VARIETY

 |  4-minute read
Forest fires, brazil forest fires, amazon rainforest fires, environmental conservation

Who will take the heat of the Amazon rainforest fire?

The Amazon fire is a reminder that unbridled development is not in consonance with ecological sustainability and, consequently, human well-being.

VARIETY

 |  9-minute read
Bagha jatin, independence struggle, Subhas Chandra Bose, World War I

Bagha Jatin: The unsung hero of Indian independence struggle

His insurrection against the British during World War I was a precursor to the armed struggle led by Subhas Chandra Bose against them during World War II.

POLITICS

 |  4-minute read
Kripashankar singh, maharashtra congress, BJP, Congress

What Kripashankar Singh’s exit from Congress means for the BJP

Singh made swift political switches through his career. He will take the ‘Kripashankar culture’ to destination next.

VARIETY

 |  4-minute read
Child lifting, Social Media, social media rumours, WhatsApp

How social media is helping spread child lifting rumours

It matters little that the impact implies someone’s death.

POLITICS

 |  6-minute read
September 11, Ashraf Ghani, Donald Trump, Taliban

18 years after 9/11: Why US troops are still stuck in Afghanistan

The US-Taliban deal is off the table. With elections round the corner, violence is likely to intensify in Afghanistan.

POLITICS

 |  5-minute read
Terrorism, 911, Al Qaeda, Swami Vivekananda

The contrasting legacies of two 9/11s

We have to choose between the contrasting messages. The one delivered by a Hindu monk in 1893 and the other by jihadi Muslim bombers in 2001.

MONEY

 |  Off the Record: Where Politics and Economics Meet |  8-minute read

Why the current economic slowdown is worse than that of 2008

The government is yet to even acknowledge that there is a slowdown.

POLITICS

 |  4-minute read
Hong Kong protests, carrie lam, one country, two systems, China

Why Hong Kong protesters can no longer back out

Protesters are not fighting against a piece of legislation. They are fighting something much bigger.

POLITICS

 |  5-minute read
Dalai Lama, panchen lama, china-tibet conflict, Tibet

China readies for next Dalai Lama. Why India should be worried

The Chinese-selected Panchen Lama has been touring villages bordering India.