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Would Putin Have Attacked Had Ukraine Kept Its N-Bombs?

Would Ukraine be such a pushover if it had that nuclear stockpile?, asks Shekhar Gupta. IMAGE: A pro-Russian soldier drives an armoured vehicle in the separatist-controlled village of Bugas in the......

Why PM V P Singh avoided Nuclear Tests

'With Punjab and Kashmir in flames, it would not have been politically wise to alienate the West.''It would have inclined Western countries towards Pakistan.''It would have been a self-goal.'A......

What Did Modi's Washington Visit Achieve?

The only thing that may salvage Narendra Modi's trip to the US is his meetings with CEOs, such as those of Blackstone, First Solar, Qualcomm, Adobe, and General Atomics, asserts Rajeev Srinivasan.......

Biden ready to reset US-Pak ties

US-Pakistan relations are poised to touch a qualitatively new level under the Biden administration, notes Ambassador M K Bhadrakumar. IMAGE: Then US vice president Joe Biden, centre, plays host to......

Pak military elements had links to Taliban, Qaeda: Obama

Barack Obama has said that he had ruled out involving Pakistan in the raid on Osama bin Laden's hideout because it was an "open secret" that certain elements inside Pakistan's military, and......

India to play a big role in containing Covid pandemic: Bill Gates

India's willingness to play a big role in the manufacturing and to allow some of those vaccines to go to other developing countries will be an absolutely critical part of containing the pandemic,......

India has potential for very rapid growth: Bill Gates

Bill Gates specifically complimented India's Aadhaar identity system and the country's performance in the financial services and pharma sectors. India has the potential for "very rapid" economic......

The Great Property Crash

'In many parts of the country, the empty nest-and-empty-nest egg story is a painful boom-to-bust saga.''Among the old and young, it is hitting pockets hard, in a linked chain of debt-laden banks,......

Low-cost male contraceptive finds no takers

It could ease the burden on the 225 million women in developing countries, says Ari Altstedter. IMAGE: Years of human trials on the injectable, sperm-zapping product are coming to an end, and......

Solar-powered plane's remarkable flight around the world

Over its entire mission, Solar Impulse 2 cruised at altitudes of up to 9,000 metres and at an average speed of between 45 and 90 km per hour. A solar-powered aircraft successfully completed the......

Golden Globes 2019: Rami Malek, Glenn Close win

Who won at the Globes? We tell you! The 76th Annual Golden Globe awards have been announced. There were a few surprises and some expected nods. Jeff Bridges won the Cecil B Demille Award. A quick......

Golden Globes 2019: On The Red Carpet

A look at Hollywood's swish set at the Globes. The 76th Golden Globe awards was held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel, Beverly Hills, California, and saw Hollywood's glamorous set in attendance. Scenes......

'It took a decade to make The Man Who Knew Infinity'

Director Matt Brown tells Aseem Chhabra/Rediff.com what it was about The Man Who Knew Infinity that made him persevere for a decade to turn the book into a film. Filmmaking can be an extremely......

FTII students: Government hasn't understood our problems

'The government says it is trying to improve the institute, but its latest appointments say otherwise.' FTII students tell A Ganesh Nadar/Rediff.com why they won't back down. IMAGE: A mannequin......

Predicting the Golden Globe winners, 2015

Raja Sen makes his predictions for Hollywood's first awards show of the year.It’s awards season, and like always the Golden Globes -- run by that dubious collection of......

CA didn't fully investigate 2018 ball-tampering scandal: Gilchrist

'They did not want to go any deeper than that superficial example of ball-tampering.' IMAGE: Former Australia wicketkeeper-batsman Adam Gilchrist. Photograph: Robert Cianflone/Getty Images The......

US Open PIX: Djokovic, Osaka advance; Pliskova shocked

Images from Day 3 of the 2020 US Open in New York Djokovic overcomes slow start to extend win streak IMAGE: Serbia’s Novak Djokovic serves the ball during his second round match against Kyle......

Cricket's alive again, but it's action minus atmosphere

'Ghost-like stands repel rather than attract audiences,' observes Ashis Ray. IMAGE: Day four of the 1st #RaiseTheBat Test match between England and the West Indies at The Ageas Bowl in......

COVID-19 missteps topple Sandpaper-gate survivor Roberts

IMAGE: Cricket Australia announced Kevin Roberts' resignation with immediate effect on Tuesday. Photograph: Scott Barbour/Getty Images Friends in high places may have enabled Kevin Roberts'......

Cricket Boards brace for losses in the time of coronavirus

IMAGE: Cricket fans wearing masks to combat the spread of coronavirus. Photograph: BCCI When the mighty Indian cricket board decided this week that only the chief among its national selectors......

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