The turncoat’s day

The General Elections, slated to begin shortly, have begun to resemble a roadside circus, if not theatre of the absurd. Ignoring pressing problems facing the country like poverty, unemployment, inflation and climate change, politicians incessantly talk of issues long buried in history, and worse still, caste, creed and religion.

Conscription law

In the crucible of conflict, Ukraine finds itself at a critical juncture, grappling with the harsh reality of war's relentless toll.

Voter concerns

As India gears up for the impending Lok Sabha polls, the nation finds itself at a crossroads, grappling with multifaceted challenges that resonate deeply with its citizens.

Ruminations on the City of Life

Mirza Ghalib uttered these lines around the mid1800s after visiting the then capital of British India for the first time. This great Urdu poet of India then added something about that city which still holds true.

High-stakes contests in Karnataka

The southern State of Karnataka is preparing for the upcoming Lok Sabha elections, a momentous event. It will unfold in 28 constituencies over two phases on April 26 and May 7.

Dateline Sofia

“Bulgaria is headed onto a new path,” said Petkov, who hopes to become prime minister and to have co-founder Assen Vassilev as finance minister.

Scandal must stop

Indeed, WHO has upbraided the countries that are asking citizens to take yet another Covid-19 booster shot to mitigate the transmission of the virus.

AI initiatives~II

AI can prove to be a catalytic agent in doubling farmer’s income also. Using drones for crop surveillance can drastically increase farm yields and it is cost effective, time saving and can be meaningfully integrated with GIS mapping and crop health imaging, by using image processing software.

Why dealing with the TTP is different

The indiscriminate bloody bombing campaign all over Pakistan, in addition to the killing spree of the TTP in the erstwhile tribal areas, needs no reminding as it is a recent experience. The TTP did not and does not have a modicum of legitimate cause for its murderous campaign apart from an extremist, violent ideology.

Dilemma for nations, and for Afghanistan

No nation has recognized Afghanistan, though all agree that its growing humanitarian crisis is impacting the common Afghan, rather than the leadership. Videos emerging from Afghanistan display extreme brutality against citizens including women and children.