A tightrope walk

A tightrope walk

Wednesday, 31 July 2019 | Uttam Gupta

Instead of mobilising funds through overseas sovereign bonds, the Government must focus on making its balance sheet more robust and improve the quality of fiscal discipline In the Union Budget presented on July 5, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman proposed an “overseas sovereign borrowing plan” to partly fund an ambitious investment programme...

Dam for nations: Doom for diversity

Saturday, 27 July 2019 | Neeraj Mahar

Ecological concerns have always been sacrificed at the altar of development. The same will be the case of the Pancheshwar region, which is home to a variety of species Thousands of hectares of broadleaf forests, dominated by sal and flanking small hamlets, that skirt meticulously carved out terrace farms in the...

Time to change the script

Time to change the script

Saturday, 27 July 2019 | A Amarender Reddy

The nationalisation of banks was a progressive decision taken by the Indira Gandhi Government given the prevalent context. But it is now time to make them more autonomous and competitive The nationalisation of the 14 largest commercial banks on July 19, 1969, by the then Indira Gandhi Government, was the most...

A woman's human right

A woman's human right

Friday, 26 July 2019 | Swapna Majumdar

Investment in family planning counselling corners is essential not just to fulfill India's pledge at the International Conference on Population and Development to give women reproductive choices but also because women should be allowed to plan their future In Bihar, a State where many girls are married early — some as...

Summing up 50 days of Modi 2.0

Friday, 26 July 2019 | kumardeep Banerjee

A $5 trillion economy is worth the goal. The first 50 days have set the right tone. What needs to be done is to follow up with a pragmatic on-ground approach Last week, I met a friend at an Embassy (I would prefer not disclosing the name lest we destroy the...

Facing climate emergency

Facing climate emergency

Friday, 26 July 2019 | VK Bahuguna

As climate change becomes more palpable, it’s time for us to take appropriate actions post the commitments made in the Paris deal. We need to drop the status quo-ist mindset The effects of climate change are no longer knocking at our doors but have entered our homes, unsettling normal life and...

Dual-pronged approach to flood relief

Dual-pronged approach to flood relief

Thursday, 25 July 2019 | Joyeeta Bhattacharjee

A comprehensive strategy that includes a mix of crisis response and impact mitigation, while also taking into account urban and rural planning, livelihood issues and health perspective, is needed to mitigate the north-eastern State’s agony The deluge that hit Assam recently has left 33 districts badly affected. It caused miseries to more...

Animals deserve a dignified living

Thursday, 25 July 2019 | Hiranmay Karlekar

There is no reason why other living beings cannot be treated like humans. A mass movement is needed to end the suffering of dogs A report in the Delhi edition of The Pioneer on Sunday, July 21, quoted the well-known actor, John Abraham, as saying that animals should be treated at...

Sunday Edition

Game on!

18 August 2019 | Pioneer | Agenda

Krishna, the nation builder

18 August 2019 | Dr. Asha Goswami | Agenda

Happiness in digital world

18 August 2019 | Dr Awdhesh Singh | Agenda

Faith does more than heal

18 August 2019 | Ajit Kumar Bishnoi | Agenda

Astroturf | Let love play the game changer

18 August 2019 | Bharat Bhushan Padmadeo | Agenda

Art for the soul

18 August 2019 | Shalini Saksena | Sunday Pioneer