China threatens global governance

China threatens global governance

Saturday, 25 September 2021 | Gaurie Dwivedi

A forward-looking United Nations, which will ‘save succeeding generations from the scourge of war', is sine qua non On June 23, 2019 in Rome, at the headquarters of the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO), the UN's systemic flaws became apparent. The election of the Director-General of FAO served as a grim...

Role of community radios in India

Role of community radios in India

Thursday, 23 September 2021 | Brijender Singh Panwar

The Government must realise the importance of community radios and  sustain them by providing financial support and professional facilities The role of Community Radio Stations (CRS) in disseminating critical information during the period of the Covid-19 pandemicis hardly known. Over 322 Community Radios in India, managed by educational institutions called Campus...

The ‘high command' diktat in Punjab

The ‘high command' diktat in Punjab

Wednesday, 22 September 2021 | Kalyani Shankar

Punjab is the story of ascending power of the two Gandhis who persuaded their mother to replace the Captain with a weak leader After months of suspense, Punjab chief minister Captain Amarinder Singh has been replaced with Dalit leader Charanjit Singh Channi this week. Punjab being a border state affected by...

Breastfeeding is the best feeding

Breastfeeding is the best feeding

Wednesday, 22 September 2021 | Arun Gupta

Adequate breastfeeding to infants can reduce the mother’s diabetes and cancer chances India ranks at 79 out of 98 countries that have policies and programmes for protection, promotion and support of breastfeeding and infant and young child feeding. An international study estimates that India could prevent 100,000 child deaths and more...

Deforestation in India during British rule

Deforestation in India during British rule

Wednesday, 22 September 2021 | BKP Sinha

The British aimed to corner a fair share of India’s lucrative trade and considered small patches of forests as wastelands as these were not a source of revenue Although there is an abundance of writing on the history of deforestation in India, the absence of an objectively written history is painfully...

Justice in high-profile corporate cases

Justice in high-profile corporate cases

Tuesday, 21 September 2021 | J Gopikrishnan

In the Tata vs Mistry case, the SC missed a golden opportunity to lay down legal principles that corporate India can be guided by Many a time, delivery of justice in high profile corporate cases is curious and subject of debate. The interplay of jurisprudence, facts, merits and delivery of justice...

AUKUS: A new Alliance Is Born!

AUKUS: A new Alliance Is Born!

Tuesday, 21 September 2021 | Gwynne Dyer

This ‘alliance' has not been gestating for very long When the 9/11 happened in 2001 and the US armed forces went on full alert, National Security Adviser Condoleezza Rice got on the direct line to Moscow and told Vladimir Putin not to worry: the United States was not going to attack...

Asset monetisation: Will it take off?

Asset monetisation: Will it take off?

Tuesday, 21 September 2021 | Uttam Gupta

The biggest bottleneck is the cumbersome procedures involved in striking such deals and the accompanying bureaucratic red tape In her maiden budget presented to Parliament on in 2019, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman laid a roadmap for catapulting the Indian economy to $5 trillion by 2024-25, its most crucial component being investment...

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