Wednesday, March 29, 2023


6G Vision shows Modi govt doesn’t want to miss the bus like India did on 2G, 3G, 4G

India has announced plans to roll out 6G services by 2030 – in line with the global timelines. Modi govt's ‘Bharat 6G Vision Document’ lays out the roadmap and action plans.

How govt’s move to remove benefits on long-term capital gains could push investors down riskier paths

The govt should have attempted to bring uniformity in taxation before withdrawing tax benefits on long-term capital gains on debt instruments, or at least debated it in Parliament.

India-France space alliance key to Delhi’s ambitions. But it must deepen ties with Quad too

The IAF's revised doctrine aims to transition India from an air power to an aerospace power. But can India do it by itself in time and cost-effectively?

Muslim intellectuals defend madrasas, but their kids don’t go there. Only poor, Pasmandas do

Assam CM, Himanta Biswa Sarma wants to turn madrasas into ‘regular schools’. In many ways, his actions will be beneficial to the larger Muslim community.

Lower, lowered, Shudra or OBC caste—What to call more than half of India’s population?

Shudra’ has been used as a slur in Manusmriti, Ramcharitmanas and other Hindu texts. And in common parlance, it is used to insult or belittle someone.

Go beyond Africa — India’s digital public infrastructure should be taken to the West now

India's integrated model is unique and will be very useful even in developed countries in multiple sectors like healthcare and insurance.

India must draw red line on Khalistan. Symbolic protests against foreign missions don’t work

Removal of barricades from outside the residence of the British High Commissioner sends a strong message across to 10 Downing Street.

English news channels don’t have time for Ukraine war. They’ve ‘Hunt for Amritpal’ thriller

The chances of a conflict between America and China may appear unrealistic to security experts but on Hindi news channels, world war is being waged every single day.

More Indian women in STEM but few are becoming leaders. Hard to retain them in workforce

Out of 52 per cent of women enrolled for science, technology, engineering and math courses for graduation, only 29 per cent actually joined the STEM workforce.

How an Odia queen became medieval Sri Lanka’s greatest politician

Queen Sundari’s husband had infuriated the Buddhist Sangha by appropriating their properties; she had to find a way to appease them.

On Camera


PM Modi, pictured here with Karnataka CM Basavaraj Bommai (right) and BS Yediyurappa (left), visited the state seven times before the announcement of the assembly elections. | ANI

A decisive defeat in Karnataka will begin BJP’s exit from south...

This is not just about Karnataka. The political contest in the state would set the tone and tenor of the battle to reclaim our republic.
A man walks past a logo of Alibaba Group at its office building in Beijing, China | Reuters file photo

Alibaba Group’s breakup lifts hopes China’s regulatory winter is thawing

Alibaba said it was planning to split into 6 units & explore fundraisings or listings for most of them, in the biggest restructuring of the tech conglomerate in its 24-year history.


File photo of Bhutan’s PM Lotay Tshering | Twitter @PMBhutan

PM Tshering denies Chinese villages built in Bhutan. Expert suggests Bhutan...

Bhutan PM Lotay Tshering refutes reports of Chinese villages being built on Bhutanese territory, says 'it is not for Bhutan alone' to settle Doklam issue.
Illustration: Soham Sen | ThePrint

Four reasons the Sikhs are hurting. And it’s not about the...

'Causes' of anger are dera threat to Sikhism, incarceration of ‘Bandi Singhs’, inaction in sacrilege cases, & ‘if BJP-RSS want Hindu Rashtra, what’s wrong with Sikh Rashtra?’