Wednesday, 19 January, 2022

Topic: polarisation

Mahabharata to Modi — How India lost the space for moral dilemmas

‘Anti-national’ or ‘fascist’ — the death of dilemma is at the root of Indian polarisation today.

In Modi’s AMU pitch to Muslims, retreat from party politics hurting foreign policy interests

Modi’s AMU address after Shah’s CAA remarks suggests govt has realised downside — for international relations, and internal security — of pushing too hard on politics of Muslim exclusion.

Missing this election in UP was Hindu-Muslim polarisation

There’s a reason why UP’s Muslims are happy to not be part of the political discourse.

Balakot, low blows & an EC under fire — 7 issues that defined the 7-phase Lok Sabha polls

A nasty campaign, 'biased' Election Commission, a sharp national security pitch and fierce social media wars were all hallmarks of these polls.

This is what the world’s CEOs think about the global outlook

Far more CEOs expect growth to improve than anticipate it falling back.

Which Indian liberal and right-winger would you like paired up on political Tinder?

If only online dating would go as smoothly as Zeit Online's attempt to get people to talk to each other than shout online. 

Rahul Gandhi’s US tour can’t change fact that Congress has no clarity on its strategy

There is no grand re-organisation or an ideological rethink in the Congress Party that a stunning electoral debacle like 2014 should have prompted.

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How England’s dying industrial towns became the West’s largest jihad factory

Malik Faisal Akram had no known affiliation with jihadist groups. Ideas that led him to take hostages in a Texas synagogue seeped into his mind almost by osmosis.

Tech, banking names are among hottest India stock picks for 2022

Despite concerns about lofty valuations and unwinding of easy-money policies, India’s benchmark is among those leading gains in Asia so far in 2022 with an advance of more than 4%.


File photo of IAF drone seen flying in Leh on 18 Nov 2020 | ANI

Indian firm gets foothold in prized global ‘kamikaze’ and armed drones market

Global demand for loitering munition & armed drones saw a jump after Azerbaijan was able to defeat superior Armenian armed forces in 2020 with the help of these systems.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

Read my lips, I’m hurting, says Pakistan’s National Security Policy. What it means for India

The new policy is mostly chaff, but it reveals the most inward-looking Pakistan in 3 decades. It needs breathing space, and is realising loss of stature and friendship with US.