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Many waited for Kashmir to erupt after Yasin Malik verdict. It didn’t – says a lot about JKLF

It’s conviction time in Kashmir, about a decade delayed, and should be completed for others involved as well.

Geetanjali Shree won 1st Booker for Hindi novel. Regional authors must ask for right price now

A news article in ‘Independent’ stated that ‘Tomb Of Sand’ was the first novel in ‘Indian’ to win the award—it shows what India is still up against.

India’s power sector must brace for trouble as climate worsens. Govt can’t sit back

India can no longer label extreme climate events as ‘unforeseeable’. The Union govt must prepare for them with alternate approaches.

India lost the first mover advantage but there’s benefit to gain from Indo-Pacific forum

India's centrality in the Indo-Pacific trade architecture should have made New Delhi launch IPEF much before US President Joe Biden did. It can still be a rule maker.

How India can make overworked teachers adapt to newer policies to fix learning loss in kids

There are many ways to design incentives in the public education space in India that can change classroom culture and the learning outcomes of children.

Western reading of Shivalingam as phallic symbol is incorrect. For Hindus, Shiva is formless

For Europeans, shivalingam wasn’t just unique—it was an obscene, morally outrageous superstition. Such misrepresentation stems from the cult of phallic worship.

Indian women in police shouldn’t be restricted to ‘pink squads’. Put uniforms to better use

The fandom built around women in uniform conceals more than it reveals. Women constables don't have the same powers as their male colleagues do.

Here’s the case for restoration of desecrated Hindu temples—and why it loses the debate

By what logic do we see Muslims of today as the Mughals' descendants? The demand for the restoration of temples will bring anything but a just closure.

Feeding world must take backseat, Modi govt should deal with India’s ‘chapati’ crisis first

German agriculture minister Cem Ozdemir said imposing export restrictions or closing markets would worsen the crisis. Actually, the opposite might be true.

How to start solving America’s gun culture problem

America’s gun scourge is not about mental illness. It is, and always has been, about the 400 million guns that remain largely unregulated on the streets.

On Camera

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi with Japan's Prime Minister Fumio Kishida, Australia's Prime Minister Anthony Albanese and US President Joe Biden at the Quad Summit, in Tokyo, Tuesday | ANI

A tale of two summits: Quad under a Chinese shadow & Davos searching for a solution to Russia

Quad's message from Tokyo was of solidarity and the World Economic Forum's Switzerland meeting was more political than ever. Both were concerned about the health of geopolitics.

RBI sets aside more money for rainy day, payout drops

The central bank approved the transfer of 303.1 billion rupees to the government from its surplus funds, a third of the 991.2 billion rupees it had given last year.

Defence

NSA Ajit Doval with NSAs from the other countries at the meeting at Dushanbe, Tajikistan | Photo: Courtesy the NSA's office

NSA Ajit Doval pushes for ‘terror free’ Afghanistan, says India stands with Afghan people

Doval's comments came at 4th Regional Security Dialogue on Afghanistan attended by national security advisors from Tajikistan, India, Russia, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Iran, Kyrgyzstan & China.

Why it’s obscene to tell Ukraine to give in & how war-upended global balance of power brings openings for India

Global order is in flux, and India is being wooed by all. It opens up economic, strategic & military possibilities unimaginable till recently. It is for India to take this opportunity.
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