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Twitter’s edit option raises many questions. But too many imponderables even now

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Twitter finally offers an edit option. So, is it just about correcting typos or also editing thoughts? Or fixing tweets triggered by outrage/intoxication, now blamed on hackers/nephews? Will it make Twitter more responsible or less? How will bots respond? Too many imponderables. But this is happening and you’ll be okay.

Bail for Setalvad is good move. But we must ask why SC gave moral legitimacy to the arrest

Good that SC granted Teesta Setalvad bail. Its rebuke of Gujarat HC’s procrastination is well-deserved. We must also ask why the SC had nudged the police to take away the liberty of Setalvad and others. It gave the arrest moral legitimacy. This low point in India’s judicial history deserves introspection.

INS Vikrant a national pride but India’s naval strategy needs to focus on stealthier platforms

The commissioning of INS Vikrant is a moment of national pride—but also time to debate India’s naval strategy. Large carriers were twentieth century superpower status-symbols, meant for global power-projection. Facing next-generation precision weapons, navies are pivoting to stealthier, smarter platforms. Future wars will be won by technology—not tonnage.

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