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The nuttiness of history in a nutshell

The nuttiness of history in a nutshell

Friday, 15 November 2019 | nadeem paracha

In analysing historical events, context provides uncomfortable perspectives that challenge simplistic versions of our understanding Histories, when confined to nutshells, become absolute facts devoid of context. They are turned into miniature caricatures, paraded as stripped actualities that anyone can dress in the manner they deem fit. This is particularly true in...

Learn from great CEOs

Learn from great CEOs

Wednesday, 13 November 2019 | Hima Bindu Kota

Their greatness lies in the fact that not only have they created profitable enterprises; they have also created brands that are etched forever in the imagination of consumers One can decidedly differentiate between an ordinary Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and a great one. Great CEOs are exemplary visionaries, with superlative managerial...

Indians voted for reforms in 2019 LS polls

Tuesday, 12 November 2019 | Karan Bhasin

The Finance Minister has indicated that a lot of the market rectifications or some of the other structural changes often on the list of economists are well on the cards, as a mandate of 303 makes them possible The year 2019 will go down in Indian history as a critical juncture...

Not a coup, just a big blunder

Tuesday, 12 November 2019 | Gwynne Dyer

If you are going to rig the vote, do it from the start. Don’t wait until the count shows that your candidate is not doing well and then intervene Democracy is in danger in Bolivia as the result of legitimate pressures from the poor. We cannot generate economic growth and well-being...

Time to secure South Asia

Time to secure South Asia

Tuesday, 12 November 2019 | M Ashraf Haidari

Regional economic integration remains the only option for addressing the long-standing, protracted interstate tensions in South Asia The South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) Chamber of Commerce recently hosted a conference on “Regional Economic Integration: A Catalyst for Socioeconomic Prosperity in South Asia.” I welcomed this timely forum. Afghanistan, a country-participant...

‘I still can’t bear to be near the remains of the wall’

‘I still can’t bear to be near the remains of the wall’

Monday, 11 November 2019 | Fanny Melle

I fled the East for West Berlin and found out that my ‘friends’ had been informing on me to the Stasi, recalls Fanny Melle I’ve lived in Berlin for 30 years — but have never gone near the Wall or what’s left of it. I spent so long trying to escape over...

Relating research to the country

Monday, 11 November 2019 | Vinayshil Gautam

The roots of R&D have to be Indian assumptions, environment-friendly methodologies and techniques which can work in the infrastructure available here The quality of research by Indians is well recognised. It is equally true that path-breaking research in Indian institutions, in practically most domains of study, is few and far between....

What are netas afraid of?

What are netas afraid of?

Monday, 11 November 2019 | Markandey Katju

If public figures do not indulge in misdeeds, they will hardly face any danger from anyone and will not need any security cover, be it SPG or Z+ A big hue and cry has been raised by Congressmen over the withdrawal of SPG (Special Protection Group) security cover for Sonia Gandhi,...

Sunday Edition

Cleaning Delhi’s Air An Ethical and Economic Dilemma

10 November 2019 | Dr Manish Kumar Shrivastava | Agenda

Beyond Time and Space

10 November 2019 | Dr Asha Goswami | Agenda

Loving your own space

10 November 2019 | Sarita Mathur | Agenda

We need love to exist

10 November 2019 | Ajit Kumar Bishnoi | Agenda

Stay alert to keep mind in shape

10 November 2019 | Bharat Bhushan Padmadeo | Agenda

Ayodhya judgment: Reasons & resolution

10 November 2019 | PNS | Agenda