They have much learning to do

Thursday, 18 Apr 2013 | Meeta W Sengupta | in Oped

The teaching profession has been affected by a crisis. Teachers have become a confused collective, though individually they manage to find their own path Why do you teach?” It was the end of a transformative year for our teacher innovators, and they were graduating that day. Impulsively, I dropped my prepared...

It’s a win-win assessment for all

Thursday, 18 Apr 2013 | Kota Sriraj | in Oped

The corporate sector can play a significant role in the spearheading of EIA by utilising corporate social responsibility to achieve the twin benefits of environmental conservation as well as image-building for the organization Environment Impact Assessment has evolved since 1960, when it was used for objective decision-making process across the world....

Think now | Frank Zappa, American film director

Thursday, 18 Apr 2013 | Pioneer | in Thoughts

A wise man once said, never discuss philosophy or politics in a disco environment. Anybody who wants religion is welcome to it, as far as I'm concerned — I support your right to enjoy it. However, I would appreciate it if you exhibited more respect for the rights of those...

Peace-keepers are rarely left in peace

Wednesday, 17 Apr 2013 | Ashok K Mehta | in Edit

India has punched above its weight, leveraging its prowess in the UNPKO since the 1950s, whether in Sudan or Congo or Gaza. It has subordinated national interest to international responsibility When five Indian Peace Keepers were killed in an ambush in South Sudan last Tuesday, I was attending a conference...

Escape routes closed

Wednesday, 17 Apr 2013 | Pioneer | in Edit

Flimsy excuses of 1993 blast convicts fall flat By dismissing the pleas of Zaibunnisa Anwar Kazi (70), Issaq Mohd Hajwane (76) and Shariff Abdul Gafoor Parker (88) for extension of time to surrender and undergo their jail terms in connection with the 1993 Mumbai blasts case, the Supreme Court has firmly...

Terrorism is never far off

Wednesday, 17 Apr 2013 | Pioneer | in Edit

Attack at Boston Marathon is a grim reminder Almost 12 years ago, when two airplanes flew into the iconic World Trade Centre in New York City and embedded the notion of terrorism deep into the American psyche, it changed everything. On Monday, when two bombs went off near the finish line...

Philosophy of life, on the beach

Wednesday, 17 Apr 2013 | Gautam Pandey | in Oped

The hatching and mass nesting of Olive Ridley turtles is an event in itself. It’s a privilege for anyone to film and document the development. The exercise of doing so leaves behind exciting memories and abiding love for nature and its inhabitants Forty-five days ago the Rushikulya beach in Odisha...

This uniform is no protection

Wednesday, 17 Apr 2013 | Salman Nizami | in Oped

Women police in Jammu and Kashmir face rampant discrimination and regular sexual harassment from their male colleagues The image of Kashmiri women wearing police uniforms is meant to evoke pride and inspire hope for a future where the rights of women will be protected in India. So why would female...

The truth is there for all to see

Wednesday, 17 Apr 2013 | Hari Om | in Oped

Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar is unnecessarily raking up the issue of inclusive development to mock at his Gujarat counterpoint. The fact is that Dalits, OBCs and minorities are well represented in public life and politics Janata Dal (United) leader and Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar has crossed the fine...

Think now | Alexander Pope

Wednesday, 17 Apr 2013 | Pioneer | in Thoughts

Words are like leaves; and where they most abound, Much fruit of sense beneath is rarely found. False eloquence, like the prismatic glass, Its gawdy colours spreads on ev'ry place; All glares alike, without distinction gay: But true expression, like th' unchanging Sun, Clears, and improves whate'er it shines...


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