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Should Women Fight Wars?

Should we be exposing our women volunteers to the barbarity of actual combat, ask Lieutenant General Ashok Joshi (retd) and Colonel Anil A Athale (retd). IMAGE: The Indian Army has deployed women......

'Taliban won't have impact on terrorism in India'

'What has the impact of 40 years of warfare in Afghanistan been on us?''Afghanistan is marginal to India's future.' IMAGE: Taliban supporters gather in a park in Herat, Afghanistan, September 10,......

Accession Remains the Live-Wire of Kashmir Politics

The festering dispute over the accession of Jammu and Kashmir stands out as one of the world's most volatile fault lines that divides regions, countries, societies, communities and ethnic groups,......

Be Prepared for Taliban Terror

Pakistan would want to take full advantage of the situation to direct Taliban trained terrorists into the Kashmir Valley, alert Lieutenant General Ashok Joshi (retd) and Colonel Anil A Athale......

Why the Taliban Conquered Without A Fight

The Afghan tradition of gaining control of areas does not necessarily involve combat.Most engagements are settled through negotiations and pay-offs before battle is joined.This style of fighting is......

Neeraj Chopra: Next Brand Superstar

The man with the golden arm could surpass some, if not all, top cricketers -- the demigods who stand well above athletes from other disciplines in India, reports Ritwik Sharma. IMAGE: Neeraj......

Choksi will 'only' return to Dominica to face trial when fit

Diamantaire Mehul Choksi will "only" return to Dominica to face trial for illegal entry into that country when a doctor "certifies" that he is fit to stand trial, the media there reported citing......

Reforms are about implementation, not announcements

'The promises of netas and babus and new laws, however well-meaning, mean little.''What matters is implementation on the ground.''Every law is finally implemented by a vast army of officials,......

The Marie Antoinette of Indian politics

'Everybody knows that any solution would upstage and expose official bungling.''That is something Mrs Sitharaman's masters will not allow.''No matter how high the cost in human misery, they will......

'Your love for your motherland is timeless...Evergreen'

'What can I do for my India except make films that showcase its greatness to the world?' IMAGE: Mahima Chaudry sings I Love My India in Pardes. As India enters its 75th year of Independence on......

10 Wonderful Songs on WATAN and War

A strong feeling of patriotism reverberates in songs sung by our soldiers on screen. Whether on war footing or the war front, they boost each other's morale and for the love of motherland and......

Farewell, Major Saab

Major Bikramjeet Kanwarpal succumbed to COVID-19 on May 1.After retiring from the Indian Army, the major became a successful actor in films and television.An old friend salutes a wonderful human......

The Singapore Soldier Who Became A Bollywood Actor

'I don't know if I became an actor, I was just trying to book jobs and survive.' IMAGE: Vivek Gomber produced the award-winning films Court and The Disciple and stars in Sir, A Suitable Boy,......

'Men in our country have not grown up'

'All the guys in this country were stuck in the 'alpha' for the longest time.''They were told not to cry, be the man in the house.''I wanted to touch upon that vulnerability and innocence that is......

Soccer: Mohammedan Sporting enter Durand Cup quarters

IMAGE: Action from the Durand Cup match played between Mohammedan Sporting and CRPF in Kolkata on Friday. Photograph: Durand Cup Two-time former champions Mohammedan Sporting overwhelmed Central......

Adana wins 10m Air Pistol bronze at Tokyo Paralympics

IMAGE: Singhraj Adana won bronze in the P-1 Men's 10m Air Pistol shooting event at the Paralympic Games on Tuesday. Photograph: SAI Media/Twitter Indian shooter Singhraj Adana won the Paralympics......

Milkha Singh: An unmatchable romance with a near miss

IMAGE: One of independent India's biggest sporting icons was a tormented man but refused to let that come in the way of accomplishments which were unheard of in his era. Photograph: Todd......

Kolkata 2001: The Odyssey, viewed from the sidelines

20 years ago this week, India and Australia played one of the greatest Test matches in cricket history.Sreehari Nair relives the sound and the fury of that unforgettable game at the Eden Gardens.......

Denied Arjuna repeatedly, boxer Panghal has a request for Rijiju

IMAGE: Amit Panghal has been nominated twice for the Arjuna award but has not been considered because of the past dope violation, which took place when he underwent treatment for chicken pox in......

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