Doklam stand-off Now and Beyond

Friday, 18 Aug 2017 | Lt Gen SL Narasimhan (Retd) | in Big Story

The stand-off in Doklam is entering the third month. It is worrying to see the kind of coverage that this incident has generated. Practically, every analyst seems to have war on his mind and they have been taking lot of pleasure in painting various scenarios. Television channels have been running...

India on the horns of dilemma

Friday, 18 Aug 2017 | Maj Gen Raj Kaushal (Retd) | in Big Story

We must not wish for a two-and-a-half front war. Let us first prepare for this eventuality and only then enter in brinkmanship It is a matter of serious concern that senior members, representing our national security apparatus, have made some wayward statements in the recent past, which seems rather bizarre to...

Bangabandhu, the liberator

Friday, 11 Aug 2017 | Syed Muazzem Ali | in Big Story

Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, also known as Bangabandhu, will live forever in Bangladesh — the country he founded. One can kill a man but one cannot kill a spirit. Bangabandhu instilled in the hearts of millions, the spirit of Bengali nationalism that inspired them to fight against all odds for...

Endless Adhocism

Friday, 04 Aug 2017 | Sachida Nand Jha | in Big Story

With DUTA elections approaching, the central issue that will determine the outcome will be the grant of permanent appointments to ad hoc teachers in Delhi University Dates for the Delhi University Teachers’ Association (DUTA) elections have been finalised. The Democratic Teachers Front (DTF), the National Democratic Teachers’ Front (NDTF) and Academics...

Ancient way towards improvising education

Friday, 04 Aug 2017 | Sachida Nand Jha | in Big Story

In olden times, accumulation and dissemination of skill-based knowledge systems created a conducive environment. We must get back to roots For about a year, some parts of the draft National Education Policy, 2016 has been there on the website of the Ministry of Human Resource Development for everybody to see. A...

Aadhaar as backbone of biometric India

Friday, 28 Jul 2017 | Shreya Kedia | in Big Story

The Supreme Court should soon be deciding on privacy issues relating to the Aadhaar regime. But the project is needed The Union Government’s roadmap to expand the role of Aadhaar, from being just a voluntary document that was meant to maintain checks and balances on theft and pilferage from various social...

Smart Remix : The Buzzword in Rajasthan

Friday, 21 Jul 2017 | M Madhusudan | in Big Story

UDAIPUR Proud of its lakes, one of the main sources of income for locals heavily dependent on tourism, Udaipur has, not surprisingly, focussed on the rejuvenation of its water bodies. The freshwater lake ecosystem is called “inherited smartness”. The lakes are fed by rain water flowing down the surrounding mountains during...

Condemn violence, don't spread misinformation

Friday, 14 Jul 2017 | Sanju Verma | in Big Story

There is a systematic attempt to demean Hinduism and its universal values in the name of secularism Recently, an interesting incident came to light. In Pratapgarh district, Rajasthan, Isaaq Sheikh, who works at the local bus terminal, devoted himself entirely to the cause of protecting the holy cow or gau mata,...

Double-faced activists and their ire

Friday, 14 Jul 2017 | RK Sinha | in Big Story

Where were these protesters when a 40-year-old dentist, Pankaj Narang, was brutally murdered in Janakpuri area of Delhi? Why this hypocrisy? There were many protest demonstrations at the Jantar Mantar in New Delhi and in many other places in the country, including Mumbai, Kolkata and Bengaluru against the lynching of Junaid...

The ABC of GST politics

Friday, 07 Jul 2017 | Rajesh Singh | in Big Story

The GST's credibility rides on the Prime Minister's credibility. It's perhaps this reason why the highlight of the midnight session of Parliament was not Arun Jaitley, who steered the new tax regime through the various ups and downs but Modi There are many ways to understand the significance of the implementation...


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