Grammar of justice

Saturday, 21 Apr 2018 | Pioneer | in Edit

India's Left-illiberal, communitarian cabal needs to be told justice is not an irregular verb Teachers at the better schools in India from the 1940s through till the 1990s spent a half-century teaching pupils English grammar and all its tortuous but nonetheless essential rules. When it came to irregular verbs, the most...

Diesel dilemma

Saturday, 21 Apr 2018 | Pioneer | in Edit

With rising diesel prices and new emission norms, are small diesels on the way out? As fuel prices touch multi-year highs, one would have assumed that sales of diesel vehicles would also climb. After all, the same small car is far more economical on a per-kilometer basis running on diesel, than...

Big data, bigger safety & privacy concerns

Saturday, 21 Apr 2018 | Navreet Rana | in Oped

Big data is a buzzword. Technically defining, it can be considered as a collection of sets of data originating from multiple sources. The sources could be anything from web world, social media or the data collected from sensors of the smart world. The world of IoT (Internet of Things) has given...

Trump’s rage at Syria: Strategy and compulsions

Saturday, 21 Apr 2018 | Manan Dwivedi | in Oped

In an ostentatious outrage, US President Donald Trump has bombarded Damascus and nearby regions with tetchy Tomahawk missiles. The political context model as depicted by Gadi Wolfsfeld sustains the numerous uncertainties and the turpitude of West Asia. It is always the gargantuan State actor which is much well resourced pitted against...

Gone with the wind, literally

Friday, 20 Apr 2018 | RK Pachauri | in Edit

Wind energy, particularly offshore wind, provides growing promise across the globe. In terms of generating wind power as also manufacturing equipment, India has a lot of catching up to do A lesser known legal battle lost by US President Donald Trump in the UK Supreme Court in 2015 was on blocking...

Narendrabhai in London

Friday, 20 Apr 2018 | Pioneer | in Edit

Modi’s town hall in London was a hit. He should do it in India, next This is not Narendra Modi’s first visit to London as Prime Minister. Indeed, his first visit to the Capital of India’s former coloniser was a far more successful one because at that time, his popularity was...

Via Kathmandu

Friday, 20 Apr 2018 | Pioneer | in Edit

In pursuit of becoming an Asian hegemon, China deploys a strategy in which Nepal is the pawn On the face of it, who could object to Beijing's seemingly unexceptionable position that Nepal is a natural area for cooperation between it and New Delhi? After all, Sino-Indian support for Nepal's development is...

Bangladesh’s political crisis

Friday, 20 Apr 2018 | Manash Ghosh | in Oped

The role of Hindu voters is crucial in the upcoming poll in Bangladesh. It will be to Hasina’s credit if she can restore the lost confidence of the minority which is uncertain about its future The most interesting part of the upcoming Parliamentary poll in Bangladesh, which will be keenly watched,...

The Tibet Question

Friday, 20 Apr 2018 | Sapna Singh | in Oped

Despite six decades of Chinese rule, maintaining domestic stability in Tibet is a challenge for Beijing, JNU professor Swaran Singh tells Sapna Singh in an interview. Excerpts: Q: In 2000, China officially launched the 'Open Up the West' policy which is also termed as the Xibu da Kaifa policy to...

If the model is broken, fix it

Friday, 20 Apr 2018 | Gwynne Dyer | in Oped

Universal Basic Income has the potential to fix a broken democracy. It has to just tick two boxes: Putting money in the pockets of those without work, and doing it in a way that does not breed humiliation, resentment and radicalism If the model is broken, should you try to fix...


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