Big brother tech

Tuesday, 17 Jul 2018 | Pioneer | in Edit

In a connected world where anybody can put their thoughts on the Internet, should the Government monitor them? The British thespian Stephen Fry has a wonderful podcast available called ‘Great Leap Years’ and in one of the episodes he describes the aftermath of an invention by Johannes Gutenberg. The invention was...

Thumbs up to Modinomics

Tuesday, 17 Jul 2018 | Sanju Verma | in Oped

A slew of economic figures suggest that the Indian economy is gathering momentum, thanks to the policies of the Government that transcend borders with a vision that marries the global with the local Leaders don’t create followers...they create more leaders. —Tom Peters In what can be called the biggest endorsement of Modinomics, last...

For greater tribal participation

Tuesday, 17 Jul 2018 | Sachin Kumar Jain | in Oped

Tribal communities are better at looking after the environment than babus; yet, they have no role in decision-making, writes Sachin Kumar Jain According to Niti Aayog’s report, ‘Composite Water Management Index, 2018’, 60 crore people in the country are facing “high to higher” levels of water shortage. Due to the...

Turkey and the Qandil operation

Tuesday, 17 Jul 2018 | Harun Yahya | in Oped

The elimination of the PKK would be a milestone achievement for Turkey in preserving its territorial integrity and ensuring regional stability Turkey started its third cross-border operation against Stalinist terrorists in Northern Iraq on March 11 and has neutralized 155 terrorists so far. The Turkish Armed Forces established 11 bases and...

Sinha’s choice: The perils of populism

Monday, 16 Jul 2018 | Ishan Joshi | in Edit

Leadership in never about standing at the head of a mob. It’s about having the courage to oppose its demands even when, and precisely because, one is simpatico Union Minister Jayant Sinha, whom I hasten to clarify I do not know, have never met and hold no brief for or against,...

Warrior Nawaz

Monday, 16 Jul 2018 | Pioneer | in Edit

Nawaz Sharif is one of the canniest politicians in the world. But can he pull off a Houdini-like escape this time? Nawaz Sharif would never have imagined that he would one day become a poster-child for democracy. But in an increasingly dysfunctional Pakistan, he is now a prisoner of conscience of...

Golden Run

Monday, 16 Jul 2018 | Pioneer | in Edit

Hima Das’ gold medal at the World Under-20 championships was remarkable though it wasn’t surprising; she was the favourite going in. But it has been an exceptional achievement because it was the first gold in a track event for India, at senior or junior levels, on the world stage. And...

Drowning Delhi

Monday, 16 Jul 2018 | Pioneer | in Edit

Mumbai reeling under torrential rains is one thing; for the Capital, where monsoon is scanty, to go under is pathetic Delhi is clearly caught in a crossfire between multiple authorities and agencies fighting for territorial rights and responsibilities as its civic amenities become anonymous fatalities, unacknowledged and uncared for. If the...

Key tenets of interfaith education

Monday, 16 Jul 2018 | JS Rajput | in Oped

In a globalised interconnected world, conflicts are bound to rise manifold if not countered. Education is the key to create a global family that accepts equality of all faiths and religions. We must nourish our children Now that the infamous Aryan invasion theory stands busted scientifically, there should be no hesitation...

The myth around joblessness

Monday, 16 Jul 2018 | Uttam Gupta | in Oped

Contrary to popular belief, the Modi Government has not failed to deliver on job creation. It’s just that we need to get reconciled to the idea of self-employment Prime Minister Modi (allegedly) failed on his pledge to create around 20 million jobs annually. To demonstrate the point, critics have often point...


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