Show some poise

Show some poise

Wednesday, 14 April 2021 | Pioneer

The Cooch Behar tragedy underscores the need for all stakeholders to exercise restraint in words and actions It is the Election Commission’s (EC) responsibility to conduct “free and fair” elections; however, its role often comes under the scanner of the parties in the poll fray; it is accused of being biased,...

Nepal staring at political disquiet

Nepal staring at political disquiet

Tuesday, 13 April 2021 | Rishi Gupta

The Nepal top court’s decision not favouring Oli has come as a surprise and now his political survival hangs by a fine thread After long political and judicial scuffling in Nepal, its top court in two important verdicts nullified the dissolution of the democratically elected Parliament by the President and termed...

Playing politics over vaccines will not help the cause

Playing politics over vaccines will not help the cause

Tuesday, 13 April 2021 | Kalyani Shankar

The Opposition should develop credible policy alternatives instead of blaming the Govt, and the Centre must be transparent in distribution of the COVID shots Should political parties play politics over COVID-19? That is what is happening over the delivery of vaccines in the last few days. It has resulted in a...

Remembering the ‘Greatest Indian’

Remembering the ‘Greatest Indian’

Tuesday, 13 April 2021 | Rattan Lal Kataria

Ambedkar did not seek equality only for Dalits but tried to bring all of India under the umbrella of his great ideals A few years ago, a major English TV news channel in the country started a drive to choose the “Greatest Indian” through online and  mobile voting. The people of...

Nix sovereign guarantee clause for the NaBFID

Nix sovereign guarantee clause for the NaBFID

Tuesday, 13 April 2021 | Uttam Gupta

To bail out an entity majority-owned and controlled by private parties using the taxpayers’ funds is a bad idea In her Budget speech, Finance Minister (FM) Nirmala Sitharaman had proposed setting up of a new Development Financial Institution (DFI) termed the National Bank for Financing Infrastructure and Development (NaBFID). The Government...

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...

Shot shortage

Shot shortage

Monday, 12 April 2021 | Pioneer

Amid a plethora of issues, from safety to availability, the second wave of pandemic has hit India hard India seems to be back to square one where fighting the pandemic is concerned, with more than 70 vaccination centres in Mumbai having shut down after running out of the COVID doses. Other...

Of Sri Lanka and the Andamans

Of Sri Lanka and the Andamans

Monday, 12 April 2021 | Prafull Goradia

The issues between Sri Lankan Tamils and the Sinhalas may be resolved if India concurs to transfer the former to the Andamans Two communities not being able to coexist is a perennial problem in the Indian subcontinent. An old saying goes, “Ek myaan mein do talwarein nahi reh sakti”, meaning two...

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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