Backgrounders

Course Correction: Return of Non-Alignment

In the shadow of the US’ protectionist and inward-looking policies, a new world order is taking shape with myriad possibilities, making India inch closer towards non-alignment

An Open Letter to Julius Malema : South Africa is made for Everybody

The writer would like to invite EFF leader Julius Malema and his comrades to engage in a dialogue with a number of struggle veterans on Lilliesleaf farm on the issue of racism in South Africa

“The world changed because of 1979”: Satish Jacob on the Afghan-Soviet War and its relevance today

Satish Jacob was one of the first Indian reporters on the ground in Afghanistan during the Soviet invasion of 1979. For over 40 years, Jacob has witnessed history in the making again and again. In this conversation with HNFP, he narrates the story of the 1979 Afghan-Soviet War and how it changed the world. Also below is a brief explainer on the way this war reshaped the world.
Neighbourhood
Defence

Bid to arrest Modi in South Africa over ‘Kashmir’ rejected

A petition filed by many civil society organisations in South Africa to arrest Indian PM Narendra Modi for misgovernance in Kashmir was rejected

US set on regime change in Venezuela

Given the US failure to overthrow the Venezuelan leadership through rolling protests and people power, President Donald Trump has openly said that his administration doesn’t discard the military option to enact regime change

Course Correction: Return of Non-Alignment

In the shadow of the US’ protectionist and inward-looking policies, a new world order is taking shape with myriad possibilities, making India inch closer towards non-alignment
Energy

India can’t swear by ‘America First’

India is working for a larger purpose to survive in a world where no space is envisaged for the other by an “America First” President

‘Stringent fines can go a long way in conserving environment’

Mariela Cruz is Costa Rica’s Ambassador to India who has been to this country 16 times before she took over as the envoy. A lawyer and an environmentalist by education and a yogini at heart, Cruz says despite being born in Costa Rica, she has always thought of India as home. She was hurled into the spotlight by the media last year when the air quality in Delhi went down in November and newspapers claimed that she went to Bangalore to escape the Delhi smog

Macron, Modi inaugurate UP’s biggest solar power plant in Mirzapur

Around 50 persons would be looking after the maintenance of the plant.
World

India’s Lines of Credit lost its way? An Infographic

India in the past four years has deprioritised the African continent when it comes to its Line of Credit for infrastructural projects, which were mired in corruption and incompletion. Is PM Modi’s trip to East Africa a course correction?

Bid to arrest Modi in South Africa over ‘Kashmir’ rejected

A petition filed by many civil society organisations in South Africa to arrest Indian PM Narendra Modi for misgovernance in Kashmir was rejected

Can the Election Commission of Pakistan hold a fair election?

Pakistan goes to polls on July 25, and can the Election Commission of Pakistan do its job, but more importantly can the parties follow the rules it sets?