Putin runs out of options while Russia’s feared and famous Red Army is in retreat

Suffering reverses in the Ukraine war, Russia’s dictator Vladimir Putin threatens nuclear apocalypse after winning a sham referendum. India has warned Russia to explore peaceful avenues to end the con

02 Oct 2022

Many words to describe the Congress President election

A contest between old fox Ashok Gehlot and the urbane Tharoor suggests a long-needed image overhaul.

25 Sep 2022

Rahul Gandhi's Bharat Jodo Yatra: In search of Bharat Mata in mother-son land

From Gandhi to Modi and Rahul, re-discovery of India is the launch pad to the next level.

16 Sep 2022

Where there’s smoke, there's a car

Cars changed society with ease. Road trips brought families together. America's Model T and India's Maruti 800 transformed economies and history.

10 Sep 2022

Don't confuse freedom with independence

Poverty keeps Indians from being independent, and governments tame their choices by doling out freebies like computers, bicycles and mobile phones. Politicians depend on revdi to get or stay in power

27 Aug 2022

Atal Bihari Vajpayee: Remembering a hawk in dove’s clothing

The Ram toofan did come in 2014 and swept the BJP to power twice. But it has also swept away Vajpayee's legacy of convivial politics and hardcore patriotism.

20 Aug 2022

Not parrots, it’s hawks who own the cage

ED was also a handy weapon to intimidate Shiv Sena and NCP netas with corruption charges; defections ended the Maha Vikas Aghadi government.

14 Aug 2022

The fire at the end of the world

In California, heat waves killed 599 people between 2010 and 2019. In America’s hottest city, Phoenix, Arizona, there were about 200 heat-related deaths in 2020 when 53 days cooked at 43°C.

06 Aug 2022

The Fire at the End of the World

It is time to sweat the small stuff while Vilayat calls. Of the number of immigrants who heeded the call and relocated to Britain last year, most were Indians who have been granted work visas.

04 Aug 2022

Game of drones: Unveiling the new era of war and conflict

Starting with the War on Terror, the combat drone has come of age in the Ukraine War, redefining warfare. UAV tech is the next frontier in world domination and the sci-fi dream of ruling the universe.

30 Jul 2022

Of God, particles and theory of everything

Facts and proof are determined by the age we live in. In 1633, Galileo was imprisoned for claiming that the earth revolved around the sun and not the other way around, as the Church believed.

29 Jul 2022

A pride of lions meets national pride

There is a new Lion King in town and he has been stalking his prey for some time. His metaphor is the Gir lion that roams Gujarat’s wildlife parks.

17 Jul 2022

The age of rage and targeted killings 

Anger sweeps the world, pitting conservatives against liberals, and globalists against regionalists. Riding this wave is the Angry Hindu whose resurgent nationalism is ushering in a New Indian Order.

17 Jul 2022

Southern avatars blocking march of Modi avatar 

Indian mythology owes much of its success to avatars. Lord Vishnu had 10, Lord Shiva has 19, Lord Ganesha has eight, and Goddess Parvati has 10.

09 Jul 2022

Why wheat spells doom for Uddhav Thackeray

Politics is anthropology by other means. The hapless Uddhav Thackeray is no hunter-gatherer. His dilemma goes back 12,000 years when around eight million foragers prowled the globe.

03 Jul 2022