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Rahul needs to keep his nerve, can’t afford slips

Sunday, 17 Dec 2017 | Swapan Dasgupta | in Usual Suspects

It would be churlish to not recognise that for committed Congress members and supporters, the coronation of Rahul Gandhi as party president is a momentous event. It marks the passing of the dynastic baton from one generation to the next. The dynastic principle may seem abhorrent to those who believe the...

Catching up in the Internet race

Saturday, 16 Dec 2017 | Sri Ram Khanna And Arvinder Kaur | in Edit

Internet has become a sine qua non for contemporary society. The need for getting connected, speed and accessing quality services cannot be underestimated. We must do better Digitisation of the economy has increased the usage of the Internet in almost all aspects of life — from the way we communicate with...

Watch thy neighbour

Saturday, 16 Dec 2017 | Pioneer | in Edit

New Delhi must keep its eye on the ball as Beijing ups the ante A series of apparently unconnected developments in India’s neighbourhood, which ought to be regarded very much as falling within her sphere of influence, over the past few days should alert the Indian state to the inescapable fact...

Simple Simon

Saturday, 16 Dec 2017 | Pioneer | in Edit

A literary prank confirms that an author’s reputation precedes him or her Bas naam pe chala raha hain apni dukaan… is a phrase no Indian needs an introduction to. Well, it seems, that applies to a Nobel Prize for Literature winner too or so it would appear from the results of...

Beyond India-Bangladesh ‘strategic partnership’

Saturday, 16 Dec 2017 | Syed Muazzem Ali | in Oped

Bangladesh-India bilateral relations are multifaceted and deep-rooted in our shared history. The emotional bonds stemmed from the invaluable contribution of the Government and the people of India towards Bangladesh’s War of Liberation remain a dominant factor in the country’s political, cultural and social wave. There is a greater realisation on...

The country is made of blood, sweat and tears

Saturday, 16 Dec 2017 | Mohammed Farashuddin | in Oped

The long path of seizing the sun of freedom for Bangladesh was at times full of struggle, sometimes bloody and at other times razor-sharp with the intensity of non-cooperation. This political and administrative movement for liberation was conducted under the leadership of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman. However rugged...

Working towards peace in our time

Friday, 15 Dec 2017 | RK Pachauri | in Edit

Weapons, whether conventional or of mass destruction, are today the biggest danger for countries across the globe. Can India, which believes in principles of non-violence, help establish a region of peace? The Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) has just issued a report stating that in 2016 there was a major...

For whom the bells toll

Friday, 15 Dec 2017 | Pioneer | in Edit

NGT order clarifying Amarnath shrine is not a ‘silence zone' is welcome It is important for the National Green Tribunal, which is a Bench of the Supreme Court of India set up to deal exclusively with environmental issues, to ensure that while doing justice to complaints of abuse of environmental norms,...

Anushka's Virat Wedding

Friday, 15 Dec 2017 | Pioneer | in Edit

The not-so-big-or-fat Italian wedding showed smart thinking by India's latest sweethearts This past week, the social media and message boards were abuzz with news that India's most glamorous power couple, national cricket team captain Virat Kohli and Bollywood A-list actor Anushka Sharma, made it official in Tuscany, Italy, after weeks of...

Home is where empowerment is

Friday, 15 Dec 2017 | Madhusudan Sahoo | in Oped

Empowering women through housing schemes has been one of the most heartening initiatives of the Government. The RBI, the financial sector and civil society too are doing their bit Roti, Kapda Aur Makaan (food, clothes and shelter) are still the three basic priorities of our day-to-day life in India though anecdotal...


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