Secularisation without secularism

Secularisation without secularism

Saturday, 09 March 2019 | Nadeem Paracha

Economic, scientific and political modernity saw Muslim reformers relegate rituals to the private sphere but transform Islam as an identity marker In his 2007 book, A Secular Age, Canadian philosopher Charles Tylor wrote that three categories of secularism have evolved since the proper emergence of the idea — mainly from the...

Swachch lesson from Odisha

Swachch lesson from Odisha

Thursday, 07 March 2019 | G Mathi Vathanan

The FSSM system has been a success in designing a scalable solution to septage management. More needs to be done now to achieve universal coverage for safe human waste disposal The Union Government, State Governments as well as local self-governments are grappling with the Herculean challenges of urban sanitation. Indeed, while...

Cross hurdles to win the race

Wednesday, 06 March 2019 | Kalyani Shankar

The Pulwama terror attack has certainly diverted the attention from earlier issues like Rafale, jobs and agriculture crisis. The Opposition faces the challenge of not only changing the national security narrative but also the BJP’s communicative strategy After the Pulwama terror attack on February 14 and India’s subsequent retaliation to it, poll...

We cannot ignore farm crisis

Wednesday, 06 March 2019 | Ranjeet Mehta

Doubling farmers’ income cannot happen without increasing sales and market rate of their produce. Cold chains can certainly make this happen Around 60 per cent of the population in India lives in rural areas and is mostly engaged in agriculture. The Indian Government has committed to double the farmers’ income by...

Win long-term stock pick

Win long-term stock pick

Wednesday, 06 March 2019 | Hima Bindu Kota

While quantitative factors help give a ratio analysis of a stock, a qualitative analysis helps an investor take an informed decision based on its quality Picking undervalued stocks requires both quantitative and qualitative analysis. Quantitative factors use more of numbers and can be analysed through a ratio analysis or other valuation...

Let's not forget the basics of countering terrorism

Tuesday, 05 March 2019 | PK Vasudeva

The Balakot air raid is a wake-up call for the Modi government to modernise its defence forces rather than putting the blame on previous regimes. Otherwise, it would cut a sorry figure during encounters with age-old weapons against its adversaries After the Pulwama massacre, where more than 40 CRPF jawans...

Thumbs up for quick diplomacy

Tuesday, 05 March 2019 | Annpurna Nautiyal

The international response to the IAF’s air strike in Balakot reflects not only the changed course of India’s foreign policy but also its growing clout In the midst of a troublesome war hysteria in the Indian sub-continent, the release of  Indian Air Force  (IAF) pilot Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman was heartening....

Reclaim self-confidence

Reclaim self-confidence

Tuesday, 05 March 2019 | Prafull Goradia

The lack of will has allowed a non-disputed issue like the Ram Janmabhoomi to acquire such dimensions. It’s high time we get over old complexes and act as free citizens Many an onlooker would be laughing at the manner in which India has dealt with the Ram Janmabhoomi issue. Until...