Talk Point

GSP

Is India’s protectionism reason enough for Donald Trump’s GSP move or is US being a bully?

President Donald Trump informed the US Congress Tuesday he will terminate preferential trade treatment for India by striking it off the GSP list.

Opposition justified in seeking Balakot evidence or shouldn’t politicise national security?

Air Chief Marshal B.S. Dhanoa Monday said the Indian Air Force “can’t count how many people died”, referring to the Balakot airstrike.
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Should we stop listening to Michael Jackson after HBO’s ‘Leaving Neverland’ documentary?

HBO's documentary Leaving Neverland has reopened the debate on ‘King of Pop’ Michael Jackson’s alleged sexual abuse of children.
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Is liberal Indian’s undiluted praise for Imran Khan sincere or driven by dislike for Modi?

Since Pakistan PM Imran Khan's announcement to release Indian pilot Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman, some liberals have seemingly gone into an overdrive with their adulation of Imran Khan.
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Abhinandan’s return: Has Imran Khan bought temporary peace or must he do more to end terror?

Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan told parliament that captured Indian Air Force Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman will be released Friday ‘as a peace gesture’.
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Fighting under TV and social media glare, can India & Pakistan contain escalation?

Multiple unverified videos featuring the missing Indian pilot swirled on social media much before New Delhi confirmed he is "missing in action".

Can IAF strike end Pakistan’s ‘1000-cuts’ strategy to bleed India or does it risk a war?

The Indian Air Force targeted terrorist training camps at three locations inside Pakistan early Tuesday, less than a fortnight after the Pulwama attack.

Citizenship Bill & PRC: BJP’s identity politics in NE a self-goal or will polarisation help?

BJP-ruled Arunachal Pradesh is witnessing heightened protests after a government panel recommended granting PRC to members of six non-native communities.
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Have a slew of recent Bollywood films changed the way Indians view war?

After the Pulwama terror attacks, many Indians are clamouring for ‘revenge’ and ‘war’ against Pakistan. Recent Bollywood films like Uri: The Surgical Strike, Manikarnika and Padmaavat have glamorised the battlefield.
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Can India hurt Pakistan with new Indus dams or Modi govt hyping old project after Pulwama?

In wake of the Pulwama terror attack, union minister for water resources Nitin Gadkari tweeted Thursday that India will “stop its share of water which used to flow to Pakistan”.

On Camera

Africa has a new health care crisis — obesity

The recently published Global Wellness Index set alarm bells ringing when South Africa scored poorly for life expectancy, alcohol use, depression and diabetes.

PUBG players arrested: Overreaction by police or is addiction a public concern?

The Gujarat police arrested several PUBG lovers, many of them students, for playing the banned video game.

Defence

1 soldier killed as Pakistan violates ceasefire along LoC in J&K’s Rajouri

Pakistani troops have violated ceasefire over 110 times along the LoC since January.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

China humiliated India because of these 5 fatal follies of Modi Doctrine

India looks less equal to China than 5 years ago, US alliance is hobbled by trade, and Pakistan looks anything but chastened by Balakot. What’s gone wrong?