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Repositioning nuclear power

Repositioning nuclear power: From Fukushima to COP 26

An unprecedented, high-intensity earthquake followed by a tsunami on 11 March 2011 led to disruption of operations at the nuclear...

No lowering our guard

No lowering our guard against China

China is planning to build a ‘passageway’ between Tibet and South Asia. The National People’s Congress opened in Beijing on...

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Cool Breeze: Bring it on, trolls

Bring it on, trolls Clearly anticipating the social media reaction to his conversation with economist Kaushik Basu, the former Congress...

Berkeley: Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi at the event 'India at 70: Reflections on the Path Forward' at the University of California, Berkeley on Sept 12, 2017. (Photo: IANS/@INCIndia)

Rahul’s RSS card works, but for the BJP

Rahul’s verbal sallies on the RSS reinforce a perception that Congress continues to seek to make the majority community accept...

Indian political strategist Prashant Kishor speaks to media during a press conference

Prashant Kishor’s second Punjab innings

By appointing political consultant Prashant Kishor as his principal adviser with a Cabinet rank, Punjab Chief Minister, Captain Amarinder Singh,...

U.S. President Joe Biden hosts roundtable discussion on coronavirus aid legislation at the White House in Washington

Challenges that Biden faces domestically

His major challenge is to build bipartisanship. In practice this translates to bringing the middle over the extreme, in both...

Farmers block the road to mark the 100th day of the protest against the new farm laws

Freedom of dissent has its limits

The right to protest is a sacred aspect of democracy. But what is not permissible is public protest that violates...

Sedition laws must be used

Tells us why, tells us how

The draconian sedition legislation was never an archaic law; it has been used by every regime. Against the backdrop of...

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Declaring tribals as non Hindus shows lack of understanding of Bharat

It is not mere coincidence that Jharkhand and Andhra Pradesh that are at the epicentre of the activities which form...

One year of the US-Taliban agreement Where does

One year of the US-Taliban agreement: Where does Afghanistan stand?

The US-Taliban agreement inked last year on 29 February 2020 after exhausting rounds of complex negotiations engaging the Taliban and...

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Cool Breeze: G23’s next move?

Congress veteran Ghulam Nabi Azad’s three-day visit to Jammu is being seen as another platform for the G23 to make...

Fingers crossed on Indo-Pak ceasefire

Fingers crossed on India-Pak ceasefire

Moeed Yusuf later denied that any meeting between him and Ajit Doval was held. This should be taken with a...

Restructure FinMin away

Restructure FinMin away from short-term revenue maximisation

The Finance Ministry’s structure, and of course the deep pink state, often leads it astray, focusing on immediate filling the...

Build big, grow faster

Build big, grow faster

The reality is, India is poor because it does not invest in scale, particularly in infrastructure projects. The ‘money is...

Euro-Atlantic Quad takes

Euro-Atlantic Quad takes shape under Macron

A ‘coalition of the willing and the able’ should be formed from within the European members of NATO that would,...