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Will you shut up, man: Personal attacks rule 1st Trump-Biden debate

BY NIKHILA NATARAJAN New York, Sep 30 (IANS) "Clown", "Liar", "just shush for a minute" and "keep yapping" were the insults that will forever be...

Muslim education in India: Need for private and public sector investment

BY FRANK F. ISLAM Eminent columnist Swaminathan A. Aiyar called upon Wakf boards and wealthy Muslims to finance the development of "a string of world-class...

Chinese imperialism poses incurable threat to the world

BY BINAY KUMAR SINGH Two viruses have taken over the world. One, a minuscule creature called Covid-19, has killed more than 8,00,000 people around the...

Duplicitous dragon at the door

BY AIR MARSHAL (RETD) HARISH MASAND More than four months have gone by since the PLA upped the ante on the borders with India resulting...

Politics by blackmail: Eulalie syndrome in Indian public life

BY SAEED NAQVI If the Gandhi trio stirred themselves into action as a serious opposition, is there a possibility that they would end up in...

Of tricks of trade a veteran diplomat picked up from his...

BY VISHNU MAKHIJANI New Delhi, Sep 8 (IANS) Winston Churchill once defined diplomacy as "the art of telling a man to go to hell in...

US election is an event of interest for India

BY D.C. PATHAK The course geo-politics has taken over the last few years makes it crucially important for the entire democratic world that the strategic...

Why are the Indian and Chinese economies decoupling?

BY ATUL SINGH, MANU SHARMA & VIKRAM SOOD India has strong geopolitical, historical and economic reasons to disentangle itself from China's arms Many experts argue India...

Pakistan: A saga of paranoia, denial and cheating

BY BINAY KUMAR SINGH The Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) air crash in June that killed 97 people and the circumstances causing it beg a closer...

Rural India: A case for cautious optimism and nuanced policy mix

BY SREEJITH BALASUBRAMANIAN One of the major reasons EMs are forecasted to register less negative growth in 2020, vs. AEs, is the higher share of...