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Comic relief

Thursday, 09 Aug 2018 | Pioneer | in Edit

It may be put down to much-needed comic relief and respite from the complexities and depressiveness of worldly affairs, but Amazon Prime’s flagship Comicstaan is the most-viewed show. While the reality show format has been a hit when it comes to music and dance talent shows, how long it will...

A thrifty growth momentum

Thursday, 09 Aug 2018 | Sanju Verma | in Oped

Modinomics has done a laudable job in straddling the twin objectives of high growth and fiscal rectitude. And that is never easy for any Government in any part of the world For the first time in almost a decade, India has achieved a primary fiscal deficit of virtually nothing, at less...

Act before it’s too late

Thursday, 09 Aug 2018 | Kota Sriraj | in Oped

Due to climate change and falling crop yields, farmers have become easy prey for fertiliser manufacturing giants. They must be freed from modern-day rapaciousness The Indian agricultural sector, with 55 per cent of its land under cultivation, has always been the backbone of Indian economy with nearly 60 per cent of...

It’s confirmed: Rigging it was

Thursday, 09 Aug 2018 | Hiranmay Karlekar | in Oped

There can be no other description of what happened in the polls in Pakistan. It was an election thoroughly rigged by the Army that hoisted Imran Khan to power Few things in recent times has surprised this writer more than the breathtaking claim, even by Indians who ought to have known...

Educating India

Wednesday, 08 Aug 2018 | Pioneer | in Edit

Innovative initiatives to not only get children into school but to keep them there are the need of the hour With more than 1.5 million schools spread across the country, India has one of the most diverse and complex educational systems in the world that is besieged by myriad problems. Though...

Segregate at source

Wednesday, 08 Aug 2018 | Pioneer | in Edit

The Supreme Court has come down hard on Delhi Government’s proposal for the setting up a mega landfill site in the Sonia Vihar locality. Indeed, the Capital has come to resemble a huge pile of garbage. Finding new places to dump garbage will only mean relocating the problem and will...

Go for perverts

Wednesday, 08 Aug 2018 | Pioneer | in Edit

Trafficking and prostitution rampant at shelter homes must not be ignored. It needs to be addressed and now The cases at Muzzafarpur and Deoria are just the tip of the iceberg, well-connected crooks running children and women’s shelters and abusing, torturing and sexually assaulting those under their care. This has happened...

Making sense of Pakistan poll

Wednesday, 08 Aug 2018 | Nadeem Paracha | in Oped

Rigged or not, the poll results reflected the highly polarised nature of Pakistan’s polity. In a free and fair election, Imran Khan’s PTI would not have bagged more seats than the PML-N and the PPP Just like most elections in Pakistan, the 2018 poll have been marred by allegations of rigging....

Let’s embrace our children

Wednesday, 08 Aug 2018 | Piyali Chatterjee | in Oped

Nationwide issues and concerns that our children are confronting should not be camouflaged by larger agendas, interests or biases of political parties In the present world of hostilities, discrimination, violence, harassment and negligence, being a child is no child’s play. Unaware of their rights and often devoid of voice, children and...

A systematic investment plan

Wednesday, 08 Aug 2018 | Hima Bindu Kota | in Oped

Investment needs time to grow. The choice of mutual funds should be based on one’s risk appetite and investment objective A Systematic Investment Plan (SIP) is an investment option offered by mutual funds to investors, where they can invest small amounts periodically instead of lump sums by directly debiting a fixed...


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