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POLITICS | 9-minute read

Why India must use the Ladakh opportunity to tame the Dragon

Given the current environment of economic discontentment and tenuous geopolitical situation, are China’s actions strategically opportune?

POLITICS | 6-minute read

Target China: Examining China’s linkages with the Indian economy

India Today Editor-in-Chief talks about the PM's new economic mantra in the wake of the pandemic and the Chinese aggression, in the July 13, 2020 edition of the India Today Magazine.

POLITICS | 5-minute read

Why nations must unite to take China on

China, in recent months, has quite brazenly started to flex its muscles and to browbeat, bully, intimidate, threaten not just smaller countries in the neighbourhood, but also some of the bigger powers.

POLITICS | 2-minute read

What is the new system to evaluate Congress leadership in Kerala?

Kerala Congress invented a system to reactivate its leaders by introducing Performance Assessment System (PAS) to rate its leaders and their popularity at grass root levels.

VARIETY | 2-minute read

Why we need to be ethical in the race for Covid vaccine

The deadline to begin the trial so that the vaccine could be launched on August 15 may be unrealistic and even illegal.

POLITICS | 5-minute read

Why China’s designs must be called out

While addressing soldiers of the Indian Army in Ladakh, Prime Minister Narendra Modi sent a message to our neighbour: “The age of expansionism is over”.

POLITICS | 2-minute read

How Jyotiraditya Scindia gained in Madhya Pradesh cabinet expansion

A political level, Scindia pulled off a smooth coup- from getting his loyalists to quit the Congress and to get them into a BJP cabinet.

POLITICS | 5-minute read

The dynamics of self-reliant India

Both — Aatmanirbhar Bharat and Make in India — are great ideas, and are misinterpreted in due to vested interests, or due to lack of communication and lack of understanding among the public.

VARIETY | 8-minute read

What businesses and corporate houses can do to kickstart the economy

The Covid war is far from over. India has done well in managing the pandemic so far. But the gains achieved can be easily undone by a few follies.

ART & CULTURE | 4-minute read

Will nostalgia be able to beat lockdown blues?

Remembrance of things past is not necessarily the remembrance of things as they were. However, the time in the history of the world where the bygone is recalled can do wonders.

VARIETY | 5-minute read

How Covid made digital media the new normal

The real casualty of the Covid seems to be the newspaper. A sense of tragedy is lost in the celebration of the technological.

POLITICS | 2-minute read

How Bihar CM Nitish Kumar takes the lead in the fight against Covid

Nitish Kumar has demonstrated resolve and decision making that reflected in slowing down the spread and the impact of the Covid-19 in Bihar.

POLITICS | 5-minute read

How RSS predicted China’s true colours

On an examination of the documents, most impartial observers will come to the inevitable conclusion that the RSS was right about China and the Congress was wrong.

POLITICS | 2-minute read

How Ashok Gehlot saved Rajya Sabha seats for Congress

Rajasthan Chief Minister has added to his stature ever since he ensured that Congress retained its flock together in the Rajya Sabha elections.

VARIETY | 9-minute read

Happy Birthday Kalyanji: An ode to the music Kalyanji-Anandji treated us to

The duo had a fine flair for regional folk music, catchy dance numbers, soulful devotional songs, children’s songs – you name it.

VARIETY | 4-minute read

Why Punjab farmers are angry with the state government

The Punjab farmers are irked with the government for blowing a chance to save water and in turn, help them save money.

VARIETY | 6-minute read

DailyOh! Dil Bechara with Sushant Singh Rajput

The trailer of Sushant Singh Rajput's last film, Dil Bechara, is out.

POLITICS | 5-minute read

Why China’s claim on Galwan is a lie

No Chinese national has ever set a foot in the area till the mid-1950s and it is only due to India’s weakness at that time that Beijing can make this outrageous claim today.

VARIETY | 2-minute read

Dearth of helping hands in apple orchards

Orchard owners are worried as they have not been able to source the solidly-built Nepalese labourers needed for the harvest of the apple crop.

VARIETY | 10-minute read

Why India must strike back at China to save Himalayas

China wants to keep India occupied on two-and-a-half fronts, in order to scare smaller nations.

VARIETY | 4-minute read

The best colleges of India

India Today Editor-in-Chief talks about a definitive India Today-survey across 12 major disciplines for the Covid world, in the July 6, 2020 edition of the India Today Magazine.

VARIETY | 5-minute read

Coronil criticism is more politics, less about clinical trials

If you can have homeopathy, you can have Coronil too.

POLITICS | 5-minute read

India, China and the RIC’s agenda

The RIC platform has today become a talk shop in many ways where generic discussions on global issues have become the norm.

POLITICS | 2-minute read

Why the PLA is posturing at the LAC

Chinese troops have ingressed at four major points while Beijing has laid claim to the entire Galwan Valley.

VARIETY | 4-minute read

A short history of star suicides

When it comes to awareness of mental health, India and America are at opposite ends of the spectrum.

