Monday, 4 July, 2022

Topic: Democracy

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.

Global Pulse: Reviving the art of disagreement, welcome Saudi Arabia to the twentieth century

"To disagree well you must first understand well. You have to read deeply, listen carefully, watch closely," said Bret Stephens.

The Presidential Prime Minister Narendra Modi

There is an unconventional makeover of parliamentary democracy underway in India with PM-President Narendra Modi.

Global Pulse: What’s driving Kim Jong Un’s belligerence? Putin becomes Russia’s longest-serving leader after Stalin

Kim Jong Un's sustained strategy to counter the United States hinges on the core belief that countries without nuclear weapons are vulnerable to US hegemony.

If India starts now, it can finally have a National Security Doctrine by 2022

The widespread international image of India as a ‘soft state’ must be dispelled by the creation of a national security doctrine.

The age of retribution

It is too early to write Mian Nawaz Sharif's obituary. From Mujib to Mandela to Benazir, post-War history is replete with instances of political...

On Camera


Representational image of a protest against rise in prices of fuel and LPG, in Kolkata | ANI

You thought inflation’s high in India? Data shows at least 100 countries doing worse

Lebanon faces worst inflation rate in the world, followed by Zimbabwe and Sudan, according to 'Trading Economics', which sources data from governments.


Army personnel give military honours to the soldiers of Territorial Army's infantry 107 battalion who lost their lives in the Manipur Landslide, 2 July 2022, Siliguri | Credits: ANI Photo/ ANI Pic Service

A look at the Territorial Army — The Indian military’s task force hit by the Manipur landslide

The Territorial Army, a part-time military organisation for Indians who may have other jobs, is essentially a volunteer force that can be quickly mobilised in the defence of a state.

Moral, political & ideological questions on Maharashtra: 1st is simplest to answer, 3rd trickiest

What is Shiv Sena’s ideology? We might say it’s been a convenient mix of extreme ethnic chauvinism & unforgiving Hindutva. Within the second, the party retained space to manoeuvre.