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  • Floyd and Swamy

    Floyd and Swamy

    The death of an elderly activist raises many questions about the knee-jerk reactions of our investigating agencies, lack of application of mind of prison authorities and limitations of our criminal justice system. How Indian democracy responds after the tragic death of the elderly undertrial is yet to be seen. If we fail, the tragedy of Stan Swamy will haunt us for many years

    July 14, 2021
  • Outrage on healthcare

    Outrage on healthcare

    Such heartrending stories abound. The suffering caused by the military’s takeover of a country with a population of 54 million has been relentless.

    July 9, 2021
  • CCP at 100~II

    CCP at 100~II

    Economic compulsions have led to increasing codification and introduction of the rule of law without which a market economy would be unable to function efficiently. This has significantly reduced the power of the political elite and led to important political reforms like limiting the terms of office holders to two terms of five years each.

    July 5, 2021
  • On the back foot

    On the back foot

    If the powerful military establishment that dominates Pakistan shares this view, India and other countries in the region might feel reassured.

    June 25, 2021
  • Timeless final

    Timeless final

    There were indignant people who asked why the game was being commercialised.

    June 19, 2021
  • Road from Cornwall

    Road from Cornwall

    The supply and use of Covid vaccines will of course hinge on the follow-through. In what appears to be a bow in the direction of female education, the G7 said it would try and get 40 million more girls into school around the world.

    June 16, 2021
  • High-voltage drama

    High-voltage drama

    EU leaders are due to discuss their response at a summit in Brussels on Monday. Nato ambassadors are due to meet on Tuesday.

    May 28, 2021
  • Home & abroad

    Home & abroad

    The ‘America First’ policy of President Donald Trump seems suddenly well in the past as the Biden Administration moves to strengthen multilateral relationships and international institutions, and reassure allies that US leadership on the world stage is back.

    April 30, 2021
  • Joe Biden’s Star Trek on climate change

    Joe Biden’s Star Trek on climate change

    In essence, Biden is trying to steer what American futurologist Buckminster Fuller called in 1978 the Critical Path of Spaceship Earth between two existential threats of nuclear destruction or climate burning.

    April 28, 2021
  • Covidnama


    Science has progressed at an astonishing pace during the pandemic. Six months ago, there were a handful of vaccine candidates in clinical trials. Today, 13 vaccines have been approved and 29 are in Phase 2 or 3 trials. Despite the incredible achievement of proceeding from scratch to having so many approved vaccines within a year, the final challenge remains: producing enough doses to vaccinate the world's population, and distributing vaccines in a fair and equitable manner because till everyone is vaccinated the danger of recurrence of coronavirus would not be over.

    April 28, 2021
  • A Fact of History

    A Fact of History

    During his campaign for President last year, Mr Biden said he would “support a resolution recognizing the Armenian genocide and will make universal human rights a top priority.”

    April 28, 2021
  • Asean & Myanmar

    Asean & Myanmar

    Of considerable significance was the consensus that was reached on five points and suitably highlighted in the statement advanced by the “group chair”, Brunei.

    April 28, 2021
  • Fractured Ties ~ I

    Fractured Ties ~ I

    The decision of the two armies to adhere to the ceasefire agreement and strictly observe all the bilateral agreements and understandings was indeed a welcome move towards reduction of hostilities and violence along the LoC in Jammu and Kashmir and was applauded by the mainstream political parties in the region, as people living near the LoC were the worst victims of ceasefire violations.

    April 23, 2021
  • Increasing pressure on hill communities

    Increasing pressure on hill communities

    The entire ecology and even geography of ecologically sensitive regions may be changed entirely within a few decades, without much care or concern for the destructive impacts of such changes.

    April 21, 2021
  • Realpolitik at Play?

    Realpolitik at Play?

    The subtle message conveyed in the USS John Paul Jones incident was that the US now considers India as a rival. Obviously, a re-calibration of India's foreign policy is required; after abandoning its special relationship with Russia, India has to rethink its strategy

    April 21, 2021
  • Change in Havana

    Change in Havana

    The nation is now headed for what they call a generational shift, almost inevitable with the march of time.

    April 21, 2021
  • US, China & Climate

    US, China & Climate

    Both nations have also agreed to help developing countries finance a switch to low-carbon energy. Fairly positive is the joint statement.

    April 21, 2021