It’ll take more than math to upset Modi applecart

It’ll take more than math to upset Modi applecart

Sunday, 23 September 2018 | Swapan Dasgupta

The initial reaction to the Bahujan Samaj Party choosing to have an alliance with Ajit Jogi’s Janata Congress Chhattisgarh, rather than the Congress, has followed expected lines. The BJP, understandably apprehensive about the consolidation of anti-BJP votes in a State where only a very thin margin separates it and the...

Alternative history, anyone?

Alternative history, anyone?

Friday, 21 September 2018 | Nadeem Paracha

What would have happened if after the 1970 election, Sheikh Mujeebur Rehman’s Awami League had formed a majority Government at the Centre? Alternative History (AH) is a popular fiction genre of speculative history where the story plots are based on ‘what if’ scenarios during certain important points of history. Famous AH...

An opportunity India must not miss

An opportunity India must not miss

Friday, 21 September 2018 | Sanjib Pohit/Pradip Biswas

Government’s biodiesel programme holds the potential of sustainable entrepreneurship development and meeting all three objectives of economic growth — social equity, job creation and environmental sustainability, write Sanjib Pohit & Pradip Biswas The Government’s launch of a biodiesel programme represents a unique case for the development of numerous sustainable entrepreneurs, employment...

Middle class muddle

Friday, 21 September 2018 | Pioneer

While nearly half of India considers itself as middle class, that just isn’t correct when global parameters are invoked... It has been called the great Indian awakening but the discourse about India's burgeoning middle-class, many have suspected, has been in some ways an over-exuberant diversion from the sobering reality that post-Independence...

Right note

Friday, 21 September 2018 | Pioneer

Mohan Bhagwat has showcased RSS’ ability to respond dynamically to changing circumstances and contexts Though long-time Sangh watchers were quick to point out that Dr Mohan Bhagwat, in his three-day engagement with a wide audience in the heart of Lutyen’s Delhi earlier this week, did not say anything which the RSS...

The political economy of India’s oil imports

The political economy of India’s oil imports

Friday, 21 September 2018 | RK Pachauri

In view of rising crude oil prices, India must opt for a comprehensive strategy by which the entire transport structure is geared towards higher efficiency and lower oil dependence There is much comment and discussion currently on the weakening of the Indian rupee. As is the case with developments of this...

The case for India’s cattle in distress

Thursday, 20 September 2018 | Hiranmay Karlekar

Shocking findings about the running of gaushalas in India calls for a strong public opinion translating itself into public action. Laws alone won’t help Investigations by the Federation of Indian Animal Protection Organisations (FIAPO) into the functioning of 179 gaushalas across 13 States and two Union Territories have yielded disturbing statistics....

Need for wetland restoration

Need for wetland restoration

Thursday, 20 September 2018 | Kota Sriraj

The destruction of wetlands, one of the crucial ecosystems for humans, plants and animals, must ring alarm bells. Restoration and conservation policies need a re-think From mangrove forests to coral reefs on the coast to peatlands to floodplains inland, wetlands play a crucial role in the fight against climate change and...

State Editions

Flood situation still grim in Malkangiri

23 September 2018 | PNS | Bhubaneswar

BBSR India’s ‘sports capital’: FIH chief

23 September 2018 | PNS | Bhubaneswar

New Bhadrak railway stn building opening today

23 September 2018 | PNS | Bhubaneswar

Neurosurgeons’ meet held at AMRI

23 September 2018 | PNS | Bhubaneswar

Ravenshaw English-75 batch mates meet

23 September 2018 | PNS | Bhubaneswar

M’bhanj all-party meet backs BG teachers

23 September 2018 | PNS | Bhubaneswar

Sunday Edition

Jagatpur flyover opens to public

23 September 2018 | Staff Reporter | Sunday Pioneer

Plogging drive launched

23 September 2018 | Staff Reporter | Sunday Pioneer

Innovations, start-ups, products on display at IIT on Industry Day

23 September 2018 | Staff Reporter | Sunday Pioneer

Water supply to get hit in a few pockets

23 September 2018 | Staff Reporter | Sunday Pioneer

Sisodia, AAP MLAs discharged in case related to 2014 protest

23 September 2018 | SR | Sunday Pioneer

Death of 5 sewer workers: Two more arrested

23 September 2018 | Staff Reporter | Sunday Pioneer