Friday, March 24, 2023


SH Raza’s art was rooted in Hindu metaphysics. It was complimentary to his faith not binary

In the Hundredth Year, Ashok Vajpeyi delves into Sayed Haider Raza's art and his learning from India and France.

Under Mao, CCP made tall promises to women in China but none found place in 1956 Politburo

A century of invasion, war and political instability had left Chinese society in disarray. Disease was rife, and healthcare all but non-existent.

Kashmir netas were always expendable. BJP’s Article 370 move simply removed layer of pretence

In 'A Dismantled State', Anuradha Bhasin explores the untold story of Kashmir after the abrogation of Article 370.

Bipin Rawat refused favours to relatives and his wife. He also called golf a PR exercise

In Bipin: The Man Behind the Uniform, Rachna Bisht Rawat tells us about the Army Chief's personality, his personal life and the principles he stood by.

Ladakh, Zanskar, Spiti are not ‘Little Tibet’. The region’s history is far more complicated

Ladakh is misunderstood. Its history is as old as 7th century Indus valley.

Humayun was obsessed with astronomy, wanted a utopian society favoured by heavens

The design of Humayun’s Tomb evolved from his idea of a floating palace. The highly complex geometric design of the monument had no blueprint.

36 all out — The day India’s lowest Test total stopped being associated with Gavaskar

We’d all witnessed collapses before, but this was different. There were no plays and misses. Only edges and catches.

Mahabharat’s Arjun dressed as mistress of dance, eunuch in King Matsya’s court during exile

In 'The Book of Indian Queens', Ira Mukhoty writes about the tradition of cross-dressing in Mahabharat, Delhi Sultanate, and Sufi mysticism.

Yali—mythical sculptures guarding Hindu, Buddhist temples in India

Yalis were considered divine vehicles for deities, and were used to signify heroism and the elemental forces of nature, tamed in stone.

Should the office of Governor be removed? Bad idea to give CM more executive power

In 'Heads Held High', authors say it is more promising to reform the Governor's office than doing away with it.

On Camera


File photo of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and President of France Emmanuel Macron | ANI Photo

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

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?
The logos of Boeing and Airbus | Representational image | Reuters

‘Time has come’ for Airbus, Boeing to set up jet assembly...

The civil aviation minister said conditions were ripe for a 'leap of faith' by both jet makers as India's fast-growing aeronautical industry reaches an 'inflection point'.


Indian Army and Air force jawans part of Vayu Prahar exercise | Photo: Twitter/@PBNS_India

With joint ‘Vayu Prahar’ exercise in eastern sector, Army & Air...

Conducted in '2nd week of March', the joint exercise included air-land operations in a nominated advance landing ground & 'contingency tasks' in challenging high-altitude terrain.
Illustration: Soham Sen | ThePrint

You’ve heard of jobless growth. But Tata, Birla, Ambani, Adani, have...

Modi govt's thrust on manufacturing is much-needed but it is pushing Indian manufacturing in the direction of outsourcing, same as our services industry.