Doing away with colonial era Section 377 was perhaps Supreme Court’s one of the most vital judgments in ensuring belated justice to the LGBTQ community as well as affirming India’s stance as a nation that is defined by liberalism and acceptance.
Russian President Vladimir Putin is visiting India in the first week of October for the annual summit with Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The summit is very important for India as it will make clear what side of pole the country stands, especially in its defence relations with Moscow. Although, recent[Read More…]
Actor Tanushree Dutta recently spoke out against fellow actor Nana Patekar and choreographer Ganesh Acharya for sexually harassing her and intimidating her on the sets of her 2008 film, that eventually caused her to drop out. She alleged that Patekar demanded to do an intimate step with her that was[Read More…]
There is no doubt that Bhagat Singh is one of the most celebrated martyrs of the Indian freedom struggle. He has left behind a legacy that everyone wants to appropriate, yet most do not wish to look beyond the romantic image of a gun-toting young nationalist. Perhaps the reason is[Read More…]
Though details of Kim’s letter were not publicized by the White House, it markedly reflected fast geo-political development of the Korean Peninsula.
In the aftermath of the imposition of emergency, President Yameen sent special envoys to China, Pakistan and Saudi Arabia to brief them about the situation in the Maldives, but conveniently bypassed India.
Iran has taken the United States to the International Court of Justice (ICJ) at The Hague, over validity of unilateral sanction imposed over it. Iran has sighted the 1955 U.S.-Iranian Treaty of Amity to invoke the jurisdiction of International Court of Justice (ICJ). Under Clause 2 of Article XXI of[Read More…]
The muck that goes with power back home has starkly been laid bare by former French President Francoise Hollande. The disclosures made by him on September 21 about the purchase of 36 Rafale fighter aircraft by India have set off a bitter political battle, putting the Opposition virtually at the[Read More…]
Were brutal killing of three Jammu and Kashmir policemen and the release of stamps glorifying slain terrorist Burhan Wani as a “freedom icon” reasons behind India’s decision to call off a meeting between External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and her Pakistani counterpart Shah Mahmood Qureshi in less than 24 hours[Read More…]
Now that External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj will meet her Pakistani counterpart Shah Mehmood Qureshi on the sidelines of UN General Assembly in New York in the last week of this month, the moot question is what purpose the meeting will hold? Ministry of External Affairs spokesman Raveesh Kumar has already[Read More…]
Strangely, neither Prime Minister Narendra Modi nor his BJP point-man Amit Shah were to be seen at the three-day discourse of the RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat that concluded on Wednesday, September 19, in New Delhi. The Sangh patriarch preferred a distance with the two greatest founts of power and influence[Read More…]
The Xinjiang-Uighur Autonomous Region, home to 1.5 per cent of the Chinese population and making up 21 per cent of its prisoners, is an important region for the country.
In diplomacy, visits and interactions matter. However, what has surprised foreign watchers and political pundits alike is sudden rush in President Ram Nath Kovind and Vice-President M Venkaiah Naidu’s back to back visits to Southern and Eastern Europe. While President Kovind concluded his trips to Europe in two rounds–first to[Read More…]
In the contemporary politics and journalism, a strange symbol on the keyboard which looks like a noughts and crosses game has gain prominence. We call it hashtags and whether we are on Twitter or not the messages we will be hearing from politicians are usually shaped by it. There are[Read More…]
Is the Pakistan government under Imran Khan going to review China-Pakistan Economic Corridor because it “unfairly benefits” China? Media reports suggest that Prime Minister Imran Khan has set up a nine-member committee to look into all CPEC-related agreements. That Pakistan may not go the Sri Lankan way is a concern[Read More…]
Yogi Adityanath governs more number of people than several heads of states and governments of other countries.
Bihar has been an experimenting ground for liquor ban in past. In 1979, Karpoori Thakur imposed a prohibition on liquor but the ban was lifted by Ram Sundar Das in wake of corruption and bootlegging. The chapter of liquor ban was again repeated by Nitish Kumar which came into action[Read More…]
On a recent road trip to Rajasthan, I saw hundreds of cattle roaming the streets. That, I am told, is a common sight in the state! On more than one occasion, we nearly missed hitting the cattle squatting bang in the middle of the highway (National Highway as well as[Read More…]
China made no official comment nor did Russia pass any remarks on inaugural two-plus-two dialogue between India and the US. It is viewed that China and Russia did so keeping in mind their individual relations with India which has improved in the recent days with all three countries enjoying similar[Read More…]
While there is gung-ho in New Delhi’s diplomatic circle on deepening of Indo-US ties, China’s thrust in Pakistan-Afghanistan region seems to have compelled the US administration to re-orient American strategy in the region. It could be very much seen in the US efforts to reset its ties with Pakistan which[Read More…]
Indicating that the US is keen to strengthen its position in the Indo-Pacific region, America under the Donald Trump administration moved ahead and sealed the long-pending Communications Compatibility and Security Agreement (COMCASA) with India. This development took place as the two countries held their first two plus two dialogue, involving[Read More…]
The former Jawaharlal Nehru University students’ union president Kanhaiya Kumar appears to be on way to bring new blood and verve to the politics of not only his home State, or Bihar, but also to that of the rest of the country. The reason for this is that he for[Read More…]
History of Indian journalism and media is no less than a prideful legacy which sets the bar of excellence and humanitarian values high when revisited and recalled. Its history is full of inspirational gestures with a deep social value but unfortunately, a rotten transition can be witnessed today when a[Read More…]
In Islam, physical depictions of God or the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) even respectful ones, are considered blasphemous.
In the Panchayat elections held in 2017 in Odisha, the BJP has improved it’s tally by a whopping 850 per cent as compared with the 2012 elections. With a failing Congress, the Hindutva party hopes to unseat the four term chief minister Naveen Patnaik and do a Tripura in the assembly elections to[Read More…]