Reopen schools for younger children soon

Reopen schools for younger children soon

Wednesday, 20 January 2021 | Suresh Kumar

By cutting off or limiting access to education, the pandemic has worsened existing inequalities and hampered the economic growth of poor families Nearly 10 months after the  nationwide lockdown began, India is now in the process of reopening its schools, albeit, in a phased manner, with all COVID protocols in place....

India must stand its ground

India must stand its ground

Tuesday, 19 January 2021 | Uttam Gupta

All objections raised by the USTR on the DST levied by India on foreign tech firms are baseless. The Govt must not yield to the pressure tactics of the US administration by withdrawing the tax In its findings on the Section 301 probe conducted under the US Trade Act, 1974, the...

OTT Tandav

OTT Tandav

Tuesday, 19 January 2021 | Pioneer

Though the saffron brigade might be trying to derive mileage, but OTT content does need to be cleaned up The ongoing controversy over Amazon Prime’s new web series ‘Tandav’ is not something new to the country and similar contentious debates took place at the time of the release of movies like...

Diaspora power

Diaspora power

Tuesday, 19 January 2021 | Pioneer

First the United Kingdom, now in the United States. Members of the Indian diaspora are rising to power It is said about the Indian diaspora in the Western world, whether they are first-generation immigrants or third or even fourth-generation immigrants, that they have a humongous amount of influence compared to the...

Good to focus on skill

Good to focus on skill

Tuesday, 19 January 2021 | A Surya Prakash

The NEP is more in tune with national priorities and contemporary realities. It pays attention to areas that had been neglected for long After decades of intransigence, the Union Government and policymakers in the education sector have come up with a National Education Policy (NEP) which is more in tune with...

To boycott, or not to boycott polls, that is the question

Monday, 18 January 2021 | Nadeem Paracha

Radicals feel that shunning elections is vital to delegitimise a regime and claim the polls to be bogus. But evidence indicates that the cons outweigh the benefits On January 1, the multiparty Opposition alliance, the Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM) announced that it would participate in the forthcoming by-elections and did not...

A new medium of expression

Monday, 18 January 2021 | Vinayshil Gautam

When the pandemic struck the world, it took several months to realise how dramatically the nature of communication would change The most common topics on which training programmes are held are leadership, communication, management of self and so on. In a programme on communication one of the essential topics is to...

Mobile money is new cash

Mobile money is new cash

Monday, 18 January 2021 | Moin Qazi

The Coronavirus pandemic has shown that the trend towards greater digitalisation of financial services in the country is here to stay Mobile finance finds itself at an inflection point as the world continues to tackle the socio-economic fallout of the COVID-19 crisis. In these critical times, mobile money has helped governments...

Sunday Edition

Meet the eh-thical hacker

17 January 2021 | MUSBA HASHMI | Sunday Pioneer

NEP can change dynamics of Defence services

17 January 2021 | SUDHIR HINDWAN | Agenda

‘Music is my driving force’

17 January 2021 | MUSBA HASHMI | Sunday Pioneer

China angle: Biden to cement India-USA relations

17 January 2021 | Virendra Gupta | Agenda

Talktime | ‘I don’t a choose role, it picks me’

17 January 2021 | Shalini Saksena | Sunday Pioneer

Astroturf | Meditate for a better future

17 January 2021 | Bharat Bhushan Padmadeo | Agenda