Celebrity Mental Illness: A bitter pill to swallow
The death of actor Sushant Singh Rajput has taken the country by storm. Since his demise two months ago, numerous theories regarding its “real” cause have received incessant media coverage, from nepotism in Bollywood to allegations of foul play. It is, of course, plausible that some of these theories might be true.
Western Media Bias against India
The Western Media is now more vocal about the growing pervasiveness of moral denunciation through ‘Cancel Culture’ in western societies. Cancel Culture refers to a boycott of someone in professional or social circles that is determined by an aggressive minority, based on an opinion or an action that goes against the preconceived dogmas that began in its very own universities or organisations.
Innovation in the times of COVID19: Do companies really need to build something “new”?
Let us start by pointing out that while this article is being released during COVID-19, much of what is mentioned here is related to business-as-usual, whether there is a crisis or not.
This time the US is taking India’s side against China
Unlike in 2017, U.S. support for India at a time of confrontation with China is much more pronounced this time around.
Libya: Dangerous Escalation
The UN Secretary-General in a briefing to the UN Security Council on 8th July said that the conflict in Libya has entered ‘a new phase with foreign interference reaching unprecedented levels’.
Questioning India's Robust Response to the Chinese Threat is Anti National
The current Sino Indian faceoff is the most serious since the 1962 conflict. Strung across hundreds of kilometres and encompassing many contentious areas it has been marked by scuffles between the two sides resulting in scores of casualties and heavy troop build ups. Three rounds of talks between the military commanders of the two sides accompanied by diplomatic exchanges have not so far resulted in any meaningful de escalation.
How are female essential workers faring amidst COVID19?
The health and essential workforce has emerged as an indispensable backbone of the economy today, and much of the conversations surrounding labour reforms and protection have the plight of these workers at their core. As this workforce around the world is being lauded as warriors fighting a novel threat, the search for sex-disaggregated data of these frontline workers reveals remarkable information about the impact of the virus.
In stand-off, keeping an eye on the nuclear ball
In the conventional escalation along the LAC, India cannot afford to ignore China’s expanding nuclear arsenal.
Spinning out of hand
Government’s headline management strategy has clearly gone awry
Military further tightens grip over Imran administration
The military establishment in Pakistan has used the havoc caused by the Covid-19 pandemic to increase its control over the Imran Khan-led Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) government. The pandemic has devastated the already stumbling economy of Pakistan. The poor handling of Covid-19 by the PTI government helped the all-powerful military to increase its grip on the civilian administration. In recent months, key positions in the civilian administration have been taken over either by serving officers up to the rank of lieutenant generals or former military officials handpicked by the top brass.