Category: Opinion

Germanwings disaster: Deliberate act of mass murder

Jamsheed Rizwani Paris: In the aftermath of the blood-chilling account of the last minutes of the Germanwings A-320, many questions are raised for which only some will find answers…… Yet one basic element is missing-no one has qualified his action beyond the limits of an ordinary suicide. Going by the the elements of evidence which are

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Kashmir at the crossroads of History

Anand K Sahay The BJP’s hankering for power in Jammu and Kashmir – the country’s only Muslim-majority state – has been brazen. Its opportunist posturing to secure that end is striking. Its footwork has been crude. The party’s own rank and file are confused about what the party may be up to, and fear it

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Values and Ethics in Media and Mass Communication

Our World Our Times Anoop Swarup Oscar Wilde, the very popular Anglo Irish Dramatist and Poet who lived from 1854 to 1900, more than a century ago, lamented “Nowadays people know the price of everything and the value of nothing”. How true even today, I observed while addressing the distinguished gathering at the Makhanlal Chaturvedi

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On Dimapur lynching

Jamsheed Rizwani In a report to the central government, the Nagaland government has ruled out rape.The person who was lynched by a mob which pulled him out of the Dimapur jail was therefore innocent of rape….. What caused the violent lynching seems to be the effect of simmering animosity by the local people against immigrants

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Climate disruption: Acting for the climate, for and with women

By M. Laurent Fabius, French Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Development   – International Women’s Day, March 8, 2015 – 2015 will be decisive for our planet: in December, the goal of COP21 in Paris will be to reach a global agreement enabling climate warming to be limited to 2ºC. On International Women’s Day, I

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Budget 2015: An exercise that is neither prudent nor populist

Opinion: Our World, Our Times Anoop Swarup This was widely hailed as the budget of hopes that would usher in big bang reforms. Yes the budget has come and gone. Indeed there was an opportunity for the Modi government as he had enormous bounty by way of the crude oil windfall coupled with a favourable

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In India’s National Interest: About Identity, Sense of Purpose and National Pride!

India even today is a land of antiquity and a billion dreams not mutinies, not snake charmers but charmers of a different kind to woo the voters with freebies, where poorest of the poor do coexist with the stinking rich. An India where black money and black market thrives, where corrupt often display ill-gotten wealth,unabashedly,

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A case for Modinomics and reforms, forthcoming budget and lowering of taxes

Weekly Column: Thinking Beyond By Anoop Swarup In an earlier column I had presented a case for ‘achey din’ for the Prime Minister in view of the anticipated bonanza to the developing world, particularly India as a spin off to the global crude oil windfall. Now with the Budget Session due next month, the Direct

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