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Technological intervention

Saturday, 07 Jul 2018 | Vinayshil Gautam | in Oped

Between triumphs and failures is the grey area where intellectual termites eat into the structures of reality. This analogy is apt for our public institutions too Triumphs are easy to recognise. Failures speak for themselves. Somewhere between triumphs and failures is the grey area where intellectual termites eat into the...

Bengal’s self-recovery foretold

Friday, 06 Jul 2018 | Anirban Ganguly | in Oped

The best tribute to Syama Prasad Mookerjee on his 117th birth anniversary today would be for the bhadralok to rescue his legacy from the hands of lumpens, revolutionary or otherwise When a beleaguered and ill Kazi Nazrul Islam (1899-1976), one of the most articulate, forceful, imaginative and creative voices in Bengal’s...

Healthy, wealthy & unwise

Friday, 06 Jul 2018 | Gwynne Dyer | in Oped

On the 70th anniversary of the world’s first public healthcare system, Britain’s National Healthcare Service (NHS), it’s useful to look at parallels Nothing is perfect and that definitely includes healthcare. On the 70th anniversary of the first full-coverage national health care system that is ‘free at the point of delivery’, Britain’s...

Bhakti yoga and the Sage

Friday, 06 Jul 2018 | Indulata Das | in Oped

Devotional scriptures should be interwoven with the fabric of daily life to experience the supreme ecstasy of bhakti, held Narada the Sage Narada, crowned with the epithet Devarshi, is a celestial sage and a great exponent of the devotional path or Bhakti yoga. An unmatched musician and singer, Narada is traditionally...

The relentless pursuit of missiles

Thursday, 05 Jul 2018 | Pravin Sawhney | in Oped

The Agni series of ballistic missiles has matured with a few add-ons. However, since global technologies have moved strides ahead, the Agni-V no longer serves the original purpose of deterrence India’s 5,000-km range Agni-V surface-to-surface ballistic missile is expected to be inducted into the Strategic Force Command soon. This is the...

Pollution plagues Gurugram

Thursday, 05 Jul 2018 | Kota Sriraj | in Oped

It is shameful that India’s millennium city has become a living hell as diesel gensets are foremost contributors to air pollution. This has to change A recently released report by the Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) revealed that the use of diesel gensets (DG sets) in residential societies across Gurugram...

Tough times for Rajasthan’s queen

Thursday, 05 Jul 2018 | Kalyani Shankar | in Oped

The odds are stacked against Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje. Her third term depends on her actions now. She must get a grip on the situation Of the three BJP-ruled States — Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh — scheduled to go to polls at the end of the year, the party is...

End development jargon

Wednesday, 04 Jul 2018 | Moin Qazi | in Oped

Narratives on development resonate with so-called buzzwords. Development communications must purge meaningless jargon used to gloss over, qualify or even glorify outcomes When ideas fail, words come in very handy —Johann Wolfgang von Goe the We live in an age where noisy posturing often substitutes reasoned debate and brash opinion trumphard facts. The...

Striking at the root of fake news

Wednesday, 04 Jul 2018 | Navneet Anand | in Oped

The ability of social media to fuel rumours has made it a clear and present danger. The spate of lynching incidents call for immediate action In March 2014, students and teachers of Ukraine’s Kyiv-Mohyla School of Journalism along with KMA Digital Future of Journalism project came together with a unique initiative:...

Toll taken by identity politics

Wednesday, 04 Jul 2018 | Prafull Goradia | in Oped

Owaisi’s call to Muslims to vote along religious lines may help him score brownie points but beyond that he needs to answer some tough questions In calling for Muslims to vote for Muslims, it is difficult to assess what All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen chief Asaduddin Owaisi has in mind. Was it...


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