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  • Race and Reparations

    Race and Reparations

    Much will of course hinge on the action taken by respective governments in the follow-through. The execution will also call for humane treatment of blacks by whites.

    July 1, 2021
  • Women during pandemic

    Women during pandemic

    The current pandemic has exposed vulnerabilities of women more than their male counterparts within their homes, the labour market and as frontline healthcare workers. It has increased their unpaid work as caregivers, magnified pay disparities and widened the existing gender divide with its inequalities.

    July 20, 2020
  • Invisibility to Frontline

    Invisibility to Frontline

    With health care systems stretched globally because of the present crisis, women's burden increases in view of the fact that many persons with Covid-19 will have to depend on care at home itself. This also puts them at greater risk of becoming infected.

    May 19, 2020
  • Biological Weapons

    Biological Weapons

    Biological weapons can be used not only to attack humans, but also livestock and crops. They can be deadly and highly contagious. Diseases caused by such weapons will not confine themselves to national borders but will spread rapidly around the world. The threat from biological weapons is significant.

    April 22, 2020
  • Parliamentary Pioneer

    Parliamentary Pioneer

    Britain gave the lead in the beginning by having the first woman Member of Parliament (Nancy Astor, 1879-1964) but subsequently has lagged behind. The United Kingdom is in the 39th position among 193 countries in the Inter-Parliamentary Union rankings as on 1 February 2019 in terms of women‘s representation in the national Parliament. Improving that rank would be the best way to honour the legacy bequeathed by Astor.

    December 6, 2019
  • Military Literature Festival 2018 begins with tribute to Indian soldiers of WWI

    Military Literature Festival 2018 begins with tribute to Indian soldiers of WWI

    Open for all, the three-day MLF is being attended by military historians from India and abroad, authors, and serving as well as retired military personnel.

    December 7, 2018
  • 100 years on, their war rages

    100 years on, their war rages

    There was something gruesomely familiar about the way we commemorated the supposed end of the First World War a hundred years ago. Not just the waterfalls of poppies and the familiar names – Mons, the Somme, Ypres, Verdun – but the almost total silence about all those who died in the First World War, whose …

    November 18, 2018
  • Misery of Yemen

    Misery of Yemen

    The visual of a woman in Yemen holding a malnourished child is horrific testament to one of the world’s worst humanitarian crises, recalling the photographs of starving Biafra that once went viral. An estimated 1.8 million people are feared to be severely malnourished ~ a direct consequence of the war seemingly without end. Half of …

    November 15, 2018
  • 100 years since World War I | PM Modi says India committed to world peace

    100 years since World War I | PM Modi says India committed to world peace

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday paid tributes to the Indian soldiers who fought in the first World War a hundred years ago.

    November 11, 2018
  • Two Indian soldiers, who died in World War I, to get burial in France

    Two Indian soldiers, who died in World War I, to get burial in France

    Two Indian soldiers of Garhwal Rifles, who fought in the First World War and whose remains were found in an excavation recently, will be given burial with full military honours in France on Sunday, an official said. The remains of the two soldiers were found on September 20, last year, during an excavation work on …

    November 12, 2017
  • Memorial in honour of Naga Labour Corps unveiled

    Memorial in honour of Naga Labour Corps unveiled

    Nagaland Chief Minister Shurhozelie Liezitsu on Friday unveiled a memorial monolith in honour of the Naga Labour Corps that was raised exactly 100 years ago and sent out to France to take part in the First World War. The monolith was erected in a hillock opposite the Red Cross Building in the heart of Kohima, …

    April 21, 2017