Universal basic income not a panacea for poverty

Universal basic income not a panacea for poverty

Sunday, 14 April 2019 | Piyush Kamal

In the absence of any sunset clause or distinct feature to identify the beneficiaries who succeed in climbing themselves out of poverty, the scheme of direct cash transfer as an income support welfare measure and as a potent tool of empowerment does not sound convincing even on paper Thanks to the...

A drive through Andalusia

A drive through Andalusia

Sunday, 07 April 2019 | Kushan Mitra

For 700 years, the Arab ruled over large swathes of the Iberian Peninsula, changing European history. And driving through Andalusia — where Arab kingdoms of Spain had their strongholds — you can still see the Islamic influence, six centuries after Reconquista, writes Kushan Mitra, who travelled from Madrid to Andalusia,...

Integrating innovation with national development

Integrating innovation with national development

Sunday, 31 March 2019 | Renu Swarup

Biotechnology in India has had an exhilarating journey from research to translation. However, the next most important task is to ensure its sustainability and scalability The future standard of living, economic growth and societal progress are largely dependent on the ability to innovate. In the words of Prime Minister Narendra Modi,...

Astroturf : Can astrology be relied upon?

Astroturf : Can astrology be relied upon?

Sunday, 31 March 2019 | Bharat Bhushan Padmadeo

A worried mother of an errant son came questioning the relevance of astrology the other day. “Seeing my son’s chart, most of the astrologers had predicted that he was destined to earn a position of public eminence and make us proud. They banked their prediction on Gajakeshari yoga being formed...

Briefly Speaking

Briefly Speaking

Sunday, 31 March 2019 | Pioneer

How periods affect quality of sleep Young women are more likely to experience sleep disruption in the days leading up to their menstrual period, a study has found. “Sleep is more disrupted in the several days directly prior to menses in young healthy women,” said Anne E Kim, a medical...

Zero in on your main goal

Zero in on your main goal

Sunday, 31 March 2019 | Ajit Kumar Bishnoi

We pursue many goals, which is fine as long as we know the highest priority, says AJIT KUMAR BISHNOI Before you do that, you should be clear about the difference between a goal and a duty. Let me give the definitions of these two words. The word ‘goal’ is defined as...

Spiritual benefits of selfless service

Spiritual benefits of selfless service

Sunday, 31 March 2019 | Sant Rajinder Singh

Your status will rise in the eyes of God if you do a noble gesture which leads to the relief of another human being’s suffering, says Sant Rajinder Singh Every religion extols the importance of giving of one’s self for the good of others. There are anecdotes from different religions that...

Oddly Enough

Oddly Enough

Sunday, 31 March 2019 | Pioneer

Illinois governor’s schedule includes recommended attire What if you were governor of Illinois and didn’t have a thing to wear? If you’re JB Pritzker, you look at your daily schedule. During his first six weeks in office, Pritzker’s appointment calendar includes 70 “attire” recommendations for events as varied as bill signings,...

Sunday Edition

Links Hanuman to Dalits

14 April 2019 | PTI | Sunday Pioneer

Prashant Kishor rubbishes Rabri's merger bid claim

14 April 2019 | PTI | Sunday Pioneer

513 ceasefire violations by Pak post Balakot strike: Army

14 April 2019 | PTI | Sunday Pioneer

Sadiq Batcha’s wife wants his death re-probed

14 April 2019 | Kumar Chellappan | Sunday Pioneer

TN: EC seizes over `552 crore unaccounted cash, jewellery

14 April 2019 | PTI | Sunday Pioneer