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Think now | Neil deGrasse Tyson ; Scientist

Wednesday, 27 Jun 2018 | Pioneer | in Oped

Humans aren't as good as we should be in our capacity to empathize with feelings and thoughts of others, be they humans or other animals on Earth. So maybe part of our formal education should be training in empathy. Imagine how different the world would be if, in fact, that...

The genesis of One India

Tuesday, 26 Jun 2018 | Prafull Goradia | in Oped

Those who remained in India after the Partition believed that in the Indian Republic there was to be only one nation, the Indian Nation, and no community could remain a separate entity on the basis of religion A group of Muslim leaders representing Uttar Pradesh, Bihar and Bombay, with anxiety written...

Indian model of financing education

Tuesday, 26 Jun 2018 | CB Sharma | in Oped

Hopefully, the promised new education policy will give us a system which will have a decentralised structure like in earlier times We have become so adept at looking at Western models that every time we think of revamping our system, we try to look for a model in a Western country....

Bringing Smart Cities to life

Tuesday, 26 Jun 2018 | Stuart Craig | in Oped

As we continue our push towards Smart Cities, it is critical that we keep people at the heart of it all. After all, what is the purpose of technology if not to make life better for citizens? At the centre of the concept of Smart Cities lies the promise that technology...

Think Now | Yehuda Berg ; American Clergyman

Tuesday, 26 Jun 2018 | Pioneer | in Oped

I imagine God to be like my father. My father was always the voice of certainty in my life. Certainty in the wisdom, certainty in the path, certainty always in God. For me God is certainty in everything. Certainty that everything is good and everything is God.

Social conscience of business

Monday, 25 Jun 2018 | Moin Qazi | in Oped

CSR is more socially relevant when it is driven by altruistic motives rather than being a mandated policy; these have to be inculcated, not legislated A business that makes nothing but money is a poor business. —Henry Ford The recent years have seen a growing realisation in businesses that they should play...

Why Rahul won’t engage with RSS

Monday, 25 Jun 2018 | Rajiv Tyagi | in Oped

Congress spokesperson reacts to Sangh activist Arun Anand’s article in these columns urging Rahul Gandhi to engage with the RSS, explaining why he shouldn’t India is a diverse nation and consists of different religions, languages, cultures and views and can best be labelled as an inclusive, pluralistic society. India's population comprises...

Child labour: India’s scary reality

Monday, 25 Jun 2018 | Pioneer | in Oped

Child labour in India can only be eliminated through collective action, political will, resource mobilisation and a sense of sympathy for the children deprived of their childhood Recently, the incident of sexual misconduct with a minor maid in a posh colony in Delhi exposed the current child labour laws. According to...

Intellectual investment must be India’s arc in Ulaanbaatar

Saturday, 23 Jun 2018 | Jagannath Panda | in Oped

Dialogues are a prelude to building consensus on decisions and forming directives in international relations discourse. States in international relations use dialogue forums to their advantage not only to put forward ideas through national security idioms but also to mark a new beginning in their respective foreign policy objectives. The...

Mongolia builds first refinery with India aid to ease Russian fuel dependence

Saturday, 23 Jun 2018 | Agencies | in Oped

Mongolia launched construction of its first oil refinery on Friday, a long-awaited project that is funded by India and designed to end the country’s dependence on Russian fuel. Friday’s ground-breaking ceremony was attended by Mongolian Prime Minister Khurelsukh Ukhnaa and Indian Home Minister Rajnath Singh. The oil refinery, in a remote...


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