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...

Learning from Emergency

Tuesday, 03 Jul 2018 | JS Rajput | in Oped

The Emergency is the darkest chapter in Independent India’s history. The very description of democracy in textbooks would remain deficient if the learner is not educated through its example A courageous judgement on electoral malpractice indulged in by the Prime Minister to win her Lok Sabha seat in the 1971 General...

Separate electorates redux?

Tuesday, 03 Jul 2018 | Prafull Goradia | in Oped

By asking Muslims to vote only for co-religionists in elections, Owaisi has renewed an old debate which has the potential to lead to a national crisis On June 25, Asaduddin Owaisi of the All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen declared that henceforth Muslims should only vote for Muslim candidates in elections. Separate electorates,...

Demographic myth and reality

Tuesday, 03 Jul 2018 | Abhijit Bhattacharyya | in Oped

Japanese MP Kanji Kato may not be at fault for asking newlyweds in his country to raise at least three children. New Delhi and Moscow too have demographic concerns Reality revealed: Last year, 941,000 children were born in Japan, the lowest since the national survey began in 1899, thereby showing an...

One year of GST

Monday, 02 Jul 2018 | Sanju Verma | in Oped

Narendra Modi's vision of cooperative federalism has come to fruition with the implementation of GST. It will only get better for all stakeholders in the time to come GST: A brief history: “Taxes are what we pay for a civilised society, including the chance to insure,” said Wendell Holmes Junior. Needless...

Syria and its children of war

Monday, 02 Jul 2018 | Nadeem Paracha | in Oped

An entire generation of Syrian children face danger and death. When children die, so does humanity. Those killing them are doing this because they are not human anymore Casually skimming through several news websites, I stopped at a news item about a young Syrian boy who had fallen unconscious after a...

Minor mineral policy needs a relook

Monday, 02 Jul 2018 | VK Bahuguna | in Oped

Playing with ecological resources is not a good policy and the nation will pay a heavy price for this. It is, therefore, necessary that the Government looks at a new paradigm to forge political consensus in the country and to give a new direction to our environmental governance Minerals in today’s...

Think now | Jawaharlal Nehru

Monday, 02 Jul 2018 | Pioneer | in Oped

The ideals and objectives of yesterday were still ideals of today, bung and distortion of what seemed so right. Was human nature so essentially bad that it would take ages o the creature of lust and violence and deceit that he now was? it would take ages creature of lust...


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