Think now | APJ Abdul Kalam

Thursday, 19 Apr 2018 | Pioneer | in Oped

My message, especially to young people is to have courage to think differently, courage to invent, to travel the unexplored path, courage to discover the impossible and to conquer the problems and succeed. These are great qualities that they must work towards. This is my message to the young people. ...

Indian soft power impacts China

Wednesday, 18 Apr 2018 | Rinku Ghosh | in Edit

India and China share a filmy connection and New Delhi should work to leverage this phenomenon. Soft power may not resolve differences but will make a difference As India and China struggle to find a new language to connect over geo-politics, the latest Indian film Hindi Medium has won over the...

Justice partially served

Wednesday, 18 Apr 2018 | Pioneer | in Edit

Mecca Masjid verdict absolves the ‘framed' but justice will only be done when culprits are punished The loss of nine precious Indian lives and the injuries inflicted on another 58 worshippers at the Mecca Masjid in Hyderabad when an improvised explosive device was set off as they congregated for Friday prayers...

Monsoon hattrick

Wednesday, 18 Apr 2018 | Pioneer | in Edit

Near normal rains for third year in a row is good news but let’s not ignore the crisis in agriculture The Indian Meteorological Department's (IMD's) prediction of a near normal monsoon for the third successive year is crucial for two reasons. First, it bodes well for the overall growth of...

E-leaders show the way

Wednesday, 18 Apr 2018 | Hima Bindu Kota | in Oped

With virtual teams leading the way to the future, developing virtual leadership skills of team leaders is a key challenge. The ingenuity of the manager is vital in inspiring such teams With the upsurge of globalisation, highly distributed workforces, rising cost of travel and constantly improving telecommunications, work culture of organisations...

Are you raising a social misfit?

Wednesday, 18 Apr 2018 | Navneet Anand | in Oped

Technology reduces our mind’s natural capacities. The rapidly diminishing human interface from our lives raises many questions that need to be addressed The drive from Gururgram to Delhi, especially in the evenings, can be enormously painful and a grim reminder of how poorly we manage our traffic. I had a similar...

Old man rages, civil war in Syria continues

Wednesday, 18 Apr 2018 | Gwynne Dyer | in Oped

The missile strike in Syria was big enough to rearrange the landscape around the alleged chemical weapons targets. However, it was a pantomime event designed to impress a small and unsophisticated audience: Donald J Trump I will do such things, — What they are, yet I know not: But they shall be The...

Think now | Maimonides ; Philosopher

Wednesday, 18 Apr 2018 | Pioneer | in Oped

The numerous evils to which individual persons are exposed are due to the defects existing in the persons themselves. We complain and seek relief from our own faults; we suffer from the evils which we, by our own free will, inflict on ourselves and ascribe them to God, who is...

BJP must rethink strategy

Tuesday, 17 Apr 2018 | Jasim Mohammad | in Oped

The BJP has been riding high on the development agenda and has pushed the country’s image globally. But the question is: Can the party make a shift from being rightist to centrist? In May 2014, when the till then Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi took oath as the Prime Minister, it...

Fledgling fertiliser reforms

Tuesday, 17 Apr 2018 | Uttam Gupta | in Oped

Successive Governments have lamented an increase in fertiliser subsidy and its destabilising effect on the fiscal situation. Yet, they have failed to address the real issue The price of domestic gas has been increased from the existing $ 2.89 per million British thermal unit (mmBtu) on net calorific value basis...


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