Did an Islamic State ever exist?

Did an Islamic State ever exist?

Monday, 10 August 2020 | Nadeem Paracha

The modern State is a fairly recent European construct and has been borrowed to project a retrospective interpretation about what an Islamic State meant The roots of the concept of the State lie in the political ideas formulated in ancient Greece and the Roman Republic. Greek philosophers Plato and Aristotle write...

COVID spiral

COVID spiral

Saturday, 08 August 2020 | Pioneer

As the virus spreads, India must ramp up its testing capacity, focus on the hinterland and come up with a standard protocol The dreaded community spread has India well and truly in its grip because, from the time the pandemic began in the country, we had recorded 1.5 million cases till...

Big win for Mahinda

Big win for Mahinda

Saturday, 08 August 2020 | Pioneer

With the pro-China Rajapaksa clan in full control, India has to work on strategic engagement and economic alliances The Sri Lankans have chosen stability over liberalism, performance over democracy in returning the Rajapaksa clan to power with a massive mandate in the nation’s parliamentary elections. President Gotabaya Rajapaksa’s ruling  party, the...

Being humane

Being humane

Saturday, 08 August 2020 | Hiranmay Karlekar

Following the pandemic, there has been a resurgence of hatred against stray dogs who are left to fend for themselves. Not many understand how their lives have turned upside down The COVID-19 pandemic has affected human behaviour throughout the world, causing new focal points of irritation to emerge and the old...

Maintain a healthy digital diet

Saturday, 08 August 2020 | Prakriti Poddar

During this period of social distancing, we should use technology to increase our independence and harness our inner potential The Coronavirus pandemic has made social distancing the new normal and the majority of us are becoming increasingly dependent on digital technology. Pushed into an uncertain future, we are spending more time...

Transparency is long overdue

Saturday, 08 August 2020 | Devender Singh Aswal

The Centre has rolled out a robust and much-desired architecture for the online audit of Panchayati Raj Institutions Transparency and accountability in the functioning of Panchayati Raj Institutions (PRIs) have been hanging fire for long. After much reflection, the Ministry of Panchayati Raj (MoPR) has launched an AuditOnline  application for scrutinising...

Embrace the circular economy

Embrace the circular economy

Saturday, 08 August 2020 | Shilpi Kapur Bakshi/ Prahlad Tewari

As nations move towards a post-pandemic fiscal recovery, they must adopt strategies for long-term sustainable development and create resilient economies The pandemic and the response to it by various governments around the world have posed unprecedented challenges, the effect of which would be felt for decades to come. People and economies...

India is choking its rivers with sewage

India is choking its rivers with sewage

Friday, 07 August 2020 | Kota Sriraj

The country must establish new STPs to increase the current 37 per cent treatment capability to at least 80 per cent of the waste generated While crossing the Kalindi Kunj bridge over the Yamuna in Delhi, have you ever wondered about the reason for the white, frothy foam floating on the...

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Astroturf | Know self for a better future

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Tackling Covid in the capital

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Best to redefine your career goals

09 August 2020 | Karan Verma | Agenda

India no more ‘soft state’ under Modi’s leadership

09 August 2020 | KK SRIVASTAVA | Agenda

'I'm a storyteller, medium doesn't matter'

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