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No need to change

Wednesday, 13 Jun 2018 | Pioneer | in Edit

Lateral entry into the Civil Services will lead to rusting of the steel frame Bureaucrats are not exactly among the most loved people in India. Often considered snooty, self-serving, impervious to people's issues and even corrupt, many are delighted that the Government has finally started to nibble away at their imperious...

The art of the deal

Wednesday, 13 Jun 2018 | Pioneer | in Edit

Was there a deal at all? And did Donald Trump get a good deal? The world watched with awe as US President Donald Trump met North Korean Dictator Kim Jong-Un on Sentosa Island outside Singapore. This was not a meeting anyone would have thought possible when Donald Trump surprised everyone, and...

Tread, but with caution

Wednesday, 13 Jun 2018 | Hima Bindu Kota | in Oped

Mutual fund investing can be a good alternative for small investors. It is an easier way to invest in stock markets with low initial investment while at the same time benefiting from any upswing in share prices What are Mutual Funds? It is a professionally managed investment scheme run by asset...

Missing the right angle

Wednesday, 13 Jun 2018 | Navneet Anand | in Oped

There is proof that things on the ground are changing and the results of Modi’s policies are bearing fruit. It’s time for the Congress to review its strategy of shoot-and-scoot One of the favourite pastimes of the Congress, from block level worker to party President, is to criticise Prime Minister Narendra...

The relevance of being Nitish Kumar

Wednesday, 13 Jun 2018 | K C Tyagi | in Oped

The work done for all sections of society in Bihar will make sure that Nitish Kumar reaps the benefits of the goodwill his governance model has generated in the 2019 General Election This is a widely accepted fact that Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar is known for his administrative and developmental...

Think now | Kevyn Aucoin : American artist

Wednesday, 13 Jun 2018 | Pioneer | in Oped

Fights with my father were really quite brutal. I would not live his vision. I would not become who he wanted me to be. Everything I did was criticized. I would spend three months drawing something and show him, and he would look up from his paper and just look...

Culture is the root of Indian nationhood

Tuesday, 12 Jun 2018 | Sandhya Jain | in Edit

The former President's presence catapulted a routine function to the level of a national event through which the message of the RSS reached all corners of India The reverberations of former President Pranab Mukherjee’s address at the valedictory session of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh’s (RSS) Tritiya Varsh Varg (Third Year Course)...

President’s Gambit

Tuesday, 12 Jun 2018 | Pioneer | in Edit

Trump may not have taken chess lessons but he appears to be playing on two tables simultaneously The photograph taken of US President Donald Trump sitting across a table arms crossed while Angela Merkel, leaning forward standing on the other side of table, looked at him sternly, like a mother would...

Saying no

Tuesday, 12 Jun 2018 | Pioneer | in Edit

New Delhi has marked out a red line on OBOR and it is one that Beijing must learn to respect The recently concluded Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) summit in Qingdao, China, saw Prime Minister Narendra Modi coin yet another acronym to go with the many others he has for both domestic...

The coaching phenomenon

Tuesday, 12 Jun 2018 | CB Sharma | in Oped

Do we really need coaching institutes or should we focus more on improving the quality of teaching in our own classrooms? Since the senior secondary results of the CBSE were declared, the debate on schooling has taken the centre-stage. One angle of analysis of Board results has been that children who...


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