Significance of October 2

Sunday, 06 Oct 2013 | Pramod Pathak | in Spirituality

The day is the birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi and Lal Bahadur Shastri. They both preached what they practiced We celebrate October 2 as the birth anniversary of Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, who led perhaps the biggest mass movement in the world. The hallmark of this movement was non-violence. It is in...

Men who rule and plan to rule us

Sunday, 06 Oct 2013 | Rajesh Singh | in Plain Talk

It would be silly of anyone to believe that Rahul Gandhi's Mount Vesuvius-like eruption of September 27 has anything to do with the Congress's commitment to cleanse the political system of corrupt and convicted lawmakers. Had that been the case, the following should have happened: The party would have declared its...

This theatre of the absurd is laughable yet sinister

Sunday, 06 Oct 2013 | Kanchan Gupta | in Coffee Break

The Congress truly believes India is a banana republic where it can do whatever it wishes and the party’s First Family can get away with deceit, thanks to a complicit media Politics as practised (as well as preached) by the Congress increasingly resembles the theatre of the absurd that calls for...

BJP all set to gain in Bihar at Nitish’s cost

Sunday, 06 Oct 2013 | Hari shankar vyas | in GupShup

After Narendra Modi's elevation, the party is expected to expand its base in south India. In Karnataka, the BJP is trying to regain some of its lost ground with the possible return of former Chief Minister BS Yeddyurappa. Likewise, in Tamil Nadu, Modi has good rapport with Chief Minister J...

Shouldn’t India have a food policy?

Sunday, 06 Oct 2013 | CHANDRA BHAN PRASAD | in GupShup

India must re-think its food policy and take cultural diversity as one of the yardsticks in measuring people's health. A campaign must be launched to tell people what to eat and how much to eat To measure the health condition of children in India, a universally-accepted criterion is deployed. Health conditions...

Cong’s 2014 aim is to stop stability

Sunday, 06 Oct 2013 | Swapan Dasgupta | in Usual Suspects

Putting up a brave front in the face of adversity is an understandable feature of competitive politics — and all parties have taken recourse to it at one time or another. However, a stiff upper lip, while playing a role in bolstering the spirits of foot soldiers, cannot alter realities....

Time to prepare for future wars is now

Saturday, 05 Oct 2013 | Hiranmay Karlekar | in Edit

The decision to set up a Special Operations Command, amalgamating forces from the Army, Navy and the Air Force, recognises the fact that unconventional warfare will play an increasing role in the coming years The Defence Ministry’s reported grant (The Pioneer, September 29) of approval for the establishment of a Special...

Soft talk has failed

Saturday, 05 Oct 2013 | Pioneer | in Edit

New Delhi must rewrite its Pakistan policy As the Indian Army's 11-day long effort to flush out infiltrators from the Keran sector in Jammu & Kashmir draws down, two things have become clear: First, high-level peace talks with Pakistan are meaningless unless they are supported by improvements on the ground. And...

The Telangana imbroglio

Saturday, 05 Oct 2013 | Pioneer | in Edit

Congress will pay for causing bitterness The spate of resignations in protest over the decision to create a separate State of Telangana has become as common as the pro-Telangana stir in the past years. The latest to join the trend are four Union Ministers from Andhra Pradesh, including Minister for Human...

Sympathy will help RJD regain power

Saturday, 05 Oct 2013 | Raghuvansh Prasad Singh | in Oped

At a time when speculation is rife about the imminent leadership crisis in the RJD and the party’s ‘bleak’ future in the wake of Lalu’s conviction, party’s senior most leader after Lalu, Raghuvansh Prasad Singh, talked to The Pioneer’s Saturday Special rejecting reports of any crisis and claimed that voters...


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