Category: Columns - Page: 30

HE ENDEARED,SO HE ENDURES

Sunday, 26 August 2018 | Chandan Mitra | in Agenda— Atal Bihari Vajpayee will be remembered not simply as yet another Indian Prime Minister. His disarming aura radiated beyond politics and amply reflected in his love for food, cinema, and music. CHANDAN MITRA recalls instances that set him apart and made him adorable and awe-inspiring in equal measure If you can endear yourself to people,...

INDIA FAR FROM ACHIEVING TRUE EQUALITY

Saturday, 25 August 2018 | Rinku Ghosh | in Edit– When we celebrate women’s equality day on August 26, we must pledge to end discrimination at home and offices. Gender equality is not just about money or respect, it goes beyond that I was in a funk because I felt like I was not a good mom.” So said ace tennis champion Serena...

OF DESTRUCTION AND DEMOGRAPHIC EFFECTS

THE OTHER SIDE Saturday, 25 August 2018 | Paritosh Kimothi | Deradun– As usual, so many different things occur in this vast nation of ours that by the time one begins to write a fortnightly column, it becomes tough at times to choose from the various issues and aspects considering their significance. However, there are two developments that are striking especially for...

CANDID NOTES

Friday, 24 August 2018 | Gajendra Singh Negi | Dehradun– Baba’s Babu A Baba who in his holy pursuit of popularising Yoga in different parts of the world established a mega industrial unit and a brand which has made established corporate houses running for cover, has hired a very controversial former bureaucrat as head of his business operations. This bureaucrat once lorded...

IMPACTS OF ROAD TRAFFIC ACCIDENTS IN INDIA

GUEST COLUMN Thursday, 23 August 2018 | Dr BKS Sanjay | Dehradun-– As our country is growing economically, so are the road traffic accidents. Apart from the obvious damage, the increase in these road traffic accidents is also creating hurdles in the economic growth of the nation. This author believes that human resource is the biggest resource. Every year the nation is...

ATAL TO MODI: AMAZING CONTINUITY

Tuesday, 21 August 2018 | Sandhya Jain | in Edit— A pair of Duck swims in a pond at Veer Bhumi, in New Delhi – PTI In broad contours, there is far more continuity than difference between Atalji and Modi. Both leaders share not just humble backgrounds but strong leadership qualities too When Atal Bihari Vajpayee was finally elected for a full tenure in 1999,...

BUILD UP YOUR MENTAL MUSCLE

GUEST COLUMN Monday, 20 August 2018 | Dr Sona Kaushal Gupta | Dehradun— “Nothing can stop the man with the right mental attitude from achieving his goal; nothing on earth can help the man with the wrong mental attitude.”–Thomas Jefferson Studies show us that we should visualise what we...

BJP HELPED ATAL BECOME LEGEND

Sunday, 19 August 2018 | Swapan Dasgupta | in Usual Suspects– One of the great tragedies of modern India is the relative absence of a sense of a history. In television, this is often translated into a lack of footage. Consequently, when the life of Atal Bihari Vajpayee, India’s venerable former Prime Minister died on August 16 after a prolonged...

VAJPAYEE’S LEGACY

Saturday, 18 August 2018 | Pioneer | in Edit— The strategic vision for India, put in motion by Atal Bihari Vajpayee as Prime Minister, ought to be our North Star Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee’s appointment of Jaswant Singh as Foreign Minister and Brajesh Mishra as his National Security Advisor, were dead giveaways that despite the massive pressure on him by hard-line party stalwarts...

AH, WILDERNESS! WHERE ART THOU?

BLANK VERSE Saturday, 18 August 2018 | JASKIRAN CHOPRA | Dehradun— Nowadays, when one always talks about how crowded and congested our cities are getting, who has the time to think about something called wilderness? However, I think on this often. My love for vast open spaces goes back to my early years. Having lived...