Tuesday, 18 January, 2022
TopicTwo-nation theory

Topic: two-nation theory

Mohammad Iqbal, who wrote ‘saare Jahan se achha’, made modernity a dirty word for Muslims

Iqbal’s poetry was not art for art’s sake. He saw himself as a millenarian messenger for the restoration of Islamic supremacy.

Pakistan’s in a state of confusion because it was born in state of confusion: Pervez Hoodbhoy

Speaking at a cultural festival in Karachi, nuclear physicist Pervez Hoodbhoy criticised Muhammad Ali Jinnah, the two-nation theory and the ruling government.

Citizenship protests in northeast show Muslims are really on their own in this fight

Northeast unrest over citizenship law is hardly about secularism. People only want to protect their distinct tribal culture from Bengalis residing there.

The politics, military tactics & geography behind how Pakistan won Gilgit-Baltistan from India

The original Himalayan blunder was committed as much by the Kashmir forces as by the Indian Army and India’s political leadership.

On Camera

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What it will take to vaccinate the world against Covid

A Q&A with vaccine scientist Peter Hotez, author of 'Preventing the Next Pandemic', on developing a low-cost Covid vaccine, and why Omicron won’t be the end of the pandemic.
File photo of Mukesh Ambani | Photographer: Prodip Guha/Getty Images via Bloomberg

Reliance buys robotics startup Addverb for Rs 1,000 crore to fuel tech ambitions

Mukesh Ambani, Asia’s richest person, is investing in technology as competition from rivals such as Amazon intensifies in India’s booming e-commerce market.

Defence

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Why was number of women cadets for NDA fixed at 19 in 2022, same as 2021, SC asks Centre

UPSC notification issued December 2021 says first phase of NDA exam for 2022 scheduled in April. Notification declares 19 women candidates will be chosen out of 400 successful ones.
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.
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