Friday, 25 November, 2022

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Modi rules Gujarat because there’s a vacuum. Even cultural celebrities can’t fill it

Bhajan singers from Gujarat are a rage on YouTube—as popular as Punjabi rap singers—and dozens of their songs have garnered one crore or more views.
An Acros combine harvester, manufactured by Rostselmash OJSC, drives through a wheat field during the summer harvest on a farm in Tersky village, near Stavropol, Russia| Bloomberg

Wheat price surges to all-time high as Russian invasion cuts off supplies from Ukraine

Ukraine and Russia together account for over a quarter of global trade of wheat. The war has closed major ports in Ukraine, and severed logistics and transport links.

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

G-20(24): How ‘Vishwaguru’ can get new strategic space & Modi another stage in pre-election year

Modi has been balancing India’s interests, playing US & Russia and keeping China off his back. You can trust him to exploit this year-long opening to India’s benefit. And to his own.