South Asia and Beyond

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Yemen’s Civil War

NEW DELHI: On January 17, two Indians and a Pakistani were killed in a massive explosion in Abu Dhabi. The blast is believed to have been the result of a ‘drone attack’ by Yemen’s Houthi rebels. This attack on the capital of UAE has once again drawn the spotlight to a conflict that has been […]Read More

A Guide To Contemporary China

Gearing Up For Military Recruitment Military recruitment for the first half of 2022 will start on Feb. 15 and end on March 31, according to the Central Military Commission. Recruitment for the second half of the year will run from August. 15 to September 30. Starting last year, China’s military extended conscription from once a […]Read More

COP26: Towards A Climate Of Hope

NEW DELHI: The 26th UN climate conference (COP26) opens in the Scottish city of Glasgow tomorrow. The idea is to speed up action to meet the goals of the Paris climate agreement, even better that as the globe is heating up faster than expected. With heads of state/government of various countries attending, here’s a lowdown […]Read More

I Will Be Don Quixote And Lead The Charge, You

NEW DELHI: “It is tantamount to tilting at windmills according to some, she(Sushma Swaraj) ominously adds…finally she concludes in a lighter vein,’Don’t worry, I will be Don Quixote and lead the charge. You can be Sancho Panza.’ I take it that this is her way of signalling that we can proceed full throttle and assuring […]Read More

COP26: Towards A Climate Of Hope

NEW DELHI: The 26th UN climate conference (COP26) opens in the Scottish city of Glasgow tomorrow. The idea is to speed up action to meet the goals of the Paris climate agreement, even better that as the globe is heating up faster than expected. With heads of state/government of various countries attending, here’s a lowdown […]Read More

Panjshir, The Last Bastion Standing

NEW DELHI: Amid the withdrawal of foreign troops from Afghanistan, the Taliban regaining control over territory happened in quick time. Many provinces fell like a pack of cards. But Panjshir Valley is still holding out. Former vice-president Amrullah Saleh has joined forces with the National Resistance Front spearheaded by Ahmad Massoud, the son of Afghanistan’s […]Read More

Why No One Is Safe From Pegasus Spyware

NEW DELHI: Edward Snowden alerted us to the threats to privacy back in 2013. But recent revelations that software made by an Israeli firm NSO Group called Pegasus spyware, which is potentially hacking billions of phones across the world, has ensured that threats to democracy have become all too real. An investigation called the Pegasus […]Read More

‘World War II Told From An Indian Perspective’

NEW DELHI: Saving The World From Hitler is a handy little book of 119 pages, fast paced and easy to read with the focus on India’s role in World War II. The author R.Prasannan is Senior Coordinating Editor of The Week, a publication of the Malayala Manorama Group. In this chat on Books Corner, Prasannan […]Read More