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Sentry Duty On High Seas: Any Move To Contain China Is Welcome

Sentry Duty On High Seas: Any Move To Contain China Is Welcome

23 September, 2021 Seema Guha

China, Afghanistan and the Quad are the pressing issues that form the backdrop of PM Modi’s first in-person meeting with Joe Biden

Sticking With Pigs

Sticking With Pigs

16 September, 2021

The ancient hunter-hunted relationship between indigenous Bornean people and bearded pigs is changing under pressure of deforestation due to expanding oil palm and rubber plantations.


Sans Frontiers

Headlines from around the world last week

Taliban’s Return Gives India-Russia Ties Fresh Air

Taliban’s Return Gives India-Russia Ties Fresh Air

15 September, 2021 Seema Guha

Terror emanating from Afghanistan can singe both Russia and India badly. It has given an impetus to cooling ties between the old allies.


Data Jehad? It’s Not Just Weaponry That Has Fallen Into Taliban Hands

The Americans deleted reams of sensitive info collected over 20 years before they fled—but left behind biometrics on some 9 million Afghans. A surveillance state looms.

09 September, 2021

Sans Frontiers

Headlines from around the world last week


09 September, 2021

Remembering Fahim, The Kabul Journalist The Taliban Killed in Panjshir

Jayant Prasad

Fahim Dashty resisted, till death, the Taliban’s sectarianism. His heart beat only for a modern, democratic Afghanistan.


02 September, 2021

In That Talibani Night, They Slept With Their Boots On

Tribhuvan Tiwari

Blinded, bereaved, besieged…. Since the ’90s, Delhi has been a safe haven for Afghans fleeing their benighted country. Outlook meets up with a fresh batch of refugees from horror.


02 September, 2021

Afghanistan’s Future Is Past Continuous After Last US Troop Pulls Out

Seema Guha

As the Americans finally exit, the fog of war still lies thick over Afghanistan. The Taliban face onerous tasks of governance, as well as grave threats in the shape of IS-K and other hostile jehadists.


02 September, 2021

Foreign Hand | ‘I’ll Welcome You To The Club,' Said The Rocket To The Djoker

No one’s done it since the summer of ’69. Not even Federer. Now Djokovic closes in on a full Grand Slam…Rod Laver is waiting at the finishing line with a smile and a mug of beer.


02 September, 2021

Sans Frontiers

Headlines from around the world last week


26 August, 2021

‘India Shouldn’t Be In A Hurry To Do Business With Taliban’

Bhavna Vij-Aurora

Geostrategy expert and retired intelligence officer Anand Arni speaks about the possible threats to India after the Taliban takeover of Afghanistan. Excerpts:


25 August, 2021

Taliban Takeover Of Afghanistan Changes Region’s Geopolitics

Seema Guha

With Afghanistan still in chaotic flux, Pakistan, Russia and Iran court the Taliban to sew up their own security interests.


19 August, 2021

India’s Options Are Limited In Taliban-Ruled Afghanistan And Delhi Must Play Its Cards Well

Jayant Prasad

The Taliban’s writ now runs in Afghanistan. India, through dexterous diplomacy, must safeguard its interests by talking to the Taliban as well as its numerous friends there.


19 August, 2021

Love Thy Neighbour: A Stable Afghanistan Is What Pakistan Needs Right Now

Sitara Noor

Pakistan badly needs stability in Afghanistan. The dire alternative is refugee influx, TTP mayhem.


19 August, 2021

China Has A Great Wall To Leap Over In New Kabul

Michael Kugelman

America may have exited, but Beijing’s bosses cannot expect to simply waltz into the vacuum in Taliban-held Afghanistan. Their concerns are the same: instability, violence, terror.


19 August, 2021

The Afghanistan Timeline: 40 Years Of War And A Blitz

The Soviets in 1979, the CIA/ISI-backed mujahideen, civil war, Taliban’s first arrival…right up to their second coming. All the dates, all the events.


19 August, 2021

Back To The Future: Fear And Uncertainty In Afghanistan As Radical Taliban Takes Charge

Seema Guha

New victors in the Great Game’s old theatre script another tragic twist in the Afghan story, with the ripples likely to cross borders


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Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) officials at Naini Central Prison to get custody remand of Anand Giri, Ada Tiwari, Sandeep Tiwari for 7 days (28 September 9 am to 4 October 5 pm), during investigation in the death...

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Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu addresses during an inauguration of the City Knowledge and Investment Cluster set up at IIT Jodhpur.

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In this file image, security personnel conduct flag march during clashes in north east Delhi. The Delhi High Court on Monday, Sept. 27, 2021, said that the riots were a pre-meditated conspiracy to disturb law & order in...

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In this file image, charred remains of vehicles set ablaze by rioters during communal violence over the amended citizenship law at Shiv Vihar area of the riot-affected north east Delhi. The Delhi High Court on Monday,...

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An excavator cleaning demolishes illegal constructions after an eviction drive, at Gorukhuti in Darrang district.

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Caste Your Vote: Why A Caste Census Could Radically Change India’s Political Map

Opposition parties unite for implementation of a long-standing demand. Will the Modi Government bite the bullet?

Column

A Tulsi Plant, Unworn Sandals, A Mat, Brooms…Hathras Memories In A Post-Truth World

There is no need to contextualise Hathras. It is a standalone story. A warning, a trigger, a tragedy.

Chinki Sinha
A Tulsi Plant, Unworn Sandals, A Mat, Brooms…Hathras Memories In A Post-Truth World

Punjab/Politics

Congress Bowls A Caste Googly: A Dalit Sikh As Chief Minister Of Punjab Ahead Of State Polls

A Dalit Sikh CM from the neglected Puad region is a smart move, queering the pitch for the grand old party’s rivals.

Amandeep Sandhu
Congress Bowls A Caste Googly: A Dalit Sikh As Chief Minister Of Punjab Ahead Of State Polls

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Congress Bowls A Caste Googly: A Dalit Sikh As Chief Minister Of Punjab Ahead Of State Polls

A Dalit Sikh CM from the neglected Puad region is a smart move, queering the pitch for the grand old party’s rivals.

Oct 04, 2021 Amandeep Sandhu

Smoke And Mirrors: Smog Towers To Clean Up Dirty Air Is A Polluted Idea

The concept of vacuuming air in the open is not a practical solution to combat air pollution.

Oct 04, 2021 Dr. Sarath Guttikunda

Policymakers Must Consider The Many Upsides Of Caste Census

A comprehensive count can be helpful in deciding categorical revisions and inclusion/exclusion of castes/communities in deciding reservations and redistributive policies on a scientific basis.

Oct 04, 2021 Khalid Anis Ansari

There Is A Method To The Madness In Opposition’s Demand For A Caste Census

Non-BJP parties hoping to stall the massive shift of OBCs towards the Hindutva brigade. But there are gains too for the BJP if it plays its cards well.

Oct 04, 2021 Sajjan Kumar