China’s new population policy a long shot

China’s new population policy a long shot

Sunday, 13 June 2021 | Makhan Saikia

China’s current demographic structure is bringing a new reality to the forefront. The seventh National Census conducted by the National Bureau of Statistics of China (NBSC) in 2020 records the slowest population growth in decades since 1950s. As per the census, China’s population stands at 1.41 billion. It’s an increase...

Last resort

Last resort

Friday, 11 June 2021 | Pioneer

With nothing seemingly going his way in the Congress, Jitin Prasada has taken a leap of faith The election season is upon Uttar Pradesh. Even though the State Assembly, last constituted in 2017, has breathing time till March 2022, politics has already warmed up with one of the prominent UP Congress...

Vector, virulence and velocity

Vector, virulence and velocity

Friday, 11 June 2021 | VV Sundar

All segments of our population, percolating down from the politicians, have done grave injustice to our great nation. Even the citizenry has! As a nation, COVID-19 has put us all to a severe stress test and extracted a heavy toll. However, our collective conduct and response to it was unsatisfactory. This...

UFOs: The silly season comes early this time

UFOs: The silly season comes early this time

Friday, 11 June 2021 | Gwynne Dyer

Then there are all the suggestions that the UFOs are optical illusions, meteorological phenomena or electromagnetic events The Silly Season has come early this year.  Normally it happens in August, when wicked people all over the northern hemisphere temporarily stop doing evil things to take their children to the beach and...

G7 OPPORTUNITY FOR INDIA

G7 OPPORTUNITY FOR INDIA

Friday, 11 June 2021 | KUMARDEEP BANERJEE

This summit could be the beginning of a new world order based on cooperation & alliances Rich economies known as G7 meet in person this week in the UK during one of the most volatile times in human history. Experts may term it a political meeting witha new president in the...

COVID-19 impact on Indian economy

COVID-19 impact on Indian economy

Friday, 11 June 2021 | ABHISHEK RAJA

Besides informal sectors, the lower strata of society and daily wage workers faced the greatest impact due to social distancing as well as reduced household income The second wave of the Covid-19 pandemic has taken a vicious toll on India's health, but the economic toll has also been heavy, though nothing...

Environment is forever, not Diamonds

Environment is forever, not Diamonds

Thursday, 10 June 2021 | Kota Sriraj

Permission to mine for diamonds in a 364-hectare area in MP will lead to felling of 225,000 trees besides permanently damaging rare plant species and adversely impacting ground water table Even as India celebrated the World Environment Day recently, the environment itself had little to cheer for. The fact that the...

When doctors become patients

When doctors become patients

Thursday, 10 June 2021 | N Soumik

It’s an Indian medical conundrum: How long will the doctors tolerate violence against themselves? Seneca, the great Roman philosopher and statesman once said on the importance of doctors: "People pay the doctor for their troubles, but for his kindness, they still remain in his debt. " We are fighting against an...

Sunday Edition

Talktime : ‘I have said no to many films initially’

13 June 2021 | MUSBA HASHMI | Sunday Pioneer

Be smart, keep cool

13 June 2021 | Shalini Saksena | Sunday Pioneer

‘Acting is my passion, love being part of this magical world’

13 June 2021 | Shalini Saksena | Sunday Pioneer

WeeklyNatter

13 June 2021 | PNS | Sunday Pioneer

World Wide Web of Artificial Intelligence

13 June 2021 | Akshat Tyagi | Agenda

The vaccine solution

13 June 2021 | Sonu Shivdasani | Agenda