Wednesday, 19 January, 2022


The Brahmin Peshwas are trying to settle a 200-year-old score with the Mahars

Today’s conflict has little or nothing to do with the British, it’s between the Brahmin Peshwas and Mahars. At present, the Chief Minister of Maharashtra is a Brahmin.

Five major trends Shashi Tharoor sees emerging in Indian politics in 2018

Five major trends I see emerging in Indian politics in 2018: Shashi Tharoor

My dad Jaswant Singh at 80: Sad how Vajpayee’s ‘Hanuman’ can no longer fly

For the first time, son Manvendra Singh writes about Jaswant Singh on his 80th birthday in an exclusive to ThePrint.

India caught napping in South Asia by China, needs new strategy to slay the dragon

Beijing has invested in people, projects and more and it's paying big dividends. New Delhi has to work doubly hard to reclaim its clout.

एशियाई राजनीति: हवाबाज़ी पर उतरे मोदी, जिनपिंग और आबे

अर्थव्यवस्था को सुधारने में विफल रहे चीन के जिनपिग भ्रष्टाचार विरोध का नारा लगाने लगे, तो जापान के अबे और भारत के मोदी राष्ट्रवाद का झंडा लहराने लगे.

On Pakistan, ‘non-Yale’ ‘non-Harvard’ Trump found the courage to call a spade a spade

Trump understands that the American people are angry about aid being given to 'ungrateful' recipients, talks about Pakistani deceit.

Trump’s arm-twisting won’t beat Pakistan into submission, because it has China

US President has threatened Pak with ‘dire consequences’, but any incursions or drone strikes will have a disastrous effect on the region.

Dear Sheikh Hasina, if the Rohingyas were Hindus or Buddhists, would you give them shelter?

You have wept for the Rohingyas. But you made me a refugee. For the last 24 years, I have been roaming from one country to another.

By calling out Pakistan’s bluff, Donald Trump hands India a perfect New Year gift

US President Donald Trump refuses financial aid to Pakistan, signalling a far more blunt and confrontationist approach than the past.

Disabled Indians have climbed the Mount Everest, but still struggle to enter temples and mosques

It is sad that barriers are built on the basis of a person’s disability- especially in India where the Ashtavakra Gita is based on a person with 8 physical disabilities

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How England’s dying industrial towns became the West’s largest jihad factory

Malik Faisal Akram had no known affiliation with jihadist groups. Ideas that led him to take hostages in a Texas synagogue seeped into his mind almost by osmosis.

NTPC looks to coal imports to avoid new power crunch

India’s largest electricity producer is aiming to secure cargoes starting from April, when power consumption in India typically surges on summer cooling demand.


File photo of IAF drone seen flying in Leh on 18 Nov 2020 | ANI

Indian firm gets foothold in prized global ‘kamikaze’ and armed drones market

Global demand for loitering munition & armed drones saw a jump after Azerbaijan was able to defeat superior Armenian armed forces in 2020 with the help of these systems.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

Read my lips, I’m hurting, says Pakistan’s National Security Policy. What it means for India

The new policy is mostly chaff, but it reveals the most inward-looking Pakistan in 3 decades. It needs breathing space, and is realising loss of stature and friendship with US.