Think now | Frank Herbert Dune

Tuesday, 19 Sep 2017 | Pioneer | in Thoughts

I must not fear. Fear is the mind-killer. Fear is the little-death that brings total obliteration. I will face my fear. I will permit it to pass over me and through me. And when it has gone past I will turn the inner eye to see its path. Where the...

Adding new dimensions to the Indian Ocean region

Monday, 18 Sep 2017 | Deeksha Goel | in Edit

It’s good that the Eastern powers are uniting to project leadership in the Indian Ocean region. However, bottlenecks are not in availability of resources but in the formulations of policies An ocean which is geologically the youngest and physically one of the most complex regions of the world governs the lives...

When fuel comes pricey

Monday, 18 Sep 2017 | Pioneer | in Edit

Sharp surge in fuel prices has been impacting wallets but it might not be a bad thing There have been significant murmurs about how fuel prices in India have been shooting up silently ever since the Government allowed daily price adjustment. This, despite global crude prices being relatively stable at around...

A remark that’s too costly

Monday, 18 Sep 2017 | Pioneer | in Edit

Priyanka Chopra’s Sikkim insurgency comment has touched a raw nerve. Apology means little There's no taking away from Priyanka Chopra's solo efforts in making a name for herself as an actor, producer, singer, a goodwill ambassador and, most importantly, a global Indian, a tag well-earned. To a majority of Indians brought...

Shedding strategic ambiguity

Monday, 18 Sep 2017 | Ninad Sheth | in Oped

The finalisation of the bullet train programme between India and Japan is significant. Both countries are discovering a steady concurrence of interests and concerns in a deteriorating security situation in Asia Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s visit to India, that witnessed the finalisation of the Shinkansen (bullet) train programme is strategically...

The world's most persecuted minority

Monday, 18 Sep 2017 | Gwynne Dyer | in Oped

Mistreatment of ethnic and religious minorities is not uncommon in Myanmar. But the ethnic cleansing of Rohingya Muslims is driven by anti-Muslim paranoia During the past 65 years of military rule in Burma, the Army has killed thousands of people from almost every one of the country's numerous minorities: Shans, Karens,...

Healthcare convergence is need of hour

Monday, 18 Sep 2017 | Karan Thakur | in Oped

That the Government wants to ensure cost containment in health services is welcome. However, price control is a blunt instrument which will effect change through dictate but not fully resolve a vexing issue. More systemic and holistic reforms are needed The Government of India has embarked on price controls on drugs,...

Think now | Sarah Dessen The Truth About Forever

Monday, 18 Sep 2017 | Pioneer | in Thoughts

What you have to decide... is how you want your life to be. If your forever was ending tomorrow, would this be how you'd want to have spent it? Listen, the truth is, nothing is guaranteed. You know that more than anybody. So don’t be afraid. Be alive.

Nitish eyeing new equation?

Sunday, 17 Sep 2017 | Hari shankar vyas | in GupShup

Is Nitish Kumar gearing up for a new equation in the State? There are many rumours floating in the political alleys of Patna. Some say that the BJP and JDU are treading cautiously and might also be working on alternative equations. There will surely be some indication after Nitish’s Cabinet...

Constitutional revision debate in Japan

Sunday, 17 Sep 2017 | Rajaram Panda | in Backbone

Ever since Japan’s Constitution was promulgated 70 years ago, not a single change has been made in it. But PM Abe wants to change this trend and has resolved to complete the process before his term ends, writes Rajaram Panda In an extremely controversial and massive shift for the country’s pacifist...


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