Friday, 2 December, 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


File photo of Kerala Governor Arif Mohammed Khan | ANI

Arif Mohammad Khan vs Kerala govt isn’t a new faceoff. Old cases show Governor wears two hats

Under UGC provisions, a search committee is appointed to find suitable candidates for the V-C post. Governors make their selection from among these names.

51 cow universities, old pension scheme, jobs — what RSS affiliates want from 2023 Budget

Welfare schemes and ‘self-reliance’ figure high on Sangh organisations’ wishlists for finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman ahead of the Budget, which she will present on 1 February.


A soldier with 'Arjun', a black kite trained to down enemy drones, during the Yudh Abhyas exercise being held in Auli, Uttarakhand | Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

It’s a plane, no it’s a bird! Army’s training eagles & falcons to swoop down on hostile drones

The birds are also being trained for surveillance at Remount Veterinary Corps Centre in Meerut, with cameras fitted to their heads to record videos.

A Gujarat gamble: A likely reason Rahul is not giving Modi a fight this assembly election

I'd rather not buy idea that Rahul's holding his fire until 2024. More likely, Congress believes Karnataka offers best chance of winning a Gujarat-sized state if Gujarat is too challenging.