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One is at a total loss to understand the apparent bias in the reporting which seems to focus on the negatives-nay not focus alone but highlight while ignoring/downplaying the positives, writes The Owl.

 

But while numbers, indicating growth, maybe important, it is more important to ensure a level playing field and also an equitable growth where all sections of society grow together - not one at the cost of the other, writes The Owl.

 

The bottom line is that while the majority understand and appreciate the moves and implementation, it is the small segment comprising of some parts of the media and others with access to the media who try to project otherwise, writes The Owl.

 
 

It is said that the owl takes position on a vantage perch and at a height so as to get a good view of any possible prey. While not looking for any prey, I have used this to convey a message of taking a holistic view and not look at matters with only the short term in mind. I have been following the news – demonetisation and its after-effects - like most of my fellow Indians and I am presenting my responses/views on them here.

 

Kashmir witnessed a difficult period in recent history during the peak summer season. Autumn is fast paving way for winter to set in, but the situation on the ground remains consistently inconvenient for the common people

Kashmir witnessed a difficult period in recent history during the peak summer season. Autumn is fast paving way for winter to set in, but the situation on the ground remains consistently inconvenient for the common people

 

According to Uday Bhaskar, when Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar made a public statement about India's no first use (NFU) policy, the line between public and personal got blurred.

 
Schools are attacked for they are seen as representing the State itself. This is the reason why at the time of violence, education becomes the first casualty. Destroying school infrastructure, threatening teachers and inculcating fear in students are direct attacks on the State  
 
The August 14, 2014 issue of the The Hindu carried a feature indicating that the National Institute of Public Finance and Policy (NIPFP) had submitted to the Finance Ministry, in December 2013,  a confidential report on estimates of black money held in India and abroad by Indians.  
 
Even those who expected a Donald J Trump victory didn’t expect anywhere as massive a margin—he won 276 electoral votes versus 218 for Hillary Clinton—but, as the candidate said during the campaign, it was Brexit plus, plus, plus with even Democratic strongholds coming out in his favour.   
 
Ultimately, they're going to have to do it. They know it, we know it and the targets do too: Decommission the favourites; defang the good ones. Get rid of militancy.   
 


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spotlight image Relations between India and Morocco go back a millennium with the first recorded links dating to the 14th century, when the famous traveller and writer from Tangier, Ibn Batuta, travelled to India.
 
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Stepping up action against terrorists attacking India, President Donald Trump's Administration has declared Hizb-ul Mujahideen (HM) a “global terrorist organisation” in an attempt to choke off financial and other support to it.
 
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On 14 August 1947 Pakistan, consisting of East and West Pakistan, celebrated its independence. The 14th was chosen for the ceremony because Lord Mountbatten who came to Karachi as the Chief Guest had to later leave for Delhi where ot the midnight stroke India was to declare its independence.
 
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The Doklam stand-off and a variety recent opinion pieces in magazines and newspapers draws attention to the poor state of defence policy preparedness and the lack of meaningful higher defence control in India. 
 
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The two ideologically divergent ruling partners - the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) - in Jammu and Kashmir are headed for a showdown as the debate over the abrogation of Article 35A of the Constitution of India heats up.
 
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At the root of the present Doklam crisis is China’s intrusion into Bhutanese territory for its road building projects. These connectivity projects are integral to President Xi Jinping’s dream project, the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI). India and Bhutan were the only two countries that did not participate in the first forum
 
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It wasn’t so long ago that the whole world watched as Donald Trump sashayed on to the Riyadh red carpet and stole the show with his tough talk on Iranian-sponsored terrorism.
 
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A vehicular attack to maximise casualties and spread panic is now a well-tested terrorist strategy in European cities.
 
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It is a privilege to be invited to this most prestigious of law schools in the country, more so for someone not formally lettered in the discipline of law. I thank the Director and the faculty for this honour.
 
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As talk of war and violence -- all that Mahatma Gandhi stood against -- gains prominence across the world, a Gandhian scholar has urged that the teachings of the apostle of non-violence be taken to the classroom.

 
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Interview with Hudson Institute’s Aparna Pande, whose book From Chanakya to Modi: Evolution of India’s Foreign Policy, was released on June 17.

 
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This is the continuing amazing spiritual journey of a Muslim man from Kerala who plunged into Vedic religion after a chance encounter with a Hindu mystic under a jackfruit tree in the backyard of his house when he was just nine. It is a story w...

 
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History is told by the victors but in our modern age, even contemporary events get - or are given - a slant, where some contributors soon get eclipsed from the narrative or their images tarnished.

 
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Humans have long had a fear of malignant supernatural beings but there may be times when even the latter cannot compare with the sheer evil and destructiveness mortals may be capable of. But then seeking to enable the end of the world due to it...

 
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