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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

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

02 November, 2021 Seema Guha

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

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

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

27 October, 2021 Seema Guha

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


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

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

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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


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.


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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.


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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02 September, 2021

Sans Frontiers

Headlines from around the world last week


Photo Gallery

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi arrives at Parliament during its Winter Session, in New Delhi.

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Union Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar during the Winter Session of Parliament, in New Delhi.

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Union Commerce and Industry Minister Piyush Goyal with Parliamentary Affairs Minister Pralhad Joshi during the Winter Session of Parliament, in New Delhi.

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Congress leader Anand Sharma interacts with AAP MP Sanjay Singh, during the Winter Session of Parliament, in New Delhi.

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TMC MP Nusrat Jahan during the Winter Session of Parliament, in New Delhi.

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Lead Essay

Roses Among Thorns: The Many Solidarities Of Diverse Protests

Every act of dissent is an art. Of pain and pathos. Of hope and new dawn. It’s their story. It’s everyone’s story.

Opinion

Farm Law Repeal Has Given New Life To Idea Of Protest In India

Dissent is less about material gains than the intangibles they leave us with.

Apoorvanand
Farm Law Repeal Has Given New Life To Idea Of Protest In India

Manual Scavengers

An ‘Untouchable’ Story: My Life As A Protest

For India’s manual scavengers, mere existence is a protest, because they need to fight just to reclaim their humanity and dignity.

Bezwada Wilson
An ‘Untouchable’ Story: My Life As A Protest

Opinion

Ordinary People And Their Tales Of Incredible Courage

In ordinary people live extraordinary tales of courage that speak truth to power

Dec 06, 2021 Mrinal Pande

For Northeast, Acts Of Protest Are Not Always A Matter Of Choice

People of Northeast often fall back on protests to be heard and seen by India’s mainland.

Dec 06, 2021 Dilip Borah

Farm Law Repeal Has Given New Life To Idea Of Protest In India

Dissent is less about material gains than the intangibles they leave us with.

Dec 06, 2021 Apoorvanand

Tradition Of Embracing Disagreement Shaped India

The country has lived and survived through a complex but vital tradition of dissent and protest which has sustained and enriched it.

Dec 06, 2021 Ashok Vajpeyi