Tuesday, 25 January, 2022
TopicPondy Lit Fest

Topic: Pondy Lit Fest

Arnab Goswami, stop attacking JLF. It’s not just a political platform for lost Lutyens souls

Republic TV's recent 'debate' on Jaipur Lit Fest was a one-sided, vicious attack on an event that is a hugely successful demonstration of India’s soft power.

India’s Right-wing doesn’t mind different voices within. That’s what separates it from Left

Pondy Lit Fest organiser disagrees with Abhijit Iyer-Mitra’s observation that India’s Right needs a ‘binding glue’ to take on narratives set by the Left.

Pondy Lit Fest shows India’s Right-wing has more disagreements within

The 2nd edition of Pondy Lit Fest, attended by leading Right-wing figures like Swapan Dasgupta, Kanchan Gupta and Tavleen Singh, saw huge on-stage fights.

On Camera

YourTurn

Liberals mourning India Gate flame must also recall some dark aspects of the colonial Army

The moving of the flame seems, to some, as part of an ongoing extinguishing of the Indian Army’s heritage of secularism, decency and righteousness.

South-East Asia’s SMEs are underperforming. Their ‘digital revolution’ depends on fintech

Digitisation of South-East Asia's economy during the pandemic is uneven. The growth in digital services has favoured individual consumers, not SMEs.

Defence

File photo of Scorpene-class submarine 'INS Vela', at the Naval Dockyard in Mumbai | ANI

Kamov choppers, submarine torpedoes among deals defence ministry will review this week

Ministry is reviewing all procurement under the ‘Buy (Global)’ category, under which equipment is bought directly from foreign manufacturers, amid govt's 'Atmanirbhar' push.

Modi vs non-BJP CMs: When most popular isn’t all-powerful & why Centre-state ties will worsen

Modi’s inability to win many states, and the huge popularity his rivals enjoy there, is pushing Indian politics in a more robustly federal direction.
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