‘ISI didn’t plan the Taliban victory. The US facilitated it,’ says Author & Filmmaker Adrian Levy

(Illustration: Saurabh Singh) Adrian Levy has never stayed back this long in London since he was 16, he says. The Covid-19 pandemic has confined him to his London home from where he currently gives interviews on the latest among several books he has co-authored with Cathy Scott-Clark who, these days, is tied up with an … Continue reading ‘ISI didn’t plan the Taliban victory. The US facilitated it,’ says Author & Filmmaker Adrian Levy

The return of the Taliban will have grave consequences for India, says C Christine Fair

C. Christine Fair C.Christine Fair is a renowned scholar of military affairs and politics in South Asia and has lived and worked in Afghanistan and Pakistan besides other countries. Early on, she was a political officer with the United Nations Assistance Mission to Afghanistan in Kabul. Fair, Professor, Security Studies, at Georgetown University, is one of the … Continue reading The return of the Taliban will have grave consequences for India, says C Christine Fair

Covid-19 is aggravating India’s uncontrolled diabetes burden

(Illustration: Saurabh Singh) BODY BUILDER AND FITNESS coach Raman Singh (name changed) has always held a vendetta against carbs. For the last five years, he has had his medical checkups done every six months, but when the Mumbai-based 40-year-old was diagnosed with high blood sugar levels some months ago, which could only be treated with … Continue reading Covid-19 is aggravating India’s uncontrolled diabetes burden

‘Indian super model to predict Covid spread lacked clarity’

An interview with Gautam I. Menon, Professor, Departments of Physics and Biology, Ashoka University Gautam I. Menon FOR SOMEONE whose key interest in the past was mostly related to superconductors, Menon is now focused on building models of infectious diseases. While his intellectual pursuits are eclectic, and includes statistical physics, soft condensed matter physics, mechanobiology … Continue reading ‘Indian super model to predict Covid spread lacked clarity’

Vietnam looks to boost educational ties with India, signs MoUs with private universities

Ambassador Pham Sanh Chau (in blue) at the MoU signing ceremony in New Delhi on May 17, 2021 New Delhi, March 17, 2021: Vietnam, which enjoys robust diplomatic and defence ties with India, now wants to send more of its students to colleges here as part of a long-term commitment to enhance relations on the education … Continue reading Vietnam looks to boost educational ties with India, signs MoUs with private universities

Indian Farmers Versus Narendra Modi’s Propaganda Machine

Hundreds of thousands of India’s farmers have been camping on the roads leading to New Delhi in an unprecedented protest that has lasted more than two months but has not been given its proportional share of attention, either from the media or the government of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, for its merit and legitimacy. The … Continue reading Indian Farmers Versus Narendra Modi’s Propaganda Machine

Watching Christopher Nolan’s Tenet: First Day First Show in India

In this sci-fi movie, forces from the future seek revenge on past generations for what they had done to the planet WATCHING Christopher Nolan’s Tenet on December 4, the day it was released in India, was thrilling for more reasons than the movie itself. It was the first film I watched in a cinema hall in over … Continue reading Watching Christopher Nolan’s Tenet: First Day First Show in India

China Critic and Historian Olsi Jazexhi Says He is Worried About Anti-Muslim Campaigns in India

Olsi Jazexhi is an Albanian-Canadian historian and journalist who shot to fame following his controversial visit to China’s Xinjiang province last year as a guest of the Chinese government. While on a guided tour of the region, he uploaded videos from what China describes as vocational centres for Muslim minority Uighurs and claimed that they were more … Continue reading China Critic and Historian Olsi Jazexhi Says He is Worried About Anti-Muslim Campaigns in India