Thursday, 20 January, 2022


Anti-doping row: BCCI’s stance feels immoral to an ardent fan

The BCCI says it follows the ICC anti-doping code, and that NADA has no jurisdiction over it because it is not a national sports federation.

Selfies are all well, but the pride parade means so much more

The pride parade is not a place to express excesses or fantasies without understanding the context. It is not a circus displayed for pleasure.

Kamal Haasan is in politics to occupy space left behind by Jayalalithaa

Time will tell if Kamal Haasan and Rajinikanth will join hands to create a third front. But TN politics will remain regional; BJP & Congress won’t get in.

If judiciary can’t get its act together, then god save India

What happened at the Supreme Court in the last two days, specifically what transpired in Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra's court.

Why we called this election Modi vs Modi

It is not BJP vs the Congress, or Modi vs Soniaben. Narendra Modi's own voters will decide whether to re-elect or defeat him.

Fracas in Supreme Court: There’s deep distrust at the top

In my fifth decade of practice at the Supreme Court, it is difficult to recall any moment as ugly and demoralising as these two days.

Russian Revolution centenary: Missed conversations with India need to take place

The Soviet Union was present in India in hundreds of ways. Even Indian languages were on trial: how best could the phrase “lumpen proletariat” be translated?

Demonetisation and odd-even: Two sides of the same political coin

The last thing Modi and Kejriwal supporters want to hear is how similar their leaders and their decisions were. But there was a whole host of similarities.

Merely angry, Left-secular activism can’t defeat Modi

By choosing fury over fact, delusion over reason, passion over politics, Modi's enemies — beginning with the Congress — make Gujarat politics a one-horse race

RSS benefits most from keeping Hindutva loosely defined

Hindutva is celebrated by the RSS/BJP; but there is no serious effort to clarify it.

On Camera


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.