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Philosopher and guide of Swachh Bharat Abhiyan – Dr. Bindeshwar Pathak

Monday, 28 Aug 2017 | Prashant Tewari | in Others

Dr. Bindeshwar Pathak is a great humanist and social reformer of contemporary India. To the weaker sections of society especially, his is the compassionate face of a paternal redeemer. He has the vision of a philosopher and the undying zeal of a missionary. He is an icon of sanitation and...

Bharat’s Ratna

Saturday, 27 May 2017 | Chandan Mitra | in Others

KPS Gill gave a one-line mantra to his boys: Kill before they kill you If there is one person in contemporary history who truly deserved the Bharat Ratna, the highest civilian honour, it was Kanwar Pal Singh Gill, the icon of India’s war on terrorism in Punjab. He pulled the frontier...

Retaliation as a form of message

Sunday, 16 Apr 2017 | Gwynne Dyer | in Others

The Game of Thrones is on in real war fronts. Thousands of people have died in Syria alone. Neither Russia nor America appears to have an idea as to how Syria must be managed Donald Trump has spent a lot of time in court, so he must be familiar with the...

Culture of hushing up ecological disasters

Sunday, 05 Feb 2017 | Kota Sriraj | in Others

With the high amount of ocean traffic, accidents are bound to happen leading to oil spills. But the message should go across unequivocally that marine ecology is non-negotiable and cannot be compromised. The recent oil spill following the collision of two vessels along the Chennai coastline is a wake-up call Global...

Jaya, Jaya, He!

Wednesday, 07 Dec 2016 | Chandan Mitra | in Others

She spelt charisma in every sense and enigma in every footstep. It was impossible not to be mesmerised in her presence. Despite her populist policies and affection for the downtrodden, Ms Jayalalithaa Jayaram exuded class. Although she rarely interacted in person with the so-called hoi-polloi, they adored her to distraction. Covering...

Konversations with Kapil

Saturday, 04 Jun 2016 | Kapil Dudakia | in Others

My Namaste from the UK to all the readers of the Daily Pioneer. Over the coming months I will be engaging with some key personalities from the UK political and business community and will share my ‘Konversations’with you all. I kick off my column with one very special...

‘A nation must exploit its natural resources in order to grow’

Monday, 07 Dec 2015 | Kushan Mitra | in Others

In a freewheeling chat with Kushan Mitra, Vedanta Chairman Anil Agarwal talks about his business and why India needs to develop to lift people out of poverty. Anil Agarwal is a very unassuming man who talks proudly of his childhood years growing up in Patna and happily describes himself as a...

Aamir, you’ve hurt India

Wednesday, 25 Nov 2015 | Chandan Mitra | in Others

Film actor Aamir Khan is undoubtedly a contemporary Indian icon. He has played heart-tugging roles in many sensitive and realistic movies that mirror our society, reflecting people’s aspirations, joys and sorrows. Therefore, his hyperbolic remark on Monday claiming that his wife recently asked him whether the family should relocate out...

An Editor from beginning to end

Monday, 09 Mar 2015 | Chandan Mitra | in Others

It would often be said of Vinod Mehta that he was so fiercely independent that he could only work in publications conceived and moulded by him. Indeed the only journalistic designation he held through his long years in the profession was Editor. That’s why you won’t find his name donning the...

Hostage crisis puts Tokyo on the diplomatic tightrope in West Asia

Sunday, 01 Feb 2015 | KV KESAVAN & VINDU MAI CHOTANI | in Others

Following the abduction of two of its citizens by the Islamic State, Japan has been put on the frontlines of a war that it technically is not even fighting but only supporting, write KV KESAVAN and VINDU MAI CHOTANI The current situation playing out in West Asia has created a serious...

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