Think now | HG Wells , English writer

Thursday, 05 Sep 2013 | Pioneer | in Thoughts

We should welcome change and challenges, because they are what help us grow. We need to constantly be challenging ourselves to strengthen our character and increase our intelligence. What matters is what you do with what you have. The true measure of success is the ratio between what we might've...

Delinking talks with terror leads nowhere

Wednesday, 04 Sep 2013 | Ashok K Mehta | in Edit

The recent flare-up along the LoC shows that Pakistan still considers India to be its foremost enemy. In this regard, New Delhi's efforts to insulate Islamabad from the ‘deep state’ are futile The ceasefire on the Line of Control which has generally been observed since November 2003 was seriously breached last...

Let law take its course

Wednesday, 04 Sep 2013 | Pioneer | in Edit

Keep politics out of Asaram Bapu case Whether the allegations of molestation and rape against self-styled godman Asaram Bapu stand legal scrutiny or not, is for the law enforcement agencies to work on and for the courts to decide. Politics has no business to set the narrative in the matter. Thankfully,...

Mother of all mega deals

Wednesday, 04 Sep 2013 | Pioneer | in Edit

Will footballer Gareth Bale justify his high price? The year's most played out and keenly watched transfer drama has finally reached its climax: Football club Real Madrid has eventually secured Gareth Bale for a record, unheard of £85.3 million from Tottenham Hotspurs. He will now represent the new team as part...

Animals can be altruistic too

Wednesday, 04 Sep 2013 | Gautam Pandey | in Oped

From worker ants on suicide missions to protect their colony to a lioness adopting a baby oryx to dolphins protecting divers from sharks, animals are known to ignore their primal instincts and help other beings in trouble, even if it means putting themselves in harm’s way It’s completely predictable and a...

No lip service on Teachers’ Day

Wednesday, 04 Sep 2013 | JS Rajput | in Oped

The quality of teachers determines the quality of education and that, in turn, is the measure of quality in every other sector that contributes to growth and development of the nation September 5. Another Teachers' Day is hours away. It’s a day to fÍte and express gratitude to our teachers for...

This vaccine needs a booster shot

Wednesday, 04 Sep 2013 | Naveen Thacker | in Oped

While we should continue to be vigilant to ensure the safety of our children, it is equally important to move forward and embrace newer technologies in our health system that can help save lives, writes Naveen Thacker The issue of childhood diseases has long eluded public consciousness — which is a...

Think Now | Ayn Rand , Russian-American novelist

Wednesday, 04 Sep 2013 | Pioneer | in Thoughts

Learn to distinguish the difference between errors of knowledge and breaches of morality. An error of knowledge is not a moral flaw, provided you are willing to correct it; only a mystic would judge human beings by the standard of an impossible, automatic omniscience. But a breach of morality is...

Mammons Killing Tendulkar Brand

Wednesday, 04 Sep 2013 | Rohit Bansal | in Business

This week last year, your columnist pleaded withSachinTendulkar’s sponsors and brand minders to find him a new life. India’s most-loved sporting enterprise was failing. Ordinary bowlers had decoded his defence. The willow, once broad as the batting strip in the Shivaji Park nursery, looked edgy; its gateway with the maestro’s...

Protecting the rights of criminal-politicians

Tuesday, 03 Sep 2013 | A Surya Prakash | in Edit

At least four commissions have opined that framing of charges is enough to bar individuals from contesting elections to Parliament and State Assemblies. But lawmakers could not care less The National Commission to Review the Working of the Constitution, which was headed by the eminent jurist and former Chief Justice of...


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