Sunday, 22 May, 2022

Topic: Democracy

‘Butterfly Politics’ is a mirror to reflect on miles covered for gender equality

Mackinnon’s understanding of concepts of power, privilege and intellectual freedom isn’t just universal, but also prophetic.

For many, Asma Jahangir was the one-stop shop for human rights in Pakistan

A fearless advocate for human rights in Pakistan, the loss of Asma Jahangir will now make people think twice before speaking out.

How BJP started the EVM-tampering murmurs that haunt it today

After the UPA retained power in 2009, it was L.K. Advani who began questioning EVMs, pointing out their discontinuation in Germany and the US.

Talk Point: Nehru’s pragmatic approach to foreign policy will continue to endure

Jawaharlal Nehru was a successful leader of his time. The important thing to remember is the expression “of his time”.

Talk Point: Nothing of Nehru’s vision could endure, he should be placed peacefully in history

Jawaharlal Nehru was not original in his views. He was of a poetic nature, but his views were formed by the liberalism in Europe and Fabian socialism.

TalkPoint: We are isolated from the world of solidarity that Nehru had constructed

We have to sadly recognise that determined efforts have been made by the party in power to erase Nehru's memory from the annals of modern India.

Talk Point: We need a more robust defence of Nehru’s ideas – for us, not for him

The people currently in power never had a say in building up nation post-independence, and it is very unfortunate that they are denigrating Nehru, who laid the foundation

Global Pulse: Why were the Russians so keen on Trump?

America’s democracy has received another blow, even as its president insists all is okay. Russia, which is silently watching, has many questions to answer:...

Global Pulse: China’s 21st Century Mao; Russia’s 21st Century Stalin

When a leader amasses unbridled power, the question arises: does it make the leader more powerful or more vulnerable.

Global Pulse: China’s a step closer to one-man rule; the faults in the European project

China just edged a step closer to one-man rule after Xi Jinping did not include a clear successor while unveiling the new line-up to the Communist Party’s Politburo Standing Committee.

On Camera


Title scene of Taarak Mehta ka ooltah chashmah.

Dear Taarak Mehta, you were our peak comfort content for 14 years. Now it’s time to retire

Just like the Truman Show, all Taarak Mehta plots somehow feel the same for the past few years. It's fine to accept that ideas can go stale.
An attendant refills a two-wheeler with fuel at a petrol pump in New Delhi Saturday | ANI

Under fire for spiraling inflation, Modi govt announces excise duty cut on fuels, LPG subsidy

It has also decided to enhance the fertiliser subsidy for farmers, and reduce import duty on some raw materials. ‘It is always people first for us!’ tweets prime minister.


File photo of a defence personnel armed with a SiG 716 rifle near the Line of Control | Photo: Snehesh Alex Philip | ThePrint

India to ink ‘repeat order’ deal for 73,000 SiG 716 rifles from the US

In February 2019, 72,400 SiG 716 rifles of 7.62 x 51mm calibre were contracted from SIG Sauer Inc, USA, under government's 'Buy (Global) category', through fast track procedure.

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.