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'Humans have never learned from history'
'We need to retell this history from many different perspectives.' Illustration: Dominic Xavier/Rediff.com Writer Amitav Ghosh spent many of those strange, mind-numbing COVID-19 days of......
Taliban Will Be Around For A Long While
Unless the Taliban goofs up in a big way, which seems highly unlikely, we are looking at a regime that will be around for quite a long while, predicts Ambassador M K Bhadrakumar. IMAGE: Talibs on......
Pakistan Can't Use Taliban to Threaten India
India has much paranoia in India about a new 'Terroristan' coming up between Pakistan and a Taliban-ruled Afghanistan.Pakistan has zero ability economically, diplomatically, geostrategically or......
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......
'Taliban win would pose major risks for Pakistan'
'The worst case scenario for Pakistan is a full-scale Taliban takeover of Afghanistan.''Pakistani militants would be inspired and emboldened and seek to replicate the Taliban's successes in......
The rise and fall of the ultra-right
Financial globalisation - or ultra globalisation - has done more harm than good to the majority of economies, say Anshuman Gupta & Karunakar Jha. After Brexit and Donald Trump winning in the US,......
The good, bad and ugly of India's HDR rankings
While India's human development index has improved, absolute performance levels aren't satisfactory, says T N Ninan. The Human Development Report (HDR) that was published recently by the United......
Why Mira Nair's Films Speak To Me
Mira's films are alive, rocking and so true to the reality I know.They are gifts that I keep revisiting, and I cannot wait for what more she will share with us, notes Aseem Chhabra. IMAGE:......
AMAZING FILMS, coming up!
Aseem Chhabra picks Indian and other South Asian gems at the Toronto International Film Festival. Priyanka Chopra was last seen in a Hindi film in 2016. In the three-and-a-half years since then,......
Review: The Big Sick is a heartwarming film
The Big Sick is packed with delicious details, moments and scenes that makes the film stand apart as a smart rom-com, says Aseem Chhabra. What is it with desi stand-up comics in the US? In the......
How much racism Black community have to face in UK?
Black community has to endure much more racism in UK than South Asian diaspora: Monty Panesar IMAGE: Monty Panesar said the racial profiling of the Black community has to end in his country.......
Asian Games diary: Japan send home players for night with women
IMAGE: Picture for representational purpose only. Photograph: Athit Perawongmetha/Reuters Japan have sent home four players from their Asian Games basketball team for spending the night with......
PHOTOS: Indonesia opens 18th Asian Games with explosive ceremony
Some 13,000 athletes will compete in 40 sports and 67 disciplines, including new additions such as bridge, jet skiing and roller skating in the biggest multi-sport extravaganza outside the......
Australian cricket team's bus hit by a rock in Bangladesh
'We are comfortable with the response from the Bangladesh authorities and the increased security presence we have been provided in light of the incident.' IMAGE: Australia captain Steve Smith,......
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