Hurricanes: A wake up call on climate change

Thursday, 14 Sep 2017 | Kota Sriraj | in Oped

Rising instances of mega storms have prompted environmental scientists and researchers to explore the underlying causes for them to occur. President Trump must now realise the importance of mitigating climate change and rejoin the global efforts to save the planet from the ill effects of climate change The wrath of hurricane...

Think now | Harlan Ellison

Thursday, 14 Sep 2017 | Pioneer | in Thoughts

I know that pain is the most important thing in the universes. Greater than survival, greater than love, greater even than the beauty it brings about. For without pain, there can be no pleasure. Without sadness, there can be no happiness. Without misery there can be no beauty. And without...

Regaining hearts and minds of the Nepalese

Wednesday, 13 Sep 2017 | Ashok K Mehta | in Edit

Though post-Doklam, China has said it welcomes strong India-Nepal relations, New Delhi has to keep its one-time blue eyed boy, KP Oli, on the right side The pomp and pageantry of Rashtrapati Bhavan accorded, pleasantries exchanged, and all good things said, made four-time Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba’s visit to India...

India’s all-time friend

Wednesday, 13 Sep 2017 | Pioneer | in Edit

India’s relationship with Japan rightly forms the bedrock of our ‘Look East’ policy India’s ties with Japan have been one of the bright spots in Indian diplomacy. Japanese companies have helped India develop its industrial sector ever since the Indira Gandhi Government made a crack in the door for foreign investment...

Finally, it’s pretty air tight

Wednesday, 13 Sep 2017 | Pioneer | in Edit

The Government’s no-fly list is both a good and not-so-good step in the right direction This was one domestic flying list waiting a long time to be put to paper. Unruly flying behaviour, or air rage as we indulgently call it, is an often ignored and mostly recurrent offence which was...

Exploring grounds of convergence

Wednesday, 13 Sep 2017 | Anirban R Banerjee | in Oped

Japan is a technological power and can play a key role in transforming rising Asian powers like India. The Indo-Japan relation is among the strongest relationships and must be advanced to the next level The Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will visit Ahmedabad today to perform the bhoomi pujan (ground breaking...

Wise move towards police accountability

Wednesday, 13 Sep 2017 | Navneet Anand | in Oped

At a time when the police is looked upon with suspicion, Astitv, an initiative on safety of women and children by Uttar Pradesh police, has an important message Other than crime, terrorism, naxalism, drug and human trafficking, and illegal migration, the Indian police have to also fight a severe battle of...

Reshuffle: A disappointment for NDA allies

Wednesday, 13 Sep 2017 | Kalyani Shankar | in Oped

The relationship between the BJP and its allies has not been smooth. But if one looks back, the BJP and its partners have had a roller-coaster relationship. But with the 2019 general election nearing, most NDA allies will need the BJP and vice versa While much has been said of...

Think now | Joss Whedon

Wednesday, 13 Sep 2017 | Pioneer | in Thoughts

Bottom line is, even if you see ‘em coming, you're not ready for the big moments. No one asks for their life to change, not really. But it does. So what are we, helpless? Puppets? No. The big moments are gonna come. You can't help that. It's what you do...

Triple talaq: Battle half won, the war remains

Tuesday, 12 Sep 2017 | A Surya Prakash | in Edit

There can be little doubt that the apex court's judgement on triple talaq takes us a step forward in ending a demeaning practice, but it would be optimistic to see this as an advancement towards a Uniform Civil Code There can be little doubt that the Supreme Court’s judgement in the...


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