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Tame the dust devil

Tuesday, 17 Oct 2017 | Pioneer | in Edit

Construction dust is a major cause of air pollution. States must crack down on this A cursory read through asthma statistics at any major hospital across India would show that this, the most common pulmonary disease, is seeing cases rising fast, particularly among younger Indians. It is, therefore, not surprising to...

Revival of a narrative

Tuesday, 17 Oct 2017 | Pioneer | in Edit

A curious admixture of myth and cherry-picked facts doesn’t equal a Congress comeback The impressive win of Congress candidate Sunil Jhakar from the Gurdaspur Lok Sabha constituency in Punjab, a seat it has wrested from the BJP in the by-election necessitated by the death of BJP MP Vinod Khanna with a...

Evolving marital jurisprudence

Tuesday, 17 Oct 2017 | Raghav Pandey | in Oped

The apex court’s criminalisation of sex with an underage wife is laudable. But there’s a long way before the country criminalises marital rape The Supreme Court, in a landmark judgement in the case of Independent Thought vs Union of India, criminalised sex between a man and his minor wife. The court...

Afghanistan’s silk road dream

Tuesday, 17 Oct 2017 | M Ashraf Haidari | in Oped

Silk Road Mayors Forum will help Kabul re-connect with investors from cities on the Silk Road to discuss issues of mutual interest The Afghan cities of Kabul, Balkh, Herat, Kandahar, and Bamyan constituted some of the key ancient cities through which the Silk Road passed. The Silk Road was a network...

Pioneering Hindu-Muslim unity

Tuesday, 17 Oct 2017 | MJ Warsi | in Oped

As we commemorate events in remembrance of Sir Syed Ahmed Khan’s 200th birth anniversary, what is perhaps most important to note are his views on interfaith understanding, which are more relevant today than ever before Born and brought up in an elite and posh household, Aligarh Muslim University founder, Sir Syed...

Think now | Robert Frost, American poet

Tuesday, 17 Oct 2017 | Pioneer | in Thoughts

The strongest and most effective force in guaranteeing the long-term maintenance of power is not violence in all the forms deployed by the dominant to control the dominated, but consent in all the forms in which the dominated acquiesce in their own domination.

The Problem of Abuse

Monday, 16 Oct 2017 | Kushan Mitra | in Edit

Social Media networks might have democratised information and opinion but abuse, particularly directed towards women, is a problem that needs to be addressed Almost every public personality, politicians, actors and journalists have suffered at the hands of an online mob. Even your writer has been called names and faced vitriol on...

The Trump Doctrine

Monday, 16 Oct 2017 | Pioneer | in Edit

US President Donald Trump’s foreign policy continues to be marked by recklessness The Nuclear Deal signed between the Islamic Republic of Iran and major world powers, including the United States, was considered a masterpiece of diplomacy. The deal would have ensured that Iran gave up its quest to acquire nuclear weapons...

Take a bow, Bollywood

Monday, 16 Oct 2017 | Pioneer | in Edit

Films on gender disparity and stories of non-entitled Indians are doing well Usually, a new ingredient tossed into a boiling cauldron may get lost in the mix but continues to release its flavours that you may catch in a stray breath. India's mainstream Hindi film industry, termed Bollywood by some, spin-dried...

Paying tribute to a legend

Monday, 16 Oct 2017 | MJ Warsi | in Oped

As we celebrate the 200th birth anniversary of Sir Syed Ahmad Khan, it’s a good time to remember his contributions to society as a social reformer, educationist, and philosopher Sir Syed Ahmad Khan was born into a noble Syed family in Delhi, which was then the capital of the Mughal empire....


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