Governance first

Governance first

Saturday, 25 May 2019 | Chandan Mitra

The nation hopes that with this resounding majority and consequent political stability, the Prime Minister will succeed in actualising his own vision and India’s unbound aspirations The BJP was well on its way to emerging as India’s ‘natural party of Government’ under the leadership of Atal Bihari Vajpayee when its hope...

Farmers back in the fold

Farmers back in the fold

Friday, 24 May 2019 | Parmanand Pandey

BJP’s resounding victory in UP signals a triumph of developmental politics over the casteist variant. The pre-election payment to sugarcane growers worked too This Lok Sabha election has broken many myths not only at the national level but in Uttar Pradesh (UP), too. This is for the first time that...

Remembering Niki Lauda

Remembering Niki Lauda

Friday, 24 May 2019 | Kushan Mitra

The Austrian racer is best known for displaying his doggedness on and off the race track Austrian Formula 1 racing legend Andreas Niklaus Lauda passed away earlier this week. He was more than a legend. His comeback from his fiery accident at the old Nurburgring is one of the most...

EC must win our trust

EC must win our trust

Thursday, 23 May 2019 | Pioneer

While EVMs are convenient, there are too many reports of tampering. A workable solution is needed in future Granted there is a general air of mistrust over the Electronic Voting Machine (EVM) ever since it was introduced, and depending on whichever party has had the unexpectedly winnable verdict,  its opponents...

Time for cricket

Time for cricket

Thursday, 23 May 2019 | Pioneer

The great Indian political tamasha that we see every five years is over, now the quadrennial cricket World Cup is here India has fond memories of the Cricket World Cup. After all, as Kapil Dev sprinted back to catch an over- the-head mishit pull off Vivian Richards back in 1983,...

China-Nepal love affair

China-Nepal love affair

Thursday, 23 May 2019 | Claude Arpi

The deepening of ties between Kathmandu and Beijing is a serious setback for New Delhi. China scored one more goal but it’s difficult to say how far this story will continue In politics, there is little difference between love and sycophancy — the case of Nepal is particularly telling. The...

How to end the plastic kingdom

Thursday, 23 May 2019 | Kota Sriraj

The dismal global recycling statistics do make us wonder whether we will ever efficiently adopt 100 per cent recycling of plastics. A more fundamental solution is to switch to variants from biodegradable sources like wood, corn starch and sugarcane Plastics have for long been associated as an environmental contaminant. Slowly...

Iranian war is unwinnable

Thursday, 23 May 2019 | Gwynne Dyer

A confrontation between Iran and the US will be a high-speed replay of the Vietnam war and the latter will lose again. It really is the stupidest idea After a long debate, the highest levels of the military could not forecast a way in which things would end favourably for...

Sunday Edition

Globe Trotting

19 May 2019 | Agencies | Sunday Pioneer

Left, TMC urge EC to ensure free, fair polling

19 May 2019 | PNS | Sunday Pioneer

Didi’s nephew sends defemation notice to PM

19 May 2019 | Saugar Sengupta | Sunday Pioneer

MoD rejects Vice Admiral Bimal Verma's petition

19 May 2019 | PNS | Sunday Pioneer