Rinku Ghosh

Rinku Ghosh

Ironies of history

Ironies of history

Saturday, 03 November 2018 | Rinku Ghosh

Till we deal with falsification and denials of history tellers, the politics and debates around building statues will continue to gather steam Author Lew Wallace had once said, “The monuments of the nations are all protests against nothingness after death; so are statues and inscriptions; so is history.” Yet, from the...

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,...

Menstrual hygiene not about celebrityhood

Saturday, 10 February 2018 | Rinku Ghosh

Use of sanitary napkins is still dismal — around 20 per cent in a country where menstrual hygiene needs more believable, doable and affordable solutions There’s no denying that the nation is waking up to the Padman challenge, what with actor Akshay Kumar turning into an onscreen social crusader and Aamir...

Sunday Edition

70 shanties gutted in Rohini blaze

11 November 2018 | Staff Reporter | Sunday Pioneer

6-day fest to celebrate Urdu heritage, culture begins in city

11 November 2018 | Staff Reporter | Sunday Pioneer

Statue of Unity sees 27K visitors on Sat

11 November 2018 | PTI | Sunday Pioneer

BJP gets control of all civic bodies in J&K's Kathua

11 November 2018 | PTI | Sunday Pioneer

T grand alliance partners hold talks, CPI demands more seats

11 November 2018 | PTI | Sunday Pioneer