Friday , 24 February 2017


Separate Religion From Politics

FIROZ BAKHT AHMED Having heard the communalist overtones in the various stages of election in Uttar Pradesh, one can only lament that nearly seven decades after Independence, there are people playing the Hindu and Muslim cards. Please like & share: Read More »


Telangana CM’s Temple Tours Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao (KCR) is in the news for the wrong reasons. One of the pioneers in championing the cause of a new Telangana state, KCR has always been known to be a man with a religious bent of mind. Please like & share: Read More »

Time For Indo-Pak Dialogue

KULDIP NAYAR The good news from the India-Pakistan boundary is that it is calm. Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar has said in an interview that “the temperature has come down on the border.” This could mean that India and Pakistan seem to be settling down to a relationship, which was expected 70 years ago when the partition took place. If this ... Read More »


Trump Effect On Pakistan INDIA need not go gaga over the “house arrest” of international terrorist Hafiz Saeed. The Lashkar-e-Taiba chief has ‘enjoyed’ several house arrests in the last one and a half decade. Whenever the threat of international pressure looms large, the Pakistan government springs into action to show the world leaders its “clean record” in tackling terror. This ... Read More »

Empower Dalits To End Their Suffering

SUJIT DE, KOLKATA It is wrong to assume that higher castes can solve Dalits’ problems or men can solve women’s problems because no such problem can be solved without self-determination. Indeed, self-determination is central to democracy. When we see some defects in a democratic system, we sometimes say we need a dictator/ military ruler/king to solve our problems. However, a ... Read More »

Social Progress Can Complement GDP

AMIT KAPOOR Gross Domestic Product (GDP) is easily the most controversial measure in the field of economics. It is a measure of economic production that should have lost its relevance in a world disgusted by environmental degradation and social injustice. Despite its narrow focus, the concept of GDP has survived decades of debate on a new measure that better reflects ... Read More »


Moderate Praise For Virat THE media is again going gaga over the exploits of Virat Kohli on the cricket field as also covering his personal life that is linked to the actress Anushka Sharma. There is no doubt that Virat has been exceptional lately in his batting and also as captain in all three formats of the game. If he ... Read More »

No Development Talk in UP Poll Campaign

GANAPATHI BHAT, AKOLA Top politicians were expected to spew venom at one another in the Uttar Pradesh election campaign – an election widely considered to be a semi-final before the 2019 general elections. Bharatiya Janata Party’s ace campaigner Prime Minister Narendra Modi, after making veiled attacks on UP Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav, suddenly gave a communal tinge to the campaign ... Read More »

Growing Bank Burden Of Bad Loans

Ajit Ranade There is an old proverb attributed to Confucius. It goes like this. If you want to plan for the next year, then plant some rice. If you want to plan for the next ten years, then plant a tree. But if you want to plan for a hundred years, then educate your children. Please like & share: Read More »


Speaker Used Excessive Force To Evict DMK Mlas In recent times Indian Houses of representatives have set a new low of civil decent  behaviour.’ True we are not the only ones to stoop to such low standards, but that  is no consolation to pride ourselves. The virus of indecent behavior is spreading fast to uncontrollable levels. Please like & share: Read More »

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