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Prepare for the worst, hope for the best

Friday, 20 Jul 2018 | Ajoy Kumar | in Edit

A solution to India’s water crisis can be found by allowing professionals to tackle the threat instead of expecting our elected representatives to be the panacea for our water troubles A popular Hollywood film, Mad Max: Fury Road, is based in a post-apocalyptic world where there is a dictatorial, brutal...

Keeping the faith

Friday, 20 Jul 2018 | Pioneer | in Edit

Supreme Court has upheld gender equality by questioning the ban on women of a certain age entering the Sabarimala temple Devotion and faith have no gender and the seeker has the divine right to seek solace in a shrine without fear. In questioning the ban on women of a certain age...

Bravehearts

Friday, 20 Jul 2018 | Pioneer | in Edit

Sometimes, when you least expect it, life throws you a curveball. That’s how it all started with former actor Sonali Bendre when she was diagnosed with cancer. Yes, she is blessed that she has access to the best medical treatment but her spirit, like that of millions of survivors, shines...

Tears for fears

Friday, 20 Jul 2018 | Pioneer | in Edit

What HD Kumaraswamy’s sudden pitch for Rahul as Prime Ministerial candidate instead of Mayawati tells us Karnataka Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy, he of tragedy king fame, has just about managed to dry the copious tears he shed a few days ago where he told Janata Dal Secular (JDS) party activists —...

From Russia, with learnings

Friday, 20 Jul 2018 | Kushan Mitra | in Oped

Sport has often been compared to war, minus the weapons. But there are lessons from the World Cup that are applicable to all facets of life Well, the Football World Cup has come to an end, and what a game it was: Full of excitement, surprises and some great football it...

It’s not (quite) as bad as it seems

Friday, 20 Jul 2018 | Gwynne Dyer | in Oped

If the US had treated post-Soviet Russia less brutally in the 1990s, there might never have been support in Russia for an aggrieved nationalist like Putin In a particularly bad week for wrecking behaviour, US President Donald Trump trashed the NATO summit, declared the European Union a “foe”, undermined Prime...

Myths and realities around inequality

Friday, 20 Jul 2018 | Navneet Anand | in Oped

Slowly but steadily India is winning the battle against extreme poverty. Theories and data arguing otherwise seem biased Traveling is often fun, thanks to the training one received, as a journalist and a research scholar at New Delhi’s Jawaharlal Nehru University, most often, professional trips turn into an exercise in real-life...

The car is a robot

Friday, 20 Jul 2018 | Kushan Mitra | in Automobile

There is no reason why car makers, who offer driver assistance systems in their models abroad, should trim them in India Over the past 12 months, I have experienced the future of driving and well, it is not the future anymore, it is the present. This is the automation on cars,...

China attempting to square the circle

Thursday, 19 Jul 2018 | Claude Arpi | in Edit

Jinping’s desire to make China a global power may land him in trouble as the Communist Party can’t rule without creating resentment. This will bring China to a dead-end China is a big country, a powerful state, but a nervous nation. Beijing is today able to rule far beyond its...

Prasad’s offer

Thursday, 19 Jul 2018 | Pioneer | in Edit

BJP, Congress should work together onWomen’s Reservation Bill and triple talaq law Women, who have an almost equal heft as male voters going by Election Commission figures for 2014 and who outran men in turning out for the UP Assembly election last year, are definitely driving policies and compelling a discourse...


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