When paedophiles get recognition

When paedophiles get recognition

Friday, 19 April 2019 | Hasan Khurshid

The Wahhabi/Salafi school, which provides impetus to militant Islamists in Pakistan, is at the root of the exploitation of minorities. This agony will stay unless Muslim clerics across the globe come forward and end a destructive ideology Paedophilia is a psychiatric disorder where an adult experiences an exclusive sexual attraction to...

An elusive educational quest

An elusive educational quest

Wednesday, 17 April 2019 | Hima Bindu Kota

India must be innovative in its approach and work out policies to boost research if its demographic dividend is to be tapped into. Advancing research should be the way forward Research is the cornerstone of great institutions. Without it, a professor should not be eligible to teach at the university level...

What the manifestoes really promise

Tuesday, 16 April 2019 | PK Vasudeva

While the Congress’ 2019 document deals with ‘national security’ more extensively than the previous one, the BJP's 2014 vision paper was far more comprehensive and focussed on the issue than what has been presented this time Political parties prepare election manifestoes with an intention to lure the people, so that...

India’s sugar imbroglio

Tuesday, 16 April 2019 | Uttam Gupta

The Government’s irresistible desire to control sugar prices is doing much harm to the industry. Upholding market dynamics should be the way forward In the run-up to the Assembly elections in Uttar Pradesh in 2017, the BJP had promised immediate payment of all sugarcane arrears (money that sugar mills owe...

Indonesia’s electoral theatre

Indonesia’s electoral theatre

Tuesday, 16 April 2019 | Gautam jha

As Indonesians vote for their next President and Vice President, the world looks up to them to throw a viable and strong leadership. A mature electorate is gearing up to show the power of democracy As India, the largest democracy of the world,  is poised to elect its new government,...

Libya: Haftar’s last throw?

Libya: Haftar’s last throw?

Monday, 15 April 2019 | Gwynne Dyer

Gen Khalifa Haftar, Gaddafi’s old foe, is making his big bid for power even as Serraj remains irrelevant. Libyans have to make a choice between the 76-year-old dictator and continuing chaos, poverty and intermittent low-level violence as the militias squabble over the spoils With Khalifa Haftar’s forces stalled outside the capital,...

Change for fulfilment

Monday, 15 April 2019 | Vinayshil Gautam

It is the process of life without which one can only be a victim of claptrap slogans and businesses, which exploit human frailties Change is an emotive word — much has been spun around it. In the American presidential electoral process for example, former US President Barack Obama romped home to...

Women as superheroes

Women as superheroes

Monday, 15 April 2019 | Swapna Majumdar

Changes being brought about by self-motivated village activists need to be recognised and celebrated. They have broken the shackles of caste and patriarchy Left by her parents to fend for herself at a residential school for poor children when she was just five, this was probably the best thing that happened...

Sunday Edition

Links Hanuman to Dalits

14 April 2019 | PTI | Sunday Pioneer

Prashant Kishor rubbishes Rabri's merger bid claim

14 April 2019 | PTI | Sunday Pioneer

513 ceasefire violations by Pak post Balakot strike: Army

14 April 2019 | PTI | Sunday Pioneer

Sadiq Batcha’s wife wants his death re-probed

14 April 2019 | Kumar Chellappan | Sunday Pioneer

TN: EC seizes over `552 crore unaccounted cash, jewellery

14 April 2019 | PTI | Sunday Pioneer