Think Now | Golda Meir, Former Prime Minister of Israel

Tuesday, 14 May 2013 | Pioneer | in Thoughts

To be or not to be is not a question of compromise. Either you be or you don't be. Trust yourself. Create the kind of self that you will be happy to live with all your life. Make the most of yourself by fanning the tiny, inner sparks of...

Open the cage and let the parrot free

Monday, 13 May 2013 | Joginder Singh | in Edit

The UPA Government has taken an oath of loyalty to the Constitution and is duty-bound to carry out the court’s orders. However, it has been consistently dodging directives on giving freedom to CBI An affidavit filed on May 6 by the Director of the Central Bureau of Investigation, Mr Ranjit Sinha,...

PM is accountable

Monday, 13 May 2013 | Pioneer | in Edit

Ministers’ resignations don’t bring closure After brazening it out for as long as it could, in the process cocking a snook at the mounting public displeasure, the Congress finally secured the resignations of Mr Pawan Kumar Bansal and Mr Ashwani Kumar from the Council of Ministers on Friday. Besides the fact...

Karunanidhi’s silly idea

Monday, 13 May 2013 | Pioneer | in Edit

He wants India to boycott Colombo CHOGM The Union Government must dismiss outright the DMK chief's injudicious appeal to the Prime Minister to humiliate Sri Lanka again, this time by boycotting the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meet to be held in Colombo later this year. By earlier succumbing to the...

Dangers of losing hard-won gains

Monday, 13 May 2013 | Janaki Nair | in Oped

The uncertainties of Delhi University's new Four-Year Undergraduate Programme overwhelm the advantages. In order for the uncertainties not to turn into crippling disadvantages, the decision must be reviewed Draped in the briefness of his authority, the Delhi University Vice Chancellor has shown unparalleled haste in dragging a (somewhat reluctant) academic body...

The perils of taking sides in a war

Monday, 13 May 2013 | Gwynne Dyer | in Oped

Israel no longer believes that preserving the hostile but stable relations which have prevailed for long between Tel Aviv and Damascus is a priority After making two major air strikes in and near Damascus in three days, Israel informed the Assad regime on Monday that it is not taking sides in...

Identify the disease, then cure it

Monday, 13 May 2013 | KG Suresh | in Oped

The Bharatiya Janata Party must seriously introspect whether raking up corruption issues alone will yield the desired results in the next Lok Sabha election. After all, many tainted leaders have been re-elected to the Karnataka House Even as the much expected result of the Karnataka Assembly election was trickling in, political...

Think now | Oscar Wilde, Irish poet

Monday, 13 May 2013 | Pioneer | in Thoughts

To influence a person is to give him one's own soul. He does not think his natural thoughts, or burn with his natural passions. He becomes an echo of someone else's music. The aim of life is self-development; to realise one's nature perfectly. People are afraid of themselves, nowadays. Of...

PM has no sense of dignity and honour

Sunday, 12 May 2013 | Kanchan Gupta | in Coffee Break

Manmohan Singh has been shown his place by Sonia Gandhi for his untenable defence of Pawan Kumar Bansal and Ashwani Kumar. Clearly, he is not the primus inter pares. A man of honour would have resigned by now Those of us in the media who broke ranks with our colleagues and...

Shameless regime, spineless officers

Sunday, 12 May 2013 | Rajesh Singh | in Plain Talk

Unscrupulous politicians have their way when they get pliant subordinates or callous superiors or even at times a supine judiciary to do their bidding or endorse their blunders. Indira Gandhi could impose Emergency because then President Fakhruddin Ali Ahmed signed the proclamation without batting an eyelid. She could win judicial approval...


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