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Modi sarkar’s nuclear doctrine

Sunday, 25 May 2014 | Rajiv Nayan | in Agenda

In the 2014 Parliamentary elections, the country, once again, did not witness any serious debate on the foreign policy front. As the new Government assumes office, it should explore modes of foreign policy preparations In the run-up to Indian elections, political parties release their election manifestos which rarely generate more than...


Sunday, 25 May 2014 | P Stobdan | in Agenda

Narendra Modi has not been jingoistic about China. To be sure, he has handled Gujarat's business ties, especially the diamond business, with China. Together with China, India could fill the strategic vacuum in West Asia for common good. Also, Indo-China relations need not be, and should not be, a zero...

An Asian century

Sunday, 25 May 2014 | Mukul Sanwal | in Agenda

Foreign policy goals, influence and threat perceptions are shaped by a combination of economic capacity, technological leadership, diplomatic leverage as well as military strength. The BJP manifesto, to recall, seeks India’s “rightful place in the comity of nations and in international institutions” through “global strategic engagement in a new...

Indo-Pacific Ties Crucial

Sunday, 25 May 2014 | Sujit Dutta | in Agenda

Today, it is in the Indo-Pacific that India’s opportunities, strongest partnerships and principal challenges lie. The new Government needs to reconfigure the Look East Policy for development and invest it with new meaning as a key pillar of India’s foreign policy From both the economic and security perspectives, India’s ties with...

Modi’s India: a glint of hope

Sunday, 25 May 2014 | Cleo Pascal | in Agenda

Across the globe, now that the world’s largest elections are through, capital cities are scrutinising India with the anticipation of seeing that sharp glint of strength which indicates they have channels of constructive pursuits. Essentially, Modi’s India spells strength and hope for those looking to break through boundaries For the last...

ModI-fying India-Australia ties

Sunday, 25 May 2014 | Ashutosh Misra | in Agenda

New approaches and shifts now are inescapable and Australia too looks at India to herald a new era in bilateral cooperation. Under the Modi Government now, New Delhi will have to move beyond the tried and tested idealism-pragmatism conundrum, which had hitherto plagued the UPA’s foreign policy It will not be...

Benares: Karma, Destiny and Freewill!

Sunday, 18 May 2014 | UTTAM SINHA and MANOJ KUMAR MISHRA | in Agenda

With more than a hundred names, Benares has a boundless range of facets as well. UTTAM SINHA and MANOJ KUMAR MISHRA demostrate how the cultural, the literary, the historical and the political, all merge in this dynamic and fascinating city As you trudge through the narrow lanes and descend the slippery...


Sunday, 11 May 2014 | CHANDAN MITRA | in Agenda

CHANDAN MITRA recounts the highs and lows of his experience while contesting the Lok Sabha election from Hooghly in the heat and sweat of mid-summer Bengal The headline of this piece is based on a famous slip of the tongue by then Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi while addressing an election rally...

The queen of hearts

Sunday, 04 May 2014 | RINKU GHOSH | in Agenda

The representation of the female lead in Hindi cinema has undergone various transformations throughout the decades. RINKU GHOSH chronicles her nuances, both cinematic and now economic, and studies how she has been faring against all odds Alka Singh aka Revolver Rani has aced it as our own catwoman, all feline grace...

Confluence of portrayals

Sunday, 27 Apr 2014 | SIDHARTH BHATIA | in Agenda

With her charisma, expertise and legacy of impactful roles, Waheeda Rehman is a worthy subject of discourse for cinema lovers. Nasreen Munni Kabir's questioning style, though gentle and well-informed, veers away from certain insights which could have been pertinent, though it does reinforce our perceptions of the classic actress Our relationship...



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UTC to use 180 buses to ferry Yoga participants

21 Jun 2018 | PNS | Dehradun

Uttarakhand Transport Corporation (UTC) would use 180 buses of its fleet on Dehradun and Haridwar routes to ferry the Yoga participants from Haridwar and also to take them back after the International Yoga Day show at Forest Research Institute (FRI) in Dehradun is over. Divisional manager (Operational) UTC Dehradun, Pawan Mehra while talking to The pioneer said on Wednesday that around 280 busses operate from Dehradun depot...

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