Backgrounders

Doris Lessing: The Grass is Still Singing

Her hundredth anniversary is a great opportunity to look at Lessing’s writing and take stock of her immense contribution to the world of ideas

‘Ancient Indians were compulsively carnivorous’

Historian and archaeologist Nayanjot Lahiri speaks to Amit Sengupta.

Aren’t you supposed to behave like a woman?

Rakhshanda Jalil painstakingly examines an older heritage and history that must remain a reference point to end the deep polarisation between communities that is the reality of everyday life in India today.
Neighbourhood
Defence

Terror plot on Republic Day: Will the government tell the real story?

The arrest of a top cop in Kashmir in a terror plot along with terrorists opens a can of worms which can be traced to the hanging of Afzal Guru who was hanged to appease ‘the collective conscience of the nation’.

Turkey and Kurds: Is the end game in sight?

It could be quite possible if Turkey — satisfied with the push back of Kurds from their enclaves — decides to withdraw its troops.

Kashmir, Afghanistan, Trump and Modi: Mysterious Mediation

US President Donald Trump’s offer to mediate in Kashmir and his rehabilitation of Pakistan as a frontline State against terror is a manifestation of India’s loss of leverage in Afghanistan after it lowered its engagement with Chabahar port and Iran.
Energy

‘The world will be defined by a unique global legitimacy crisis in the coming years’

EXCLUSIVE: Maha Hosain Aziz in conversation with Sanjay Kapoor

Checkmate Chabahar?

Why has India wilted under US pressure on Iran?

Brazil wants to grow food as business with India

Brazil is perceived as a closed economy, therefore, India should utilise every single opportunity to expand its bilateral trade ties.
World

‘The street is a symbol that can mobilise people’

Suchitra Vijayan of The Polis Project, New York in conversation with Amit Sengupta on the current mass movement in India.

Turkey and Kurds: Is the end game in sight?

It could be quite possible if Turkey — satisfied with the push back of Kurds from their enclaves — decides to withdraw its troops.

The World on a Brink

Political leadership requires balance, responsibility and a sensible leadership to create an atmosphere of predictability and security. The contrary is a recipe for disaster. In too many countries, that is precisely what we have.