Think now | Vishnu Purana

Tuesday, 21 Nov 2017 | Pioneer | in Oped

When society reaches a stage where property confers rank, where wealth becomes the only source of virtue, passion the sole bond between man and wife, falsehood the source of success in life, sex the only means of enjoyment, and when outer trappings are confused with inner religion... then we are...

A reality check on Gujarat election

Monday, 20 Nov 2017 | Balbir Punj | in Edit

The game in Gujarat is on with Congress’ caste combination taking shape. The BJP, however, is banking heavily on its developmental model which is likely to pay dividends on result day The current political scene in poll-bound Gujarat is thick with allegations and counter-allegations by rival contesting political parties, as it...

A positive sign

Monday, 20 Nov 2017 | Pioneer | in Edit

Moody's credit rating upgrade is good news but we should temper our exuberance It is remarkable how effective the publicity machine of this government is that even a labourer on the streets of a small town in India would have heard of a Wall Street based credit ratings agency by now....

Better jails needed

Monday, 20 Nov 2017 | Pioneer | in Edit

Fugitives are now fighting extradition claiming their rights will be violated in Indian prisons Earlier this month, the United Kingdom which has become a favourite destination of rogues and scoundrels fleeing from the reach of Indian authorities, discharged an extradition request against bookie Sanjeev Kumar Chawla. The main grounds for rejecting...

Challenges and Opportunities-III

Monday, 20 Nov 2017 | RB Sinha | in Oped

The CAG is the highest Constitutional office and is in need of serious reforms. First and foremost, it must be subjected to an external audit in line with international standards The Comptroller and Auditor General of India (CAG) has not subjected its books of accounts to any external auditors for assessment...

Lasting solution to Padmavati imbroglio

Monday, 20 Nov 2017 | Vinayshil Gautam | in Oped

With Padmavati in the eye of the storm, the need to verify information is even more important. If emotions are aroused, they need sensitive handling The media has a progressively expanding bed of flow of commentaries on the film, ‘Padmavati’. From ‘saints' to ‘rogues', a very wide cross section of the...

Pollution control, health policy convergence

Monday, 20 Nov 2017 | Karan Thakur | in Oped

Even as parts of north India are caught in the throes of a major public health emergency, and there have been calls to take urgent steps to mitigate the toxic air, the problem lies with the existing framework. It’s time for some hard policy decisions Much of north India has...

Think now | Abraham Lincoln

Monday, 20 Nov 2017 | Pioneer | in Oped

Either the opponents of slavery will arrest the further spread of it and place it where the public mind shall rest in the belief that it is in course of ultimate extinction, or its advocates will push it forward, till it shall become alike lawful in all the States —...

A refined cruiser

Monday, 20 Nov 2017 | Kushan Mitra | in Automobile

Volkswagen is about to launch the new Volkswagen Passat onto Indian shores. We take a long highway drive with the car Firstly, apologies for the delay in this column. There is a joke in the Automotive media that every car that Volkswagen, indeed the entire Volkswagen Group (in India with Audi,...

Mission Gujarat to get a boost with Modi rallies, road shows

Sunday, 19 Nov 2017 | Hari shankar vyas | in GupShup

From next week, Prime Minister Narendra Modi is expected to begin his Gujarat election campaign. But before that, the BJP will finalise the names of its candidates. After many rounds of meetings, the State party unit has finalised the list of probable candidates. The BJP president Amit Shah was also...


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