Monday, 5 December, 2022

Topic: books

‘On a Stormy Course’ is Valson Thampu’s defence against charges that plagued his career

Thampu rarely acknowledges his faults; clarifying that only a person of ‘superhuman will and a heroic sense of purpose’ would survive in his situation.

‘The People Next door’ provides a wide angle view of India-Pakistan relations

Author T.C.A. Raghavan attempts to show the flesh and blood of the relationship rather than just mapping the skeleton.

Political correctness has morphed into an undemocratic censor in India

The mob as censor is a convenient clamp-down weapon for democratic governments

Former RBI governor’s six secrets to unshackling India’s economy

Instead of sweeping reforms,Bimal Jalan advocates smaller changes that will strengthen governmental institutions

Ascetic and warrior: The book on Yogi Adityanath is an exercise in veneration

The author offers a painstaking defence of Adityanath's role in controversial 'Love Jihad' and Hindu Yuva Vahini campaigns, and portrays him as larger-than-life figure. Talha Ashraf 

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File photo | People's Liberation Army of China during a military parade | Wikimedia Commons/

China’s military power is catching up with its economic might. New era is indeed one of war

China faces the possibility that its first war against Taiwan or India could potentially lead many others to come together with the US, and form a tighter military alliance against it.
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Rupee to hover near weaker side of 81/dollar, bond yields await RBI’s monetary policy decision

The rupee ended last week at 81.3175 per dollar but underperformed its Asian peers due to strong demand for the greenback from corporates.


Russian President Vladimir Putin with Chinese President Xi Jinping. (Photo Credit - Reuters)

In western arms sanctions on Russia, China’s arms industry could stand to gain

The arms export embargoes on Moscow could create an opportunity for Beijing to supply arms to countries like Myanmar, which are heavily dependent on Russian arms.
Illustration: Soham Sen | ThePrint

Gujarat election is anything but dull. BJP’s political neurosis about AAP is the hidden headline

Gujarat is the only state where Modi is directly in contention. Even if he wins, the team that runs him closest has much to gain.