Politics

Kem chho, planet earth?

Kem chho, planet earth?

February 24, 2020

In the high profile media coverage of the visit of the United States President Donald Trump, that starts today, a number of issues have dominated the headlines. But perhaps the most significant one has escaped the media glare. However, Narendra Modi must ask Trump about climate c...

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Donald Trump comes calling

Donald Trump comes calling

February 23, 2020

United States President Donald Trump’s visit is expected to be high on hype, but low on content. And that is not too bad for India.

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Healthcare in India needs urgent injection of funds

Healthcare in India needs urgent injection of fund...

February 20, 2020

With the world’s largest poor population, India’s low public health spending has serious implications. Besides low funding, poor infrastructure and shortage of doctors, the shortcoming for India’s public healthcare system are too many.

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School charged with sedition over a play

School charged with sedition over a play

February 8, 2020

The management of a school in Karnataka is charged with sedition following a school play that mocked Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Police all over India are increasingly turning to one of the most draconian laws to crush dissent.

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Coronavirus outbreak

Coronavirus outbreak

February 6, 2020

India’s neighbourhood first policy dates back almost 100 years ago when a doctor led a medical team to help Chinese Army battle the Japanese invasion. In face of Coronavirus outbreak, it may be time for India to replicate the gesture.

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Australian bush fires

Australian bush fires

February 5, 2020

Will the unprecedented bushfires in Australia force the government and people to face the fact of hazards that climate change can inflict on them and others?

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Coronavirus epidemic

Coronavirus epidemic

February 3, 2020

With three identified cases of coronavirus in the returnees from Wuhan, is India up to the mark in tackling this menace? Is India equipped with the necessary healthcare capabilities required to prevent, detect, and rapidly respond to a public health emergency? The second airlift ...

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Sultan Qaboos bin Said: Henry Kissinger of Middle East, with a difference

Sultan Qaboos bin Said: Henry Kissinger of Middle ...

January 15, 2020

I strongly feel that United Nations owes him more than just a half-mast. My experience with Oman and visits during my UN days revealed Sultan Qaboos bin Said’s new world of quiet diplomacy, a monarchy committed to the people and that skilfully engages in preventing conflicts ev...

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Bollywood and CAA protests: Bold and beautiful

Bollywood and CAA protests: Bold and beautiful

January 13, 2020

Bollywood has very often turned a blind eye to political turmoil in the country.The same was the story with the month-long protests against Citizenship Amendment Act. However, over the last few days, several leading ladies of the industry have been at the forefront of the ongoing...

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The road ahead for India’s first Chief of Defence Staff

The road ahead for India’s first Chief of De...

January 11, 2020

General Bipin Rawat is the first sitting Chief of Army Staff to be appointed as the Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) post. Retiring general Rawat, on December 31, 2019, was appointed the first tri-service chief with effect from January 1, 2020. Several challenges await the first CDS....

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