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Tiger By The Tail: When The LTTE Held Sway And Sri Lanka Was A Bloody Mess

Tiger By The Tail: When The LTTE Held Sway And Sri Lanka Was A Bloody Mess

06 October, 2021 Seema Guha

Seema Guha’s recollections of the violent days in Jaffna in 1987. When a fragile truce between the Lankan army and the LTTE fell apart.

Challenges Notwithstanding, Why US Wants ‘Partnership Of The 21st Century’ To Blossom With India

Challenges Notwithstanding, Why US Wants ‘Partnership Of The 21st Century’ To Blossom With India

29 September, 2021 Aparna Pande

The Biden-Harris administration is serious because India is at the heart of the US response to its peer competition with China.


Sentry Duty On High Seas: Any Move To Contain China Is Welcome

China, Afghanistan and the Quad are the pressing issues that form the backdrop of PM Modi’s first in-person meeting with Joe Biden

Sticking With Pigs

Sticking With Pigs

16 September, 2021

The ancient hunter-hunted relationship between indigenous Bornean people and bearded pigs is changing under pressure of deforestation due to expanding oil palm and rubber plantations.


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Headlines from around the world last week

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15 September, 2021

Taliban’s Return Gives India-Russia Ties Fresh Air

Seema Guha

Terror emanating from Afghanistan can singe both Russia and India badly. It has given an impetus to cooling ties between the old allies.


09 September, 2021

Data Jehad? It’s Not Just Weaponry That Has Fallen Into Taliban Hands

The Americans deleted reams of sensitive info collected over 20 years before they fled—but left behind biometrics on some 9 million Afghans. A surveillance state looms.


09 September, 2021

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Headlines from around the world last week


09 September, 2021

Remembering Fahim, The Kabul Journalist The Taliban Killed in Panjshir

Jayant Prasad

Fahim Dashty resisted, till death, the Taliban’s sectarianism. His heart beat only for a modern, democratic Afghanistan.


02 September, 2021

In That Talibani Night, They Slept With Their Boots On

Tribhuvan Tiwari

Blinded, bereaved, besieged…. Since the ’90s, Delhi has been a safe haven for Afghans fleeing their benighted country. Outlook meets up with a fresh batch of refugees from horror.


02 September, 2021

Afghanistan’s Future Is Past Continuous After Last US Troop Pulls Out

Seema Guha

As the Americans finally exit, the fog of war still lies thick over Afghanistan. The Taliban face onerous tasks of governance, as well as grave threats in the shape of IS-K and other hostile jehadists.


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02 September, 2021

Foreign Hand | ‘I’ll Welcome You To The Club,' Said The Rocket To The Djoker

No one’s done it since the summer of ’69. Not even Federer. Now Djokovic closes in on a full Grand Slam…Rod Laver is waiting at the finishing line with a smile and a mug of beer.


02 September, 2021

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Headlines from around the world last week


26 August, 2021

‘India Shouldn’t Be In A Hurry To Do Business With Taliban’

Bhavna Vij-Aurora

Geostrategy expert and retired intelligence officer Anand Arni speaks about the possible threats to India after the Taliban takeover of Afghanistan. Excerpts:


25 August, 2021

Taliban Takeover Of Afghanistan Changes Region’s Geopolitics

Seema Guha

With Afghanistan still in chaotic flux, Pakistan, Russia and Iran court the Taliban to sew up their own security interests.


19 August, 2021

India’s Options Are Limited In Taliban-Ruled Afghanistan And Delhi Must Play Its Cards Well

Jayant Prasad

The Taliban’s writ now runs in Afghanistan. India, through dexterous diplomacy, must safeguard its interests by talking to the Taliban as well as its numerous friends there.


19 August, 2021

Love Thy Neighbour: A Stable Afghanistan Is What Pakistan Needs Right Now

Sitara Noor

Pakistan badly needs stability in Afghanistan. The dire alternative is refugee influx, TTP mayhem.


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19 August, 2021

China Has A Great Wall To Leap Over In New Kabul

Michael Kugelman

America may have exited, but Beijing’s bosses cannot expect to simply waltz into the vacuum in Taliban-held Afghanistan. Their concerns are the same: instability, violence, terror.


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Hotel guests stand on the roof of Lemon Tree hotel, as the hotel gets flooded with the waters from an overflowing Kosi River in Jim Corbett National Park, Uttarakhand state. More than 20 people have died and many are...

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This photograph provided by India's National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) shows NDRF soldiers rescue people stranded in floodwaters in Udham Singh Nagar, Uttarakhand state. More than 20 people have died and many are...

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This photograph provided by India's National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) shows NDRF soldiers rescue people stranded in floodwaters in Udham Singh Nagar, Uttarakhand state. More than 20 people have died and many are...

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Muslims pelt stones at policemen during clashes following an Eid-e-Milad un Nabi procession, in Jabalpur.

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Migrant workers arriving from J&K wait at a railway station to board a train for their native places, in Amritsar. Many of migrant workers are leaving the Kashmir Valley after a series of attacks on them.

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This Election Season In UP, Lakhimpur Kheri Is The New Political Battlefield

The Opposition is hoping for a rich election harvest in Uttar Pradesh but Lucknow appears to be a long way from the killing fields.

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The Negotiator: Rakesh Tikait Is The Glue Holding Farmers’ Agitation Together

The former Delhi Police employee has also emerged as the go-to man for the authorities to reach out to the agitating farmers.

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Kashmir Minority Killings A Throwback To The Terrifying 90s

Outwardly peaceful, Kashmir has seen a spate of civilian killings in recent weeks. A silent unease has now exploded into fear and concern after the shooting of minorities.

Naseer Ganai
Kashmir Minority Killings A Throwback To The Terrifying 90s

Opinion

An Unfolding Dalit Movement In Tamil Nadu Has Escaped Nation’s Attention

Poet and activist Meena Kandasamy visits ground zero of the grassroots movement down South to understand the caste divide in the state.

Oct 25, 2021 Meena Kandasamy

India’s Archaic And Draconian Drug Laws Do More Harm Than Good

Our government must follow examples of other countries with liberal views on personal use of drugs.

Oct 25, 2021 Ronny Sen

India Needs A Caste Census To Know Where The Marginalised Stand In The Development Index

The aim of a caste census is not to know the numerical strength of a caste. Rather, it would reveal social inequalities for possible remedial measures.

Oct 25, 2021 Thallapelli Praveen

Mofussil Reporters Play A Crucial Role In The News Cycle But Do You Know Any Of Them?

The death of journalist Raman Kashyap at Lakhimpur Kheri throws into sharp relief the condition of local reporters incessantly feeding ‘breaking news’ to the ever-demanding maw of the national media from India’s hinterland.

Oct 25, 2021 Umesh Kumar Ray