Spoiling for war

Spoiling for war

Friday, 20 May 2022 | Pioneer

The Russia-Ukraine war has been reduced to a long-drawn spectacle, with no winners War is a macabre spectacle. In Ukraine, it is tragically theatrical and absurd as well. The Russian invasion has dragged on for close to three months. Perhaps even Vladimir Putin does not know if he is winning or...

For Xi Jinping, things are not going as per plan

For Xi Jinping, things are not going as per plan

Thursday, 19 May 2022 | Gaurie Dwivedi

Xi has neither acknowledged the futility of his zero-COVID policy nor its disastrous social and economic consequences On course to be the first leader in China to have more than two presidential terms, President Xi Jinping would have liked most of 2022 to be uneventful. At least till the 20th Party Congress...

Tobacco: worst enemy of women and kids

Tobacco: worst enemy of women and kids

Thursday, 19 May 2022 | Rambha Pandey

Passive smoking snuffs out at  least one million lives every year We must work on strategies to make tobacco products out of the reach of people in the larger interest of the society and also save them as well as women and kids from exposure to second-hand smoke at home, work...

Urban forestry or unplanned forestry

Urban forestry or unplanned forestry

Thursday, 19 May 2022 | BKP Sinha

Urban forestry is the only plausible and most effective nature-based solution for building green, sustainable and resilient cities Today, over half of the world’s population lives in urban areas and this proportion is estimated to increase to 66 percent by 2050. It is also estimated that India, China, and Nigeria will...

Scorcher

Scorcher

Wednesday, 18 May 2022 | Pioneer

Monsoon has hit the Andamans but relief from the heatwave isn’t likely soon in the north As the Capital continues to take a severe battering from hot and dry westerlies, the ongoing spell of heatwave may peak around Sunday with the maximum temperature predicted to settle around 48 degrees Celsius in...

Belief vs fact

Belief vs fact

Wednesday, 18 May 2022 | Pioneer

A spate of legal petitions is seeking reparatory justice for temples razed during Mughal rule The Babri Masjid verdict is out, and the Ram temple is coming up where the mosque stood in Ayodhya. It is now the turn of the Vishwanath temple-Gyanvapi Mosque dispute in Varanasi. The Sri Krishna Janambhoomi-Shahi...

Govt fumbling on Defence issues

Govt fumbling on Defence issues

Wednesday, 18 May 2022 | Ashok K Mehta

The 26-month blanket ban on recruitment and rethinking over the charter of CDS are casting a shadow on our operational capabilities A nationalist Government that treats national security as a sacred patriotic duty has surprisingly pulled the brakes and taken a laid-back position on two critical Defence matters: Recruitment of Personnel...

Congress needs new narrative, clear ideology, firm leadership

Congress needs new narrative, clear ideology, firm leadership

Wednesday, 18 May 2022 | Kalyani Shankar

Though the Gandhi loyalists demanded that Rahul should become the president again, the Udaipur declaration was mum on it Where does Congress go from Udaipur Chintan Shivir? Was the conclave an exercise in futility, or will it revive the party?  It all depends on the implementation of the decisions taken at...

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