POLITICS | 4-minute read

Why China's aggression in Galwan may backfire

In overplaying its hand in the Galwan Valley, Beijing has made a close US-India alliance all but inevitable.

VARIETY | 2-minute read

Spicing up Ginza’s culinary universe

Spice Lab marks the beginning of a new generation of Indian cuisine.

VARIETY | 6-minute read

Out and about: Three special men

Stories of three men who are part of the LGBTQ and their straight-ally collective.

VARIETY | 4-minute read

Unsure about co-living in the Corona era? Just follow us Indians

Interesting stories have revealed how young adults in the West are finding it nerve-racking and daunting to live with their parents.

VARIETY | 5-minute read

Sushant Singh Rajput deserves our voice, not quiet

Fronting mental health to avoid a conversation about the harsh realities of Bollywood is a copout that will dismantle many more fragile minds of many more Sushant Singh Rajputs.

POLITICS | 5-minute read

Total boycott of Chinese goods is impractical, but posturing is not a bad idea

Visuals of people throwing 'Made in China' TV sets from their balconies and nationalist groups protesting with anti-China banners are useful ‘conflict-time’ optics that the Chinese state-owned media did not miss.

VARIETY | 3-minute read

Why Anushka Sharma's Bulbbul flutters fast, then crash lands

The movie drags us back in time. It does the same to issues concerning women.

VARIETY | 1-minute read

Why Bulbbul is a new women's fairy tale

While the story is set in pre-Independence era, the issues that Anvita Dutt raises, especially pertaining to a woman’s place in society and the hurdles she faces, feel pertinent.

POLITICS | 4-minute read

Why India needs a major policy overhaul for the post-Covid period

The need of the hour is rethinking policies and planning for the post-Covid days. The process must start right now.

VARIETY | 5-minute read

A test of nerves in virus season

The country seems to be moving more and more into an examination based education system where the testing impedes genuine learning.

VARIETY | 7-minute read

Freedom Economy: How India can beat China at the content game

China may be good at the hardware economy, but we should harness our freedom economy.

ART & CULTURE | 9-minute read

What makes the Bollywood title song eternal

The title song is amongst the many subgenres that exist in the delightful world of Hindi film music, especially till the mid-70s. Though not extinct yet, they are certainly on their way out.

VARIETY | 3-minute read

Why the Jammu deaths are a tragic reminder of our Covid-19 paranoia

Two cousins from Jammu died of dehydration while on their way to cremate their uncle who died of Covid-19. Authorities were apathetic due to the fear of contracting the coronavirus.

VARIETY | 4-minute read

Why our schools are in a sorry state

The teacher drawing salary from multiple govt schools in UP reflects the tragedy that has befallen one of the best schemes ever launched to boost girls’ education in rural areas.

VARIETY | 2-minute read

Why Bengaluru needs a lockdown urgently

The sudden spike in cases reveals that the government’s contact tracing is no more functional. Health experts fear the situation might spiral out of control if the government doesn’t lock down the city immediately.

POLITICS | 5-minute read

The challenges of a two-front war

Indian military officials have for long maintained that the armed forces are prepared for a two-front contingency. That moment of truth might be just around the corner.

POLITICS | 5-minute read

Why we need to guard India against China's proxies

China's proxies are propagating the absurd proposition that a package deal on the border would include India remaining neutral on US-China issues.

POLITICS | 2-minute read

How college examinations in Maharashtra became a row between the CM and the Governor

While Thackeray is adamant on cancelling the examinations and passing the students based on their previous academic record, Koshyari, also the Chancellor of the universities, has warned that this will hamper the students’ future.

POLITICS | 5-minute read

India-China Face-off: Not the time to distrust the Prime Minister

The citizenry, media and political class must not indulge in unnecessary mud-slinging to create instability. Instead, the whole country should strengthen the resolve of politico-military leadership to secure national sovereign territory.

POLITICS | 3-minute read

What is West Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar's fitness secret?

What keeps him ticking is his old courtroom habits of donning a lawyer’s gown in his imagination and engaging in banter by giving quick, smart repartees.

VARIETY | 5-minute read

How long will the clock tick for TikTok?

Across the world, there have been concerns raised over security and transparency of Chinese apps like TikTok.

POLITICS | 5-minute read

Taking on China: Why diplomatic resolution of the present crisis is India's best option

India Today Editor-in-Chief talks about how India has to maintain its territorial integrity but also has to tread carefully around China, in the June 29, 2020 edition of the India Today Magazine.

VARIETY | 5-minute read

How India can bridge the digital learning gap with lessons from around the world

India needs stronger infrastructure to provide uninterrupted internet connection and electronic devices to students and narrow the digital divide.

VOICES | 33-minute read

Lockdown Love: FaceTime

Virtual calls that brought the world closer during the coronavirus could not connect these two anymore.

POLITICS | 5-minute read

How India can hit China where it hurts them most

With a negative public sentiment about China prevailing in India, China, with delinquent antics, is virtually pushing itself to lose out on the buoyant and burgeoning Indian market. This will hit them hard.