Experiencing art without fashion

Monday, 12 Mar 2018 | Vinayshil Gautam | in Oped

Perhaps art is best left undiagnosed and focussed on the sublimating experience of experiencing There is something about a piece of art which touches most people's sensitivities. Mercifully, this has not been analysed to a point of atomisation and people are asking: What makes a thing of art? A visual flourish,...

Growing fault lines in governance system

Monday, 12 Mar 2018 | PRAMODE K MISHRA | in Oped

Incidents of gross violation of the law are proof that those holding public offices are the most ignorant about upholding public interest. Governance will only improve when we have an accountability structure in place The alleged roughing up of the Chief Secretary of Delhi at the residence of the Chief Minister...

Think Now | Kabir ; Sufi poet

Monday, 12 Mar 2018 | Pioneer | in Oped

There is no river at all, and no boat, and no boatman. There is not even a rope to tow the boat, and no one to pull it. There is no earth, no sky, no time, no thing, no shore, no ford You keep the fast to please Allah, but...

Opposition politics as volatile as stock market, believe some

Sunday, 11 Mar 2018 | Hari shankar vyas | in GupShup

The politics of the Opposition parties can be compared to the share market; it goes up and comes down on a daily basis, and chaos follows almost every big or small incident. A Congress veteran made this astute observation, and said that after the good show in Gujarat, the party...

Quang’s visit to India deepens ties

Sunday, 11 Mar 2018 | Rajaram Panda | in Backbone

India-Vietnam relations scaled another height with the successful three-day visit of Vietnamese President Tran Dai Quang to India from March 2 to 4, 2018, during which some important agreements were inked. Even before Quang landed in India, it had transpired that defence and trade were to top agenda. This was...

The guns of prosperity

Sunday, 11 Mar 2018 | Pramod Pathak | in Spirituality

A news item reporting a recent shootout at a Florida school in the US that killed 17 people proved once again that all is not well with the fancied American society. If children go to schools with the fear of being murdered by gunmen on the lunatic fringe, there is...

Mamata’s Lenin love stems from BJP fear

Sunday, 11 Mar 2018 | Swapan Dasgupta | in Usual Suspects

The very idea that one day West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee would publicly stand up for a statue of Lenin that had been installed to commemorate the CPI(M)’s victory in Tripura in 2013 would have seemed quite preposterous until last week. Despite the ‘progressive’ streak in the Congress —...

India-Bangladesh ties: Scaling new heights

Saturday, 10 Mar 2018 | Syed Muazzem Ali | in Edit

India and Bangladesh have successfully bolstered their relationship to reach a new multi-dimensional and comprehensive platform. It is expected that Abdul Hamid's visit will give a new impetus to bilateral ties President Mohammad Abdul Hamid will be representing Bangladesh at the International Solar Alliance Founding Conference in New Delhi from March...

Respecting liberty

Saturday, 10 Mar 2018 | Pioneer | in Edit

Supreme Court has set the right precedent by restoring freedom of choice for Hadiya The Supreme Court, which came under attack by liberal thought police about keeping Hadiya, alias Akhila Asokan, away from her husband Shafin Jahan while studying a marriage annulment ruling of the Kerala Hight Court on the...

Taking it to the end

Saturday, 10 Mar 2018 | Pioneer | in Edit

Questions on Aarushi’s murder remain but should the case be taken to the apex court? Aarushi Talwar would have been a young woman of 24 right now and would have been taking the first steps on her professional career. She was denied that chance a decade ago because she was brutally...


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