Dwell on dwelling

Dwell on dwelling

Thursday, 12 May 2022 | Pioneer

Planned colonies for the poor are the answer, not bulldozers The issue of urban encroachments should be seen on a wider socio-political canvas and not just through the narrow confines of communal politics. While the word 'bulldozer' eases into our frame of political discourse, the attention should be on the uncontrolled...

Riots: Rights’  poll strategy

Riots: Rights’ poll strategy

Wednesday, 11 May 2022 | Gyaneshwar Dayal

The riots and the right-wing BJP are a winsome combination. And therefore, the administration blatantly punishes the riot victims rather than the perpetrators Recently Nityanand Rai, Minister of State for Home Affairs, informed the Lok Sabha that 3,399 communal riots took place in five years from 2016 to 2020. That is...

AAP lays out its goal

AAP lays out its goal

Tuesday, 10 May 2022 | Pioneer

Kejriwal unveils ambitious plan to make AAP a pan-India force Speaking at a function in Nagpur on Sunday, Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal revealed his goal for 2024  saying he would like to connect with 130 crore people of the country and not rely on stitching together an alliance to defeat...

Reprieve for widows

Reprieve for widows

Tuesday, 10 May 2022 | Pioneer

Village bansarchaic widowhood practices forced on women A remote Maharashtrian village has shown India how to stop Brahminical social tyranny against widows. It just takes a collective, conscious decision to make it happen. Herwad village in Kolhapur district has banned regressive customs that force a woman into widowhood after the death...

Why they opt out of job market?

Why they opt out of job market?

Tuesday, 10 May 2022 | Brijender Singh Panwar

Gender imbalance in employment and opportunities of earning livelihood needs immediate correction by drawing the attention of the Government & policy makers India is a society of “young people’’. With a demographic profile of 65 per cent of the population below 35 years of age, obviously, the country has a lot...

Ukraine-Russia: The Lord of the Rings perspective

Ukraine-Russia: The Lord of the Rings perspective

Tuesday, 10 May 2022 | Gwynne Dyer

If Putin’s troops are Orcs, then he must be Sauron. Ukraine’s led by Frodo We were talking recently about how clever the Ukrainians had been to call the invading Russian troops ‘Orcs’ even before all the atrocities in the Russian-occupied towns around Kyiv came to light. Then Tina said: “If Putin’s...

Unification of MCD for Structural Reforms

Unification of MCD for Structural Reforms

Tuesday, 10 May 2022 | K K PANDEY

Functional domain of MCD must be restored, clear duties assigned Delhi Municipal Corporation (Amendment) Act 2022 and NCTD (Amendment) Act 2021 specify the governance structure of Delhi. The 2022 Act has introduced unification of three municipal corporation of Delhi (MCDs) on the grounds of equity (tackling uneven municipal revenue), optimal utilisation...

Reining in fertilizer subsidy in India

Reining in fertilizer subsidy in India

Tuesday, 10 May 2022 | Uttam Gupta

From an already high of Rs  83,000 crore during 2019-20, the subsidy could cross Rs 200,000 crore during 2022-23. Fertilizer subsidy or payments made to manufacturers or importers to cover the excess of the cost of production/import and distribution over a low maximum retail price (MRP) - they are asked by...

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