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  • ‘Never give up’: Queen Elizabeth to Britain in tribute to World War II generation

    ‘Never give up’: Queen Elizabeth to Britain in tribute to World War II generation

    In 1945, the queen -- then a 19-year-old princess -- left Buckingham Palace to join the celebrations on the streets of London with her younger sister Margaret and a group of friends.

    May 9, 2020
  • America sets a bad example on coronavirus fight

    America sets a bad example on coronavirus fight

    While it remains the world’s most powerful country in terms of economy and military, it apparently is losing or waning its long-standing socio-economic-political influence or presence across the world in recent years.

    May 1, 2020
  • Russia Prez Vladimir Putin signs law moving WWII end day to Sep 3

    Russia Prez Vladimir Putin signs law moving WWII end day to Sep 3

    The end of World War II is internationally accepted as September 2, 1945, the day on which Japan formally surrendered.

    April 25, 2020
  • Brazilian WWII veteran recovers from coronavirus, receives military honors

    Brazilian WWII veteran recovers from coronavirus, receives military honors

    Second Lieutenant Ermando Piveta served in the Brazilian fourth artillery regiment soon after the country entered the war on the side of the Allies, the army said.

    April 15, 2020
  • Off with the forest

    Off with the forest

    We have been the obedient servants of Gilgamesh for 5000 years. We have cut a path of destruction, ignored the spreading deserts, disregarded the disappearing animals, the foul air and water, the warming planet. We have destroyed most of the earth's natural forest cover, and we pretend we can live without it. The story goes that Gilgamesh defeated the forest protectors and the forces of civilization won the battle for the forest, but it is not true.

    January 11, 2020
  • 80 years after WW II, is the world a safer place?

    80 years after WW II, is the world a safer place?

    History had shown the dangers of intolerance and xenophobia on the basis of race or religion.

    September 1, 2019
  • WWII bomb found at construction site in  Berrlin forces evacuation

    WWII bomb found at construction site in Berrlin forces evacuation

    The 100-kilogramme explosive was unearthed on a building site adjacent to the Alexa shopping centre and near a train line at the central transport hub of Alexanderplatz in the city's east.

    June 15, 2019
  • Trumped by the Queen

    Trumped by the Queen

    Pre-eminently, the presentation of the Atlantic Charter, the blueprint on freedom and cooperation that was concluded in 1941 by Prime Minister Winston Churchill and President Roosevelt.

    June 7, 2019
  • Saibal Ghose and his accomplishments

    Saibal Ghose and his accomplishments

    At 20 years of age, Saibal was offered his first job as a technical assistant at the Defence Research and Development Organisation.

    May 17, 2019
  • India pushes for African right to permanent UNSC seat

    India pushes for African right to permanent UNSC seat

    The 55 African nations, who are the single largest group at the UN making up more than a quarter of its membership, do not have a permanent member on the Council.

    April 25, 2019
  • Nightmare that is Brexit

    Nightmare that is Brexit

    Brexit is turning to a nightmare, now threatening to bring down yet another British Prime Minister. There is no sign of light yet in the dark tunnel. The British have made a mess of the issue, the House of Commons once a dazzling, sparkling ground of the greats of the empire, is now like a school with quarrelling kids. The lingering desire of hanging on to memory and nothing much else, the parliamentarians, now referred to as lawmakers, can’t even produce a sensible law. To me, like many others of my generation, the spectacle is terribly sad, the worst thing that can happen to any nation is not to be able to take any positive decision.

    March 31, 2019
  • 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