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  • Good bouncer

    Good bouncer

    Some of the things Akhtar has highlighted - reduced numbers of bouncers, two balls from two ends ruling out reverse swing ~ are common complaints but our familiarity with them can scarcely be counted as an invalidating caveat.

    August 10, 2020
  • Trump’s paranoia

    Trump’s paranoia

    Fellow-Republican and former Presidential nominee, Mitt Romney, forewarned the Republicans in 2016 when he said, ‘Dishonesty is Donald Trump‘s hallmark‘ and sagely added ‘His imagination must not be married to real power‘. But it was, and as predicted, Trump lives dangerously in a make-believe world where he can do no wrong, or ever lose.

    August 1, 2020
  • An Ocean in Focus~I

    An Ocean in Focus~I

    India, the largest country and dominant power in the Indian Ocean Region, overwhelmingly controls the air and sea lines of communication here. The Chinese muscle-flexing has already pushed India to forge closer maritime ties with USA, Japan and Australia in the Quad and into active engagement with Vietnam in a ‘comprehensive strategic partnership‘. India must increase its sphere of influence, and a secure base in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands is a prerequisite for that

    July 29, 2020
  • Back from the brink

    Back from the brink

    It affected nearly a million foreign students, present in the US for pursuit of education and stuck in that country because of restrictions on international air travel.

    July 17, 2020
  • Enter Mr Biden

    Enter Mr Biden

    Constrained by the dangers of the virus, the former Vice-President has been forced lately to campaign mostly from his home in Wilmington, Delaware, after moving around the country to rallies and fundraisers ~ in keeping with tradition ~ before the pandemic hit the US.

    June 9, 2020
  • International Tragedy

    International Tragedy

    George Floyd’s name is now known around the globe; his death has sparked protests from Berlin to Mexico City.

    June 9, 2020
  • A World on the Move

    A World on the Move

    Where does India stand? We must bring national symbols of motivation centrestage while respecting our diversities. A cohesive, united, strong, stable and secure India will not only spur economic growth but also make India a significant power at regional and global fora.

    June 9, 2020
  • What virus could mean to China’s BRI vision

    What virus could mean to China’s BRI vision

    As a result, Moscow may soon find it possible to resume the Central Asian spaces from which it had been pushed back. Additionally, EU nations, independently of the US and UK, would be encouraged to reset relations with Moscow.

    May 25, 2020
  • Digital Unfreedom

    Digital Unfreedom

    With the advent of social media and the rise of network society, we are living not just in virtual reality but in real virtuality. In a network world, both fake news and lethal viruses go viral. The Coronavirus is unprecedented in its infectiousness.

    May 20, 2020
  • Green Bhubaneswar

    Green Bhubaneswar

    A few hours after the predominantly rural area was declared ‘Covid-free’ along with Bhubaneswar, which has earned the green tag, Jagatsinghpur has yet again been daubed in shades of red, to borrow the language of the metaphor.

    May 20, 2020
  • Islamisation from Below

    Islamisation from Below

    Given the fact that all Islamist factions pursue an identical goal regardless of their particular properties, the argument often put forward by apologists that nearly a century-old Tablighi Jamaat is a non-political religious movement because it relies on the peaceful method of preaching and reforming individuals seems theoretically untenable and empirically unsustainable.

    May 5, 2020
  • Covid conspiracies

    Covid conspiracies

    The new virus has forced us to take a very different view of the body ~ not as a wellordered machine, but as the site of an ongoing conflict at the cellular level, which ends in death. Until our body learns to mount a pitched battle against it, or fails us the conspiracy theory will win because, as of now, the fight is not against China or America but against the disease.

    May 4, 2020
  • India must seize moment and upgrade ties with Nigeria

    India must seize moment and upgrade ties with Nigeria

    As both economies continue to boom, India will import Nigerian petroleum products and oil, while Nigeria would import pharmaceuticals, machinery, textiles and telecom equipment and services from India.

    April 29, 2020
  • Wafer-thin win

    Wafer-thin win

    Mr Trudeau’s ray of hope in the election was that he was pitted against an uninspiring Opposition under a socially conservative leader, Andrew Scheer, who is said to have struggled to formulate his position on abortion and same-sex marriage.

    October 24, 2019
  • Sub-regional jingoism

    Sub-regional jingoism

    A better proposition than secession is the alleviation of grievances of the minorities. The recent steps of the Indian federal government to integrate Kashmir by abrogating Article 370 of the Constitution is justified and well within the ambit accepted by liberal constitutionalism.

    October 21, 2019
  • Unity in Creation

    Unity in Creation

    If souls were to be mortal and rebirth a lie, there would be no need for human beings to become moral and virtuous. If human life were to be a one-off, zero-sum game, we would have all the reasons to sow all our wild oats, without caring for any rules and laws of communal life. There would be complete chaos and anarchy all around. The phenomenon of rebirth and afterlife, by keeping us on the straight and narrow path, actually keeps us motivated for being good and righteous.

    August 15, 2019
  • A new India asserts itself

    A new India asserts itself

    Since Balakote, terrorism in Kashmir has begun receding. Infiltration is down to a trickle as Indian response has grown stronger.

    July 30, 2019