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Turkish traces in India

Monday, 02 Apr 2018 | Harun Yahya | in Oped

The emergence of artistic and cultural heritage of a country is a process that extends over centuries. Yet, sometimes, it can just take just a few days for it to vanish irrevocably. Care must be taken to preserve our heritage Indian civilisation is one of the foremost in the world in...

Students’ unrest: A different perspective

Saturday, 31 Mar 2018 | Anish Gupta | in Oped

A recent notification of the Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) administration directing students to maintain a minimum of 75 per cent attendance, also called compulsory attendance, has created resentment among some student groups and teacher organisations. Most of us may not agree with this kind of vigilantism by any administration, but with...

Data espionage in US: Snoops rule the roost

Saturday, 31 Mar 2018 | Manan Dwivedi | in Oped

The American presidential elections have always been a spectacle par excellence. It has developed a matrix like quality and veneer now. The elections rely a great deal on homespun and China made confetti with the stature of the American President being, “the most powerful and significant personage” in the entire...

An evil, discriminatory agenda

Friday, 30 Mar 2018 | Ajoy Kumar | in Oped

We may be a democratic republic but justice and equality are clearly not available to all. Members of SC/ST communities continue to be oppressed at every juncture of their lives On March 20, 2018, the Supreme Court in its decision in SK Mahajan vers us the State of Maharashtra examined...

The tragedy of Vikram Samvat

Friday, 30 Mar 2018 | Priyadarshi Dutta | in Oped

Demand to declare Samvat as India’s national calendar is actuated by ideology and isn’t pragmatic. Cultural hype cannot be a substitute for computational aspects Recently, the commencement of the Vikram Samvat, 2075 led to a torrent of good wishes in the social media space. Its northern variant began on March 18,...

Escalating the Yemen crisis

Friday, 30 Mar 2018 | Gwynne Dyer | in Oped

The US story that Iran is supplying missiles to Yemeni rebels is reminiscent of the Bush-era false claim that Iraq's Saddam Hussein had weapons of mass destruction. Lies about ‘made in Iran’ missiles fit Trump’s tactics We must speak with one voice in exposing the regime for what it is —...

Pursue defence agenda

Thursday, 29 Mar 2018 | Pravin Sawhney | in Oped

Defence Minister must make the most of her upcoming visit to Russia. India can not only benefit from its existing technologies but as a trusted friend it can partake of new technologies too Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman will be the first high-level visitor to Russia as President Vladimir Putin begins his...

Time to write an obituary?

Thursday, 29 Mar 2018 | Jaiveer Shergill | in Oped

Is it time to give up on global co-operation on serious issues like terrorism? The reality today is that we have to fight our own battle Looking at the contemporary world order, we will find confluences and paradoxes moving back and forth simultaneously. Divergence of national interests and hegemonic instinct...

Looming spectre of microplastic pollution

Thursday, 29 Mar 2018 | Kota Sriraj | in Oped

Reports confirming widespread contamination of plastic debris in drinking water, seas and oceans must set alarm bells ringing as it is a threat to not just human health but also the marine ecosystem. Suitable regulatory measures should be put in place The recent scare over the presence of microplastics in bottled...

New economic indicators

Wednesday, 28 Mar 2018 | Hima Bindu Kota | in Oped

In the backdrop of GDP losing its sheen as an ideal indicator of growth, Indian economists must construct an India-specific indicator suitable for its agrarian economy instead of aping the West The World Bank’s Global Economic Prospects report, predicting India’s gross domestic product (GDP) to grow at 7.3 per cent in...


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