US Patriot System For Ukraine: More Political-Strategic Meat Than Military

During the much-hyped visit of Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelensky to the US, the latter let it be known that, as part of its latest tranche of advanced weapons that Ukraine has been pleading for, the … Read more

Where are Science and Development After 75 Years of the Indian Independence?

A scientific vision—conceived to encompass the social and the natural sciences—was profoundly a part of the Indian national movement. India’s struggle for independence was not simply to free itself from British rule. It was also … Read more

The Emergency Then: Life in Jail

Tihar Jail was a very large prison, occupying about 65 to 70 acres. There were low barracks in each ward, all single-storey, with some grounds attached to each. Once the prisoners were let out during … Read more

Will India Fall for US Offer on Fighters for Indian Aircraft Carriers?

Are military technology aspects of the US-India relationship set to change in the coming years? Recent reports suggest that the US is preparing a $500 million foreign military assistance package for India which, although a … Read more

Coal Shortages and Power Cuts: Mismanaged Electricity Supplies

Even before we reached peak summer, power cuts started in many states. With power demand reaching 201 GW on 26th April, we had a shortfall of 8.2 GW or 4%. In the peak of summer, … Read more

Ukraine and the Global Economic War: Barbarism or Civilisation?

Do the Ukraine war and the action of the United States, the European Union, and the United Kingdom spell the end of the dollar as the world’s reserve currency? Even if the peace talks between … Read more

The Three Wars in Ukraine and How We Might all Lose

The war in Ukraine is now part of three interlocking wars: the physical war, the information war and the economic war. If we want to know what today’s hybrid war looks like, this is it. The … Read more

Can Iran and US Breathe Life Back into Nuclear Deal?

The possibility of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA)—or the Iran nuclear deal—being revived, though difficult, has brightened. It could have been accomplished much earlier if not for the Biden administration’s attempts to extract … Read more

Weaponising Hate Apps: Sulli Deals and Bulli Bai

The recent Sulli Deals and Bulli Bai cases targeting Muslim women show how the deeply anti-women and communal mindset manifests when deployed in combination with tech tools and social media platforms. Perhaps not so surprising … Read more

Holmes Verdict: In the US, it is Fine to Lie to Consumers, but Not Investors

The verdict on Elizabeth Holmes, the CEO of Theranos, who was tried for fraud in a US court, is guilty. Theranos was a company set up by Holmes and her former partner Ramesh “Sunny” Balwani, … Read more

Reckless, Malafide Go-Ahead for Seven Hydro Projects

THE Ministry of Environment, Forests & Climate Change (MoEFCC) last week filed an affidavit in the Supreme Court conveying that it has now given the go-ahead for seven controversial hydro-electric projects in the Upper Ganga … Read more

Ramdev’s Bogus Claims to Sell Patanjali Products Combines with BJP’s anti-Science Nationalism

ALL publicity is good publicity—so the old marketing slogan goes. Is that why Ramdev courts controversy by laughing at Covid-19 victims gasping for air on his Astha channel? His attack on allopathic medicine as “stupid … Read more