Issac James Manayath

Dear Mr Trump, Iran won't yield to your bullying

Ever since he pulled America out of the Iran nuclear deal, President Donald Trump has been applying what he calls “maximum pressure” on Iran.

19 Jun 2019

The S-400 deal with Russia shows how much Turkey has moved away from the West

A member state of the NATO buying and integrating a sophisticated Russian military hardware into its arsenal does not sound pleasant to many ears.

12 Apr 2019

In Jair Bolsonaro, Benjamin Netanyahu finds a kindred spirit

The Brazilian leader’s public backing of Israel and his outward antipathy towards the Palestinians mean, he is a reliable partner. 

02 Jan 2019

A few missiles won't shake Syria's Bashar Al Assad. He is no Saddam or Gaddafi

Why is it so hard to deter Assad? The answer is simple: Russian President Vladimir Putin is firmly on his side.

16 Apr 2018

Sunny Leone, not Narendra Modi: Google reveals what Indians searched for in 2017

Google Trends data for 2017 is out. Guess what! Indians were less interested in knowing what their politicians are doing or what the biggest scams in the country are.

10 Mar 2018

North Korea has offered to give up its nuclear weapons. Here's why it could be a bluff

More than once in the past, leadership in Pyongyang has promised to abandon its nuclear ambitions in return for economic aid or sanctions relief only to renege on it.

08 Mar 2018

Catalonia: Here's how the industrial heartland of Spain became a hotbed of separatism

On Sunday, the people of Catalonia voted in a referendum that was banned by the Spanish government. They voted 'yes' or 'no' to the question of independence from Spain.

27 Oct 2017

Harvey Weinstein: How misogyny has come to define cinema industry

In fact, around the world, show-biz has proved to be one of the arenas most vulnerable to male domination. It is one in which fame, power and money come together.

22 Oct 2017

Who is Alexei Navalny, 'the man Vladimir Putin fears the most'?

Some in the West calls Navalny the “best hope” for Russia’s liberalisation. However, Navalny is no saint. What drives him, it appears, is his desire for power.

12 Oct 2017

Las Vegas: Mass shootings in the age of ‘precarious manhood’

Stephen Paddock, the man who killed 59 concert-goers in Las Vegas was 64 years old, much older than the other mass shooters of recent infamy, all of whom were less than 30 years old. 

05 Oct 2017

From hardship to ministership: The rise and fall of Yashwant Sinha, the BJP's critic within

Sinha has slammed the Union government, led by his own party, on a range of issues from Kashmir to the state of the economy.

02 Oct 2017

INS Aridhaman to be out soon. Here’s what you need to know about nuclear submarines

Later this month, defence minister Nirmala Sitharaman will launch India’s second indigenous nuclear submarine, INS Aridhaman, following which the new vessel will get into service by 2019.

15 Sep 2017

Bling Baba Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh and his Dera followers explained

Psychologists around the world have studied cult followers for years and many have concluded that most of them have undergone some kind of oppression or discrimination at some point in their lives.

28 Aug 2017