Ajoy Kumar

Ajoy Kumar

A blip in India’s story

A blip in India’s story

Friday, 11 January 2019 | Ajoy Kumar

Economic prowess, strategic capability and the way world leaders perceive a nation are crucial markers of our foreign policy. The Modi Government has failed on each count The ‘Free Hugs Campaign’ is a social movement that involves individuals who offer hugs to other people  to showcase the power of a...

Tragedy of countless abandoned schemes

Tragedy of countless abandoned schemes

Friday, 28 September 2018 | Ajoy Kumar

Track-record of the Modi Government shows that it has announced a plethora of schemes only to forget them later. The recently launched PMJAY scheme does not hold out much hope either In Brazil, there is a famous story about a footballer named Carlos Kaiser. Brazil is synonymous with producing famous footballers...

Another ‘interesting’ two weeks...

Another ‘interesting’ two weeks...

Friday, 14 September 2018 | Ajoy Kumar

A bimonthly recap of the strange times our country is going through will provide some entertainment. But ludicrous comments by BJP leaders, which they utter without any filters, take the cake The past week has been momentous. The Supreme Court examined the constitutional validity of Section 377 of the Indian Penal...

Cow protection: BJP doesn't walk the talk

Cow protection: BJP doesn't walk the talk

Friday, 31 August 2018 | Ajoy Kumar

The BJP harps about the importance of the cow. But talk is cheap. To make a meaningful difference, one needs the will to take unbiased action which the ruling party lacks A few weeks back, while commenting on the repeated instances of alleged mob killings by vigilantes in Rajastan’s Alwar district,...

India: Independent but not free

India: Independent but not free

Friday, 17 August 2018 | Ajoy Kumar

Even as India celebrated its 72nd Independence day this week, a glance at the current state of media regulation will reveal how Press freedom is constrained in small and large ways This week, India celebrated its 72nd anniversary of independence. Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru on the midnight of August 15, 1947, spoke...

Constitutional vision for a better India

Constitutional vision for a better India

Friday, 03 August 2018 | Ajoy Kumar

While there may be things to admire about ancient India there were also many social ills we should not go back to; the country stands at the crossroads Over the past four years, India has been in the midst of a tug of war. This tug of war is less...

Prepare for the worst, hope for the best

Friday, 20 July 2018 | Ajoy Kumar

A solution to India’s water crisis can be found by allowing professionals to tackle the threat instead of expecting our elected representatives to be the panacea for our water troubles A popular Hollywood film, Mad Max: Fury Road, is based in a post-apocalyptic world where there is a dictatorial, brutal...

We must demand better of our rulers

Monday, 09 July 2018 | Ajoy Kumar

A sexist, misogynist social order needs a proactive Government to effect change and give women a sense of security. We must, as a society, set ourselves higher standards Disheartening does not begin to describe the past two weeks. It has been a week where the Thomson Reuters Foundation came out with...

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