Tuesday, 29 November, 2022
TopicWorld War

Topic: World War

More honesty, less grandstanding can prevent Ukraine war from ballooning into a world war

The West must recognise that Russia is a declining power, but if pushed hard, it will react – just like Germany did after a humiliating peace at Versailles.

Shock and awe – China’s military strategy is a Xerox copy of the Germans’ during World War

But Germany made a crucial mistake – no matter how much territory it captured or sea and air power it built.

The Indian doctor who saved Indians in Burma during cholera epidemic with just three nurses

In ‘The 24th Mile’, Tehmton Mistry writes about Dr Jehangir Anklesaria, who took part in the war effort in Rangoon and set about to vaccinate a camp of suffering Indians.

‘Your service to the war changed my life’ — The love story of an Indian man in the British army

In ‘Raj and Norah’, Peter R. Kohli and Shaina Kohli Russo write about Rajendra Kohli, who left his chemistry studies in England to join the British Army in 1939.

For the economy, Covid has been worse than WW-II and the global financial crisis

In ‘Indian Economy’s Greatest Crisis’, Arun Kumar writes what India can learn from China and the US on its road to economic recovery.

In European history, the World Wars are seen as monstrous aberrations. They were not

In ‘Bland Fanatics’, Pankaj Mishra writes how books and films portray the pre-war years as an age of prosperity in Europe. But it was full of war, racism and genocide.

Modi gained popularity in Covid, but real test comes later. Don’t judge a leader in crisis

During the 2008 financial crisis, leaders like Gordon Brown, Tara Aso and Kevin Rudd gained popularity, but vanished after the rise of nationalist populism.

The British were so impressed by Indian WWI aviators that they gave India its own Air Force  

More than a million Indians served in WWI. Among them, dapper in RFC uniforms, was a tiny number of Indians who served in the flying corps.

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Italian PM vows cooperation during India's G20 presidency

India can open a new chapter in ties with Italy. Rome knows real intent of China’s outreach

India and Italy can easily support each other in gaining access to areas where they have limited presence, and should also relaunch the discussion of the trilateral partnership with Japan.
Representational image of workers at a construction site | ANI

GDP data this week will indicate FY23 outlook. But analysis shows growth still below pre-Covid yrs

Analysis of industrial & consumer data not included in usual ‘high-frequency indicators’ shows although demand seems to have recovered from pandemic, it remains weak.

Defence

Illustration: Soham Sen | The Print

Modi govt moves with Arunachal Frontier Highway, among India’s ‘toughest’ projects yet, China in mind

The 2,000 km-long highway will be of strategic importance to military. Same equipment used on other side of LAC being deployed to carry out work on tough terrain, say officials.

A Gujarat gamble: A likely reason Rahul is not giving Modi a fight this assembly election

I'd rather not buy idea that Rahul's holding his fire until 2024. More likely, Congress believes Karnataka offers best chance of winning a Gujarat-sized state if Gujarat is too challenging.