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1971 War: US feared India will destroy Pakistan

A day after Dhaka was liberated on December 16, 1971, then United States President Richard Nixon was told by his strategic advisor Henry Kissinger that he had 'saved West Pakistan', according to......

US wanted China to intervene against India in 1971 War

On December 10, Kissinger began to encourage the Chinese to take action against India: 'If the People's Republic were to consider the situation on the Indian subcontinent a threat to security, and......

Aryan today, tomorrow it can be your child

You aren't dealing with a normal, civilised, law.The NDPS Act, in its preconditions for bail, and insistence on evidence of innocence rather than guilt, is worse than UAPA.Imagine yourself or your......

'Sonia Gandhi is a fantastic person'

'And because she was very close to Indira Gandhi, she was close to me.''Sonia is a wonderful person.' IMAGE: Interim Congress President Sonia Gandhi, left, with Trinamool Congress President and......

BJP members disrupted Parl panel meet on Pegasus: Tharoor

Shashi Tharoor, senior Congress leader and chairman of the Parliamentary Standing Committee on information and technology, on Sunday said the panel's last meeting on July 28 was "disrupted" by......

Why India's milk producers are angry

'Milk prices have reduced by 20 to 30 per cent while production has been steadily going up.''Overproduction of milk is resulting in a price crash and slashing of profit margins.''While dairy......

'Demonetisation is theft'

'Demonetisation, is in principal, a mistake, because it involves a theft -- a taking of private property by the State.''It is one of those bad Indian ideas that has been tried twice in the past,......

The man who proposed the ban on Rs 500, 1,000 notes

The War on Big Notes 'By demonetising higher denominations of currency notes, we have taken out the vehicle for corruption.'But the motive is still there.' In 2000, Anil Bokil, chairperson of......

How to get more women on corporate boards

The government should take steps to mandate that companies have at least two women board members, and at least one of them should be an independent director, in the next two years, says Arun......

Why we should not blindly trust the US dollar

The fact that the US dollar has become the world’s preferred reserve currency is now the core of global financial crisis, says Mohan Guruswamy. Image: The US government and its even......

10 Ways to Survive the Lockdown

Entertainment that's the equivalent of easily digestible food can only make this lockdown more frustrating for you. You know what can be equally frustrating? Watching movies with apocalyptic......

The rise and fall of Bikram Chaudhury, now on Netflix

A Netflix documentary reveals the sordid story behind the dazzling success and dizzying fall of the founder of Bikram Yoga, discovers Indira Kannan. Photograph: Kind courtesy Bikram Yoga/Facebook......

Saying goodbye to America's best TV show

Image: Jon Hamm as Don Draper in Mad Men. 'That Mad Men is currently the best-written show and quite unlike anything else out there is an understatement.' As Mad Men draws to a close after eight......

Billy Crystal, Hugh Jackman, Frank Sinatra: Top 10 Oscar hosts

Oscar 2015 host Neil Patrick Harris has several big shoes to fill in. Neil Patrick Harris is an extraordinary performer, one who has not just played iconic television characters Doogie Howser and......

Review: X-Men: Days Of Future Past has a blast with the past

X-Men: Days Of Future Past crams so, so much plot into its two-hour running time that there isn’t room to get bored, raves Raja Sen. What good is it knocking a gun out of a man's hand when he......

Former President Clinton will give eulogy for Ali at interfaith service

IMAGE: Former President Bill Clinton with late Muhammad Ali. Ali was awarded the Presidential Citizens Medal in 2001. The medal was established by President Richard Nixon in 1969 to recognize......

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