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The Roots of the Taliban

Internal strife and tribalism is endemic to Afghanistan, notes Colonel Anil A Athale (retd). IMAGE: Abdul Latif Mansoor, left, Shahabuddin Delawar, centre, and Suhail Shaheen -- members of the......

India blundered along, exactly as every other country did

Not to say that India couldn't have handled the situation better, but on average, it didn't do anywhere near as badly as the naysayers make it out, argues Rajeev Srinivasan. IMAGE: A health worker......

Trump announces historic accord between Serbia, Kosovo

United States President Donald Trump on Friday announced normalisation of economic ties between Serbia and Kosovo, saying that the two countries were able to reach a "real breakthrough" on economic......

Why Jamal Khashoggi's death matters

'A 2018 murder may lead to shifts in the geopolitical order and impact at least one monarchy,' says Devangshu Datta. IMAGE: A protest outside the Saudi consulate in Istanbul where journalist Jamal......

Winners and losers in the US attack on Syria

'The most striking thing about the US strike on Syria is its futility of purpose beyond a symbolic value to impress the domestic constituency that Trump is a forceful decision-maker,' says......

India, you have a problem

'The global corporates are concerned: You used to have policy predictability, now it's a yo-yo.''New taxes and regulations pop up, some disappear soon, many linger.''And now the return of old......

Good opportunity to make India a tourist hotspot

The rise in India's relative attractions lie in the precipitous decline in safety of the more popular destinations, notes Kanika Datta. All of a sudden, if you look around you, India appears to be......

Myanmar puts India to shame, emerges as the world's most generous nation

Even India's impoverished neighbour Myanmar has emerged as the most generous nation in the world, according to a survey conducted by the UK-based Charities Aid Foundation. India, known for housing......

Widening rich-poor gap the biggest risk for the economy

A growing rich-poor income gap is the biggest risk the world is facing for the next decade, while failure to create a sustainable healthcare system may create social unrest in countries like India,......

Indo-US ties: it's the economies, stupid

To read Raymond Vickery's hugely interesting book while US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is still on Indian soil reminds one of the great distance India and the US have travelled since the......

Football Focus: Chelsea sign former PSG captain Thiago Silva

IMAGE: Thiago Silva arrives on a free transfer after leaving PSG following the club's defeat by Bayern Munich in the Champions League final. Photograph: Dean Mouhtaropoulos/Getty Images Chelsea......

Djokovic accuses critics of 'witch-hunt' over Adria Tour fiasco

'I can only see criticism lately and much of it is malicious' IMAGE: Novak Djokovic tested positive for COVID-19 after the Adria Tour's second leg in Croatia last month. World number one Djokovic,......

Grand Slams on caution after Djokovic debacle

IMAGE:  Few were surprised when Novak Djokovic contracted the virus with Bulgarian Grigor Dimitrov, Croatia’s Borna Coric and Viktor Troicki having already tested positive after playing......

Tennis: Kvitova ready for return in all-Czech tournament

IMAGE: Kvitova, who last played at the Qatar Open in February, said finding rhythm and playing without support would be the hardest part returning. Photograph: David W Cerny/Reuters Two-time......

500 fans to be allowed for World TeamTennis matches

IMAGE: WTT said it would adhere to all health and safety protocols required by authorities to ensure the well-being of its players, coaches and essential staff amid the COVID-19 pandemic.......

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