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Even the PMO had orphaned the Commonwealth Games in Delhi: Sheila Dikshit

Sheila Dikshit, in Citizen Delhi: My Times, My Life, talks about the alleged irregularities surrounding the 'orphaned' Commonwealth Games held in Delhi.

Manmohan Singh was aware of A Raja’s intentions in 2G case, but chose to remain silent: Vinod Rai

In his book 'Not Just An Accountant', then CAG Vinod Rai has written that Manmohan Singh was aware of the wrongdoings of A Raja but chose to remain silent.

Prabhakar was a street fighter but lost the test of integrity in friendship

In this excerpt from his book 'Imperfect', Sanjay Manjrekar talks about his friendship with Manoj Prabhakar and how the all-rounder failed a test of integrity.

The true story behind one of India’s darkest cricketing days: the 1996 World Cup semi-final

In this except from his book 'Imperfect', Sanjay Manjrekar talks about one of India's most controversial matches ever and debunks some conspiracy theories.

Sanjay Manjrekar on the dangers of using ‘locker room’ banter during cricket commentary

In this excerpt from his book 'Imperfect' Sanjay Manjrekar talks about the controversial incident in which former Australian cricketer Dean Jones called South African batsman Hashim Amla a terrorist.

Sanjay Manjrekar on his legendary father Vijay: A disturbed, frustrated and angry man

Indian cricketer Sanjay Manjrekar bares his struggles, frailties, and personal issues with his illustrious father, Vijay Manjrekar.

2G spectrum allocation was a total bankruptcy of any pretence of morality: Vinod Rai

In this excerpt from his book titled 'Not Just An Accountant', former CAG Vinod Rai writes about how the auditor came up with the number and its consequences. 

China’s objective in the 1962 war was to teach India a lesson, says new book

A new book attempts to dispel the notion that India was the provocateur in the 1962 war with China. 'China's India War' by Bertil Lintner says that China had caught India by surprise and it had a simple objective.

Gauri Lankesh on when the Bajrang Dal wanted an Ayodhya in the south

In 2003, Hindu groups laid siege to a dargah in Karnataka, calling it the Ayodhya of South. Here is what Gauri Lankesh wrote about it on 3 December 2003 in Lankesh Patrike.

PM Modi’s economic advisory panel member bats for universal basic income

In his latest book titled 'The New Wealth of Nations', Bhalla explains how a universal income for the poor is a welfare system whose time may have come across the world.

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Covid isn’t behind us, but the world’s next big health emergency is already here

Covid has led to 5.6 million deaths, but antimicrobial resistance is likely to log 10 million deaths annually by 2050. Its treatment has led to antibiotics' overuse, which has spiked drug resistance.
An Assicurazioni Generali SpA logo sits above an entrance to their offices in Rome | Bloomberg

Italian Generali buys 25% stake worth Rs 1,250 cr in insurance JV from embattled Future Group

The stake sale, which will give Generali majority control over the JV, comes as the Future Group is locked in a prolonged legal battle with partner Amazon.

Defence

The Indian Army's Akash missiles on display during the 73rd Republic Day Parade, at Rajpath, in New Delhi | ANI

Not just 1st R-Day, 26 Jan 1950 also significant as Indian Army, Navy shed ‘Royal’ prefix

Both the ‘Royal’ prefix for the Navy and Air Force in India, as well as the absence of such a label for the Army, have their roots in British military and political history.

Modi vs non-BJP CMs: When most popular isn’t all-powerful & why Centre-state ties will worsen

Modi’s inability to win many states, and the huge popularity his rivals enjoy there, is pushing Indian politics in a more robustly federal direction.
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