Reckless or feckless in Syria

Thursday, 05 Sep 2013 | Mayuri Mukherjee | in Oped

The US is determined to punish the Assad regime for using chemical weapons and violating ‘red lines’ through a military intervention. Inadvisable as this may be, even a narrow targeted attack might be effective if well-planned. However, this does not seem to be the case The debate on foreign military intervention...

Results alone don’t measure success

Thursday, 05 Sep 2013 | Meeta W Sengupta | in Oped

To bring about improvements in school education, we need to first know the goals and targets that need to be addressed. That’s yet to happen We do bemoan the state of education in India, and of course a lot needs to be done to bring millions to literacy and numeracy. A...

Marine life is not for destroying

Thursday, 05 Sep 2013 | Kota Sriraj | in Oped

It’s debatable whether the Indian ship that the Iranian authorities have impounded was indeed polluting their waters. But the incident does bring into focus the need to contain pollution The detention of an Indian vessel, MT Desh Shanti, by Iranian authorities in August over charges of polluting its waters, has...

Think now | HG Wells , English writer

Thursday, 05 Sep 2013 | Pioneer | in Thoughts

We should welcome change and challenges, because they are what help us grow. We need to constantly be challenging ourselves to strengthen our character and increase our intelligence. What matters is what you do with what you have. The true measure of success is the ratio between what we might've...

Delinking talks with terror leads nowhere

Wednesday, 04 Sep 2013 | Ashok K Mehta | in Edit

The recent flare-up along the LoC shows that Pakistan still considers India to be its foremost enemy. In this regard, New Delhi's efforts to insulate Islamabad from the ‘deep state’ are futile The ceasefire on the Line of Control which has generally been observed since November 2003 was seriously breached last...

Let law take its course

Wednesday, 04 Sep 2013 | Pioneer | in Edit

Keep politics out of Asaram Bapu case Whether the allegations of molestation and rape against self-styled godman Asaram Bapu stand legal scrutiny or not, is for the law enforcement agencies to work on and for the courts to decide. Politics has no business to set the narrative in the matter. Thankfully,...

Mother of all mega deals

Wednesday, 04 Sep 2013 | Pioneer | in Edit

Will footballer Gareth Bale justify his high price? The year's most played out and keenly watched transfer drama has finally reached its climax: Football club Real Madrid has eventually secured Gareth Bale for a record, unheard of 85.3 million from Tottenham Hotspurs. He will now represent the new team as part...

Animals can be altruistic too

Wednesday, 04 Sep 2013 | Gautam Pandey | in Oped

From worker ants on suicide missions to protect their colony to a lioness adopting a baby oryx to dolphins protecting divers from sharks, animals are known to ignore their primal instincts and help other beings in trouble, even if it means putting themselves in harm’s way It’s completely predictable and a...

No lip service on Teachers’ Day

Wednesday, 04 Sep 2013 | JS Rajput | in Oped

The quality of teachers determines the quality of education and that, in turn, is the measure of quality in every other sector that contributes to growth and development of the nation September 5. Another Teachers' Day is hours away. It’s a day to fte and express gratitude to our teachers for...

This vaccine needs a booster shot

Wednesday, 04 Sep 2013 | Naveen Thacker | in Oped

While we should continue to be vigilant to ensure the safety of our children, it is equally important to move forward and embrace newer technologies in our health system that can help save lives, writes Naveen Thacker The issue of childhood diseases has long eluded public consciousness — which is a...


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