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MaBaTha sees Hindutva as an ally. India must not serve fanatics in Myanmar

Much like Islamist movements looked to Saudi Arabia, religious right movements in Sri Lanka, Myanmar, and Nepal are seeking to establish a new civilizational frontier in India.

Reasi carnage is a message from ISI—it can step up the pain for India in Kashmir

After the 1998 Reasi carnage, three crises—Kargil, the stand-off of 2001-2002, and Balakot—brought two nuclear powers to the edge of war. Last week’s killings, though, show both countries remain mired in a dangerous deadlock.

Putin’s exclusion from Normandy commemoration shows history is manipulated to serve power

The country which, more than any other, sacrificed to win the Second World War, is now excluded from the telling of its story.

Engineer Rashid’s election victory shows Kashmiri secessionism is far from spent

Efforts to draw secessionism back into electoral politics led New Delhi to support the rise of the People’s Democratic Party, and its alliance with the BJP. That, however, ended up empowering violent secessionists.

US has a long tradition of sex scandals. Trump’s conviction won't end his political career

Donald Trump’s dogged denial of wrong-doing or a Bill Clinton-like confession might yet retrieve his standing among Americans.

A global jihadist movement continues to grow in Canada—beyond Khalistan

Trial against Canadian resident Anand Nath—or Adnan—began last week. Son of immigrants, the 20-year-old allegedly shot dead his friend Naim Akl in 2021 to prevent him from exposing an operation to send funds to the Islamic State in Syria.

A US power company almost averted first China-Taiwan War. Can capitalism stop the second?

The long-forgotten story of the Shanghai Power Company tells us about the missteps and misjudgements that could push two superpowers to war and devastate the world.

ICC proceedings against Israel, Hamas are a key test of how the world deals with wars

The idea of countries bound by law, some contend, is a Pinko-Hippie delusion in a world governed by raw power.

Kashmir's Jamaat-e-Islami wants to rejoin democratic politics. Won't abandon its toxic project

Lyndon Johnson, the 36th President of the US, once said it was better to have enemies 'inside the tent pissing out than outside pissing in.' Delhi needs to decide if he was right.

Inflation riots in POK are all about local issues. That’s good for India

For the first time since 1947, there is now an institutional symmetry to the two parts of Maharaja Hari Singh’s Kashmir.

On Camera

Zomato has become the brand ambassador for food cheating between couples

Zomato’s new ‘order delete’ feature is teaching young people to pull off a nearly perfect lie in front of their parents and handing spouses the perfect weapon for food infidelity.

‘Robot tax' for AI-induced job loss & ‘wealth tax' on vacant land — RSS-affiliate SJM's Budget wish list

In pre-budget meeting held in June with Finance Minister Sitharaman, Swadeshi Jagran Manch suggested incentivising those generating more employment & measures to control food inflation.

BrahMos a wonderful symbol but Philippines lacks capability to operate, says Ashley Tellis

If a country did not have C4ISR capability, having a missile was a wonderful symbol but not of much operational use, says former senior adviser to US state department.

Modi's new universe: the normal irritants of democracy & awkward chai with Rahul Gandhi

Changed reality for Modi govt in its 3rd innings is by no means rise of a new phenomenon. It's a return to old normal where even majorities had to routinely wrestle with storied million mutinies.