years, tribals in India have immensely contributed in the...

Hallucinating on saffron, always

Monday, 29 May 2017 | KG Suresh | in Oped

The Goebbelsian propaganda over a yajna conducted by a private party at the Indian Institute of Mass Communication was spread by vested interests to defame the premier institute After breaking all previous records, the Indian Institute of Mass Communication (IIMC), the country’s premier media training institute, received a record number of...

Re-orienting India’s foreign policy

Monday, 29 May 2017 | Baisali Mohanty | in Oped

In view of the Middle Kingdom’s herculean initiatives to embrace Sri Lanka, India needs to drive an independent foreign policy to take on Colombo While China's illustrious, grand-strategy ‘Belt and Road’ project seizes the global limelight, India finds itself embroiled in a tough competition with China in neighbouring Sri Lanka. Both...

Emerging risks in an age of Big Data

Monday, 29 May 2017 | Karan Thakur | in Oped

Undoubtedly, the adoption of digital technologies will make the Indian health system more accessible, equitable and technologically advanced. But as this digital shift happens, there will also be lingering safety and security challenges that need to be addressed and resolved The world has been reeling under a sustained and coordinated global...

France on move with cross-party vision

Saturday, 27 May 2017 | Makhan Saikia | in Oped

Why has Macron won? The reasons are obvious. First of all he was completely untainted unlike Le Pen and the other two candidates, one from the hard Left— Jean-Luc Melenchon — and the other from the social conservative — Francois Fillion The choice for the French people was ever clear:...

Modi’s right approach to Sri Lanka policy

Saturday, 27 May 2017 | Satish Kumar | in Oped

India is very keen to weave its ties with Sri Lanka without munching too much on China factor. India is also not interested in inviting any other superpower to rein in China. The retreat of seven decades could not be corrected in three years. But three years of Modi’s foreign...

Trump’s Saudi visit and widening Islamic schism

Saturday, 27 May 2017 | Manan Dwivedi | in Oped

Trump arrived in Saudi Arabia to rebuff the various attempts at policy making by Obama when he struck a clearly discernible nuclear deal with Iran and attempted a wholehearted rapprochement between the ‘Sharia nation’ and the ‘Satan Nation’ as has been the nomenclature employed in the general tardy narrative between...


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