The rise of conspiracy theories and fantasies

The rise of conspiracy theories and fantasies

Monday, 23 September 2019 | Nadeem Paracha

Complex political, economic, demographic shifts and the mushrooming of social media sites have all contributed in making fantastical explanations, that were once relegated to the lunatic fringe, migrate to the mainstream In 2005, an independent filmmaker, Dylan Avery, made a documentary called Loose Change. The film explores the many conspiracy theories...

India closer to fulfilling Nehru’s dream

Saturday, 21 September 2019 | Sapna Singh

With the emergence of new geo-political equations, ASEAN countries can act as a game changer, particularly because a big power like the US has shown interest in the region. India can be at the forefront of this, given the accretion in its economic and military capabilities Analysts believe that India today...

Planned desert in offing in NCR

Saturday, 21 September 2019 | Shivaji Sarkar

The Rs 16,000 crore Jewar airport needs to be given up for saving water bodies in the bread basket of western Uttar Pradesh India recently hosted the United Nations Conference Against Desertification. Ironically, less than 45 kilometres from the venue in Greater Noida, a massive international airport project will see desertification...

India’s development warriors

India’s development warriors

Saturday, 21 September 2019 | Moin Qazi

Social entrepreneurs are now using their talent to seek better answers to tough social problems at a time when the world has never needed them more Historians tell us that an explosion of creativity occurs the moment the world starts complaining that there is nothing left to invent, or that the...

The noose tightens

The noose tightens

Saturday, 21 September 2019 | Pioneer

Chinmayanand finally admits to accusations before SIT. All rape survivors in UP need closure The law has finally caught up with Swami Chinmayanand whose wrongdoings had cost the nation its collective conscience as the girl he sexually exploited and treated like bonded labour cried for justice. This allowed the accused enough...

Mamata’s flip-flop

Mamata’s flip-flop

Saturday, 21 September 2019 | Pioneer

Her reconciliation with the Modi-Shah duo raises questions about why she is staking her credibility Mamata Banerjee may be the Trinamool Congress chief and the Bengal Chief Minister but her larger than life image across India has been of a quintessential rebel, a fighter for her people, a crusader for justice...

Not a matter for courts

Not a matter for courts

Saturday, 21 September 2019 | Philip Johnston

We are pitting the institutions that make up our Constitutional settlement against each other with no real understanding of the consequences Which is sovereign, the people or Parliament? Is the Crown — that is the Government — entitled to interpret the wishes of the former and override the latter? Should the...

A time of reckoning for babus at last

Friday, 20 September 2019 | Devesh Chaturvedi

To change the growing perception that there is a lack of accountability regarding performance and misdeeds of civil servants, the Modi Government has brought in reforms that are expected to foster professionalism and competence, says Devesh Chaturvedi The civil services have contributed immensely to nation-building since India’s Independence, yet they are...

State Editions

Man kills wife for ‘adultery’ in Prem Nagar, surrenders

23 September 2019 | Staff Reporter | Delhi

City sees decline in butterflies this year

23 September 2019 | Sapna Singh | Delhi

IIT Delhi team to study impact of odd-even scheme

23 September 2019 | PTI | Delhi

CM to speak on anti-pollution steps at Denmark summit

23 September 2019 | Staff Reporter | Delhi

Sisodia inaugurates cultural event Awam Ki Awaz in Capital

23 September 2019 | Staff Reporter | Delhi

PWD to finish work on Pragati Maidan tunnel by Jan

23 September 2019 | GAYATHRI MAN | Delhi

Sunday Edition

Prioritising Strategic Economic Cooperation

22 September 2019 | Asoke Mukerji | Agenda

The complexities of caste system

22 September 2019 | Kumar Chellappan | Agenda

Dukh, Dard and a Season of Hope

22 September 2019 | Excerpt | Agenda

Astroturf | Empower your mind for success

22 September 2019 | Bharat Bhushan Padmadeo | Agenda

Talktime | ‘Casting procedure should be streamlined'

22 September 2019 | MUSBA HASHMI | Sunday Pioneer

Pushing musical limit

22 September 2019 | Shalini Saksena | Sunday Pioneer