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  • Light at end of the education tunnel

    Light at end of the education tunnel

    Today, India is in a much better state as a powerful nation-state that has political stability and a democratic framework where the government is showing keen interest in shaping the higher education of the country.

    November 19, 2020
  • China’s rebound

    China’s rebound

    While the auto sector led the buying boom, even the services sector which had been hit worst by the epidemic is showing signs of a sharp recovery.

    October 28, 2020
  • Crisis for democracy

    Crisis for democracy

    As Freedom House notes: “Leaders around the world who fear public condemnation for their handling of the crisis have diverted attention by scapegoating marginalised groups, attacking their critics, or downplaying the severity of the health situation.”

    October 6, 2020
  • 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