India close to buying 30 Sea Guardian drones from US to monitor Indian Ocean

 Sea Guardian drone (Source: General Atomics Global Corporation) As India looks to further heighten surveillance in the Indian Ocean and along its land borders, Washington is close to selling 30 MQ-9B (Sea Guardian) drones manufactured by San Diego-based General Atomics to New Delhi. According to top sources, the matter was discussed at a high-level meeting … Continue reading India close to buying 30 Sea Guardian drones from US to monitor Indian Ocean

WHO KILLED MY SON? An Indian-origin mother chronicles her 25-year-long battle for justice in the UK

Ricky Reel (Illustration: Saurabh Singh) "DO THEY THINK Asian lives don’t matter?” This is a question that Sukhdev Reel has been asking for the past 25 years since her son Ricky went missing in October 1997. Her sentiments resonate with the Asian grievance of being treated as unequal in the UK, a country that takes … Continue reading WHO KILLED MY SON? An Indian-origin mother chronicles her 25-year-long battle for justice in the UK

Life of Pi: Decoding the buzz around Pi Network, the cryptocurrency adopted by 35 million people across 230 countries and regions, ahead of its public launch

(Photo: Getty Images) PHOTOGRAPHS HAVE GONE viral on social media of a sweetmeat shop near Alwar in Rajasthan and a meat shop in Assam accepting Pi coins for their goods. So have selfies from a meeting of the so-called “Pi Community” in Delhi and a colourful celebration in the city by a few Pi enthusiasts … Continue reading Life of Pi: Decoding the buzz around Pi Network, the cryptocurrency adopted by 35 million people across 230 countries and regions, ahead of its public launch

Author and former Marine Elliot Ackerman on the 20-year American war in Afghanistan

In his latest book titled The Fifth Act: America’s End in Afghanistan, former US Marine and best-selling author Elliot Ackerman offers a ringside view of the war. Elliot Ackerman had left the US military for over 10 years when he was sucked into the chaos that ensued following last year’s withdrawal of American troops from … Continue reading Author and former Marine Elliot Ackerman on the 20-year American war in Afghanistan

Cyrus Mistry’s death: Expert body proposes holistic approach to prevent road crashes

SaveLIFE Foundation specialises in forensic crash investigations, collaborates with Centre Cyrus Mistry, former Tata Sons chairman In the wake of the unfortunate deaths of former Tata Sons chairman Cyrus Mistry and businessman-friend Jehangir Pandole in a road accident in Maharashtra, a top-notch organisation involved in offering road safety analyses and post-crash forensic investigations says that … Continue reading Cyrus Mistry’s death: Expert body proposes holistic approach to prevent road crashes

In post-Congress avatar, actress and former social media head Divya Spandana launches film production house

Popularly known by her screen name 'Ramya', the 39-year-old had quit the party after the 2019 poll loss and has lately been highly critical of former colleagues Actress Divya Spandana, popularly known as Ramya, is a former CWC member and social media head of the Congress party until she quit in 2019 Celebrated Kannada actress … Continue reading In post-Congress avatar, actress and former social media head Divya Spandana launches film production house

In a relief to Indian students, Ukraine holds convocation in Delhi, awards more than 500 MD certificates

 One of the students, Siddharth Nambiar from VN Karazin Kharkiv National University, at the Delhi convocation n what comes as a major relief amidst uncertainty, Ukrainian authorities have held a convocation in New Delhi where they awarded MD certificates to more than 500 medical students who had finished their final-year exams before fleeing from their respective universities … Continue reading In a relief to Indian students, Ukraine holds convocation in Delhi, awards more than 500 MD certificates

Non-alcoholic liver diseases in teens and hardworking villagers portend a crisis for India

(Illustration: Saurabh Singh) SONAM SHENOY, a techie-turned-homemaker based in Lower Parel, Mumbai, had always frowned upon her 15-year-old son’s incorrigible habits, which included avoiding his evening tennis sessions with friends and gorging on sweets like there is no tomorrow. That was her pre-Covid complaint. It got worse during Covid when the teen began taking classes … Continue reading Non-alcoholic liver diseases in teens and hardworking villagers portend a crisis for India

‘Inside Big Tech, privileged caste members use filters to keep others out of jobs, promotions’

Marilyn Fernandez, professor emerita in the Sociology department at Santa Clara University, California, in conversation with the author Marilyn Fernandez, professor emerita in the Sociology department at Santa Clara University, California, has for long closely investigated caste discrimination in the IT sector. In the wake of accusations mounting against Silicon Valley tech giants from a section … Continue reading ‘Inside Big Tech, privileged caste members use filters to keep others out of jobs, promotions’

Why Nobody, Not Even a Ruthless Murderer, Can Surprise Salman Rushdie

Ullekh NP recalls his meeting with the celebrated and charming author over a decade ago, his wit, scholarship and tremendous willpower Salman Rushdie, who is now recovering from a murder attempt on him in New York by a Lebanese-origin 24-year-old probable religious zealot, has been a larger-than-life figure ever since most of us have heard … Continue reading Why Nobody, Not Even a Ruthless Murderer, Can Surprise Salman Rushdie