Tuesday, 19 February, 2019

Book Excerpts

In this excerpt from the book Dipa Karmakar: The Small Wonder, the Olympian gymnast describes her journey to the bronze medal at the 2014 Commonweath Games.
File image of Khan Market | Wikipedia
The bungalows of New Delhi do house a political and social elite, but the neighbourhood they live in is still much more inclusive than, say, gated apartment complexes.
Construction workers
Modi's claims that there exist three lakh village-level entrepreneurs have not been backed up by any data.
INS Khukri
India’s 14 squadron was tasked to hunt Pakistan submarine PNS Hangor spotted near Diu. The 3-frigate squadron was one short as INS Kuthar broke down.
File photo of former RBI governor Duvvuri Subbarao | Adeel Halim/Bloomberg
In his book, Duvvuri Subbarao discusses how he dealt with a sceptical press and unwelcoming colleagues when he was first appointed governor of the RBI.
Representational image of the Pakistani army | Commons
Indian professor Happymon Jacob got an opportunity to visit Pakistan's army headquarters where he questioned Chief of General Staff Lt Gen Bilal Akbar on terrorism.
Taliban
LeT is recruiting not just a member or a fighter but the entire immediate and extended family.
Pakistani troops surrender in 1971 wa
After the 1971 war was over, a list of Bengali intellectuals (many of whom were killed) was found in Pakistan Maj. Gen. Farman Ali’s diary.
17th December 1971: Indian troops advancing into East Pakistan (Bangladesh) | Central Press/Getty Images
Indira Gandhi traveled around the world, charming some governments, annoying others, and gradually changed public perception about East Pakistan.
Indira Gandhi, 1971
It became increasingly difficult to deny Indian military involvement alongside the Mukti Bahini in Bangladesh.

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.