Think now | Tamron Hall : American journalist

Wednesday, 20 Jun 2018 | Pioneer | in Oped

I'm proud of my hard work. Working hard won't always lead to the exact things we desire. There are many things I've wanted that I haven't always gotten. But, I have a great satisfaction in the blessings from my mother and father, who instilled a great work ethic in me...

The Emergency: Heroes and villains

Tuesday, 19 Jun 2018 | A Surya Prakash | in Edit

If we fail to remember the heroes of the Emergency and forget who its villains were,we will not be able to protect and preserve our democratic way of life Apart from the dreaded heat that the month of June brings with it, it also brings back painful memories of the...

Suicide spiral

Tuesday, 19 Jun 2018 | Pioneer | in Edit

When gap between aspirations and what’s attainable is unbridgeable, discontent becomes all-consuming Quite sometime ago, Stanford University had coined a term called “duck syndrome” to describe performance anxieties of its students. Essentially it means gliding effortlessly on water, head held high, a picture of skimming grace while paddling fiercely underwater like...

Day of the tortoise

Tuesday, 19 Jun 2018 | Pioneer | in Edit

Raman Singh represents a credible face of the BJP at a time when some of its stars are struggling Aesop's fable about the tortoise and the hare is too well-known to need repetition. We have identified Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Dr Raman Singh as the proverbial tortoise in the BJP race,...

Corporatisation of the bureaucracy

Tuesday, 19 Jun 2018 | Bindu Dalmia | in Oped

The Government's move towards lateral entry by inducting domain experts into joint secretary ranks from outside the IAS cadre is anything but politicisation of the bureaucracy In advanced capitalist democracies, a major public reform wave in the functioning of Governments has evolved in recent decades which supplants the old....

Use of force in UN peacekeeping

Tuesday, 19 Jun 2018 | Shivani Sandhu | in Oped

Should United Nations peacekeepers use force only in self-defence or ought they be allowed to use it to protect civilians and neutralise peace spoilers? The United Nations (UN) has always been hesitant to allow peacekeepers deployed on missions to use force. Such a stance makes sense if we take into account...

India lags behind in protecting its newborns

Tuesday, 19 Jun 2018 | Upasana Behar | in Oped

Lack of institutional health infrastructure has led to India being ranked as the 12th worst country for newborns in a recently released UNICEF report. There is a serious need to make systematic changes to reverse this alarming situation, writes Upasana Behar The Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) are a universal call to...

The Kremlin has been stormed by the Aztecs!

Tuesday, 19 Jun 2018 | Kushan Mitra | Moscow | in Today's Newspaper

Moscow might be 10,000 kilometres from Mexico City and even further from other Latin and South American capitals but you would not know while on a walk around the Kremlin or St Basil’s Cathedral. The city of Moscow has been invaded by thousands upon thousands of fans, and the...

Can India, Pakistan learn from Trump-Kim summit?

Monday, 18 Jun 2018 | Balbir Punj | in Edit

Talks are the flavour of the moment. But till Pakistan is subject to the sway of its Army, militant Islamists and China, Indo-Pak dialogue will not be fruitful Both showmen, US President Donald Trump and North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un, have met at Singapore and according to Trump, created history...

Congress conundrum

Monday, 18 Jun 2018 | Pioneer | in Edit

Rahul is working with the Opposition to defeat the BJP, which is fine. But whither Congress post-2019? The Congress Party under party president Rahul Gandhi has obviously made a crucial political assessment. It is this: The Narendra Modi-led BJP/NDA Government must be dislodged from power at the Centre come what may...


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