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India’s dynamic growth story

Wednesday, 15 Aug 2018 | Hima Bindu Kota | in Oped

Barring a few misses, overall the Modi Government has taken several bold moves to revive the economy which have helped improve productivity dynamics and laid the foundation for sustainable growth From May 26, 2014, the day Narendra Modi took oath as the Prime Minister, BSE Sensex rose 53 per cent, from...

It’s a long-term strategy

Wednesday, 15 Aug 2018 | Gwynne Dyer | in Oped

The ICC wasn’t created to overthrow people like Duterte. Its real function is to provide a legal way for punishing members of a criminal regime after it has collapsed Here’s the good news. Last February, the International Criminal Court (ICC) at The Hague opened an inquiry into alleged crimes against humanity...

Contest the real contest seriously

Wednesday, 15 Aug 2018 | Kalyani Shankar | in Oped

There’s a lot of clamour among the Opposition to take on the BJP but they must glue together. Fragmented, they cannot challenge its might In one of his rare interviews last week, Prime Minister Narendra Modi ridiculed the idea of any grand alliance of opposition parties to challenge him in...

A tribute to Shivpujan Sahay

Tuesday, 14 Aug 2018 | Sachida Nand Jha | in Oped

As we celebrate the 125th birth anniversary of the literary icon, it would be pertinent to emulate his contributions to Hindi literature. Besides writing and editing books, he also wrote many novels and short stories Shivpujan Sahay, whose 125th birth anniversary is being celebrated this year, should be seen, understood and...

It’s survival of the fittest

Tuesday, 14 Aug 2018 | BALWANT S MEHTA / PRAVEEN K SINGH | in Oped

The entry of Reliance Jio has been a boon for consumers and a nightmare for players in this industry who are looking for permutation and combination to remain relevant Over the years, the telecom industry has emerged as one of the integral sectors of the Indian economy. Today, it contributes about...

Caught in between the real and surreal

Tuesday, 14 Aug 2018 | Nadeem Paracha | in Oped

Like the MQM and the PPP, the PTI used a conceivable image to reinforce its leader’s personality. It has become a tool for parties in Pakistan In 1991, I worked as a young reporter at an English weekly in Karachi. In those days, newspapers and magazines of the city would often...

Wrong signals of governance

Monday, 13 Aug 2018 | VK Bahuguna | in Oped

India needs a mass-based movement to uproot the decaying philosophy of life, best exemplified by our leaders’ behaviour. But it is not just the leaders, the solution lies in the actions of every individual The Modi Government comfortably defeated the no-confidence motion in the Lok Sabha on July 20 due to...

Media beating around the bush

Monday, 13 Aug 2018 | Sudhanshu Mittal | in Oped

Hiring and firing of journalists, just like election and rejection of politicians, is a constant. Decisions to separate employees are of the management and not for political convenience Any democracy has its four pillars on which it develops and progresses. The fourth pillar or the fourth estate has been the Press....

Beyond bans on plastic pollution

Monday, 13 Aug 2018 | Ajeenkya DY Patil | in Oped

The corporate sector has taken laudable steps to limit the use of plastic. Every citizen must inculcate behavioral change to completely end its use Plastic has universally become the most used material in a modern economy. While it has its own benefits, it would be apt to look upon how it...

Political game behind NRC

Saturday, 11 Aug 2018 | Rajiv Tyagi | in Oped

Ever since the issue of Assam’s National Citizens Register (NRC) has cropped up the political blame-game has begun in earnest. BJP’s president went into chest thumping mode and proclaimed that “Congress did not have the guts to implement the Assam accord, but we shall see it through”. It seems the...


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