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Reprieve for widows

Reprieve for widows

Tuesday, 10 May 2022 | Pioneer

Village bansarchaic widowhood practices forced on women A remote Maharashtrian village has shown India how to stop Brahminical social tyranny against widows. It just takes a collective, conscious decision to make it happen. Herwad village in Kolhapur district has banned regressive customs that force a woman into widowhood after the death...

Aborting justice?

Aborting justice?

Thursday, 05 May 2022 | Pioneer

Withdrawing legal cover to pro-choice women is regressive and undemocratic The beacon light of American democracy dims a bit as the United States Supreme Court holds a majority, conservative view that abortion cannot be a constitutional right of women. If the justices care to turn their opinion into a directive -...

Time to silence them

Time to silence them

Wednesday, 04 May 2022 | Pioneer

Finally, the Maharashtra Government has decided to take the bull by the horn Maharashtra Navnirman Sena chief Raj Thackeray’s bellicose dictat to remove loudspeakers from all mosques in the State by May 3 is yet another instance of politicians raking up the controversial issue to gain relevancy. By all accounts, Raj...

West’s Asian link

Wednesday, 04 May 2022 | Pioneer

Germany leads Europe’s rethink on India’s multilateral role Germany backs India’s twin policies of multi-alignment and multilateralism by asserting that the new world order is influenced by “many countries, not by a few powerful countries”. Has the Ukraine conflict hastened such thinking?The Russian invasion has led to the West redefining, or...

PK’s political gambit

PK’s political gambit

Tuesday, 03 May 2022 | Pioneer

PK should remember it’s not always easy to walk the talk Poll strategist Prashant Kishor’s Monday morning tweet — cleverly framed and deliberately ambiguous — shows his intent to launch a political outfit. The expression “ Time to go to the Real Masters, THE PEOPLE, to better understand the issues &...

Beat the heat

Beat the heat

Tuesday, 03 May 2022 | Pioneer

Like with the pandemic we need  a plan to live with excess heat The last two days have brought a brief respite from the scorching summer heat. Normal summer day temperatures of 40-41 degrees Celsius seem pleasant in face of the 45+ degrees we saw in the previous fortnight. Global attention...

Make police accountable

Make police accountable

Monday, 02 May 2022 | Pioneer

If the police cannot nab criminals, at least they should not make scapegoats of e innocent citizens The shocking report of a Police inspector getting a body massage from the mother of a rape accused in a police outpost in Saharasa district has once again underlined the grim reality that the...

Language of justice

Language of justice

Monday, 02 May 2022 | Pioneer

It is a long-standing tussle between link language and common language Language is an emotive issue in India. It was the basis of the reorganisation of the Indian states. The logic was that people who spoke the same language are better off living in the same State. However, there are places...

Sunday Edition

Talktime | ‘Singing is my passion & my first interest’

07 August 2022 | SUPRIYA RAMESH | Sunday Pioneer

Smile with confidence

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A Pawfect Day

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Book Shaman in the City is the thriller you were looking for

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Masterstroke

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How the role of leadership is changing

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