Deliverance

Deliverance

Monday, 12 April 2021 | Pioneer

Uttarakhand has decided to free 51 shrines from the Govt's control and hand these back to the priests In a politically sensitive development ahead of the Uttarakhand Assembly elections in February 2022, Chief Minister Tirath Singh Rawat-led BJP Government has overturned his predecessor Trivendra Singh Rawat’s decision enabling the Government to...

Shameful

Shameful

Friday, 09 April 2021 | Pioneer

The Assembly polls in West Bengal this year are witnessing a record number of violent incidents More than 100 years ago, political leader and social reformer Gopal Krishna Gokhale had said: “What Bengal thinks today, India thinks tomorrow.” It must have rung true for the “Aamaar shonaar Bangla” of that time...

Goons in khaki

Goons in khaki

Friday, 09 April 2021 | Pioneer

The civil defence volunteers are acting as if they are law unto themselves They don the khaki uniform, just like policemen, and can dangerously come in the way of your vehicle, surrounding it from all sides and forcing you to stop. They can even pull out the ignition key of your...

Farmers’ sympathy for leaders grows

Farmers’ sympathy for leaders grows

Friday, 09 April 2021 | Indra Shekhar Singh

Rakesh Tikait’s March campaign, which covered Nandigram to Rajasthan and Punjab to Tamil Nadu, turned heads everywhere As the Samyukta Kisan Morcha was blocking roads all across India on March 26 and celebrating Bharat Bandh, the situation in Ahmedabad got out of hand. The Bharatiya Kisan Union’s (BKU) Yudhvir Singh was...

No respite

No respite

Thursday, 08 April 2021 | Pioneer

The newer strains of Coronavirus are killing, of course, but more deaths are due to our own insouciance The word “tsunami” made it big in lingua franca in 2004, just as “COVID-19” did especially in the latter half of 2020. Unlike the tsunami, however, its killer surf is still far from...

Just deserts

Just deserts

Thursday, 08 April 2021 | Pioneer

Mukhtar Ansari’s transfer to Banda Jail will hopefully put an emphatic end to his extrajudicial activities Gone are the days when the jails of Uttar Pradesh used to be his fiefdom — a secure place from where the don-turned-politician allegedly used to operate, giving instructions to his henchmen and sharpshooters. Mukhtar...

The journey from olive green to khadi

The journey from olive green to khadi

Thursday, 08 April 2021 | Bhopinder Singh

Veterans from the Armed Forces, who choose to test political waters, must shun any suggestion of institutional endorsement The election to the West Bengal Legislative Assembly bears an interesting candidate, a veteran combatant and former Deputy Chief of Army Staff. Beyond his distinguished soldiering career, the said veteran has also tenured...

Good, bad & ugly

Good, bad & ugly

Wednesday, 07 April 2021 | Pioneer

The Delhi Govt's decisions to fight COVID-19 range from the sensible to the ludicrous In the past few hours, the AAP-led Delhi Government has made a couple of major announcements — one quite important and people-friendly, and the other equally flippant and pointless. Its first decision pertains to doubling the hours...

Sunday Edition

The beautiful Goa Glitch

11 April 2021 | Navneet Mendiratta | Agenda

A rare Jugalbandi

11 April 2021 | Mohammad Irshad | Agenda

For Your Partner

11 April 2021 | Excerpt | Agenda

Astroturf | Controlling the monkey mind

11 April 2021 | Bharat Bhushan Padmadeo | Agenda

Just play

11 April 2021 | MUSBA HASHMI | Sunday Pioneer

Talktime | ‘I like the darker side of people’

11 April 2021 | MUSBA HASHMI | Sunday Pioneer