Editorial
The emerging world in 2022: threats and possibilities

The emerging world will witness threats of competing hegemonic forces resorting to acts of violence and counter-violence in coming days. Ongoing movements for equality, justice and sustainability will continue to give us signs of hope.

In Chicago, ‘Kashmir Files’ Leaves Youth Invigorated; Audience Sniffling; Oldies Debating

CHICAGO – ‘Kashmir Files’ a feature film based on exodus of Kashmiri Pandits from the Kashmir Valley during 1990s was screened in a Chicago suburb on 12 Dec 2021. The screening was part of an ongoing string of film’s screenings that ‘Global Kashmiri Diaspora,’ is organising across the United States. Locally based book reading collective named ‘Indica’ organized the Chicago screening under aegis of its executive Mr Rakesh Malhotra, who is also President-Elect of the Federation of India Associations (FIA). He was assisted by other FIA executives to include: Mr Amar Upadhaya, Ms Nirmala Reddy, Mr Hemant Patel, and Mr Abhinav Raina. Mr Soman Dhar also assisted.

Vidya Balan, Pratik Gandhi finish filming untitled rom-com

Actress Vidya Balan on Thursday announced on social media that she has wrapped up the shoot of her untitled romantic-comedy film with co-star Pratik Gandhi.

The trolling of Shashi Tharoor and the targeting of Kangana Ranaut underline a terrible shrinking

Happy Birthday Advani and 1947 being bheekh aren’t the same thing. But the reactions to both underline a terrible shrinking.

US Army is answering Congress on Afghanistan fiasco. But questions on Pakistan still missing

US Generals are spilling it against their military establishment on the withdrawal of troops from Afghanistan. And the testimonies are unedifying – everyone is blaming everyone else.

No more ‘high command’, please

Tavleen Singh writes: No political party is in greater danger of being destroyed by its ‘high command’ than the Congress, but it seems unable to save itself.

Common Foe Arun Jaitley Had Once Warned Amarinder Singh that Sidhu would undermine him

It came as a shock to other BJP-ruled states that Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani, along with his entire Cabinet, was replaced a fortnight ago with a first-time MLA, Bhupendra Patel.

'Because this book had to be published’

In today’s world, all these collaborative practices may seem all too usual but Ahmed was most certainly the first from Bangladesh and one of the first in South Asia to have started these practices, way before all the fancy multinational enterprises set up their shops in India.

Improve governance and rules instead of privatisation: Raghuram Rajan

Rajan was also critical of the government for not focusing enough on healthcare and education, and cutting down on expenditure

Ganesha-the supreme lord of wisdom, prosperity and good fortune.

Ganesha, the elephant-headed god, is worshipped as the supreme lord of wisdom, prosperity and good fortune.  Ganesh Chaturthi, which has been an individual, home function for a long time, is now a social event as well.

Who is Jonathan the Tortoise, the Oldest Known Living Animal on Earth?

Jonathan, the tortoise's age was estimated so because records say he was 'fully mature' when brought to Saint Helena in 1882.

Analysis: The constant struggles of an alternate leadership to the Gandhis in Congress

Try as they might, substitutes to Rahul Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi have not really emerged in the Grand Old Party. This despite the poor electoral and organisational record of the Gandhis.

Fall of Kabul: On Afghanistan crisis

With Afghanistan under the total control of the Taliban, the future looks bleak

Opinion: Rahul Gandhi's Wasted Cause In Attacking Twitter

Mr. Gandhi had tweeted an image of him meeting the parents of a nine-year-old child who was allegedly raped before being killed in Delhi. The tweet was first withheld and then, Mr Gandhi's account was locked. This was followed by the locking of the accounts of 23 senior party leaders and 7 official handles along with that of over 5,000 Congress supporters (as per the party).