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'Army is highly prepared in Ladakh'

'The PLA has continued to do exercises and drills and recently carried out air exercises with fighter jets.' IMAGE: Chief of Army Staff General Manoj Mukund Naravane, extreme left on his visit to......

'My husband's sacrifice at Galwan makes me feel proud'

A year after the Galwan skirmish, Vanathi Devi, widow of Havildar K Palani, still remembers her beloved was not able to keep his promise of returning home but his final moments and heroic sacrifice......

'The agenda is to grab land'

'The administration started intruding into the kitchens and bedrooms of the local community.''For the first time in 50 years the people of Lakshadweep who have till now never raised their hands,......

'Nothing new about cyclones in May'

'It is the most prone month for the development of cyclones in the pre-monsoon period.' IMAGE: The north-west monsoon arrived in Mumbai with a bang on June 9, 2021. Photograph: Shashank Parade/PTI......

'Chinese dragon has the Indian tiger by the tail'

'The immediate attempt by China is to get its way and gain territory through small steps without having a full-scale war.' IMAGE: A Chinese People Liberation Army's tank disengages from Ladakh.......

Why EVs can be only slightly cleaner than petrol cars in India

Given India's reliance on coal, electric vehicles could at best be 10% more efficient than petrol in terms of CO2 savings. In March, Delhi Power Minister Satyendar Jain announced that the city......

When will EC ban loan waiver poll promises?

Every political party loves to use the bait of loan waiver to woo the electorate.If their hearts bleed for the poor, they can always use the party funds to pay off the lenders, suggests Tamal......

Agri Bills: Why Punjab and Haryana farmers are leading the protests

Data shows that the current system of decentralised marketing and centralised procurement helps Punjab and Haryana farmers the most, while its efficacy in other states has been poor. Experts and......

Monsoon surge in August may lead to crop damage

Reports said that in Telangana and Karnataka, excessive rains the past 10 days has threatened the standing green gram and maize crops and could negatively impact yields if the skies don’t......

Another coronavirus fallout: India's shipping business

'The coronavirus impact is much bigger than what the market had predicted. We are helpless and simply watching the market at present. Nothing can be done,' Anil Devli, chief executive officer (CEO)......

The MAGIC and MADNESS of Movies

Film festivals don't just applaud art, but also cultivate a discerning viewer. When the Mumbai Film Festival kicked off in 1997, its goal was to showcase 'good, social, family-oriented films.' But......

Manto Review: A highly intelligent piece of work

'If Manto, the film, falls short of being a masterpiece, it's ironically because Nandita Das the filmmaker does not quite crack the Manto code herself: she doesn't quite see her subject with the......

The explosion at sea: How The Ghazi Attack got made

The Ghazi Attack tells the story about one of the 'last unsolved greatest mysteries of the 1971 war,' discovers Avantika Bhuyan. IMAGE: Rana Daggubati had to shed his Baahubali bulk to play a......

'IPL should sever ties with Chinese sponsors'

'Country comes first, money is secondary. And it is the Indian Premier League, not the Chinese Premier League' IMAGE: India banned 59 Chinese apps. Photograph: Shailendra Bhojak/PTI Photo......

Indian weightlifters 'boycott' China-made equipment

'We should boycott all Chinese equipment. The Indian Weightlifting Federation has taken the decision that it will not use any equipment made in China.' IMAGE: Deepak Lather during the men's 69 kg......

Cricket Buzz: Women captains to have voice at BCCI Conclave

IMAGE: Having a full-fledged women's IPL tournament could be discussed at the BCCI Conclave. Photograph: IPL/Twitter In a first, the Indian cricket board will be inviting all the state skippers of......

Cricket Buzz: Smriti Mandhana continues rich run in England's Super League

IMAGE: Smriti Mandhana in action. Photograph: ICC/Twitter Indian opener Smriti Mandhana continued her impressive run in the Women's Cricket Super League with an unbeaten 43 off 27 balls,......

Logistical nightmare on cards as BCCI schedule 2017 domestic games

The inclusion of all North Eastern states has forced the Board of Control for Cricket in India to schedule an unprecedented 2017 domestic matches, which many fear would lead to logistical......

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