INDIA

Night of broken glass

Students are not enemies of the State and help create balance in a democracy. The muzzling of JNU is not acceptable Nelson Mandela’s words certainly couldn’t have been more apt following the brutal attack on students and teachers at Jawaharlal Nehru

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A day’s tale at the Taj

For the foreign traveller, the new India, as opposed to the one in guidebooks, has been difficult to reconcile with. That’s costing us business and perception An 1899 handbook on the Taj Mahal had said that your presence at the

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A stitch in time saves nine

Communities are strengthened if people are ready to handle any crisis. So disaster-prepared citizens form the foundation of a resilient society  India is no stranger to natural calamities like cyclones, earthquakes and floods, particularly in recent years as the effects

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New Year births

No cheer there as a whopping 30 per cent of our youth aged between 15 to 30 years are neither studying nor working The first day of the new decade saw the birth of an estimated 400,000 babies around the

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Integrated efficiency

The CDS has to overcome many turf wars, the one within services and the other with the bureaucracy The appointment of Gen Bipin Rawat as Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) is a much-needed first step in military reforms. There can

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India’s China agenda

Compared to China, which is assertive and has undertaken innovative developments, India is definitively trailing. Preparation for any eventuality is the way forward to counter its rise There is no doubt that 2019 has been a special year for China: Lavish

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All eyes on Delhi polls in new year

The lower and middle classes are happy with the AAP Government as they are satisfied with the way their bread and butter issues are tackled. While it is too early to predict anything, it is likely to be advantage AAP

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A new ideology

What started as a mass movement may fizzle out as an unruly, sporadic mob sans lofty ideals, a steady direction or credible leadership As 2019 drew to a close, India came perilously close to becoming a volcano, threatening to erupt

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Arrest the widening gulf

2019 is ending on a sombre note — the economy is in a shambles and the nation is polarised as never before. The Modi-Shah duo must discard its Hindutva projects for a better year ahead Looking back at 2019, the

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2020 must be about implementation

There should be a 20 per cent increase in funding for health by States, the Centre and Urban Local Bodies. Inter-departmental coordination is also needed for stronger implementation linkage between health, water and sanitation and nutrition-related initiatives Legislations or related

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