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  • Talks with Pakistan on Kashmir not possible

    Talks with Pakistan on Kashmir not possible

    The Pakistan army has gained the maximum by adopting this policy. It has twisted history and engulfed its population with the belief that India is an eternal enemy and seeks to destroy them.

    July 2, 2019
  • Not that silly thing again, please

    Not that silly thing again, please

    January approaching, it will be time again to reset the ‘Doomsday Clock’. The ‘Doomsday Clock’ which has been maintained by the members of the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists’ Science and Security Board since 1947, represents how far we are from the hypothetical global catastrophe, denoted by ‘midnight’.

    December 16, 2018
  • Rabindranath Tagore: Echoes of erudite thoughts

    Rabindranath Tagore: Echoes of erudite thoughts

    Polymath Rabindranath Tagore's wisdom teaches us about how we need to consider the larger picture for India's progress.

    December 14, 2018
  • America to exit 1987 signed Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty with Russia

    America to exit 1987 signed Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty with Russia

    "Russia has violated the agreement. They've been violating it for many years," Trump told reporters on Saturday before boarding Air Force One to leave Nevada following a campaign rally.

    October 21, 2018
  • Getting ready for star wars

    Getting ready for star wars

    Going where no US president had gone before, Donald Trump recently signed an executive order to create the sixth branch of the US military — the Space Force — with the vice president later giving a deadline of 2020 for it to become operational. Like all Trumpian pronouncements, it was met with groans, jokes, invective …

    August 21, 2018
  • A true son of his father

    A true son of his father

    His father, Victor Avilov, was a celebrated mathematician, whose books were an obligatory text in the entire USSR. He could have been one too. But it didn’t turn out that way. Leonid loved mathematics, he told me, its precision, simplicity and unbelievable chic. But he didn’t care much for the perennial experience of scarcity. He …

    July 9, 2018
  • India in the world

    India in the world

    These essays, despite omissions, are each worth reading for themselves but do not frame any discussion with reference to the book’s title, and even as a festschrift, could have been better selected... A review

    March 25, 2018
  • Moscow reveals cables sent to USSR by British double agent

    Moscow reveals cables sent to USSR by British double agent

    A new exhibition in Moscow has made public for the first time secret documents that British double agent Kim Philby sent to his Soviet handlers. Considered one of the KGB’s most productive Western recruits — and Britain’s biggest Cold War traitor — Philby passed information to Moscow from the 1930s until he was discovered and …

    October 1, 2017