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The National Energy Policy 2013-18: A Critical Review

by Mehmood Ul Hassan Khan In the wake of continued power breaks, protests and processions, the new government at the center has succeeded to formulate the much awaited and debated national energy policy 2013-18. The same has already been approved by the Council of Common Interest (CCI). The policy accentuates the diversified but integrated efforts of the government to overcome the energy deficit in the country. It pinpoints the existing socio-economic ills closely associated with the ongoing saga of power crisis throughout the country. A widening supply-demand gap where the demand for electricity far outstrips the current generation capacity (up to 4500-5000mw), highly expensive generation of electricity (Rs12/unit) due to an increased de...

August 30, 2013 at 10:39 am | News Desk

How to protect yourself from sexual predators at workplace

By Devdutt Pattanaik I am a senior HR professional and I am in a fix. My super boss has been making sexual overtures at me and I am very uncomfortable. He is a smooth operator, always says and does things that I have no proof against. But he knows it and I know what he wants. But this has started affecting my career as he takes all the critical decisions and always makes sure he has a reason of making me suffer. I love my job and also I need the money. I can't even complain to higher ups since he is a proven performer and no one will take my side. What do I do? You have not clarified your gender. And I will not assume it. Anyone can be sexually harassed. So read this column as gender neutral. We inhabit three worlds at all times: Sanskr...

August 26, 2013 at 12:19 am | News Desk

Ever wondered what we talk?

Dr. Irfan Zafar (Because the person suffers from feelings of inferiority he compensates it by hanging on to worldly materialistic possessions to impress others without realizing the fact that in the process he or she is degrading his/her identity and exposing the inner hollowness.) It is generally believed that what we talk is a reflection of what we as human beings are. That in turn depends on our family background, values and how we are raised by our parents. What we see around us are individuals filled with hollowness and extreme complexes which are depicted in a very excruciating way when they open their mouths and spell out their inner self. Surely silence is a virtue for it hides such shabbiness and bizarre display of monetary super...

August 25, 2013 at 10:49 pm | News Desk

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