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Ferdinand Magellan set out from Spain with a fleet of five ships to find a western route to the Spice Islands  | Image: Arindam Mukherjee | ThePrint

Ferdinand Magellan — the explorer whose daring sea voyage gave the Pacific Ocean its name

Magellan’s controversial journey contributed immensely to geographical studies and helped shape what we know of our world today.

On Camera

Time to expand America’s footprint in India. A new consulate will be a good start

On the heels of the US and China closing consulates in each other’s country, the symbolism alone would be particularly significant.

Disney slashes 28,000 workers in one of biggest layoffs of Covid era

The belt-tightening move affects Disney's theme-park, cruise-line and retail businesses, and includes executives and salaried employees.

Defence

File image of the OFB pavilion at DefExpo 2016 | Representational image | Twitter | @SpokespersonMoD

Army says ‘poor quality’ Ordnance Board ammo, mines have cost India Rs 960 crore since 2014

Pointing out these shortcomings in an internal assessment, the Army has thrown its weight behind government plans to corporatise the OFB to make it more efficient.
Narendra Modi and Amit Shah | File photo: T. Narayan | Bloomberg

Partners dispensable in Modi-Shah construct if they do not bring additional votes

In the Modi-Shah construct, if partners do not bring additional votes, they are dispensable. However old or loyal, either they become supplicants, or die.