Indian nationals who were stranded in Singapore wait to board buses for a quarantine centre at Mumbai International Airport after being evacuated | PTI

Covid-hit world is shutting out Indians. It will affect remittances, economies and lives

The world, which seemed so open to us Indians, may well be shutting its doors on us due to the pandemic. It will impact lives, remittances and economies.
People in the US carry placards calling for pro-immigration policies | Photo: Pixel

The world needs more immigration after the pandemic, not less

Around the world, immigrants will be needed yet again to rebuild economies shattered by the coronavirus pandemic.
US President Donald Trump at his press briefing in New Delhi Tuesday

After the pandemic, the US will need more immigrants

Once the crisis subsides, the US will need to bring in more foreign talent to fill labor shortages in critical fields such as healthcare.
A British Union flag, also known as a Union Jack, flies in front of the clock face on the Elizabeth Tower in London on 28 August

UK aims to end reliance on low-skilled workers after Brexit to control immigration

A new system from 2021 will require workers to prove they know English, have a job offer and meet a points threshold based on qualifications and prospective salary.
People in the US carry placards calling for pro-immigration policies | Photo: Pixel

Why hostility to immigration runs so deep

Advanced nations have welfare states and are unlikely to abandon them any time soon. Instead, it seems likely that many will try to shut the gates to foreigners.
Donald Trump

Trump unveils new immigration policy, wants younger & better educated skilled workers

EU trio proposes integrated capital markets for the group countries, and Trump expresses reluctance to go to war with Iran.

There’s a way to make immigration great again, writes Raghuram Rajan

Left unchecked, populist nationalism will undermine the liberal democratic market system that has brought developed countries the prosperity they enjoy.
An immigration counter at the Indira Gandhi International Airport

Coming soon, breeze through immigration in just 60 seconds

The e-passport will contain a 64 KB chip that will have all details of the passport-holder. The move will help crack down on trafficking and fake passports.
Donald Trump

America’s need for skilled immigrants won’t go away

Skilled immigrants pay for elderly Americans’ retirement & health care, maintenance of roads, sewers, electrical grids, police & firefighters.

My family abandoned Indian food when Americans said it smelled like ‘armpits’

In her new book, Sharmila Sen remembers the strangeness of encountering a new cuisine full of processed foods.

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Indian lawsuits allege former Wirecard COO played key role in deals later mired in disputes

The suits allege Marsalek took part in negotiations leading to the acquisition of Hermes by a Mauritius-based private equity fund in 2015.


Prime Minister Narendra Modi meets soldiers who were injured in Galwan Valley clash, during his visit to Ladakh, in Leh on 3 July 2020 | ANI

Modi dares China, tells Indian Army ‘our enemies have seen your fire and fury’

China sees Modi’s visit as an attempt to ‘escalate’ the situation. Experts say the visit was a powerful message to China to not escalate the matter.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

India must believe threat of war is real, even if Chinese build-up is coercive diplomacy

India invented coercive diplomacy with Op Parakram. But unlike Pakistan back then, it must never blink, be prepared for war, and wear out the Chinese.