Smart thinking and smarter politics

Smart thinking and smarter politics

Tuesday, 26 February 2019 | Adithya Anil Variath

For India to adopt Industry 4.0, it is essential that policy makers harness the change instead of being a reactive agent, says Adithya Anil Variath The neologism — fourth Industrial Revolution or Industry 4.0 — is not uncommon for policy makers and technocrats. Klaus Schwab, founder and executive chairman of...

Dravidian pride at stake

Dravidian pride at stake

Saturday, 23 February 2019 | Kumar Chellappan

With the Congress and the BJP stitching alliances with DMK and AIADMK respectively, some interesting action awaits Tamil Nadu with both regional parties having to battle contradictions Well, Tamil Nadu is ready for the quinquennial Lok Sabha election which may take place in the month of April. With the Dravida Munnetra...

Give political shakti to women

Friday, 22 February 2019 | Swapna Majumdar

Increasingly, women have shown equal, if not greater, understanding of their role as leaders. But obstacles are many and they have to triumph over them. Most important of all, the power to give women a chance still rests with the men When many of the guests left her wedding reception...

Waiting for polls in Nigeria

Friday, 22 February 2019 | Gwynne Dyer

Nigerian politicians switch parties as often as they change wives. You would think that such a system could not survive but it still does Lengthy delays before announcing the results of African elections are commonplace (the Democratic Republic of Congo last month, Zimbabwe last July, etc). It just means that...

Words without meaning

Words without meaning

Friday, 22 February 2019 | Amitabh Shukla

Though general elections are a few months away, the BJP and the Congress are simply attacking each other. Will they pull out a rabbit from their hats and bring a fresh narrative? After Priyanka Gandhi Vadra’s entry into active politics, our grand old party, the Congress, looks energised, motivated and...