Books  /  Published 16.12.20

Tinker Tailor Soldier Goodbye

John le Carré said he chose this name – which simply means ‘the square’ in French – only because he liked the vaguely mysterious, European sound of it. The mystery also ...
By Sayantan Ghosh

Opinion  /  Published 29.06.19

Royal Ascot and its Asian connection

Along with the Chelsea Flower Show and the Summer Exhibition at the Royal Academy, Royal Ascot, where the Queen arrives with members of her family in horse-drawn carriages, is another highlight of the...
By Amit Roy

Heritage  /  Published 22.01.19

Lipstick guns to button bugs: A peek into Soviet secrets

But this museum, Urbaityte said, is apolitical.“It’s historical and about technological progress; you cannot erase facts from history,” she said in an interview, sitting next to her father, Juli...
By Sopan Deb/NYTNS in New York

World  /  Published 08.03.19

Diplomatic cover for UK-Iran woman

The UK foreign secretary, Jeremy Hunt, chose International Women’s Day to announce he had decided exceptionally to grant “diplomatic protection” to Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe, the British-Iranian...
By Amit Roy in London

Entertainment  /  Published 27.12.19

‘Spies in Disguise’ review: Not very eye-opening

Will Smith voices an “is there anything he can’t do?” secret agent whose massive skills are dwarfed by his humongous ego in Spies in Disguise, a colourful but not very eye-opening animated offer...
By Glenn Kenny/The New York Times News Service


India  /  Published 02.11.19

Spying cuffs on retired armyman

A retired Indian Army officer now living in Canada was arrested in Delhi on Saturday on the charge of spying for foreign agencies, government sources said.“The suspect is presently based in Canada a...
By Our Special Correspondent in New Delhi

India  /  Published 10.10.18

Honey-trap alert after ‘spy’ arrest

Intelligence agencies have asked government departments to remain alert to “honey traps” set by foreign agencies to target officers involved in dealing with sensitive information, the warning comi...
By Imran Ahmed Siddiqui in New Delhi

Opinion  /  Published 01.05.19

‘Striding across the Pacific’: Huawei’s identity problem

Huawei Technologies founder Ren Zhengfei once recommended that his senior executives watch a TV series called “Proof of Identity.” In that 2009 series, a communist spy who had infiltrated the nati...
By Li Yuan / New York Times News Service

World  /  Published 09.04.19

MI-5 former chief reveals double-agent thriller in Delhi

Dame Stella Rimington, a former head of Britain’s intelligence agency MI5, has revealed that Russia’s KGB tried to recruit her when she was living in Delhi in the mid-’60s.Rimington, who is now ...
By Amit Roy in London

Opinion  /  Published 02.04.19

In China, students spy on other students

India has the Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad. China has its “cyber monitors”. In a move reminiscent of the most dreadful aspects of the Cultural Revolution, one of China’s oldest universitie...
By Neha Sahay


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