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  • Gaza Gloom

    Gaza Gloom

    If we ordinary mortals all approved, as sheer common sense, the repulsive notion that 'might makes right', there would be no need for crafty leaders to resort to deceit about their uglier self-serving activities. Yet most state leaders do believe that they must prevent embarrassing or incriminating information leaking out.

    June 19, 2021
  • Rajnath Singh to attend Victory Day Parade in Moscow to commemorate 75th anniversary of World War II

    Rajnath Singh to attend Victory Day Parade in Moscow to commemorate 75th anniversary of World War II

    A tri-service 75-member Indian Military Contingent has already reached Moscow to participate in the Victory Parade.

    June 20, 2020
  • Where does UN stand?

    Where does UN stand?

    The fact remains that for far too long, governments have ignored, circumvented or undermined the UN.

    May 13, 2020
  • What will it take for a revival of the hospitality industry

    What will it take for a revival of the hospitality industry

    As per Federation of Associations in Indian Tourism and Hospitality (FAITH), around 70 per cent out of a total estimated workforce of 5.5 crore (direct and indirect) could get unemployed (around 3.8 crore).

    May 9, 2020
  • The Lonely Pilgrim

    The Lonely Pilgrim

    The shrines are a “source of comfort and orientation” in the face of the worst catastrophe in centuries. Over Good Friday and Easter, however, churches were unable to provide a space of refuge for solace in the midst of overwhelming gloom and doom.

    April 15, 2020
  • Towards the Republic

    Towards the Republic

    In the summer of 1940, the Viceroy offered self-governing dominion status for India within a year after the end of the Second World War. Gandhiji rejected it as too little too late and wanted an unequivocal declaration of India's independence after the War. This was followed by his Quit India movement which culminated the process that began in 1929. But in all these years, the hope of independence was kept alive by celebrating 26 January as Independence Day. It was only appropriate that the Indian Constitution was promulgated on 26 January 1950, as independence without the spirit of Republicanism along with solidarity, dignity and equality would have been incomplete.

    January 26, 2020
  • Russia President Vladimir Putin honours Leningrad siege victims

    Russia President Vladimir Putin honours Leningrad siege victims

    The President placed a floral wreath before the Motherland monument, but before he stopped and left flowers next to the mass grave where Victor's remains lie.

    January 19, 2020
  • Cataclysm of history

    Cataclysm of history

    On the 80th anniversary of the first gunshot that ignited the conflict (1939-45), the President of Poland utilised the opportunity to debunk Western leaders who had proposed rapprochement with President Vladimir Putin after Moscow’s actions in Georgia in 2008 and Ukraine in 2014.

    September 3, 2019
  • Mr Abe’s unfulfilled dream

    Mr Abe’s unfulfilled dream

    Japan's immediate neighbours ~ China and the Koreas ~ could be rejoicing that Abe's aim to revise the Constitution remains in limbo and would be happy that this remains unrealized. The shadow of history still continues to haunt and any possibility of Japan becoming a normal state could cause a nightmare to those nations that suffered the brutality of Japan's military during the Second World War. There are fears that instead of addressing the issue of Japan's security, it would destabilize the region.

    July 27, 2019
  • Unsung Warrior~II

    Unsung Warrior~II

    It beats one's imagination to surmise the degree of excruciating agony that this lonely hero had to endure, the frustration he fought against and what debilitating depression he had to contend with throughout his life in exile in singular and sickening isolation. His wistful yearning for a free India remained unfulfilled.

    June 14, 2019
  • Oh, Europe!

    Oh, Europe!

    The advantages of being in Europe and participating in its process of opening up small units and merging into larger units, is so obvious, particularly to the younger generation. It is unfortunate that the country we have been looking for leadership in Europe, the United Kingdom, makes such a tortuous, curvaceous, farcical performance out of a decision which ought to lead towards a mentality and social reality which, to such a large extent, already exists and only needs to be embraced.

    March 28, 2019
  • A Nurturing Eye

    A Nurturing Eye

    I had been to several interviews, but the moment the interviewers realized that I was a newcomer to the country and had no US experience, I was politely shown the door.

    November 26, 2018
  • Chasing a tarnished dream

    Chasing a tarnished dream

    Can the frayed democracies of the day be loved by those who supposedly have stakes in them, asks Rafia Zakaria

    July 26, 2018
  • The War and India

    The War and India

    Srinath Raghavan highlights India as a power in its own right, rather than a mere bastion of the British Empire... A review.

    April 29, 2018
  • Flawed parallels with an epic tragedy

    Flawed parallels with an epic tragedy

    What in the name of God prompts pseudo-Churchills to play fast and loose with the Second World War? First of all, it was Theresa May saying that “not since” the Second World War had nerve agents been used in Europe. Then Boris Johnson did his poseur act against Russia under the wing of a replica …

    March 24, 2018
  • Voting begins for key German federal elections

    Voting begins for key German federal elections

    Voting began on Sunday for Germany’s federal elections, with Chancellor Angela Merkel tipped to retain power even after 12 years in office, the media reported. Merkel is seeking a fourth term in office and to keep her Christian Democrat Party’s (CDU) status as the largest presence in the Bundestag or the German national parliament, reports …

    September 24, 2017
  • Wreckage of lost ship USS Indianapolis found after 7 decades

    Wreckage of lost ship USS Indianapolis found after 7 decades

    Researchers announced on Sunday they discovered wreckage of the lost warship the USS Indianapolis, 72 years after the World War II cruiser was torpedoed by a Japanese submarine. The wreckage was found in the Philippine Sea 5.5 kilometres below the surface, according to philanthropist Paul Allen, who headed the civilian research crew that located the …

    August 20, 2017