Tag: World War II

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  • A necessary evil

    A necessary evil

    So far, members of the nuclear club have accepted that such weapons are a symbol of international status as well as defence against nuclear blackmail but not a  weapon of utility. An American writer has described the possession of nuclear arsenals as achieving mutual balance of terror. In short, possession of such arms has become an invaluable defence so long as a country doesn't use it.

    March 18, 2019
  • Round One to Suu Kyi

    Round One to Suu Kyi

    Comment on whether her agenda will attain fruition must await the evolution of developments not the least because the military still retains the power to veto constitutional change.

    February 27, 2019
  • How much should India trust China?

    How much should India trust China?

    Even a leader of the stature of Mr. Atal Behari Vajpayee on a visit to China put another nail in the coffin of the Tibetans by signing that the Chinese had exercised sovereignty over Tibet.

    February 10, 2019
  • Resolve currency issues before it is too late

    Resolve currency issues before it is too late

    In 1971, President Richard Nixon made a unilateral declaration that the USA is not obliged any more to provide gold in exchange for the dollar.

    February 4, 2019
  • Bringing the N-E into focus

    Bringing the N-E into focus

    North-east studies have been accorded priority in the programmes of the Asiatic Society

    January 21, 2019
  • Should India view ‘string of pearls’ as an asset?

    Should India view ‘string of pearls’ as an asset?

    Alarm bells actually starting ringing with construction activities in Hambantota in Sri Lanka and Gwadar on the Makran Coast in Pakistan. The Chinese have since extended their reach to a base in the Red Sea.

    December 14, 2018
  • Currency, commodity and commerce

    Currency, commodity and commerce

    Here are a few queries of a layman after feeling the heat of ground-level “market economics”. The same market which is euphemistically referred to by (expert) economists thus: “let market determine such and such”. Can the real, practising economists kindly clarify a few concerns? The first relate to Vice-Chairman Niti Aayog’s recent views as reported …

    November 12, 2018
  • Premier League: Chelsea have a unique remedy for racist fans

    Premier League: Chelsea have a unique remedy for racist fans

    "If you just ban people, you will never change their behaviour," Chelsea Chairman Bruce Buck told the Sun tabloid.

    October 11, 2018
  • 15th August | What else happened on the date India celebrates its Independence Day

    15th August | What else happened on the date India celebrates its Independence Day

    India shares its Independence Day with three other countries as well, namely: The Republic of Congo, Korea and Liechtenstein.

    August 14, 2018
  • Ellsberg’s Nuclear Odyssey

    Ellsberg’s Nuclear Odyssey

    In 1964 two savvy Pentagon consultants, Daniel Ellsberg and his boss Harry Rowen, stumbled out of a showing of Stanley Kubrick’s magnificent satire, Doctor Strangelove and morosely agreed that what they had just seen “was, essentially, a documentary.” Everything they watched going deliriously haywire on screen to the point of igniting nuclear obliteration already had …

    May 16, 2018
  • Forgotten souls

    Forgotten souls

    This is the story of their silent sacrifice even as their mortal remains at the Ramgarh Chinese Cemetery continue to languish. They were Chinese soldiers fighting the Japanese alongside the British at the Burma border in 1941-42.

    May 13, 2018
  • Theatre and its thespians

    Theatre and its thespians

    The recently-held 13th edition of the Mahindra Excellence in Theatre Awards and festival presented vignettes of stagecraft. Kunal Roy takes a seat in the audience and finds untold tales narrated alongside the stage performance.

    April 26, 2018
  • Poland demands answers over swastikas on embassy

    Poland demands answers over swastikas on embassy

    Poland’s Foreign Minister on Monday demanded an explanation from Israeli authorities on how someone was able to deface the gates outside the Polish consulate in Tel Aviv with crudely-drawn swastikas and slurs. “The Israeli government is responsible for the security of our institutions in that country,” said Jacek Czaputowicz, Poland’s top diplomat and member of …

    February 19, 2018
  • Remembering a modern genocide

    Remembering a modern genocide

    “I know what the speed of light is, but we haven’t learnt about the speed of darkness yet”, wrote Dino, a twelve-year-old boy from the war zone of Zenica town in central Bosnia as quoted by Miljenko Jergovic, a poet and journalist writing for the daily Oslobodjenje, a leading newspaper of Sarajevo, capital of Bosnia …

    November 29, 2017
  • Some fictional characters who deserve more outings

    Some fictional characters who deserve more outings

    “And they happily lived ever after” is usually an ending found — or desired — in fairy tales. But further adventures are always possible for the protagonists, with the journey continuing after both achievements or disappointments, as new challenges arise. This seems to explain why some of the most famous literary characters go on for …

    October 8, 2017
  • Did US intelligence agency try to protect Mahatma: PIL in SC

    Did US intelligence agency try to protect Mahatma: PIL in SC

      Did the Office of Strategic Services (OSS), an intelligence agency of the United States during World War II and a predecessor of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), try to protect Mahatma Gandhi? This question is one among many raised before the Supreme Court in a petition which has sought the re-opening of investigation into …

    October 1, 2017
  • Kate Winslet to play famed WWII correspondent Lee Miller

    Kate Winslet to play famed WWII correspondent Lee Miller

    Actor Kate Winslet is all set to star in an yet-to-be-titled biopic about Lee Miller, the renowned American photographer and correspondent who was a leading figure in chronicling World War II for Vogue magazine. The 41-year-old actor will play the model-artiste, who brought the world’s attention to the atrocities committed in the Nazi concentration camps …

    September 22, 2017