Getting China strategy right

Thursday, 25 May 2017 | Pravin Sawhney | in Oped

Staying away from a potent regional power is not an option for India. Conflicts with Beijing need quick resolution for a productive Act East policy India needs its Henry Kissinger who could advise US President Donald Trump that US-Sino relations need not — and should not — become a zero-sum game....

India’s pulse dilemma

Thursday, 25 May 2017 | Uttam Gupta | in Oped

While the Government has done its bit to boost the output of pulses, it has done little to check the nexus between politicians and grain traders For several decades, production of pulses in India has fallen substantially short in terms of consumption. This persistent deficit has led to intermittent bouts of...

Deforestation means perilous future

Thursday, 25 May 2017 | Kota Sriraj | in Oped

At a time when India is reeling under successive inadequate monsoons, dwindling forests will be an additional problem. Efficient forest management is in fact one of the keys to meet SDGs. The multi-functional role of forests must not be overlooked Efficient management of forests is one of the key Sustainable Development...

Think now | Carl Sagan

Thursday, 25 May 2017 | Pioneer | in Oped

One of the saddest lessons of history is this: If we've been bamboozled long enough, we tend to reject any evidence of it. We're no longer interested in finding out the truth. It's simply too painful to acknowledge, even to ourselves, that we've been taken. Once you give a charlatan...

New Lanka challenge for Indian regime

Wednesday, 24 May 2017 | Ashok K Mehta | in Edit

New Delhi must work closely with the present dispensation in Colombo and occupy as much of the strategic space as it gets in the fiercely contested region Prime Minister Narendra Modi was in Sri Lanka this month for the international Vesak Day, the Buddhist country’s most revered day, at a time...

Nothing inhuman here

Wednesday, 24 May 2017 | Pioneer | in Edit

The Army officer's presence of mind saved a volatile situation from getting violent The Army's decision to issue a commendation letter to Major Leetul Gogoi, the officer who tied up a Kashmiri local to the bonnet of his convoy jeep to avoid any violent retaliation by an angry crowd, will go...

The Iran, Saudi balance

Wednesday, 24 May 2017 | Pioneer | in Edit

New Delhi needs both nations’ help to advance its trade, anti-terror agenda US President Donald Trump's visit to Saudi Arabia has gone off better than many had expected. President Trump allayed fears of being aggressive in his approach when he told his hosts that he had arrived not to lecture them...

Frolicking in the name of IFS

Wednesday, 24 May 2017 | VK Bahuguna | in Oped

The squabble over the use of the abbreviation ‘IFS’ is silly and redundant. Both, the Indian Forest Service and the Indian Foreign Service, can use it as their areas of operation are different For the last 30 years or so, the abbreviation ‘IFS’ is being used in Government correspondences for both,...

Mobilising coalition to tackle poverty

Wednesday, 24 May 2017 | Navneet Anand | in Oped

While the UN has spelt out the goal to end poverty, it is time for India to speed up efforts and launch a coalition of stakeholders to tackle the problem Where are we on poverty? Poverty has always been a painful idea to discuss. For decades, societies and Governments across the...

Political vacuum in Tamil Nadu continues

Wednesday, 24 May 2017 | Kalyani Shankar | in Oped

Tamil Nadu is abuzz with Rajinikanth joining politics. While situations are in his favour and he has numerous options to explore, the larger question is: Will he succeed? The southern State is desperately in need of good governance Will Tamil superstar Rajinikanth finally enter politics? Tamil Nadu is abuzz with speculations...


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