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Why Xi Hates This Lady

An independent Taiwan under President Tsai Ing-wen's Democratic Progressive Party is anathema to China, observes Rup Narayan Das. IMAGE: Taiwan's President Tsai Ing-wen at the national day......

India's Submarine Dilemma

Hydrography (underwater geography) prevents the Indian Navy for opting for an all-conventional, or all-nuclear submarine fleet.Ajai Shukla reports. IMAGE: The Scorpene submarine. Photograph: ANI......

India-US Military Alliance Against China?

We do not know, because there has been no discussion, no transparency and most likely no real thinking on this matter at our end, points out Aakar Patel. IMAGE: US Secretary of State Antony J......

Afghanistan: America Forsakes Friends, Allies

Remember the US withdrawal agreement was signed in February 2020.In the intervening period, a proper evacuation plan ought to have been in place.It was not.Consequently, tens of thousands of......

India MUST Vaccinate Like Mad!

It is our only chance of avoiding a repeat of our catastrophic second wave, asserts Naushad Forbes. IMAGE: A queue to receive the COVID-19 vaccine in West Bengal's Nadia district, August 30, 2021.......

Of power, privatisation and politics

The push to privatise discoms has become a major bone of contention between the Centre and states. The irony is the states opposing the amendments on the ground of threat of privatisation already......

Suez, de-globalization, and a Semiconductor Fab for India

'If the almost literally heart-stopping Suez block has any positive outcome, it is to be hoped that it will accelerate the setting up of a fab (perhaps Taiwanese) in India,' asserts Rajeev......

Small wineries have little to cheer amid Covid-19

Most producers have put off plans to make capital investments in their wineries, and implemented cost-reduction measures to conserve cash. Illustration: Uttam Ghosh/Rediff.com It’s tough to......

Air India's LWP scheme stinks of nepotism

If the idea of LWP scheme is to only weed out around 600 employees and subsequently save the carrier Rs 10 crore a month, the management could have easily laid off the retired employees, who had an......

'We will become a good welfare State if...'

'... the government provides adequate cash and kind support for the poorest of the poor for survival......conditional cash and skilling support for the economically poor to raise their incomes to......

Why Gunjan Saxena's Great Theme Was Wasted

The unfortunate thing is that the film will leave a poor impression of the IAF's and indeed of the armed forces's ability to handle sensitive social matters within their professional space,......

'This is the most important thing I have done'

'I have seen the tears in their eyes.''I want to thank God for giving me an opportunity to help these guys.' IMAGE: Sonu Sood sees off migrant workers in buses. Photographs and Video: Kind......

Why Lisa Ray quit Bollywood

'I wasn't interested in shackling my freedom to a Bollywood actor.'A fascinating excerpt from Lisa Ray's memoir Close To The Bone. IMAGE: Lisa Ray and John Abraham in Water. I was still being......

Olympics: Japan extends COVID-19 state of emergency

'In Osaka and Tokyo, the flow of people is starting to creep up, and there are concerns that infections will rise.' IMAGE: Japan has seen a record number of COVID-19 patients in critical condition......

Singapore F1 promoters say closed-doors race is not feasible

'The top priority remains the well-being and safety of our fans, volunteers, and all Singaporeans.' IMAGE: Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel, left, collides with team-mate Kimi Raikkonen during the 2017......

Son of soil: Boxing champ Amit Panghal speaks up for farmers

'Being a farmer's son, it is my responsibility to raise my voice for them' IMAGE: Amit Panghal helped his father with harvesting of wheat and in the process witnessed farmers’ misery.......

'Ryder Cup without fans is no Ryder Cup'

IMAGE: Europe team captain Paul McGinley poses with the Ryder Cup trophy, his team and their partners and wives after the Singles Matches of the 2014 Ryder Cup. Photograph: Mike Ehrmann/Getty......

I didn't know if I was going to play cricket again: Smith

'I lost a bit of love for the game.''I have never had those feelings before, fortunately that love has come back.' IMAGE: Steve Smith scored a brilliant 144 to help Australia recover from 122 for......
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