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Brothers Grim: Rajapaksas Face Harsh Reality As Fairytale Fades

Brothers Grim: Rajapaksas Face Harsh Reality As Fairytale Fades

20 January, 2022 Seema Guha

Threat of bankruptcy has pushed the President and Prime Minister to a corner and Sri Lanka towards an unprecedented financial crisis.

From Arab Spring To Anti-Covid Stir, How The World Is Protesting

From Arab Spring To Anti-Covid Stir, How The World Is Protesting

25 November, 2021 Seema Guha

Democracy is straining at the seams as authoritarian governments across the world lock horns with citizens.


Times New Roman: Modi’s Meeting With Pope And The Message For Indian Christians

PM Narendra Modi’s personal equation with the Pope relieves India’s Christians; at the G20 summit he promises jabs for the world; at COP26 in Glasgow the premier pledges that the country would attain net zero emissions by 2070

Blood, Tears & Lost Hope: An Afghan Woman Recalls The Day Terror Visited Kabul University

Blood, Tears & Lost Hope: An Afghan Woman Recalls The Day Terror Visited Kabul University

02 November, 2021 Maryam Karimi

The Kabul University attack convulsed the body and mind of an Afghan woman. What remains are shards of her dreams.


Attacks On Hindus In Bangladesh A Blow To PM Sheikh Hasina’s Secular Credentials

The recent attacks on the minority Hindu community in Bangladesh expose the fault lines in India's neighbouring country.

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20 October, 2021

Diplomats From US, India, Iran, EU And Turkey Are Rushing To Central Asian Countries; Here's Why

Seema Guha

Afghanistan is out of bounds and in flux. Countries, including India, scramble for a Central Asian seat for a good view.


06 October, 2021

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

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.


29 September, 2021

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

Aparna Pande

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


23 September, 2021

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

Seema Guha

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


16 September, 2021

Sticking With Pigs

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.


16 September, 2021

Sans Frontiers

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

Sans Frontiers

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.


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A farmer sits near his red chillies at a deserted APMC market, during the weekend curfew imposed by the Karnataka government to curb the spread of COVID-19, in Hubballi.

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Delhi Chief Minister & AAP National Convenor Arvind Kejriwal being welcomed by women supporters during his door-to-door campaign ahead of the Goa Assembly elections, in Goa.

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A health worker collects swab sample of a woman for COVID-19 test, amid concerns over rising Omicron cases, in Gurugram.

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Traffic jam on a road at Shalimar Bagh during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

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The Lajpat Nagar market wears a deserted look during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

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Goa Election 2022: The Good, The Bad, And The Bizzare

Everyone’s having a party in Goa. From Mamata Banerjee to Arvind Kejriwal, political parties of all hues descend on the tiny state for Elections 2022.

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Who Am I: The Gender Bias In India’s Oral Storytelling

The epics have been used and abused over many patriarchal eras, their relevance convoluted to shove a regressive concoction down the throats of youngsters.

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Kings of Good Times: A Political History Of Goa

Since its independence from Portuguese rule, the smallest Indian state of Goa has seen the rise and fall of several regional parties

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Total Eclipse Of The Heart

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