Our heritage: Stories behind our temples

Our heritage: Stories behind our temples

Wednesday, 04 May 2022 | V Vidyavathi

Temples have also been centres of commerce, art, culture, education and pivot of social life. Everything in the community revolved around the local temple India is a land of temples. Every village, every town, every habitation has a temple dedicated to one deity or the other. Going to a temple is...

SILENCE OF THE STRESSED CITIZEN

SILENCE OF THE STRESSED CITIZEN

Monday, 02 May 2022 | BALAKRISHNAN SATYAM

When freedom is the exercise of voice - one’s own or the collective’s Day before yesterday, I heard a mynah on the kitchen window sill - its tone rang clear. There was conviction, energy and a deep declaration in the chirp.  It struck me that fewer people speak like that, and...

Noida Land Scam,  a throwback - Part IV

Noida Land Scam, a throwback - Part IV

Monday, 02 May 2022 | R B Sinha

RERA failed to detect limitations on 70 per cent of the Sports City plot, endangering the interests of home-buyers Though the Noida Authority had committed to monitor the progress of project in the brochure, none of the envisaged sport infrastructure projects has been completed as yet. Neither has the Authority encashedon...

Make police accountable

Make police accountable

Monday, 02 May 2022 | Pioneer

If the police cannot nab criminals, at least they should not make scapegoats of e innocent citizens The shocking report of a Police inspector getting a body massage from the mother of a rape accused in a police outpost in Saharasa district has once again underlined the grim reality that the...

Language of justice

Language of justice

Monday, 02 May 2022 | Pioneer

It is a long-standing tussle between link language and common language Language is an emotive issue in India. It was the basis of the reorganisation of the Indian states. The logic was that people who spoke the same language are better off living in the same State. However, there are places...

Hurdle in excellence in higher education

Hurdle in excellence in higher education

Monday, 02 May 2022 | JS Rajput

We all understand why Vice-chancellors in some states work under tremendous political pressure Great institutions the world over owe their credibility and acceptability to academic leaders, who get respect and admiration for generations. Recall the creation of Banaras Hindu University (BHU} by Pandit Madan Mohan Malaviya. He could persuade Dr. S....

Right to cool

Right to cool

Saturday, 30 April 2022 | Pioneer

Laws that discriminate against women on the basis of their anatomy are regressive Liberal attitudes take a while coming. They have to first swim against the tide of tradition and dogma. One such attitude is the male, ‘friendly paternal’ instinct to decree thatwomen remain chaste and modest. What is worse is...

Cyber freedom

Cyber freedom

Saturday, 30 April 2022 | Pioneer

Cyberspace must be protected from authoritarian rulers The joint declaration issued by a group of 60 western countries to protect the internet from the restriction of any authoritarian regime is a welcome step at a time when cyberspace remains the only platform for dissemination of news in case of a crackdown...

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