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...

The Scourge of Forest Fires

The Scourge of Forest Fires

Saturday, 10 April 2021 | VK Bahuguna

Precious forest resources, including the carbon locked  in biomass, are lost due to forest fires every year The forests in Uttarakhand are in the grip of a massive fire these days; so much so that apart from destroying the rich bio-diversity, it has killed four villagers and injured a forest guard...

India-Pakistan peace process is far from dead

India-Pakistan peace process is far from dead

Saturday, 10 April 2021 | Gaurie Dwivedi

Right now, peace looks elusive, but the peace process does not. By all aspects, it is clear that the process is thriving and may succeed in thrashing out some of the differences One does not need to be a rocket scientist to know Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan has robbed whatever...

In low spirits

In low spirits

Saturday, 10 April 2021 | Pioneer

The migrant workers are making their way back to villages after local curbs were announced Roughly around this time last year, millions of migrant workers and their families — with their young ones and meagre belongings on their heads and shoulders — started a long, weary walk back to their native...

Tightening the screws

Tightening the screws

Saturday, 10 April 2021 | Pioneer

It might be a good idea for the CBI and the NIA  to work in tandem for unravelling the Vaze maze The two independent agencies — the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) and the National Investigation Agency (NIA) — will likely discover many common nodes and leads during their probe related...

Hypocrisy is very much alive and well

Hypocrisy is very much alive and well

Saturday, 10 April 2021 | Deepak Sinha

In all spheres of life around us, every day we see leaders indulging in acts of abject pretence and insincerity  Having been slaves for the better part of a millennia, we tend to have a heightened instinct for survival that is best reflected in our hypocritical behaviour. It is no surprise...

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...

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