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More proof upon proof

Thursday, 21 Mar 2013 | Pioneer | in Edit

Indeed, it’s Congress Bureau of Investigation Within 24 hours of the DMK pulling out of the United Progressive Alliance Government and withdrawing all forms of support to it, the Central Bureau of Investigation raided the premises of DMK leader MK Stalin in connection with a case of alleged irregularities in...

A revolution is still far off

Thursday, 21 Mar 2013 | Pioneer | in Edit

Poor infrastructure hits internet growth in India Given that India recently crossed the threshold of 100 million internet users, the Big Tent Activate Summit in New Delhi on Thursday, which brought together Indian and international leaders to discuss how the internet will impact the future of this country, could not...

Pink Revolution is not required

Thursday, 21 Mar 2013 | Anuradha Dutt | in Oped

Policy-makers need to ponder if there is any need for subsidising export of halal meat with taxpayers' money India under the Congress-led UPA Government is clearly on a precipitous course of regression that repudiates the great Vedantic legacy of oneness of life. Contrast this lofty philosophical assertion of the Bhagavad Gita...

Regional satraps eye the Centre

Thursday, 21 Mar 2013 | Kalyani Shankar | in Oped

New Delhi recently witnessed the blitz of two diametrically opposite Chief Ministers who have sent out signals which can’t be ignored Gone are the days of national leaders going to different States to address political rallies. With the emergence of strong regional satraps, the pattern has changed with the latter...

If there is a will, there is a way to reform

Thursday, 21 Mar 2013 | Vinayshil Gautam | in Oped

A good start to providing visible reforms would be to lubricate inter-institutional functioning. Consider the roles of the RBI, the SEBI and the Department of Economic Affairs. They rarely work in unison and offer isolated segmented interventions While the time seems to be right for an all-round, re-design of the...

Jawans pay the price as our netas dither

Wednesday, 20 Mar 2013 | Ashok K Mehta | in Edit

Ever since the first peace talks took place between India and Pakistan, the idea of converting the LoC into an International Border has been the most consistent formula for a resolution of the Kashmir dispute Can there ever be peace in Kashmir? This is the weary question that has to...

Short-sighted politics

Wednesday, 20 Mar 2013 | Pioneer | in Edit

DMK can’t dictate nation’s foreign policy DMK chief M Karunanidhi's decision to pull out of the ruling United Progressive Alliance Government has been motivated more by his desire to reclaim lost political ground in Tamil Nadu than by his concern for the Tamils in Sri Lanka. Ever since his party...

Recognition of excellence

Wednesday, 20 Mar 2013 | Pioneer | in Edit

Paan Singh Tomar breasts the tape in style That Paan Singh Tomar should have bagged the National Award for the best film and Irrfan Khan for the best actor should cheer up those who believe that national recognitions have been largely reserved for films that may be heavy on substance...

They’re not flies in the ointment

Wednesday, 20 Mar 2013 | Gautam Pandey | in Oped

As a class of invertebrates, insects have survived, evolved and have been around longer than we have. We already owe many inventions, discoveries and lessons in nature to insects, so the next time you want to swat a fly, give a thought to the damage you are doing As I...

Please do not honk, nation is sleeping

Wednesday, 20 Mar 2013 | Pioneer | in Oped

Mahatma Gandhi wanted to build an India based on the pillars of truth and character. Yet, nation-building has been the least of our concerns, writes Ashwani Lohani The death of Ram Singh within the precincts of Delhi's Tihar Jail was perhaps the only death in recent times that brought smiles...


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