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It’s survival of the fittest

Tuesday, 14 Aug 2018 | BALWANT S MEHTA / PRAVEEN K SINGH | in Oped

The entry of Reliance Jio has been a boon for consumers and a nightmare for players in this industry who are looking for permutation and combination to remain relevant Over the years, the telecom industry has emerged as one of the integral sectors of the Indian economy. Today, it contributes about...

Caught in between the real and surreal

Tuesday, 14 Aug 2018 | Nadeem Paracha | in Oped

Like the MQM and the PPP, the PTI used a conceivable image to reinforce its leader’s personality. It has become a tool for parties in Pakistan In 1991, I worked as a young reporter at an English weekly in Karachi. In those days, newspapers and magazines of the city would often...

Education sans unscrupulous elements

Monday, 13 Aug 2018 | JS Rajput | in Edit

Our education system is bereft of its basic moorings. For any change to happen, we must first set our own house in order. Any other initiative will yield results only when that has been achieved This morning, like every morning, I looked for educational news and found plenty of it. All...

Water everywhere

Monday, 13 Aug 2018 | Pioneer | in Edit

Kerala, like Bihar and Uttarakhand, is getting inundated by mother nature. A permanent solution to floods is needed Citizens of Kerala have been mesmerised by the opening of all five sluice gates of the Cheruthoni Dam and the sight of the Idukki Reservoir draining out. This was the first time that...

Opening wounds

Monday, 13 Aug 2018 | Pioneer | in Edit

The Aarushi-Hemraj double murder case was expected to end up in the Supreme Court. There must be closure Aarushi Talwar would have been a grown woman by now, possibly she might have even had children of her own by now. After all, it has been 10 years since she was found...

IKEA too late?

Monday, 13 Aug 2018 | Pioneer | in Edit

The mad rush at IKEA, the Swedish retail giant that entered India after many hurdles, is no guarantee that its global success may be an easy grab here. Its late entry has meant other conglomerates have already emulated its model. Its ready-to-assemble and functional ware works only with techies and...

Wrong signals of governance

Monday, 13 Aug 2018 | VK Bahuguna | in Oped

India needs a mass-based movement to uproot the decaying philosophy of life, best exemplified by our leaders’ behaviour. But it is not just the leaders, the solution lies in the actions of every individual The Modi Government comfortably defeated the no-confidence motion in the Lok Sabha on July 20 due to...

Media beating around the bush

Monday, 13 Aug 2018 | Sudhanshu Mittal | in Oped

Hiring and firing of journalists, just like election and rejection of politicians, is a constant. Decisions to separate employees are of the management and not for political convenience Any democracy has its four pillars on which it develops and progresses. The fourth pillar or the fourth estate has been the Press....

Beyond bans on plastic pollution

Monday, 13 Aug 2018 | Ajeenkya DY Patil | in Oped

The corporate sector has taken laudable steps to limit the use of plastic. Every citizen must inculcate behavioral change to completely end its use Plastic has universally become the most used material in a modern economy. While it has its own benefits, it would be apt to look upon how it...

Cong might play Priyanka card in UP to rein in Modi

Sunday, 12 Aug 2018 | Hari shankar vyas | in GupShup

It seems that speculations over Priyanka Gandhi’s foray into active politics never stop. Some now say she will fight the Lok Sabha Elections from Raebareli, her mother Sonia Gandhi’s seat. Rahul Gandhi is not expected to leave his seat, Amethi, and Sonia will head to the Rajya Sabha in all...


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