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Dilip Hiro

The Other Side Of India's Reforms

Jul 18, 2016 Dilip Hiro

A Quarter Century of Market Reform Leaves India Richer With Wider Inequality

The Most Dangerous Place On Earth

May 02, 2016 Dilip Hiro

A nuclear armageddon in the making at the India-Pakistan border

When Globalisation Met Traditional Politics

A study of Modi's reception at London’s Wembley Stadium shows how shrewdly the BJP hides its political agenda with a non-political mask.

In League With The Cops

Nov 27, 2014 Dilip Hiro

Two-thirds of the alcohol consumed in India originates in the illegally brewed hooch, the English term for desi liquor, officially called tharra.

A Deep Seated Division

In Syria and Iraq, ISIS exploits power voids, frustrations over minority rights, and Sunni-Shia divide. Obama’s call for inclusiveness will not work

05 June, 2014

Clueless In Cairo

Dilip Hiro

Washington’s policies in the Middle East have proven a grim imperial comedy of errors and increasingly a spectacle of how a superpower is sidelined.

23 January, 2014

The Persian Puzzle

Dilip Hiro

Will the Iran Nuclear Deal thrive or wither? The world has a narrow window of opportunity for a deal on Iran’s nuclear research

31 October, 2013

An Incompatible Couple

Dilip Hiro

The US and Pakistan can’t help bickering when together while well aware that divorce is not an option

03 October, 2013

No One Listens To The Sole Superpower

Dilip Hiro

Ever fewer countries, allies, or enemies, are paying attention, much less kowtowing, to the once-formidable power of the world’s last superpower. The list of defiant figures is lengthening.

11 July, 2013

Fight For Democracy?

Dilip Hiro

The military coup in Egypt has divided the Middle East and North Africa while creating bizarre new bedfellows.

14 June, 2013

Power And Resistance

Dilip Hiro

Turkey’s prime minister failed to grasp the essence of democratic behaviour and the potency of social media in a country of 74 million with 66 million mobile phone subscribers and 32 million internet connections.

03 April, 2013

The Great Afghan Corruption Scam

Dilip Hiro

How Operation Enduring Freedom mutated into Operation Enduring Corruption

18 October, 2012

The Alliance From Hell

Dilip Hiro

How the U.S. and Pakistan became a classic example of a dysfunctional nuclear family of international relations

06 September, 2012

Isolating Iran?

Dilip Hiro

The mere fact of Iran hosting the NAM summit – attended by all 120 members, a quarter represented by their heads of state, but also most of its 21 observers – contradicts the Western-inspired notion of its diplomatic isolation.

02 August, 2012

Is Partition A Solution?

Dilip Hiro

There are overarching parallels between the British Raj in India and the French Mandate in Syria. Following footsteps of India and Pakistan, Damascus may find peace in partition

28 June, 2012

Toxic Battle

Dilip Hiro

There’s no satisfying solution to the 16-month old Syrian bloodshed. Worse, the sectarian Shia-Sunni fault line extends beyond the oil-rich Middle East, well into Afghanistan and Pakistan.

30 April, 2012

Street Power

Dilip Hiro

The defiance with which Saeed has treated the US threat has highlighted the power of the Pakistani street, an integral part of the country’s politics

17 April, 2012

A Strategy For Disaster

Dilip Hiro

The widely expected release of the latest round of funds from the Pentagon’s CSF will raise total U.S. military aid to Islamabad since 9/11 to $14.2 billion, two-and-a-half times the Pakistani military’s annual budget

Photo Gallery

India's Pusarla V. Sindhu celebrates after scoring a point against Japan's Akane Yamaguchi during their women's singles badminton semifinal match at the BWF World Tour Finals in Nusa Dua, Bali, Indonesia.

AP Photo/Dita Alangkara

A healthcare worker collects swab sample of a woman for COVID-19 test in view of the threat of the new variant (Omicron) of the virus, at a railway station in Patna.

PTI Photo

Beach side temporary shops covered by polythene sheets in the wake of Cyclone Jawad, in Puri.

PTI Photo

Prime Minister Narendra Modi with Uttarakhand CM Pushkar Singh Dhami and others during BJP election campaign rally, ahead of state Assembly polls in 2022, in Dehradun.

PTI Photo

Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses during a BJP election campaign rally, ahead of state Assembly polls in 2022, in Dehradun.

PTI Photo

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Shaheen Bagh, CAA, Farmers’ Protest: Hip-Hop Is The Voice Of Dissent In India

Young, brash and little-known artistes are using hip-hop as an outlet to speak up and speak out.


Why I Rap: A Hip-Hop Artiste’s Journey From Bihar To Stardom

Aamir Shaikh aka Shaikhspeare traces talks about the genre that uses music as a means to dissent.

Aamir Shaikh
Why I Rap: A Hip-Hop Artiste’s Journey From Bihar To Stardom

Uttar Pradesh

Death Of Three Dalit Girls And A Story Of Pain And Humiliation

Family from UP village forced to run around to complete post-death official paperwork and even last rites.

Ashutosh Sharma
Death Of Three Dalit Girls And A Story Of Pain And Humiliation


Let's Talk About Ageism And Sexism In Indian Films, A Zillionth Time!

While everyone is going gaga over actress Katrina Kaif in the revamped version of 'Tip Tip Barsa Pani', the replacement of Raveena Tandon does point towards the problem of sexism and ageism in the Indian film industry

Nov 17, 2021 Yashika Mathur

T20 World Cup 2021 Analysis: David Warner And Mitchell Marsh - Tale Of Two Comebacks

Australia winning the T20 World Cup for the first time has been timely as they host the next edition at their own backyard in 2022.

Nov 15, 2021 Arijit Ghosh

Education In India During Covid-19: Challenges Faced And Solutions For A Post-Pandemic Era

As per the Observer Research Foundation, close to 250 million children in India were adversely affected due to school closures due to the early lockdowns imposed by the government in response to Covid-19.

Nov 11, 2021 Shekhar Mehta

T20 World Cup Review: Jaded By An Excess Of Cricket, India Were On An Inevitable Path To Doom

India's cricket administrators showed more drive to boost BCCI's coffers rather than take care of players' welfare during pandemic times.

Nov 08, 2021 Arijit Ghosh