Saturday, January 28, 2023


Green hydrogen defines EU’s energy security goals. India is its gateway to achieve them

With rising cooperation between India and European partners, the road to the EU's transition to renewables will pass through trusted connections such as New Delhi.

3 reasons why Hinduism is purging itself of texts promoting casteism—and why I welcome it

Gita Press changed the translation of a casteist controversial verse from the Ramcharitmanas with no explanation.

Christianity in India wasn’t always imposed. Just look at its Portuguese art

Jesus inspired by the sleeping Vishnu, Nagas on altar candlesticks—Goa remained both Indian and Christian through its history.

Ageing fleet, expired contracts, China— India has a submarine issue, Project 75 not helping

Given the long time required to manufacture submarines, there is almost a certainty that India will have a serious crisis in the next few years.

26 January was India’s Independence Day since 1930. Then it lost its identity after 1947

The Bombay Chronicle newspaper noted how Indians and Congress party welcomed 'Purna Swaraj' in 1930. The celebration of Independence Day on 26 January quickly became customary.

Women in armed forces touched new heights but real battle has just begun

The onus is now on the women to measure up to the exacting physical, intellectual, psychological and performance standards, and the conditions of service.

In week of BBC documentary, Parchi Baba and his ‘chamatkar’ was ‘breaking news’ on Indian TV

Whether Dhirendra Shastri is a 'con man or a god man', he has definitely become an overnight TV and social media sensation through carpet coverage on India's news channels.

Pathaan is not just any other Hindi movie. It’s a battle for India

Given the frenzy of Hindutva right's boycott campaign, many believed that Shah Rukh Khan’s Pathaan had flopped even before it was released. We are seeing how wrong they were.

A more practical Thar is here but don’t buy one for your Andheri-Churchgate commute

The steering is hard and you bounce around. The tyres are loud and you don’t want to get back home after a long drive with all your muscles and bones aching.

Pakistan Army must be on board with Shehbaz peace call. It’s a change of heart helping Modi

Pakistan PM Shehbaz Sharif and army chief Gen Syed Asim Munir have time till the general election to either become heroes or dispel the impression that they have 'sold out' to India.

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Illustration by Prajna Ghosh, ThePrint

How to survive a bear attack — lessons for Adani in...

Gautam Adani has a fight on his hands. Whether or not you think his group’s rebuttal of the appropriately named Hindenburg report on the...
File photo of Adani Group chairman Gautam Adani at India Ideas Summit in New Delhi | ANI

Hindenburg effect? Adani stocks plunge after controversial report’s release

While Adani Transmission’s stocks were worst hit, none of the group's seven listed companies escaped impact, with their stock prices falling between 10% & 27%.


The Army band performs during Beating Retreat rehearsal at Vijay Chowk in New Delhi. 27 January, 2023 | Photo ANI

‘Ekla Chalo Re’ to ‘Saare Jahan se Achha’ — military bands...

At this year’s Beating Retreat ceremony, Indian tunes based on classical ragas will be performed by military bands. There will also be 3-D anamorphic projection and drone shows.

Return of the Muslim: From Modi ‘sermon’ to Pathaan to Bharat...

Most key Hindutva/RSS objectives have been achieved, and Modi & BJP now need social calm, at least till summer of 2024. A de-escalation of some sort is on.