Politics

Cities & Climate change: Time to stop mindless urbanisation

Cities & Climate change: Time to stop mindles...

December 6, 2022

In 1920, Kinshasa, the capital of Democratic Republic of Congo, was a small town that counted barely 20,000 people. Exactly 130 years later, in 2050, the city is expected to be the fourth largest in the world, with 35 million inhabitants, a number that will swell to over 83 milli...

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Belgium-India Relations: Exploring New Horizons

Belgium-India Relations: Exploring New Horizons

December 4, 2022

A relationship between two countries is like a coin. One side of the coin represents trade and economic relations and the other represents bilateral political and strategic ties. No relationship can be long-standing or develop deeper and broader, if one of the two sides of the co...

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Nadav Lapid’s takedown of The Kashmir Files

Nadav Lapid’s takedown of The Kashmir Files

November 29, 2022

All hell broke loose as soon as Israeli filmmaker and the head of jury at the 53rd International Film Festival of India Nadav Lapid called The Kashmir Files a ‘propaganda’ and a ‘vulgar movie’ that was not fit to be shown in the competitive section of a prestigious film f...

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IFF calls for withdrawal of revised draft on Digital Personal Data Protection

IFF calls for withdrawal of revised draft on Digit...

November 28, 2022

After it was forced to withdraw the Personal Data Protection Bill, 2019, which seeks to govern and safeguard the use of personal data, due to serious concerns of the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Communication and Information Technology, the Ministry of Electronics and Info...

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UNESCO Members commit to invest at least 10 pc of education budget on early childhood education

UNESCO Members commit to invest at least 10 pc of ...

November 21, 2022

At a global meeting on education, hosted by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) the critical importance of early education, notably kindergarten and pre-primary, was highlighted by global educationists and the UNESCO member nations commit...

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Interview with Kristín Anna Tryggvadóttir, Deputy Head, Mission of Iceland to India

Interview with Kristín Anna Tryggvadóttir, Deput...

October 31, 2022

Iceland is keen to strengthen business ties with India and is looking forward to an early conclusion of the ongoing negotiations for a free trade agreement between India and EFTA, of which it is a part. Kristín Anna Tryggvadóttir deputy head of mission of Iceland to India tells...

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Post-Diwali smog could envelope Delhi soon

Post-Diwali smog could envelope Delhi soon

October 27, 2022

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal was quick to claim credit when the air quality index on Tuesday, the day after Diwali, reflected a reading of just over 300. While it was classified as very poor air quality, it was a significant drop of about 30 pc from the AQI readings of 20...

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India needs to stop whining over Jammu & Kashmir

India needs to stop whining over Jammu & Kash...

October 11, 2022

In some senses, Pakistan has scored some brownie points against India in rapid succession. On October 4, the United States Ambassador David Blome undertook an unusually high-profile and rare visit to Muzaffarabad in Pakistan-Occupied Kashmir, meeting with the ‘Prime Minister’...

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Of Gandhi’s chappals and the British boots

Of Gandhi’s chappals and the British boots

October 9, 2022

Whenever I visit London, I simply cannot resist visiting the Parliament Square, not far from the River Thames, where stands a statue of Mahatma Gandhi. Sitting at the feet of this great man, I get drawn deep into thoughts of his actions, the period in which he fought his battles,...

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Police, administration & ruling party play dandiya with the law

Police, administration & ruling party play da...

October 7, 2022

While the policemen in Kheda district of Gujarat who created a kangaroo court and delivered ‘instant justice’ by flogging 10 Muslims who had allegedly pelted stones at a Garba event are certainly guilty and should be tried for violation of various laws, a share of guilt also ...

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