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Why the Budget just got a little harder

Friday, 12 Jan 2018 | Rajeev Ahuja | in Oped

Recent Gross Domestic Product growth estimates have put the Finance Ministry in a tight spot. Balancing shorter-term economic imperatives and longer-term goals has just become a little more challenging as the General Election looms large India’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) is estimated to grow at 6.5 per cent during the financial...

Think now | Nick Hornby How to Be Good

Friday, 12 Jan 2018 | Pioneer | in Thoughts

That is another chamber of my heart that shows no electrical activity, the chamber that used to flicker into life when I saw a film that moved me. I closed that chamber myself. And now I seem to have made a pact with some philistine devil: if I don't attempt...

A sweeter spot

Friday, 12 Jan 2018 | Kushan Mitra | in Automobile

How do you improve the perfect bowl of porridge? Well, Audi has somehow managed to make the Q5 even better and Goldilocks will be happier The Audi Q5, the first generation Q5 was almost like the perfect Sports Utility Vehicle, the perfect porridge for Goldilocks. It was neither too big or...

Kashmir narratives that nail the difference - II

Thursday, 11 Jan 2018 | Anirban Ganguly | in Edit

Jagmohan’s seven-point agenda to reinvent the State of Jammu & Kashmir is being implemented by a promising helmsman in Narendra Modi and that is a cause for great hope for the nation In his seven-point programme delineated in the 12th edition of his seminal work on Jammu & Kashmir (My Frozen...

A tale of two speeches

Thursday, 11 Jan 2018 | Pioneer | in Edit

For those wondering why Narendra Modi beats Rahul Gandhi each time... We understand perfectly well that surface changes are vital in the age of social media traction, Facebook intellectualism and soundbite soliloquys for all political leaders. But, as the German Romantics put it (or was it Faust), without context we do...

Good sense prevails

Thursday, 11 Jan 2018 | Pioneer | in Edit

Keep the essence of national anthem alive by not enforcing it in places of entertainment The Supreme Court’s change of mind with regards to playing the national anthem in cinema halls has made millions of hearts swell with pride. Finally, the apex court, while upholding patriotic pride, left it to the...

A non-existent revolution in Iran

Thursday, 11 Jan 2018 | Kabir Taneja | in Oped

While factions within Iran’s polity may have played some role in the protests that unfolded, the fact that the uprising was leaderless shows recklessness on the part of a significant part of the Western discourse Over the past few weeks, Iran, the seat of Shiite Islam and one of the tri-poles...

How effective are tweets of anger?

Thursday, 11 Jan 2018 | Hiranmay Karlekar | in Oped

Trump, like his predecessors, came down heavily on Pakistan for its support to terror groups. But will effective action follow the roll of thunder? The Trump Administration’s decision to withhold $255 million worth of military aid to Pakistan is hardly surprising given its increasingly sharp criticism of Islamabad’s sham war against...

India in struggle against climate change

Thursday, 11 Jan 2018 | Kota Sriraj | in Oped

Extreme weather events across the world are growing. India must leverage its advantages, such as its unique scientific and research capabilities, to bring succour to a climate change embattled world The climate change process seems to be changing gears and the going is definitely getting tough with the world seeing two...

Think now | PT Barnum

Thursday, 11 Jan 2018 | Pioneer | in Thoughts

There is no such thing in the world as luck. There never was a man who could go out in the morning and find a purse full of gold in the street to-day, and another to-morrow, and so on, day after day: He may do so once in his life;...


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