Swachhta needs awareness, not toilets

Swachhta needs awareness, not toilets

Thursday, 27 December 2018 | Kota Sriraj

The Government has made sincere efforts in breaking records for toilet construction. But any such move can be successful only when these facilities are actually used. India lags far behind in encouraging its citizens to use toilets The National Democratic Alliance (NDA) Government’s efforts to drive the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan, coupled...

Win the battle of perception

Win the battle of perception

Tuesday, 25 December 2018 | Anil Gupta

How an event is presented to the Kashmiris and the nation at large helps build the narrative to a large extent. Hence, the media has a larger role to play in Jammu & Kashmir The State of Jammu & Kashmir is passing through a very crucial phase. While Government agencies are...

Sri Lanka story may not end happily

Sri Lanka story may not end happily

Monday, 24 December 2018 | Gwynne Dyer

One could write a heart-warming fairy tale about the turbulent events in the island nation in the past two months. But the story is never really over. The fairy tale will be preferred whenever possible You could write a heart-warming fairy tale about the turbulent events in the island nation of...

Invectives, anger and chaos

Monday, 24 December 2018 | Vinayshil Gautam

Our nation is so possessed with talk of piety and religiosity that there seems to be few takers of self-improvement with clear thinking Most of us love talking. As our level of agitation grows, we break away from our mother tongue and switch to English. The voice gets shriller, arguments become...

Follow the sage’s advice

Follow the sage’s advice

Monday, 24 December 2018 | JS Rajput

Rabindranath Tagore’s vision of education was one that is universally acceptable. It's time India reconsiders the basics of its education policy and systemic structures On December 22, 1901, history was created in Indian education when Rabindranath Tagore inaugurated his school in Shantiniketan. Various aspects of education and learning were churning his...

The economics of intoxicants

Saturday, 22 December 2018 | Nadeem Paracha

With most nation states either legalising or decriminalising marijuana/cannabis, is it time to legalise and ‘sin tax’ them? Those advocating a modification of the law claim it will help the Government generate large sums of taxation money In the last decade or so, many countries in Europe, South America, Canada and...

Business plan for the banking sector

Saturday, 22 December 2018 | Sudhansu R Das

In India, there is no paucity of credit, technology, skill or innovation. What is lacking is the will to ensure that bank credit serves the ultimate purpose We can’t jeopardise the future of one business to save the other. Similar is the case with the banking system that runs on a...

The mobile juggernaut

The mobile juggernaut

Saturday, 22 December 2018 | Moin Qazi

Cellphones are the best banking tool but we need to build infrastructure, align policies and create the tools that can empower the poor in a digital India Greater financial inclusiveness is a gateway for balanced development and a cohesive society. With billions of people already using mobile phones, the means to...

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