Damning admission on Coronavirus development

While health experts are now demanding serious studies on the efficacy of Hydroxychloroquine (HCQ) that was initially touted as a cheap and effective way to control COVID-19, Ivermectin advocates say that the drug can treat all stages of COVID-19 and reduce hospitalisation and mortality rates due to its anti-viral and … Read More

Probe Coronavirus origins

China refuses to admit that the virus behind the COVID-19 pandemic escaped from its labs. However, scientists believe that the virus was man-made and possibly leaked from a laboratory in Wuhan. Surprisingly, the World Health Organisation is giving China benefit of doubt by stating that the evidence was not extensive … Read More

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

Balochistan: In The Crosshairs Of History: Rohit Srivastava

The geolocation of Afghanistan is unrivalled. It’s a nation which is at war with itself and everyone around. The country is yet to come to terms with challenges posed by its location and its ethnic composition. The only thing that brings the warring ethnic groups together is war against invading … Read More

Baloch Identity And Battles: Book Explains Balochistan’s Centrality In A Period Of Chinese Ascendance: R Jagannathan

This is a great book about a great people caught in the vortex of great power rivalries in a strategic piece of real estate that links south Asia to West Asia.   Jain has done us a great service by bringing the plight and fight of the Baloch to our notice. … 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