The rise of conspiracy theories and fantasies

The rise of conspiracy theories and fantasies

Monday, 23 September 2019 | Nadeem Paracha

Complex political, economic, demographic shifts and the mushrooming of social media sites have all contributed in making fantastical explanations, that were once relegated to the lunatic fringe, migrate to the mainstream In 2005, an independent filmmaker, Dylan Avery, made a documentary called Loose Change. The film explores the many conspiracy theories...

Focus on making history

Focus on making history

Friday, 20 September 2019 | VV Sundar

There is a lesson to be learnt from the coverage of the Chandrayaan-2 mission and that is there is a difference between witnessing an epic feat unfold and achieving it There is a performance zone in which we all thrive. When handling critical projects, teams not only require resources but also...

Ship-breaking poisoning the environment

Ship-breaking poisoning the environment

Thursday, 19 September 2019 | Kota Sriraj

The pipes and steel body of a vessel hold an average of 1,40,000 PPM mercury, that is released into the air during the dismantling process. This puts labourers and technical staff at risk The ship-breaking business in India is booming as many nations across the world have completely banned dismantling of...

The mystery of drone strikes

Thursday, 19 September 2019 | Gwynne Dyer

Though Pompeo blamed Iran for the attacks on Saudi oil, Trump doesn’t want a full-scale war with it and neither does the kingdom US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo dismissed the Houthi claim that the Yemeni rebel group had carried out Saturday’s strike on two huge Saudi Arabian oil processing facilities....

Free the land to save Earth

Free the land to save Earth

Thursday, 19 September 2019 | Indra Shekhar Singh

Degraded tracts can be used for orchards and agro-forestry to help store more carbon in the soil. This will help mitigate the effects of climate change The fire of humanity’s end has started to burn the Amazon rainforests. Our hunger for destruction of forests is older than the Roman Empire’s greed...

Will Modi bite the UCC bullet?

Wednesday, 18 September 2019 | Kalyani Shankar

‘One nation, one law’ is a necessity and the sooner the Uniform Civil Code comes, the better, though it is a sensitive issue and should be handled delicately by having more public debates and discussions Will Prime Minister Narendra Modi go for a Uniform Civil Code (UCC), particularly after being prompted...

Time to up the game

Wednesday, 18 September 2019 | Rupesh Dutta

India is losing to China in the fight to woo Myanmar, the latest geo-economic battleground, says Rupesh Dutta In the last five years, India has achieved notable success in strengthening relations with its immediate neighbours, Sri Lanka and Nepal. However, the other major economy in the region, China, is determined to...

The need of the hour

The need of the hour

Wednesday, 18 September 2019 | Hima Bindu Kota

To mitigate environmental risks , we have to make costly adaptations. Nations need funds for this, making climate finance a vital resource Every nation and individual is exposed to the risks of climate change and we have to make several adaptations to mitigate them. These largescale measures are costly. So nations...

State Editions

Man kills wife for ‘adultery’ in Prem Nagar, surrenders

23 September 2019 | Staff Reporter | Delhi

City sees decline in butterflies this year

23 September 2019 | Sapna Singh | Delhi

IIT Delhi team to study impact of odd-even scheme

23 September 2019 | PTI | Delhi

CM to speak on anti-pollution steps at Denmark summit

23 September 2019 | Staff Reporter | Delhi

Sisodia inaugurates cultural event Awam Ki Awaz in Capital

23 September 2019 | Staff Reporter | Delhi

PWD to finish work on Pragati Maidan tunnel by Jan

23 September 2019 | GAYATHRI MAN | Delhi

Sunday Edition

Prioritising Strategic Economic Cooperation

22 September 2019 | Asoke Mukerji | Agenda

The complexities of caste system

22 September 2019 | Kumar Chellappan | Agenda

Dukh, Dard and a Season of Hope

22 September 2019 | Excerpt | Agenda

Astroturf | Empower your mind for success

22 September 2019 | Bharat Bhushan Padmadeo | Agenda

Talktime | ‘Casting procedure should be streamlined'

22 September 2019 | MUSBA HASHMI | Sunday Pioneer

Pushing musical limit

22 September 2019 | Shalini Saksena | Sunday Pioneer