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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 Since Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina assumed office again in Bangladesh in 2009, bilateral relations between New Delhi and Dhaka have been on a steady upward trajectory.
 
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Desperate living conditions and waterborne diseases are threatening more than 320,000 Rohingya refugee children who have fled to southern Bangladesh since late August, including some 10,000 who crossed from Myanmar over the past few days, UNICEF said.
 
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A unique and passionate gathering of acrophiles, or mountain lovers, took place in neat and picturesque Aizawl, the capital of Mizoram state in north-eastern India in September.
 
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India’s foreign policy under Prime Minister Narendra Modi has attained a level of maturity which allows it to assert itself in an effective manner. This is aimed at protecting the country’s national interests in a sustained way.
 
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  Union Minister Jitendra Singh on October 14 said “militants are on the run” and that militancy in Jammu and Kashmir is in its “last phase”.
 
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China has entered a new era in building socialism with Chinese characteristics. The 19th National Congress of the Communist Party of China has mapped out plans for the new era.
 
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As political roller coasters go, there is none as steep and unpredictable as the one shared by the United States and Iran.
 
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In West Asia, the end of one war paves the way for the next. Raqqa, the Syrian capital of the self-styled Islamic State (IS), has fallen to a coalition of rebels, the Syrian Democratic Forces that is backed by the United States.
 
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On “Defining Our Relationship with India for the Next Century”
 
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Title: The People Next Door -The Curious History of India-Pakistan Relations; Author: T.C.A. Raghavan; Publisher: HarperCollins ; Pages: 361; Price: Rs 699

 
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Could the North Korean nuclear issue which is giving the world an anxious time due to presence of hotheads on each side, the invasion of Iraq and its toxic fallout, and above all, the arms race in the teeming but impoverished South Asian subcon...

 
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Title: A Bonsai Tree; Author: Narendra Luther; Publisher: Niyogi Books; Pages: 227 Many books have been written on India's partition but here is a firsthand account of the horror by a migrant from what is now Pakistan, who ...

 
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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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