Energy efficiency needs better policies

Thursday, 19 Oct 2017 | Kota Sriraj | in Oped

The rising concern at present is the fact that Governments are not coming up with the latest renewable energy policies fast enough. Unless rectified, this may pave the way for a future slowdown in the energy efficiency index The global energy efficiency gains so far have helped nations maintain energy security...

Think now | Pablo Neruda ,100 Love Sonnets

Thursday, 19 Oct 2017 | Pioneer | in Oped

II love you without knowing how, or when, or from where. I love you simply, without problems or pride: I love you in this way because I do not know any other way of loving but this, in which there is no I or you, so intimate that your hand...

X the third

Thursday, 19 Oct 2017 | Kushan Mitra | in Automobile

The third-generation BMW X3 is a textbook case of a carmaker really not fiddling with a successful formula You have to give props where it is due, right. BMW invented the modern luxury SUV when they created the first X5. This was a car that could ostensibly go offroad but was...

The other Kumarakom: CPI(M)’s violent backwater

Wednesday, 18 Oct 2017 | Anirban Ganguly | in Edit

Kumarakom, Kerala’s paradise, symbolises ‘God's own country' for many visitors. On the flip side, however, it is also ground zero for communist-backed political violence and intimidation The Jana Raksha Yatra held in protest against the Communist Party of India Marxist’s or CPI(M)’s politics of violence and death has evoked a resounding...

The devil in diesel

Wednesday, 18 Oct 2017 | Pioneer | in Edit

The auto industry claims that cars are vilified, but they do not emit flower-scented pure air It is an abiding irony of modern life that we want our lives to be comfortable, breathe clean air and not worry too much about stuff like Global Warming yet it is these very creature...

Economy of politics

Wednesday, 18 Oct 2017 | Pioneer | in Edit

The future of millions cannot be held hostage to political one-upmanship Amid the doom and gloom prognosis on the economy from the Opposition and simpatico elements of the academic-activist-media complex, comes news that Stanley Morgan has in a new report on India not only shaved off a few years for the...

Ensure Izzat of the Armed Forces

Wednesday, 18 Oct 2017 | Ramesh Davesar | in Oped

Given the huge gap in pay and perks, and the disparity in service conditions between the military and civil services, it’s high time that we restore the pride and honour of our men and women in uniform Our God and Soldiers we alike adore, even at the brink of danger; not...

Embracing the food security challenge

Wednesday, 18 Oct 2017 | Navneet Anand | in Oped

Prime Minister Modi, through his many schemes, has addressed basic issues of livelihood. He must adopt a similar approach to address the food security problem Three days after the World Food Day, we shall be celebrating Diwali on Thursday. Undoubtedly, Diwali is the country’s biggest festival which enthralls the rich...

The long, steady decline of the Left

Wednesday, 18 Oct 2017 | Kalyani Shankar | in Oped

The CPI(M) and the Left parties have been on a path of steady decline. They have shown all signs of being a spent force. To remain relevant politically, the only choice they have is to choose pragmatism over incoherent idealism The raging debate in the Communist Party of India-(Marxist) or CPI(M)...

Think now | Jack Kerouac On the Road

Wednesday, 18 Oct 2017 | Pioneer | in Thoughts

The only people for me are the mad ones, the ones who are mad to live, mad to talk, mad to be saved, desirous of everything at the same time, the ones who never yawn or say a commonplace thing, but burn, burn, burn like fabulous yellow roman candles exploding...


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