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Show some poise

Show some poise

Wednesday, 14 April 2021 | Pioneer

The Cooch Behar tragedy underscores the need for all stakeholders to exercise restraint in words and actions It is the Election Commission’s (EC) responsibility to conduct “free and fair” elections; however, its role often comes under the scanner of the parties in the poll fray; it is accused of being biased,...

Shameful

Shameful

Friday, 09 April 2021 | Pioneer

The Assembly polls in West Bengal this year are witnessing a record number of violent incidents More than 100 years ago, political leader and social reformer Gopal Krishna Gokhale had said: “What Bengal thinks today, India thinks tomorrow.” It must have rung true for the “Aamaar shonaar Bangla” of that time...

Goons in khaki

Goons in khaki

Friday, 09 April 2021 | Pioneer

The civil defence volunteers are acting as if they are law unto themselves They don the khaki uniform, just like policemen, and can dangerously come in the way of your vehicle, surrounding it from all sides and forcing you to stop. They can even pull out the ignition key of your...

No respite

No respite

Thursday, 08 April 2021 | Pioneer

The newer strains of Coronavirus are killing, of course, but more deaths are due to our own insouciance The word “tsunami” made it big in lingua franca in 2004, just as “COVID-19” did especially in the latter half of 2020. Unlike the tsunami, however, its killer surf is still far from...

Just deserts

Just deserts

Thursday, 08 April 2021 | Pioneer

Mukhtar Ansari’s transfer to Banda Jail will hopefully put an emphatic end to his extrajudicial activities Gone are the days when the jails of Uttar Pradesh used to be his fiefdom — a secure place from where the don-turned-politician allegedly used to operate, giving instructions to his henchmen and sharpshooters. Mukhtar...

Good, bad & ugly

Good, bad & ugly

Wednesday, 07 April 2021 | Pioneer

The Delhi Govt's decisions to fight COVID-19 range from the sensible to the ludicrous In the past few hours, the AAP-led Delhi Government has made a couple of major announcements — one quite important and people-friendly, and the other equally flippant and pointless. Its first decision pertains to doubling the hours...

Veil of morality

Veil of morality

Wednesday, 07 April 2021 | Pioneer

It is difficult to believe that Anil Deshmukh discovered morality only after the HC order Anil Deshmukh, who resigned as the Maharashtra Home Minister hours after the Bombay High Court directed the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) to carry out a preliminary inquiry into the allegations of grave corruption against him,...

Same ol’ RaGa?

Same ol’ RaGa?

Tuesday, 06 April 2021 | Pioneer

Rahul questioning the Govt on Bastar is good. But he’d better be careful about what he says in general The Congress’ former president and the Gandhi family’s scion, Rahul, is suddenly making his presence felt in the nation’s political firmament. The reason may be any, whether the ongoing Assembly polls or...

Sunday Edition

The beautiful Goa Glitch

11 April 2021 | Navneet Mendiratta | Agenda

A rare Jugalbandi

11 April 2021 | Mohammad Irshad | Agenda

For Your Partner

11 April 2021 | Excerpt | Agenda

Astroturf | Controlling the monkey mind

11 April 2021 | Bharat Bhushan Padmadeo | Agenda

Just play

11 April 2021 | MUSBA HASHMI | Sunday Pioneer

Talktime | ‘I like the darker side of people’

11 April 2021 | MUSBA HASHMI | Sunday Pioneer