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Living in an age of online extremism

Saturday, 14 Jul 2018 | VV Sundar | in Oped

We belong to a generation that is drunk with the power of technology but desensitised from our social and civic responsibilities We as a nation are busy dousing fires of a different kind. It is no more about poverty or hunger but about civic illiteracy, ignorance, outrage and purported victimhood. The...

The making of a sustainable future

Friday, 13 Jul 2018 | RK Pachauri | in Edit

Quite apart from what India can and should do at the national level, much can be achieved at the local level in towns and cities to create a sustainable future. Monaco is an example Human society is currently confronted with daunting problems, for some of which solutions are being evaded. The...

Revenge match

Friday, 13 Jul 2018 | Pioneer | in Edit

It is payback time for Croatia against a team that had crushed its dream in the 1998 World Cup final When Croatian forward Mario Mandzukic went past English goalkeeper Jordan Pickford in the 109th minute of the second Semi Final to give Croatia a crucial 2-1 lead everyone knew that the...

Dump the garbage

Friday, 13 Jul 2018 | Pioneer | in Edit

Delhi is drowning in garbage and it is shameful that the Supreme Court has had to get involved in the issue. There needs to be a holistic plan to deal with the Capital’s garbage problem, from making waste into energy solutions as well as forcing households to segregate their waste...

Diluting the law

Friday, 13 Jul 2018 | Pioneer | in Edit

It’s two cheers for Nitish as Bihar gets set to soften prohibition provisions While there is no doubt that the social realities in Bihar much like in other parts of India are such that consumption of alcohol invariably leads to domestic abuse, neglect of children, and self-inflicted penury in a large...

Riding with the tide in IT sector

Friday, 13 Jul 2018 | Pravin K Singh/ Balwant S Mehta | in Oped

After doing exceptionally well in becoming the most preferred sourcing destinations for services, the growth story of the IT sector is at a tipping point. We must set our priorities as our youth has immense potential The information technology (IT) sector has successfully positioned itself on the global map of the...

It’s the transparency, stupid

Friday, 13 Jul 2018 | Ishan Joshi | in Oped

We have cracked our jokes on those who thought up this PR disaster. Now, let’s take a dekko at the substantive issues thrown up by the Jio Institute row There are two primary issues that ought to concern any Indian citizen who thinks perchance cares about higher education in the country...

Section 377 and why it should go

Friday, 13 Jul 2018 | Kushan Mitra | in Oped

Queen Victoria took a lot of precious stones from India; in return, she bequeathed us a bunch of stone-age views on morality A Supreme Court Bench headed by Chief Justice, Dipak Misra should finally rid India of that anachronistic law that criminalised all sex against the course of nature. Section 377...

The case for a super-sedan

Friday, 13 Jul 2018 | Kushan Mitra | in Automobile

Audi’s RS5 is a brilliant car on the track but would it make much sense on the road? The last few months have seen luxury car manufacturers drop some really exciting new car models. BMW brought the new M5, Mercedes brought in the AMG E63S and not to be left behind...

Situating Bankim in today’s Bengal

Thursday, 12 Jul 2018 | Anirban Ganguly | in Edit

The Congress, Communists and the lone intellectual in the Trinamool in the midst of lumpens, Sugata Bose, took umbrage that Amit Shah had dared to come to Kolkata and to speak on Bankim BJP president Amit Shah delivered the first Bankim Chandra Chattopadhyay Memorial Oration, instituted by the Syama Prasad Mookerjee...

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