Direct effects of climate change

Thursday, 02 Mar 2017 | Kota Sriraj | in Oped

Rising temperatures cannot be allowed to create a Martian climate on our planet Earth; the gradual warming up of our seasons is an early warning. The winter going by in the country, has been one of the mildest in years Close on the heels of a feeble winter, this year is...

Removing local, old bottlenecks

Wednesday, 01 Mar 2017 | Preety Bhogal | in Oped

It would be interesting to see how the new restructured Central scheme announced in the Union Budget for exporters and trading agents, and good on paper, unfolds in the coming days and what it holds in store for exporters and other trading agents Indian exports are showing a downward trend since...

This is an alliance of deep subversion

Wednesday, 01 Mar 2017 | Navneet Anand | in Oped

The swarm of nationalism has exposed the hollowness and defeated the designs of the usual Left-liberals who recently created a confrontation at Ramjas College February, it seems, is their favourite month to excite, and incite. In an eerie coincidence, the champions of hatred and disintegration were back in business in Delhi...

Is it an end game for the NCP?

Wednesday, 01 Mar 2017 | Kalyani Shankar | in Oped

Civic body elections in Maharashtra have come as a big blow to the NCP. Sharad Pawar, the party chief, and also a leader who has the charisma, leadership quality and political acumen, must leave no stone unturned to revive his party Going by the recent adverse civic poll results in...

Failed society. It’s what we are

Tuesday, 28 Feb 2017 | Raghu Dayal | in Oped

Every 20 minutes, a rape is reported to be committed somewhere in the country. What a testimonial for a nation claiming to be the world's largest vibrant democracy, besides a hoary, hallowed civilisation! We have female deities but we exploit women Nothing has really changed since the despicable Nirbhaya gang rape...

Failed leaders lead to failed parties

Tuesday, 28 Feb 2017 | Sudhansu R Das | in Oped

Political parties must track the performance record of leaders at the grassroots levels, and give tickets to the deserving. Non-performers must be shut out The BJP faced an uphill task while distributing tickets to candidates for the Uttar Pradesh Assembly election. Party president Amit Shah said the party had to see...

Mother language, link to culture

Tuesday, 28 Feb 2017 | MJ Warsi | in Oped

Maintaining the languages of ethnic and cultural groups is critical for the preservation of cultural heritage and identity. Using one's mother-tongue at home makes it easier for children to be comfortable with their own cultural identity International Mother language Day is celebrated every year on February 21 since 1990, after the...

All knew, Chidambaram didn’t

Monday, 27 Feb 2017 | J Gopikrishnan | in Oped

The Aircel-Maxis scam took a different turn, when BJP leader Subramanian Swamy came out with money trail to companies linked to Chidambaram's son Karti, and blatant FIPB violations. P Chidambaram’s defence is hollow and unbelievable Former Finance Minister P Chidambaram was economical with the truth when he told the Central Bureau...

Growth that Africa can do without

Monday, 27 Feb 2017 | Gwynne Dyer | in Oped

Africa faces a uniquely tragic situation. It stares at famine even when there is no shortage of food. It’s the accelerating population boom that’s the problem For the first time in six years, there is famine in the world: A real, United Nations-declared famine, with more than 30 per cent of...

How long will our forces bleed?

Monday, 27 Feb 2017 | Deepak Sinha | in Oped

If the political class is unwilling to take steps to sort out the issue in J&K, then the security forces have little choice but to put in place measures to ensure that they do not become the only ones to bear the brunt of violence The recent tragic martyrdom of six...