Rinku Ghosh

Rinku Ghosh

Celebrity and mistruths

Celebrity and mistruths

Saturday, 01 December 2018 | Rinku Ghosh

As society moved from manufacturing to consumerist, our celebrities, too, moved away from being leaders by virtue of their achievements to being famous for being famous They say no news is consumable till it has gone viral in curiosity value, trending on social media tickers or generating coffee cup conversations in...

The mirror has two faces

Saturday, 30 June 2018 | Rinku Ghosh

Two back-to-back contrarian reports on J&K have made it clear that the UN’s credibility is at stake. The world body needs to not only have wide representation but also the courage to call out the venal A flip-flop is but expected in politics. But for an august body like the United...

In the throes of a water crisis

Saturday, 16 June 2018 | Rinku Ghosh

Till Shimla's water crisis almost forced a shutdown of the tourist economy, the immediacy of climate change did not hit home. But with perennial streams turning seasonal, a water emergency is on the cards For long, falling water tables in the time of extreme weather conditions have featured in the context...

Marks matter, but so do angles

Saturday, 02 June 2018 | Rinku Ghosh

Performances in the Class X/XII Board examinations this year have been good; but are the young feeling good about themselvesIJ Much as we hate clichés, truth is indeed stranger than fiction. Heard at an upmarket restaurant, a one-time IITian, now frustrated executive at a global major, lecturing his maybe eight-year-old son...

Decoding Modi magic post-Karnataka

Saturday, 19 May 2018 | Rinku Ghosh

Good communication skills, mass public outreach, delivery on promises and the charismatic presence of Prime Minister Narendra Modi have all contributed to the BJP’s good showing Just before the elections in Karnataka, when there was gathering skepticism about Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s chaste Hindi breaking through the language barrier in the...

Desperately seeking an Indian superhero

Saturday, 05 May 2018 | Rinku Ghosh

We need to create our own narratives in cinema, imbued with intellectual-emotional heft, from which characters who have traction with Indians will emerge An Indian fan died recently while watching the latest Hollywood superhero cluster film Avengers Infinity War, perhaps unable to digest the obliteration of some capable men and women...

Indian soft power impacts China

Wednesday, 18 April 2018 | Rinku Ghosh

India and China share a filmy connection and New Delhi should work to leverage this phenomenon. Soft power may not resolve differences but will make a difference As India and China struggle to find a new language to connect over geo-politics, the latest Indian film Hindi Medium has won over the...

Do our Smart Cities need micro models?

Saturday, 24 February 2018 | Rinku Ghosh

With the Government’s Smart City mission yet to pick up the desired momentum, a case in point of on-ground efficiency is that of Jaipur’s independent and localised approach Suddenly the word “smart” doesn’t seem quite apt in the urban lexicon when it comes to developing cities in Southeast and South Asia,...

Sunday Edition

Full support to UP police: Gen Rawat

09 December 2018 | PTI | Sunday Pioneer

Will win at least 140 seats in MP: BJP

09 December 2018 | PNS | Sunday Pioneer

Indian Navy ship seizes arms, ammunition off Somali coast

09 December 2018 | PTI | Sunday Pioneer

New Delhi:

09 December 2018 | PTI | Sunday Pioneer

Yogi trying to derail probe in Bulandshahr violence: Congress

09 December 2018 | PTI | Sunday Pioneer