Religious hegemony in Bengal?

Wednesday, 12 Jul 2017 | Priyadarshi Dutta | in Oped

It is a myth that the State has been free of communal violence . If we track the path of history, there are numerous dividing forces at play, constantly changing faces June 23 marked the 260th anniversary of the Battle of Plassey which led to the cessation of centuries-old Muslim rule...

The vanishing rural? Let's talk

Wednesday, 12 Jul 2017 | Navneet Anand | in Oped

A peep into progressive narratives from rural India can offer some hope and yearning to those living a chaotic life in urban India If one were to momentarily peep out of the chaos and skirmishes of urban India, and look into rural Bharat, one would find innumerable stories of enterprise, innovation,...

Inculcating yoga as part of everyday life

Wednesday, 12 Jul 2017 | Sudhansu R Das | in Oped

It is encouraging that developed nations have internalised yoga in a systematic manner. However, India has made much delay in making yoga a part of the Indian way of life. We must make yoga a part of our life as it can work as an elixir for an integrated growth...

Think now | Alan Alda

Wednesday, 12 Jul 2017 | Pioneer | in Thoughts

The difference between listening and pretending to listen, I discovered, is enormous. One is fluid, the other is rigid. One is alive, the other is stuffed. Eventually, I found a radical way of thinking about listening. Real listening is a willingness to let the other person change you. When I'm...

The fruition of bonds of hoary civilisational past

Tuesday, 11 Jul 2017 | Sandhya Jain | in Edit

The India-Israel relationship is very giving one. Both nations have a number of issues to share in terms of security interests, farming and developmental agendas Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated his maiden visit to Israel with a lead article written jointly with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and published simultaneously in India...

Smart-touch education

Tuesday, 11 Jul 2017 | Pioneer | in Edit

Launch of digital platform for classroom learning can revolutionise rural education Given the varied challenges facing the Indian education system today, the launch of three digital platforms — Swayam, Swayam Prabha and National Academic Depository — should usher India into a new era of school and higher educational reforms. Nationwide, the...

An electric future ahead

Tuesday, 11 Jul 2017 | Pioneer | in Edit

World over, electrification of vehicles is the new norm. India needs to adapt to this new reality Back in April, Union Minister for Coal and Power, Piyush Goyal, told an audience of business executives that the Government aimed to have an all-electric car fleet by 2030. This aim put India in...

Nothing upright about Adarsh

Tuesday, 11 Jul 2017 | Deepak Sinha | in Oped

One can but hope that the Adarsh building is demolished, as that would symbolise the success of good over evil. This is essential so that the construction becomes the centre-piece of military ethos The Adarsh Housing Society scam was recently in the news once again after the Ministry of Defence instituted...

There is no going back from here on

Tuesday, 11 Jul 2017 | RK Sinha | in Oped

Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s recent visit to Israel has fostered an already strong relationship between India and Israel Prime Minister Narendra Modi's recent visit to Israel has been important and historic. Significantly, the visit coincided with India and Israel celebrating the silver jubilee of their diplomatic relations. Modi was the first...

Telecom industry in self-destruct mode

Tuesday, 11 Jul 2017 | Uttam Gupta | in Oped

A good deal of the problems that the telecom sector faces today has been solely created by service providers. They must keep it in mind that public interest cannot be won by just keeping price low. It’s important to maintain quality of service Arundhati Bhattacharya, chairperson of the State Bank of...


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