Triumphs and Challenges of Modi 2.0

Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s second term has been both momentous and tumultuous. Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s second term has been both momentous and tumultuous. The spectacular defanging of Article 370 of the Constitution was followed by stiff resistance to the Citizenship Amendment Act and horrendous riots in Delhi, political opposition … Read More

Uttar Pradesh and the COVID corpses

Those living along the banks of the Ganga, especially pilgrims who visit Prayag or Varanasi for a holy dip during amavasya, purnima and other auspicious occasions, have long been accustomed to the sight of an occasional corpse floating down the river. As these incidents were few in number, they were … Read More

Lessons from COVID

A stark lesson from the resurgent COVID-19 virus is that India cannot continue to treat its rural areas with the benign neglect of the past seven decades; the need for an equal health infrastructure from village to district, town, city, to metropolis is imperative. The pandemic has swept aside the … Read More

Modi 2.0: Charting India’s Foreign Policy in a changing world

Prime Minister Narendra Modi moved dexterously across the globe from May 2014, making high profile foreign visits and hosting dignitaries in turn, with the aim of entrenching India as a strategic pillar in a changing world. The United States, Russia, China, Australia, Israel, Japan, neighbouring SAARC and ASEAN nations, Arab … Read More

Kuwait & India dispel misunderstandings and reinforce ties

The sudden visit of Kuwait’s Foreign Minister to India was motivated by a keen desire to overcome the awkwardness caused by anti-Citizenship Amendment Act activism by Indian diaspora, and their lobbying with members of the Government of Kuwait. *  Kuwait’s Minister of Foreign Affairs and Minister of State of Cabinet … Read More

Sasikala recusal clears Tamil Nadu pitch

Sasikala’s stunning about-turn, renouncing politics even before making an official debut after her release from prison on January 27, 2021, is eerily reminiscent of film star Rajinikanth’s abjuring the political realm before entering it. Both events occurred a day after Union Home Minister Amit Shah visited Chennai. The high profile … Read More

Meena Harris embarrasses White House

Meena Harris indulged in reckless grandstanding, racing to support a farmers’ protest that had turned violent on Republic Day and caused injuries to nearly 300 policemen. Meena Harris, American lawyer, entrepreneur, author, and famous in India for being the niece of US Vice President Kamala Harris, whose mother was of … Read More

Farmers Protest seems political not economic

As international celebrities raced to support the farmers’ protest that was on the back foot after the violence that led to 300 policemen being injured on Republic Day, it may be pertinent to ask if there is more to the issue than meets the eye. Ilhan Omar, U.S. Representative for … Read More

आस्था को विज्ञान का प्रमाण : Faith gets evidence from Science

मार्च 2021 से एएसआई विश्व वंदनीय रामसेतु का वैज्ञानिक अध्ययन करने जा रहा है। यह जांच रामायण काल का निर्धारण करने के साथ ही इस पर प्रकाश डालेगी कि यह प्रभु राम के निर्देश पर बनने वाला वही पुल है जिससे वानर सेना ने सागर पार कर रावण की लंका … Read More

Unending tragedies and travails of the Baloch

When the Frontier Corps picked up Balochistan Students Organisation-Azad (BSO-A) chairman Zahid Baloch in broad daylight, in the presence of three female colleagues and other local persons on March 18, 2014, Karima Baloch stepped in as acting chairman to fill the vacuum. She pioneered women’s political activism in the troubled … Read More