The gift of science or a burden of law?

The gift of science or a burden of law?

Tuesday, 15 January 2019 | Kalpana Apte/ Shamla Dupte

The biggest blanket assumption that the Surrogacy (Regulation) Bill makes is that all surrogacy centres have been exploiting would-be mothers. It doesn’t fit with the existing legislation around reproductive rights or gender justice Our sexual and reproductive rights are realised only when the country’s laws and policies reflect these in totality...

Legacy of a lyrical genius

Legacy of a lyrical genius

Saturday, 12 January 2019 | kk paul

In an illustrious career spanning over a few decades, there was no dearth of awards but the real reward is the adulation of the people which kept Majrooh Sultanpuri going till a ripe old age   The song, Chah Barbaad Karegi Hemen...’ from KL Saigal’s film, Shahjehan (1946) and ‘Papa kehte...

Using a cannon to kill the flies

Friday, 11 January 2019 | S Veena Iyer

By drafting norms to modify the loan system for large borrowers only, is the Central bank trying to be a helicopter parent again? Smaller accounts, too, are culprits. The RBI must look for a more practical and effective way of financial discipline In December, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI)...

Justice delayed but not denied

Friday, 11 January 2019 | Navneet Anand

While VP Singh’s overnight embrace of Mandal Commission recommendations caused a serious stir, the 2019 tool is a step in the right direction The summer of 1990 was simmering in more ways than one. The decision to implement the controversial Mandal Commission recommendations led to widespread agitation. As young students,...

The stellar logic of Kumbh

The stellar logic of Kumbh

Friday, 11 January 2019 | Priyadarshi Dutta

Calendars can fall victims to the phenomenon of culture and nationalism supplanting astronomical principles that lie at their foundation A perusal of the official website of Kumbh Mela, 2019 — hosted by the Prayagraj Mela Pradhikaran, Uttar Pradesh — reveals why this is not a kumbh at all. It mentioned...

Rein in heavy metal exposure

Rein in heavy metal exposure

Thursday, 10 January 2019 | Kota Sriraj

Lead is a silent killer and its ever-increasing presence in our food and the environment is alarming. The Government needs to act fast and limit our growing exposure to it before it takes a heavy toll on human lives Earlier this month, a food manufacturer of a popular brand was pulled...

Why is a pot calling the kettle black?

Thursday, 10 January 2019 | Hiranmay Karlekar

BNP’s fulminations about wholesale rigging of the recent elections would make a horse laugh Time was when horse-drawn carriages were an important part of Dhaka’s transportation system. Those driving them, addressed as ‘Chaudhuris,’ were a law unto themselves. Their favourite retort to requests for fare reduction was, “Ki koitachhen Karta! Shuinle...

Portraits of a city bard

Portraits of a city bard

Thursday, 10 January 2019 | Santanu Ganguly

Mrinal Sen, the last of the triad of breakthrough Bengali film-makers with Satyajit Ray and Ritwik Ghatak, has left a legacy of craftsmanship that celebrated humanism My first introduction to Mrinal Sen was through his films Calcutta 71 and Chorus. Both the films were telecast on the national channel soon after...

State Editions

Recalling “Humanist” MN Roy’s Deep bond with Doon

21 January 2019 | JASKIRAN CHOPRA | Dehradun

Divorcee’s body found in home

21 January 2019 | PNS | Dehradun

Migration from the mountains & how to check it

21 January 2019 | Ashish Joshi | Dehradun

Opp condemns BJP MLA’s remark against Mayawati

21 January 2019 | PNS | Lucknow

BJP MLA apologises for remarks on Mayawati

21 January 2019 | PNS | Lucknow

Sunday Edition

Globe Trotting

20 January 2019 | Agencies | Sunday Pioneer

Sharif not completely well, says special medical board

20 January 2019 | PTI | Sunday Pioneer

Bangladesh PM Hasina says Govt will work for all

20 January 2019 | PTI | Sunday Pioneer