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HindustanTimes Wed,27 Aug 2014

Columns

A calmer you: so who’s running your life for you?

Don’t be stressed by ‘shaadi kab karoge’ kind of questions. Smile at them.

A Calmer You: show over, get back to work

Elections, elections, elections. Bas ab ho gaya.

A Calmer You: it’s time for happiness 101

Chalo ji, tension over. I thought with life being so unpredictable, who knows till when will I get an opportunity to give you gyaan about calm-sutra.

A Calmer You: Abki baar, careful yaar!

The netas are fine but choose your life partner carefully. From this one decision will come 90% of your life’s happiness ... or misery.

Recent events ensure low expectations from PM’s China visit

While recent events have marred India-China relations ensuring low expectations, Beijing’s assessment of India’s ties with the United States and Japan is pertinent. Jayadeva Ranade writes.

The WTO is destroying Indian farming

The US is using the multilateral organisation to force the Indian government to freeze the procurement prices of grains.

Will Islamabad lay claim to the Unnao ‘treasure’?

In 1976, Zulfikar Ali Bhutto had laid claim to a share of a ‘treasure’ thought to be stacked in Jaipur's Jaigarh Fort, on the plea that it was an 'inheritance of the subcontinent' bequeathed to it by its 'pre-colonial sovereignties'.

Innovation can make even the profane sound pious

While orthodox views are still prevalent in all religions and more often than not supersede the moderate and liberal voices, not all hope is lost, writes Viju Cherian.

India must ensure children are learning, too

Now that the global dialogue is moving to the creation of a post-2015 vision, we must ensure that in education we emphasise the quality of learning from early childhood through secondary education, writes Ashish Dhawan.

There is no wiggle room for economy now

So how fast or how slow are we likely to grow this year? There is irrefutable evidence that long-term structural issues need to be addressed to restore the growth momentum, writes NK Singh.

Window of opportunity to demand transparency from China

With the agreement on exchanging data on the rivers, there is finally a window of opportunity to demand transparency from China -- which in turn will also demand openness from India for dams proposed Arunachal Pradesh.

India-Russia ties are stagnating despite potential

India-Russia ties are stagnating. How long can we continue with aimless meandering with no purposive foreign policy agenda when the region is transforming so rapidly? MK Bhadrakumar writes.

We need better public transport, not bicycle paths

The current discussion over the need for a more bicycle-friendly urban environment ignores crucial cultural and social aspects of our everyday lives, including transportation. Sanjay Srivastava writes.

Car capital Delhi couldn’t care less for millions of cyclists

Cyclists are the most vulnerable section of commuters on city roads. Till October 15, 2013, 67 cyclists died on Delhi roads. Recently, political activist Sunita Narain too made headlines after getting hit by an unknown vehicle while cycling. Shivani Singh writes.

Keran sector incursion sends out many signals

The Shala Bhata incursion may be intended to signal that the Pakistan army is willing to up the ante and test how far the Indian security establishment is willing to go to assert its dominance on the LoC.
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