Welcoming the winds of change

Wednesday, 20 Sep 2017 | Navneet Anand | in Oped

Assam’s two-child policy is a feather in the cap of the Himanta Biswa Sarma Government but requires holistic, multi-layered intervention with a blend of incentives Suddenly, and this is an optimist view, we find the country in the midst of exciting reverberations. There are winds of change and, perhaps, for the...

Hillary Clinton, ‘what happens’ next?

Wednesday, 20 Sep 2017 | Kalyani Shankar | in Oped

Never mind her big electoral defeat, there have been people who have criticised her and those who are still positive about Hillary Clinton. But being an ambitious woman, she has no intention of disappearing from the public gaze so easily despite the ‘Hillary go away’ slogans Ten months after she lost...

Think now | Oprah Winfrey

Wednesday, 20 Sep 2017 | PK Ghosh | in Thoughts

I’ve come to believe that each of us has a personal calling that’s as unique as a fingerprint — and that the best way to succeed is to discover what you love and then find a way to offer it to others in the form of service, working hard, and...

Can Mahindra-Ford v2.0 make it?

Wednesday, 20 Sep 2017 | Kushan Mitra | in Automobile

Some of us who have been writing about the automotive sector for a while remember the old days of the Mahindra-Ford combine. The legacy of that partnership is Ford’s first factory at Mahindra World City in Chennai and surprisingly Mahindra’s Scorpio. Several years ago, Anand Mahindra had told me in...

Hollow cry of the dispossessed elite

Tuesday, 19 Sep 2017 | Sandhya Jain | in Edit

Ramchandra Guha's contention that the Sangh Parivar is behind the premeditated murder of Gauri Lankesh suggests that the run-up to the 2019 election is going to be vicious, perhaps even bloody Blessed with an inflated sense of impunity, the all-India Lutyens’ brigade’s oracular intellectual, Ramachandra Guha, pompously declared after Kannada journalist...

It’s a dream come true

Tuesday, 19 Sep 2017 | Pioneer | in Edit

Sardar Sarovar Dam is a historical gift to the nation. Politics must be kept at bay Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s dedication of the country’s highest and Asia’s second largest dam to the nation goes beyond statistical giganticism. It is a full circle metaphor, one that began with Jawaharlal Nehru laying the...

Officer and gentleman

Tuesday, 19 Sep 2017 | Pioneer | in Edit

A legend in uniform and also out of it, Arjan Singh is an example well set Fourth generation in the defence forces, hero of seven wars, Indian Air Force (IAF) chief at a young age of 48, someone who gave away all his earnings worth Rs 2.5 crore in charity, mostly...

Remembering October Revolution

Tuesday, 19 Sep 2017 | SV NAIR | in Oped

This year will mark the centenary of the October Socialist Revolution and it’s encouraging that both India and Russia are willing to further jointly counter challenges and threats of the 21st century In his monumental book, Ten Days that Shook the World, John Reed has brilliantly reflected on the soul of...

A new strategy for Afghanistan

Tuesday, 19 Sep 2017 | Maroof Raza | in Oped

The best bet for India is to use Trump's interest in India, but re-crafting an India-US partnership that addresses India's core concerns and possibly of Pakistan With US President Donald Trump's first public articulation of his policy thrust for Afghanistan — which has demanded more from Pakistan than either George W...

Was demonetisation worth it at all?

Tuesday, 19 Sep 2017 | Basant Potnuru | in Oped

Undoubtedly, demonetisation came as a big bonanza but overall, the costs outweighed the benefits. To curb the menace of black money, the focus must be to fix the demand for black money than on curtailing the supply through cash-less measures Since 99 per cent of the demonetised currency is back to...


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