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A Sri Lankan airman at a helicopter base.

Sri Lankan officers must be welcomed back to Staff College in Tamil Nadu—for India’s sake

Since 2013, Sri Lanka armed forces officers haven’t been allowed to train in the southern state, but statecraft demands that this relationship be repaired.

TalkPoint: Did the BCCI’s home series against Sri Lanka hurt the Indian team’s preparation for South Africa?

Indian batsmen crumbled in the face of South Africa’s lethal bowling attack. Newlands’ bouncy pitches added insult to injury to the team.
Illustration by PealiDezine

दक्षिण एशिया में चीन की शातिर चालों का भारत को खोजनी होगी काट

चीन ने लोगों में, परियोजनाओं में निवेश को बढ़ाया है और इसके भारी फायदे उसे मिल रहे हैं. भारत को अपनी पकड़ बनाए रखने के लिए दोगुनी ज्यादा मेहनत करनी पड़ेगी.
Illustration by PealiDezine

India caught napping in South Asia by China, needs new strategy to slay the dragon

Beijing has invested in people, projects and more and it's paying big dividends. New Delhi has to work doubly hard to reclaim its clout.
An IPKF mechanised infantry section dismounts from a BMP-1 ICV during the Sri Lankan conflict. | Photo from @ArmyComplex Twitter

India’s ‘dirty little war’ in Jaffna, heroism amid ineptitude & new friendships under fire

30 Years after IPKF: The passing away yesterday of Col. Anil Kaul, decorated hero of Op Pawan, brings back the truth of a military disaster.
My friend Lalith: The tragic politician who foretold the real scale of LTTE’s horrors

30 years of IPKF: From finding rebel camps in Tamil Nadu to checking on friends in Colombo

Covering a most brutal fratricidal war for a decade, I had never imagined returning to a serendipitous Sri Lanka as a tourist without fear, writes Shekhar Gupta, Editor in Chief, ThePrint.
School children wear oxygen masks to protect themselves from air pollution in Delhi

There’s no crop burning presently, so why is Delhi’s air so polluted?

Traditional sources of pollution combined with weather factors have resulted in Delhi's air quality worsening again. 
A graphic showing the Sri Lankan cricket team

The simplest way out is not to hold cricket matches in Delhi for a month

Without an immediate solution, one must ask whether Delhi is fit to host international games in such nauseous conditions?
A graphic showing the Sri Lankan cricket team

The fact that Sri Lankan cricketers couldn’t breathe in Delhi is shameful for us

In 1998, when we first formed the government in Delhi, the situation was equally bad, and we took immediate steps to curb it.
A graphic showing the Sri Lankan cricket team

Imagine the furore if teams from England or Australia had objected to Delhi smog

To see Delhi's pollution only through the prism of the ongoing Test match is missing the woods for the trees.

On Camera

Representational photos | Hindu priests perform evening prayers at Dashashwamedh Ghat in Varanasi | Kanishka Sonthalia/Bloomberg

Want to preserve secularism in India? Well, preserve the Hindu ethos first

Secularism in the Indian context would mean maintaining equidistance from  all religions. Unfortunately, that equidistance never happened.
Mukesh Ambani at ThePrint Off the Cuff

Mukesh Ambani is now world’s fourth richest man, overtakes Europe’s wealthiest

Reliance's shares have more than doubled from a low in March as its digital unit got billions in investments from companies including Facebook Inc. and Google.

Defence

Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh | Photo: ANI

Artillery guns, assault rifles, AFVs — Here’s a list of 101 items MoD won’t import in future

Contracts worth almost Rs 4 lakh crore will be placed with the domestic industry within the next six to seven years.
Illustration: Soham Sen | ThePrint

Modi redefined secularism with Ram Mandir as Hindu voters were fed up of Sonia-Left version

Assumptions that Indian secularism died with Ram Mandir bhoomi pujan are bunk. It is enshrined in the Constitution, and is worth preserving.