Seema Guha’s recollections of the violent days in Jaffna in 1987. When a fragile truce between the Lankan army and the LTTE fell apart.
The Biden-Harris administration is serious because India is at the heart of the US response to its peer competition with China.
China, Afghanistan and the Quad are the pressing issues that form the backdrop of PM Modi’s first in-person meeting with Joe Biden
Terror emanating from Afghanistan can singe both Russia and India badly. It has given an impetus to cooling ties between the old allies.
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.
Fahim Dashty resisted, till death, the Taliban’s sectarianism. His heart beat only for a modern, democratic Afghanistan.
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.
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.
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.
Geostrategy expert and retired intelligence officer Anand Arni speaks about the possible threats to India after the Taliban takeover of Afghanistan. Excerpts:
With Afghanistan still in chaotic flux, Pakistan, Russia and Iran court the Taliban to sew up their own security interests.
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.
Pakistan badly needs stability in Afghanistan. The dire alternative is refugee influx, TTP mayhem.
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.
Nursing staff of the M S Ramaiah hospital draws a 'rangoli' to celebrate the 1 billion Covid-19 vaccine dose milestone, in Bengaluru.PTI Photo/Shailendra Bhojak
Bollywood actress Ananya Pandey arrives at the Narcotics Control Bureau office in Mumbai.PTI Photo/Shashank Parade
Bollywood actor Chunky Pandey accompanying his daughter Ananya arrives at Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) office after a team of NCB raided her residence, in Mumbai.PTI Photo/Shashank Parade
Union Home Minister Amit Shah conducts an aerial survey of flood and landslide affected areas of Uttarakhand following heavy rains.PTI Photo
Farmers remove barricades from a road leading to Delhi near Ghazipur border picket site after the orders of the Supreme Court in Ghaziabad.PTI Photo
The Opposition is hoping for a rich election harvest in Uttar Pradesh but Lucknow appears to be a long way from the killing fields.
The former Delhi Police employee has also emerged as the go-to man for the authorities to reach out to the agitating farmers.
Outwardly peaceful, Kashmir has seen a spate of civilian killings in recent weeks. A silent unease has now exploded into fear and concern after the shooting of minorities.
Poet and activist Meena Kandasamy visits ground zero of the grassroots movement down South to understand the caste divide in the state.
Our government must follow examples of other countries with liberal views on personal use of drugs.
The aim of a caste census is not to know the numerical strength of a caste. Rather, it would reveal social inequalities for possible remedial measures.
The death of journalist Raman Kashyap at Lakhimpur Kheri throws into sharp relief the condition of local reporters incessantly feeding ‘breaking news’ to the ever-demanding maw of the national media from India’s hinterland.