Friday, 27 May, 2022

Topic: CutTheClutter

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.

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.

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.

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’.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

On Camera


Author Geetanjali Shree and translator Daisy Rockwell at Booker Prize event, London | TheBookerPrizes/Twitter

Geetanjali Shree won 1st Booker for Hindi novel. Regional authors must ask for right price now

A news article in ‘Independent’ stated that ‘Tomb Of Sand’ was the first novel in ‘Indian’ to win the award—it shows what India is still up against.

More Russian oil than ever before is heading for India and China

As other nations restrict imports because of the war in Ukraine, India and China have snapped up millions of barrels from Russia to take advantage of hefty discounts on the flows.


NSA Ajit Doval with NSAs from the other countries at the meeting at Dushanbe, Tajikistan | Photo: Courtesy the NSA's office

NSA Ajit Doval pushes for ‘terror free’ Afghanistan, says India stands with Afghan people

Doval's comments came at 4th Regional Security Dialogue on Afghanistan attended by national security advisors from Tajikistan, India, Russia, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Iran, Kyrgyzstan & China.

Mandir or Masjid? New surveys not needed, just acceptance of truth & move towards reconciliation

That temples were destroyed and mosques built is undisputed history. The past can’t be changed, but we can’t deny the wrongs of the past either before we consider reconciliation.