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The womb industry

Sunday, 20 Nov 2016 | Ananya Borgohain | in Agenda

Are women baby-making machines? The proposed Surrogacy Bill 2016 seeks to ensure that they aren’t reduced to that status, but there is also an alternative argument against it. ANANYA BORGOHAIN explores both sides of the debate on commercial surrogacy ban A middle-aged surrogate mother in an Indian village, who wishes to...

The cursed child of the House of Tata

Sunday, 13 Nov 2016 | Kushan Mitra | in Agenda

The Nano was supposed to be Tata's gift to India. Instead, the world’s ‘cheapest’ car — unveiled at the 2008 Auto Expo — became one of the finest examples of hubris in modern Indian business, writes KUSHAN MITRA A few hours before Ratan Naval Tata unveiled the Tata Nano at the...

Ramayana’s universal appeal

Sunday, 06 Nov 2016 | Dr Pramod Pathak | in Agenda

Ramayana is not just a literary achievement; it is a fountain of heartfelt faith. A stern tale of dharma, it holds out grand lessons for life and society — in India and beyond, writes Dr Pramod Pathak Ram and Ramayana signify many things to many people. With competitive politics...

Diwali Dilwalon ki!

Sunday, 30 Oct 2016 | Ananya Borgohain | in Agenda

Our perpetually turbulent relations with the neighbouring country have hit a new low and it is essential that we see that coy glimpse of tranquility somewhere, however brief the moment may be. Thankfully, this spirit of good triumphing over evil has been upheld by many in the country to make...

India in UNSC:Quest for permanent foothold

Sunday, 23 Oct 2016 | Rajesh Singh | in Agenda

Despite wide-ranging backing and compelling arguments, expansion of the United Nations Security Council remains in limbo. Part of the reason is the complex mechanism in place to bring about the change, explains RAJESH SINGH . In November 2012, US President Barack Obama...

Amma, the enigma

Sunday, 16 Oct 2016 | Kumar Chellappan | in Agenda

Much has been written about J Jayalalithaa by journalists and political commentators in Tamil Nadu as well as outsiders, especially in light of her recent health concerns. But who the real Jayalalithaa is continues to be a mystery. She has not allowed anyone to get past the unassailable wall she...

The Indian-American diaspora in the US elections 2016

Sunday, 09 Oct 2016 | Rajesh Singh | in Agenda

Few people are as well tuned to the politics of Washington DC and to the Indian expectations as Timothy Roemer, former US Ambassador to India. Roemer — who was in India recently — spoke to RAJESH SINGH on the growing India-US relationship, and what the outcome of the upcoming presidential...

The Ladakh paradox

Sunday, 02 Oct 2016 | Ananya Borgohain | in Agenda

Ladakh is often so romanticised that most fail to see beyond its stunning beauty; wherein lie daily economic struggle, environmental hardship, military domination, and isolation from varied markers of modernisation. ANANYA BORGOHAIN visits the region and explores the lives of its local people who are recreating an image of the...

India’s hour of reckoning

Sunday, 25 Sep 2016 | Dr Ashutosh Misra | in Agenda

India should learn to pay back in kind by employing the bleeding through a thousand cuts strategy. Pakistan has been able to hurt us constantly by building operational networks and human assets in our country. India must come out of its moral policy predicaments and be realistic When passions run...

North Korea’s troubling N-trajectory

Sunday, 18 Sep 2016 | Dr Rajaram Panda | in Agenda

By conducting the fifth nuclear test, North Korea has not only brought the N-issue to the centre stage of world politics, but also heralded an element of volatility in the security scenario in Northeast Asia — the implication of which could be pregnant with many unpredictable consequences After conducting the...

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HEC, Paras Healthcare to run Multi Super Speciality Hospital

18 Jan 2018 | PNS | Ranchi

Heavy Engineering Corporation (HEC) and Paras Healthcare today announced to run a 300 bedded super speciality hospital providing tertiary care services in the Capital City. A PPP project for the same was signed by CMD, HEC, Avijit Ghosh and MD, Paras Healthcare, Dr Dharminder Nagar on Tuesday...

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