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Climate change policy sans US

Saturday, 26 Aug 2017 | Parkash Chander | in Oped

The United States of America’s withdrawal from the Paris Agreement has been greeted with howls of protest. Some commentators and leaders have been critical of the US decision and some have been critical of even US President Donald Trump. The US offers to negotiate to re-enter either the Paris Agreement...

BRICS and brickbats

Saturday, 26 Aug 2017 | Atmaja Gohain Baruah | in Oped

Keeping in mind BRICS’ history of overcoming geographical, social, political and institutional barriers for the benefit of its members, it is imperative for the member states to ensure that stand-offs do not spill into other avenues of cooperation, especially when the future looks foggy The ninth BRICS Summit, to be held...

CPEC: Connectivity or persecution of Uyghurs

Saturday, 26 Aug 2017 | Dolkun Isa | in Oped

The China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) has been touted by China and its supporters as a groundbreaking initiative, which will bring Central Asia together with increased connectivity and historic prosperity for all. It has been heralded by China as the flagship programme of its One Belt One Road (OBOR) initiative, now...

India has changed for the better

Friday, 25 Aug 2017 | Raghu Dayal | in Oped

Congress stalwarts must acknowledge that India under Modi has changed. Instead of finding faults with the ruling Government, they must define a constructive agenda of action for the country Senior Congress leader Kapil Sibal’s article, ‘My India Has Changed’, carried in a national daily on August 15, signifies a journey man’s...

Embracing spiritual economics

Friday, 25 Aug 2017 | SHILPI JAIN \ Vinay Dutta | in Oped

Effective governance will remain a distant dream unless our public servants as well as politicians are trained to be selfless in the delivery of administration Public finance is an amalgam of economics and politics. It is broadly concerned with the Government's fund raising capacities, money spending activities, and the consequences affecting...

Getting hold of encephalitis

Friday, 25 Aug 2017 | Archana Jyoti | in Oped

It's high time that the administration, both at the Centre and States, instead of playing the blame-game, pull up their socks and take corrective, coercive and cohesive action to ensure health to all and provide basic amenities Of late, intense focus, and for the right reason, has been on the tottering...

Think now | John Green Looking for Alaska

Friday, 25 Aug 2017 | Pioneer | in Oped

Imagining the future is a kind of nostalgia. You spend your whole life stuck in the labyrinth, thinking about how you'll escape it one day, and how awesome it will be, and imagining that future keeps you going, but you never do it. You just use the future to escape...

In remembrance of S Paul

Thursday, 24 Aug 2017 | Hiranmay Karlekar | in Oped

Veteran photographer S Paul was a great master whose outstanding art was matched by outstanding warmth and generosity With the recent passing of S Paul, ‘Paul Sa’ab’ to his friends, colleagues and legions of admirers, photography in India has lost one of its most outstanding practitioners ever. The void he has...

Nanotechnology, climate change and pollution

Thursday, 24 Aug 2017 | Kota Sriraj | in Oped

Nano-material is the future technology for countries around the world that is equipped to tackle the toughest of environmental challenges that the mankind face today, but it needs to be harnessed quickly and made mainstream The world today faces environmental problems and challenges of staggering proportions. With every passing year, threats...

Think now | Jonathan Swift

Thursday, 24 Aug 2017 | Pioneer | in Oped

Falsehood flies, and the truth comes from limping after it, so that when men come to be undeceived, it is too late; The jest is over, and the tale hath had its effect: like a man, who hath thought of a good repartee when the discourse is changed, or the...


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