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Afghanistan, terror sanctuaries in Pak on agenda for Blinken's India visit

The implications of the withdrawal of American troops on the security situation in Afghanistan and the need for sustained pressure on Pakistan on terror financing and terrorist safe havens will be......

Pakistan moves up the power ladder on world stage

Pakistan is once again becoming a frontline State in big-power rivalry.But this time around, Pakistan stands to gain out of its geography, observes Ambassador M K Bhadrakumar. IMAGE: Pakistan's......

Who's the Greatest General of the 20th Century?

My candidate for the best general of the last century hailed from a little, poor colonised Asian nation whose impact on world affairs rarely amounted to much, notes Shankar Acharya. IMAGE: General......

'Xi is not interested in settling border issue'

'We may think that in our border quarrel, the Chinese can give up a bit of territory here or there to satisfy us, but that's not how they see it.''Arunachal Pradesh is 90,000 square kilometres and......

Maha Vikas Aghadi teeters as allies pull in different ways

The Shiv Sena and the NCP suspect that either of them may walk into the waiting arms of the BJP. The Congress feels that the Sena and the NCP may eventually team up and marginalise it, reports......

Why ONGC is grappling with existential crisis

While India’s dependence on imported oil and gas is rising steadily, the country’s premier exploration conglomerate’s share of domestic natural gas production is less than 80 per......

Gourmet meals on wheels, 5-stars' latest success mantra

Since home-delivered meals from five-stars are cheaper by 15 to 20 per cent as compared to eating at the destination outside, food delivery has emerged as an important part of every......

Lesser-known firms set to make a mark in oil and gas sector

These new kids on the block have come up through a mix of entrepreneurial grit and backing from oil industry veterans. India may soon see a new set of oil barons with lesser-known companies......

As data hacks rise, firms turn to bug bounty hunters

Bug bounty hunters or independent ethical hackers are certified cybersecurity professionals or security researchers who crawl the web, scanning the systems for gaps through which hackers can sneak......

Who will buy Citi's consumer business?

The sale will be quicker if an Indian private bank buys it; it will take longer for regulatory clearances if a foreign bank or an NBFC buys it, points out Tamal Bandyopadhyay. Photograph: Mike......

Discovering the charming Soumitra Chatterjee

Soumitra Chatterjee -- one of the finest Indian actors of our time -- meant so much to Aseem Chhabra. IMAGE: Soumita Chatterjee and Sharmila Tagore in Satyajit Ray's Apur Sansar. He had a thick......

Why we must watch Meel Patthar

'We are a young nation. But I wanted to explore the conflict between the young and the old.''The cynicism of people who have lived it versus the optimism and naiveté of the young.' IMAGE: A......

First Palestinian lifter at Olympics braced to make history

'When I get to Tokyo, I will do the impossible, and I will exert every effort to be distinctive.' IMAGE: Gaza weight-lifter Mohammad Hamada practices at a gym in Doha, Qatar, on Sunday, July 18.......

Milkha Singh on the Race of his Life

'Somehow the Flying Sikh has endured in people's memory.' IMAGE: The Legendary Milkha Singh, who passed into the ages on June 18, 2021. Photograph: PTI Photo This feature was first published on......

WC qualifiers: Argentina held by Chile; Aus win

IMAGE: Argentina's Lionel Messi and teammates look dejected after the match against Chile at Estadio Unico, Santiago del Estero in Argentina on Thursday. Photograph: Agustin Marcarian/Pool via......

'Bowler needs a captain who understands him'

'... And give him the confidence and freedom to express himself.' IMAGE: Pragyan Ojha appeals for a wicket during the second Test against West Indies at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai, November......

Kamal, Sathiyan, Sutirtha seal Tokyo Olympics berth

IMAGE: Achanta Sharath Kamal thrashed Pakistan's Muhammad Rameez to qualify for his fourth Olympic Games, at the Asian Olympic Qualification tournament in Doha, on Thursday. Photograph: Robertus......
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