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Clashes break out at the Assam-Mizoram border, on 26 July 2021 | ANI

How Assam-Mizoram border dispute is rooted in Northeast’s complicated history

In episode 798 of 'CutTheClutter', Shekhar Gupta unpacks the border story between Assam and Mizoram and takes a wider look at the complex history of the Northeast.
File image of US President-elect Joe Biden and Chinese President Xi Jinping | Photo: Flicker and kremlin.ru

Key takeaways from US intel report that said China is top threat and it will harass India

Shekhar Gupta, in episode 724 of 'Cut the Clutter', unpacks an annual threat assessment released by the US intelligence community Tuesday.
File photo of the nuclear enrichment facility in Natanz, 300 kilometers south of Tehran, Iran. | Zohreh Soleimani | Bloomberg

How attack on Iran’s nuclear facility makes revival of nuclear deal difficult for US

In Episode 723 of #CutTheClutter, Shekhar Gupta explains what might have led to the explosion and how it can further complicate the US-Iran nuclear peace plan.
A vial of the Sputnik V vaccine | Photographer: Andrey Rudakov | Bloomberg

The science behind the Sputnik V vaccine & decoding India’s disastrous second wave

Shekhar Gupta explains how the Russian Sputnik V works and sheds some light on India’s Covid ‘disaster’.
External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar and Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov at Hyderabad House on 6 April 2021 | Twitter: @ANI

Why Russia is no longer a strategic ally for India in new bipolar world led by US and China

In episode 720 of #CutTheClutter, Shekhar Gupta explains why Russian FM’s visit to India underlines radical shift in strategic balance for New Delhi.
Representational image | People wait for their turn to get the first dose of the Covid-19 vaccine | ANI

Why India sees a return of Covid-19 surge and faces a vaccine crisis

In episode 719 of 'Cut The Clutter', Shekhar Gupta analyses why India’s Covid cases and number of deaths are the highest in the world now and the why vaccination rate is so poor.
A file photo of Jordan King Abdullah II. | Photo: Twitter/@KingAbdullahII

The crisis in the Hashemite royal family, Jordan’s history & why it matters

In episode 718 of 'Cut The Clutter', Shekhar Gupta explains Jordan's origins, geography and geo-politics, why it is facing a succession crisis & why it is important to the world.

How naxalism and the extremist communist movement grew and infested Chhattisgarh

In episode 717 of 'Cut The Clutter', Shekhar Gupta talks about how Maoist\naxal groups gained power since independence and the recent ambush of security personnel in Chhattisgarh.
The Jawaharlal Nehru Port in Mumbai | Representational image

Is India a colony of China? The answer from trade data is rude

In episode 716 of ‘Cut the Clutter’, Shekhar Gupta explains why India's trade relationship with China is disadvantageous and colonial.
Representational image | Adeel Halim | Bloomberg

Why India’s poor WEF’s Global Gender Gap ranking isn’t part of a foreign conspiracy

In episode 715 of 'Cut the Clutter', Shekhar Gupta highlights key findings from WEF's Global Gender Gap Report and tells us why there's no global conspiracy against India.

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If Afghanistan descends into chaos, Pakistan will feel the security heat: Maleeha Lodhi

Pakistani officials worry that fighting will force more Afghans to flee with estimates of new refugees ranging from 500,000 to 700,000.
File photo of NSE building in Mumbai | Photo: Dhiraj Singh | Bloomberg

Hope of continued Covid stimulus, economic recovery pushes Sensex, Nifty to record highs

The run-up in stocks comes ahead of the RBI's monetary policy Friday, where interest rates are expected to be left at an all-time low even as inflation rises.


File photo of Army chief General M.M. Naravane | ANI

Scrap L1 concept for procurement, need revolution in bureaucratic affairs, Army chief says

At a seminar by the United Services Institution, Army chief Gen. M.M. Naravane speaks out against procedural lacunae in defence procurement, emphasises need for more agile processes.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

Why Mizoram vs Assam is a BJP project to ‘integrate’ northeast gone wrong

Assam-Mizoram violence is an outcome of BJP trying too hard to ‘integrate’ distinct northeastern states. This has unleashed latent regionalism.