Friday, 19 August, 2022

Topic: politicisation

Neither governors nor CMs can be state university chancellors. It needs someone accountable

If we want our academic institutions to improve and feature higher in world rankings, we need to think beyond CMs and governors as chancellors.

Hindi hegemony will only end when other Indian languages like Tamil are reinvented

Protesting against Amit Shah's Hindi imposition is fine but do non-Hindi states like Tamil Nadu work for the advancement of their own languages?

In two events, Modi added military into election engineering for UP. It’s a bad sign

IAF airshow at Purvanchal Expressway and military equipment ‘Samarpan’ at Jhansi shows military hierarchy has become unwittingly party to BJP electioneering.

Cariappa not an exception. Many Indian generals have talked about military coup

India's generals must remember that when they speak, the impact lasts for a long time. Field Marshal Cariappa's 1970 remark about a military rule is a case in point.

Indian military isn’t politicised like China, Pakistan but the seeds have been sown in 2019

The Modi government and the Indian armed forces will have to introspect and arrest this trend rather than wait for another debacle.

On Camera


Farmers plant paddy saplings in a field | PTI Photo

Good news from the farm as India’s FY22 foodgrain production estimated at record 316 mn tonnes

Wheat production estimate sees marginal upward revision to 106.8 million tons, though current rate lowest in 3 years.


Su-57, the Russian 5th generation fighter aircraft Photo by Snehesh Alex Philip

Russia wants to build next generation tanks, submarines with India

As the second regiment of the S-400 Triumf air defence system starts getting delivered, Russia said it expects the serial production of AK 203 rifles in Amethi to begin in late 2022-early 2023.
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Tiranga vs Tiranga: Gloves are off as Kejriwal joins the ‘nationalism’ battle with Modi

Kejriwal’s maun vrat on Modi has ended. This is an important turn in Indian politics. In some ways rivalling the dramatic turn in Bihar.