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.
Geostrategy expert and retired intelligence officer Anand Arni speaks about the possible threats to India after the Taliban takeover of Afghanistan. Excerpts:
With Afghanistan still in chaotic flux, Pakistan, Russia and Iran court the Taliban to sew up their own security interests.
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.
Pakistan badly needs stability in Afghanistan. The dire alternative is refugee influx, TTP mayhem.
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.
The Soviets in 1979, the CIA/ISI-backed mujahideen, civil war, Taliban’s first arrival…right up to their second coming. All the dates, all the events.
New victors in the Great Game’s old theatre script another tragic twist in the Afghan story, with the ripples likely to cross borders
US pulled out of Afghanistan after two decades, leaving the war-ravaged country in the hands of the same radical group it had set out to vanquish
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As the Taliban inches close to regaining power, opinion differs as to their rule—bloodbath and medieval brutality or a more tempered, responsible regime
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
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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.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
The nature of these political parties is slightly different from those of the past. They are now appealing on the basis of secularism and trying to organise all oppressed communities under their banner.