Tuesday, 19 February, 2019

Book Excerpts

Major Somnath Sharma
Despite nursing a fracture, Major Somnath Sharma refused to stay behind while his men were sent on a mission. 
Bihar CM Nitish Kumar pays tribute to former union defence minister George Fernandes in Patna | PTI
The final nail in the coffin for George Fernandes was perhaps the humiliation of being rejected for his Muzaffarpur constituency by his party colleagues.
A protest against lynchings
With targeted hate crimes on the rise, an atmosphere of fear has become ubiquitous among India's minorities. 
A representational image of a corporate meeting
If you don’t want an MBA to have an advantage over a non-MBA, you should be comfortable losing the advantage of your education to an uneducated person.
Why the IAS cannot be abolished
There is a feeling that all the problems of India would disappear simply if the IAS is abolished, writes former UPSC chairman Deepak Gupta.
Representational image | Manisha Mondal/ThePrint
Advertising has typically endorsed the idea of the 'ideal woman', but that's slowly changing as women reclaim their sexuality and agency in society today.
Mother and child measuring malnutrition
India has to be better prepared to take on the twin challenge of malnutrition and obesity.
Congress President Rahul Gandhi with party MP Jyotiraditya Scindia during the Winter Session of Parliament
Statistics show that younger members of parliament participate significantly less in the Parliament.
Cyber security
The sheer scale of the spread of misinformation is astonishing, write Nic Cheeseman and Brian Klaas in their book on election rigging. Read an excerpt here.
Humans have a gene that allows the body to digest milk beyond infancy, into adulthood (Representational image)
The gene story tells us that there are good reasons behind what Indians eat and do not eat.

OnCamera

Illustration by Soham Sen/ThePrint

Blood, bodies and scars: What I saw after the 1983 Nellie massacre in Assam

On the anniversary of the Nellie massacre in Assam, which claimed thousands of lives in a few hours, I recall the horrid sights.

As Pakistan’s leverage with US, China, Saudi Arabia grows, is it even possible to isolate it?

Pakistan signed deals worth $20 billion with Saudi Arabia, even as India vows to isolate the neighbour diplomatically after the Pulwama attack on a CRPF convoy.

Defence

A Rafale fighter aircraft seen during rehearsals for fly-past ahead of the 12th edition of AERO India 2019 at Yelahanka Air Base in Bengaluru

IAF deputy chief and other senior officers set to fly Rafale at Aero India

Even as political slug-fest continues over the deal, IAF is throwing its weight behind Rafale, the first of which is to be delivered in September 2019.
National Interest

Suicidal Pakistan should know Modi may not be scared of its nuclear button

Pakistan has taken too much of a chance with Pulwama — with the wrong government in India, and at the wrong time.