India  /  Published 22.01.22

India's iconic flame of martyrs 'merged'

The Amar Jawan Jyoti, the eternal flame in memory of soldiers killed in action, was put out on Friday five days short of its 50th anniversary, after it was “merged” with the one at the Nat...
By Anita Joshua in New Delhi

India  /  Published 21.01.22

Amar Jawan Jyoti: Opp slams Centre

The Opposition strongly hit out at the Centre for its decision to “extinguish” the eternal flame of the Amar Jawan Jyoti as it is to be merged with the National War Memorial on F...
By Our Bureau, Agencies

Opinion  /  Published 20.01.22

The audacious hegemonism of Xi Jinping

It was not surprising that China’s all-powerful president, Xi Jinping, devoted his online address to the World Economic Forum to attacking the new Cold War mentality that is impeding his country...
By Swapan Dasgupta

World  /  Published 11.01.22

BANGLA@50: Mujib’s ideals forgotten

The younger element does not appear to share the fury or the anger of the older lot. One says this because the youth are no longer looking to Government to solve their problems. They prefer relying on...
By Mani Shankar Aiyar

World  /  Published 10.01.22

SONAR BANGLA@50: Gratitude, scepticism

One of them poignantly remarks, “We do not honour the memory of the people who became martyrs.” I am surprised as this is Liberation week, and the streets of Dhaka are festooned with huge ...
By Mani Shankar Aiyar


World  /  Published 10.01.22

WW II soldier’s letter to mother delivered after 76 years

Angelina Gonsalves answered the doorbell to find her longtime letter carrier standing in front of her, with registered mail in his hand. “Hi, was your husband in the service?” Angelina, 89...
By Michael Levenson

India  /  Published 07.01.22

Afghanistan gets 2nd aid from India

India on Friday delivered two tonnes of life-saving medicines to Afghanistan as part of humanitarian aid to the war-torn country. The Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) said the supplies were handed ...
By Our Bureau, PTI in New Delhi

India  /  Published 31.12.21

The 1971 war: How diplomacy triumphed

Surprising claims  The book is a tale well-told. It doesn’t have bombshell revelations but it has some surprising claims. Firstly, there’s his insistence that Mrs Gandhi’s pref...
By Paran Balakrishnan in New Delhi

Opinion  /  Published 29.12.21

Selective memory: 1971 war

Earlier this month, the Indian subcontinent marked the 50th anniversary of one of its most dramatic and pivotal moments: the 1971 war and the creation of Bangladesh. For many Indian politicians and mi...
By Charu Sudan Kasturi

India  /  Published 29.12.21

Haters stoking civil war: Naseer

Actor Naseeruddin Shah has said those calling for a genocide of Muslims are in effect calling for a full-scale civil war. In an interview to The Wire seeking his opinion on the genocide calls, Shah t...
By Our Special Correspondent in New Delhi


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