Gwynne Dyer

Gwynne Dyer

The game is not over yet

The game is not over yet

Saturday, 14 September 2019 | Gwynne Dyer

It’s not time to give up on survival as yet. But we do need more time as it’s theoretically possible to hold the global temperature down Jonathan Franzen has finally seen the light. Unfortunately, it has blinded him. The distinguished American novelist and essayist wrote a piece in the current issue...

Bug-eyed monster issue

Thursday, 01 August 2019 | Gwynne Dyer

We need to have an international discussion about whether we should make our existence known should the SETI research yield a positive result There is absolutely no procedure enshrined in international law to respond to a signal from an alien civilisation,” said Martin Dominik, an astronomer at the University of St...

The last PM of a ‘united’ kingdom?

Wednesday, 24 July 2019 | Gwynne Dyer

The British are living in interesting times. Their Government, now headed by Boris Johnson, is hell-bent to drag the UK out of the EU It has been suggested that Boris Johnson (who became the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom yesterday) is what you would get if US President Donald Trump...

Ukraine: The third revolution

Friday, 19 July 2019 | Gwynne Dyer

Volodymyr Zelensky will once again stand the test of Parliament. Right or wrong, most Ukrainians believe that he is the real thing No promises, so no disappointments,” said Ukraine’s Volodymyr Zelensky during the election campaign that made him the President last May. It was a daring, even cynical thing for a...

Refugee issue is for real

Refugee issue is for real

Friday, 12 July 2019 | Gwynne Dyer

The problem is not to do with war but poverty, dictatorial regimes and climate change. We may feel sorry for them but there is no legal duty to let them in Every once in a while, a photograph of a migrant’s tragic death (usually that of a child) catches the public’s...

Dysfunctional and divided

Tuesday, 09 July 2019 | Gwynne Dyer

The hawks in the White House probably know that Iran is too proud to crumble but they don’t care because they actually want a war Iran has “begun its march...towards nuclear weaponry,” said Israel’s Energy Minister Yuval Steinitz and that is technically correct. Only one year and 60 days after President...

Not just a late monsoon

Monday, 01 July 2019 | Gwynne Dyer

Food production is falling, people are dying, massive water refugees are moving and unfortunately, it’s only going to get worse The monsoon rains are finally arriving in central and northern India but they are two weeks late. It started raining in Mumbai last week and it should be raining in Delhi...

Ethiopia’s lucky premier

Wednesday, 26 June 2019 | Gwynne Dyer

Abiy Ahmed has done everything he could think for the country and yet, he is in a very precarious position to have survived three deadly attacks Ethiopia’s Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed is a very lucky man. He has survived three attempts to kill or overthrow him in the past year....

State Editions

Punjab launches three-day polio vaccination drive

16 September 2019 | PNS | Chandigarh

Punjab appeals farmers to shun stubble burning

16 September 2019 | PNS | Chandigarh

IN Brief

16 September 2019 | PNS | Chandigarh

Road safety is a concern, so is steep traffic fine

16 September 2019 | Nishu Mahajan | Chandigarh

Memories of Simla goes back to British India

16 September 2019 | PNS/Dr Gaurav Sanjay/Dr BKS Sanjay | Ranchi

Sunday Edition

The bare necessities Simple ideas that matter

15 September 2019 | Tim de Ridder | Agenda

Heal self For a better world

15 September 2019 | Sant Rajinder Singh | Agenda

Correct your self-image

15 September 2019 | Ajit Kumar Bishnoi | Agenda

Astroturf | Watch over your karma

15 September 2019 | Bharat Bhushan Padmadeo | Agenda

Talktime | ‘I felt like an actor after doing LSD’

15 September 2019 | MUSBA HASHMI | Sunday Pioneer

Pickle me pink

15 September 2019 | Shalini Saksena | Sunday Pioneer