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Xi’s China is a must-read book

The simple two-worded title of this book Xi’s China is hugely suggestive of the fact that it is the worst version of China in the world so far

Mir Areiba's poems on Kashmir strike a sensitive chord

She is just 19 but carries a sensitive heart reciprocating to all that is happening around her through verses

A kaleidoscopic look at the Indian Armed Forces

Manthan means churning. This Hindi word can be applied to the Indian Armed Forces because they represent soldiers, sailors, and airmen from different parts of India

Know all about the environment-friendly vehicle of the future

This book Charging India: Developing E-Mobility Ecosystem explores various facets of this transition to e-mobility, looking at a macro level of India’s quest for 100 percent electric mobility

My own story relates to evolving global economy: Indra Nooyi's memoir

Indra Nooyi is one of the world's foremost business visionaries, who broke the glass ceiling in global business as a woman of Indian origin and immigrant leading a top American multinational that operates in 200 countries

Of decline, gentrification, and a young girl's coming of age (Book Review)

It was once home to some 130 textile mills employing 300,000 workers but then came the Great Bombay Textile Strike of 1982 over salary increases and wages that prolonged for 18 months and triggered the end of the once-thriving industry

Unravelling the India Covid story

When WHO first declared COVID-19 a global pandemic in March 2020, there was a great deal of apprehension about how India -- the country with the highest TB cases and diabetes, inadequate health infrastructure and a population of 1.3 billion -- would fare

'Presenting the true history of India a torturous process'

Ever since I began taking a serious interest in history from the time I was in the eighth grade and had yet to turn a teenager, I wondered why the focus was only on two 'eras' - the Mughal and the British

China's new Great Game in the Himalayas (Book Review)

Some weeks ago, while reviewing a book on Sino-Indian relations, a question was asked whether India was missing the wood for the trees in its response to the Chinese incursions in Ladakh that had begun last May

I dream of India-Pakistan becoming good friends: Nobel Prize winner Malala Yousafzai

The concluding day of the 14th Jaipur Literature Festival witnessed Nobel Prize recipient, author, and Pakistani activist Malala Yousafzai talking about a range of subjects including education, human rights, and her hopes for India-Pakistan relationship

An engaging travel diary of a solo female traveler

An engaging travel diary, ‘Story of a Lone Lady Traveller in India’, by Shyamali Datta (Sen) fulfils the popular adage “Travel opens your heart, broadens your mind and fills your life with stories to tell.”

'Bhuttos believed Kashmir can't be left in the hands of the generals'

Benazir Bhutto and her father Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto were both firm believers that intricate issues such as Kashmir cannot be left in the hands of generals, says retired Pakistani Ambassador Shamsul Hassan in his book, "Life with the Bhuttos."

Rekindling a forgotten Himalayan story: Did the CIA plant a spy device on Nanda Devi?

Did the CIA, in association with India's Intelligence Bureau, clandestinely plant nuclear devices on Nanda Devi, the second-highest mountain in India, in the 1950s to spy on China's nuclear programme and which are said to have led to a glacier break and triggered the devastating floods in Uttarakhand earlier this month?

The race to create a world-class ventilator to combat COVID-19

A raging pandemic, a dearth of life-saving equipment, and 90 days to manufacture a world-class ventilator

Timely focus on Balochistan situation (Review)

The year began on a subdued note with the assassination of journalist and activist Karima Baloch, one of Balochistan's few, fiery and brilliant women freedom fighters

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