POLITICS

 |  9-minute read
Kargil war, 1965 India-Pakistan War, World War II, usa vs germany

The Higher Call: Two tragedies, 34 years apart, in the Rann of Kutch airspace

What happens if an Air Force pilot decides to be human first, though the rules of warfare of his country mandate that no mercy be shown.

POLITICS

 |  4-minute read
British Raj, British India, Shimla, independence day 2019

Shimla,the Raj & Bharat: Raising the Indian tricolour at the Viceregal Lodge made me realise the true meaning of Bharat Parv

After centuries of slavery, our freedom does not merely confer on us a cluster of rights, but a huge constellation of responsibilities.

VARIETY

 |  3-minute read
Thailand, wildlife conservation, marine ecosystem, baby dugong death

How you murdered Marium: The little dugong sea animal Marium didn't die just of plastic ingestion. We killed her

Humanity has the blood of the orphaned baby dugong, Marium, on its hands. We have all killed her by cruelly and mindlessly dumping our plastic waste in the oceans.

POLITICS

 |  3-minute read
Nuclear policy, pakistan raises kashmir issue, article 370 scrapped, rajnath singh defence minister, nuclear treaty

India’s nuclear policy not in for a change. Rajnath’s comment a ploy to rattle debt-ridden Pakistan

India pays a lesser price by announcing a change in policy to reduce the risk of war which, otherwise, a weak establishment in Pakistan may be emboldened to take.

POLITICS

 |  2-minute read
China, Hong Kong protests, Britain, extradition bill

Why Hong Kong is exploding in China's face: The friction between the two has long roots

China's latest extradition bill is only the spark to tinder that has accumulated over years. China and Hong Kong have been at loggerheads with each other and this goes back a long way.

ART & CULTURE

 |  4-minute read
Death Anniversary, golmaal, utpal dutt

Utpal Dutt Today: How would the thespian have fared in the age of Netflix and Chill?

It's 26 years since Utpal Dutt passed on. Would he have achieved the same glory today with online platforms, where ‘content’ and ‘actor’ surpass the ‘star’, but have a much shorter screen life?

ART & CULTURE

 |  4-minute read
Mirzapur, pankaj tripathi, stree, sacred games 2

'Tripathi bach jayega!' Decoding Pankaj Tripathi and why India's drooling over this middle-aged guy

Shah Rukh Khan and Nawazuddin Siddiqui are passé. There’s a new heartthrob on the bloc.

POLITICS

 |  3-minute read
Kashmir, Diplomacy, Article 370, UNSC

Checkmate, Pakistan: How India has successfully changed the strategic dynamics over Kashmir

After Pulwama, India changed its Kashmir policy, going on the offensive. This rattled Pakistan. But it's been even worse hit by international support for India on removing Article 370.

VARIETY

 |  3-minute read
Bollywood, Sonam Kapoor, Entertainment, ananya panday

And Sonam Kapoor is patriotic much: Why must our Bollywood stars exhibit ignorance on the most vital issues?

Did you know Sonam Kapoor's name has this particularly striking 'Kashmir connection'?