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Ajoy Kumar

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Who is an Indian?

Who is an Indian?

Friday, 18 October 2019 | Ajoy Kumar

Ghulam Dastagir, who saved hundreds of lives during the Bhopal gas tragedy, and Nobel Prize winner Abhijit Banerjee are true Indians who continue to inspire us One of my favourite ways to travel around the country is to board a train. Unfortunately, due to pressing engagements and the urgency of modern...

Anatomy of hate crime

Anatomy of hate crime

Friday, 28 June 2019 | Ajoy Kumar

Increasing cases of mob lynchings indicate that either the BJP Government does not care or it has no control and has its hands tied. The latter is hard to believe On June 18, Tabrez Ansari, a 24-year-old Muslim boy, was lynched by a mob in Jharkhand’s Kharsawan district on the suspicion...

India’s parched future

India’s parched future

Friday, 14 June 2019 | Ajoy Kumar

Forty per cent of our population or more than one in three will have no access to drinking water by 2030. That’s less than 11 years away. Policy must be backed by individual restraint A few days ago, a fight broke out in the city of Ranchi which resulted in the...

No time for TV rhetoric

No time for TV rhetoric

Friday, 31 May 2019 | Ajoy Kumar

Cong will have to take the values it holds dear like those of equality, fighting violence with reason and scientific temper to the people and convince them by action The performance of the Congress in the Lok Sabha elections was extremely disappointing and it is important for a responsible political...

Musings on science

Musings on science

Friday, 17 May 2019 | Ajoy Kumar

As the election season comes to a close, it’s time for the Prime Minister to shun ‘raw wisdom’ in favour of ‘scientific temper.’ It’s unlikely that his radar will pick this up Amid a highly charged atmosphere of election campaigning, this past week gave us some humour. Prime Minister Narendra...

Selective amnesia

Selective amnesia

Friday, 03 May 2019 | Ajoy Kumar

The Election Commission has been under scrutiny for not taking action against those who violate the Model Code of Conduct. It is now faced with the task of regaining moral authority Last week, I read an excellent article in the New York Times by SY Quraishi, who was India’s Chief Election...

Advertising ad nauseam

Advertising ad nauseam

Friday, 19 April 2019 | Ajoy Kumar

The BJP machinery, which has spent time and money managing the image of one man, must keep in mind that even the best marketing campaigns can’t fix a flawed product In 1989, there was a huge anticipation and excitement about a new way to play video games. All this excitement and...

The art of the possible

The art of the possible

Friday, 05 April 2019 | Ajoy Kumar

The Congress’ manifesto represents everything that the BJP is not. It was drafted with the underlying belief that diversity is better than rigid uniformity The Congress released its manifesto this week. After months of hard work by the research team, it pleases me a great deal to say that the party...

State Editions

Civic bodies issue 566 challans, slap Rs 27L fine on violators

19 October 2019 | Staff Reporter | Delhi

Bizman gets ransom call from convict in G’gram

19 October 2019 | Staff Reporter | Delhi

Teachers learn self-defence technique

19 October 2019 | Staff Reporter | Delhi

Air remains very poor 5th day in row

19 October 2019 | Staff Reporter | Delhi

AAP welcomes Centre’s Ravidas temple move

19 October 2019 | Staff Reporter | Delhi

Sunday Edition

The French Bulldozer

13 October 2019 | Miniya Chatterji | Agenda

the power of Forgiveness

13 October 2019 | Swami Mukundananda | Agenda

Yoga and mindfulness

13 October 2019 | Jacqualine Tara Herron | Agenda

Attention feels good

13 October 2019 | Ajit Kumar Bishnoi | Agenda

Astroturf | Check your child’s behaviour early

13 October 2019 | Bharat Bhushan Padmadeo | Agenda

It’s a fine job

13 October 2019 | MUSBA HASHMI | Sunday Pioneer