Wednesday, 25 May, 2022

Ishika Mookerjee

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US President Joe Biden speaks in the East Room of the White House in Washington, D.C., on 16 August 2021. Biden defended his decision to withdraw US troops from Afghanistan | Samuel Corum | Bloomberg

US blames failure to shut Pakistan border for Afghan defeat. India, please take note

The US could have used its coercive resources to compel Pakistan to shut down the Taliban’s transborder sanctuaries. It chose not to—costing its victory.
The portrait of Mahatma Gandhi on a Rs 50 and Rs 2000 banknotes | Photo: Brent Lewin | Bloomberg

Surging oil prices could push more foreign funds out of India, South Korea

While stocks in Mumbai & Seoul have already taken hits from concerns over Fed rate hikes and a related tech selloff, analysts see both as more susceptible to risk-off sentiment.

Defence

Nirmala Sitharaman being sworn in as defence minister by President Ram Nath Kovind

The biggest challenges Nirmala Sitharaman will face as India’s new Defence Minister

Sitharaman, who is only the second woman defence minister in India's history, is expected to work closely with the Finance Minister to take key industry-related decisions

Mandir or Masjid? New surveys not needed, just acceptance of truth & move towards reconciliation

That temples were destroyed and mosques built is undisputed history. The past can’t be changed, but we can’t deny the wrongs of the past either before we consider reconciliation.
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