History has a serendipitous way of discarding statues that were once erected to project power and perpetuity
Threat of bankruptcy has pushed the President and Prime Minister to a corner and Sri Lanka towards an unprecedented financial crisis.
Democracy is straining at the seams as authoritarian governments across the world lock horns with citizens.
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
The Kabul University attack convulsed the body and mind of an Afghan woman. What remains are shards of her dreams.
The recent attacks on the minority Hindu community in Bangladesh expose the fault lines in India's neighbouring country.
Afghanistan is out of bounds and in flux. Countries, including India, scramble for a Central Asian seat for a good view.
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.
The Biden-Harris administration is serious because India is at the heart of the US response to its peer competition with China.
China, Afghanistan and the Quad are the pressing issues that form the backdrop of PM Modi’s first in-person meeting with Joe Biden
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.
Headlines from around the world last week
Terror emanating from Afghanistan can singe both Russia and India badly. It has given an impetus to cooling ties between the old allies.
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.
Headlines from around the world last week
Fahim Dashty resisted, till death, the Taliban’s sectarianism. His heart beat only for a modern, democratic Afghanistan.
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.
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.
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.PTI Photo
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.PTI Photo
A health worker collects swab sample of a woman for COVID-19 test, amid concerns over rising Omicron cases, in Gurugram.PTI Photo
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.PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan
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.PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan
He would take his colour, brushes and canvas outside to paint and talk with his love. He would stand close to the window and paint, keeping an eye on his muse.
They say the violin mimics the human sound. In his case, it was that of love, of longing. He didn’t know any other way of loving.
Younger people do not have much progressive beliefs; a 2017 survey found that one-third of young people opposed inter-caste marriage.
A more important role the government has in the matter of job creation is that of building an ecosystem conducive to creation of jobs
How practical is it to aspire to be self-employed? Does it pay off for all those who venture? What are the pitfalls?
They don’t have jobs nor do they have direction. There is an increasing discontent among the youth of India
Even compared with the most abject annals of misgovernance in India, it’s hard to get worse than what happened in Panjim in the wake of Parrikar’s absence at the helm, followed by his untimely demise.