Busting myths: ‘Make in India’ to ‘Design in India’

Pradeep S Mehta Over two-thirds of international trade today is conducted through global value chains. For example, a mobile phone or a railway engine or a jet aircraft would be comprising of components from 30 different countries and assembled in a few, to be put out in the market under a brand. One area in […]

AFSPA under scanner again

AFSPA under scanner again

Recent civilian killings in forces firing at Sirnoo Pulwama in south Kashmir have once again shifted the focus at Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA), which provides impunity to soldiers operating in Jammu and Kashmir. Many people believe that civilian killings could be stopped if AFSPA is revoked from Jammu and Kashmir. This law has […]

Of matters naval and geopolitical: India, Russia and United States

Abhijit Bhattacharyya This recent newspaper headline gave an eerie feeling: “Russia to help build two stealth frigates in Goa; US threat ignored for $500 million tech-transfer deal”. The first point that immediately came to mind is why there should be a “US threat” at all if Russia helps this country to build two stealth frigates […]

The Rafale bogey

  Gaurav Bhatia There is nothing more vital and sacrosanct to a nation than its security and sovereignty. In the last few months, Congress chief Rahul Gandhi has been hopelessly trying to raise a false bogey about the Rafale deal signed by the Narendra Modi government. The Congress government could not ink the said deal […]

PDP trains all guns at BJP

PDP trains all guns at BJP

Since the day PDP-BJP coalition has collapsed in Jammu and Kashmir, the Peoples Democratic Party has repeatedly trained guns at its former ally BJP. When the Jammu and Kashmir Assembly was in suspended animation, the PDP leaders time and again alleged that BJP is intimidating the party legislators to join the Third Front. Even the […]

Handling politics when the breeze is changing

  Anand K Sahay When the BJP was expecting to steamroll the Congress, it went for a six over mid-wicket. This alters not just the political lie of the land but national political dynamics as well as we approach the Lok Sabha elections. Suddenly, the expectation has been given birth to in the minds of […]

How do you scream in Arabic?

  Hamid Dabashi “We have the tape,” US President Donald Trump finally admitted that there is a tape-recording of the murder of Jamal Khashoggi – but then he immediately added: “I don’t want to hear the tape, no reason for me to hear the tape.” When he was asked why, he said: “Because it’s a […]

Make forces accountable

Make forces accountable

Seven civilians getting killed near an encounter site at Sirnoo Pulwama in south Kashmir has shocked entire Kashmir. According to the media reports more than 20 persons also sustained injuries in the forces action and they are undergoing treatment at different hospitals. Everyone has condemned the excessive use of lethal force by the government forces […]

How Britain stole $45 trillion from India

  Jason Hickel There is a story that is commonly told in Britain that the colonisation of India – as horrible as it may have been – was not of any major economic benefit to Britain itself. If anything, the administration of India was a cost to Britain. So the fact that the empire was […]

How the media and elites fuel racism in British football

Jason Hickel Over the weekend the two biggest British newspapers, the Sun and the Daily Mail, reported on the racist abuse suffered by Manchester City forward Raheem Sterling during Saturday’s game against Chelsea. Both led with images of Sterling standing dismayed, surrounded by a dozen or so white, mainly middle-aged men, screaming and gesticulating at […]

1 48 49 50 51 52 144