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Rising Tiger, Hidden Dragons

Topsy - turvy geopolitics is set to define the new world order post the coronavirus pandemic. Indications are floating thick and fast about renewed chasms as well as compact bondings between nations seeking a different axis with a modern global narrative. As countries vie for multi-alignment strategies with assurance of multiple securities, India finds itself in the pivotal role with its strategic geographical positioning. India’s rise is imminent as can be manifested by the growing tensions it is ..

BLACK IS beautiful

Y our heart goes out to the five youngsters, who had dreams in their eyes, who wanted to study, to play and get scholarships so that they could pursue a degree in college. But one fine day, everything shattered when these five teens from Harlem became trapped in a nightmare when they were falsely accused of a brutal attack in New York’ Central Park. The reason why they became easy targets - they were all Black. Despite their denials, despite the evidence being only circumstantial, the boys failed ..

Incentivise savings to make India Atmanirbhar

These days, often comparisons are drawn between the impact on overall economy and population of India post economic meltdown of 2008-10 and COVID-19 pandemic. However, while drawing comparisons, one remembers that there was consensus to a great extent on one thing -- the habit of savings had done a lot to reduce the adverse impact of economic meltdown on India. Savings? Yes. Despite the fall in share market, where the word ‘i..

COVID AND THE SPY GAME

TRIKING footprints of Mossad are visible in Israel’s ongoing fight against the coronavirus pandemic. A spy agency, known for its adventurous covert operations, hardly has a business in national healthcare - or so many may say. Yet, Mossad operatives played an integral part in getting medical gear, test kits, and technical knowledge needed to control the pandemic. It was a massive departure from the usual duty for the most-revered intelligence gathering agency. But it was also an indicator of the possible ..

Enduring image of tenuous hope & tenacity

Certain desperation drives them -- hundreds of them, thousands of them, and may be lakhs of them. They pick up their bags and baggage and kids and start walking back to their homes hundreds of kilometers away -- through the terrible summer days, through dusty terrains, through uncertain times. Of course, the Government assures them that there are special ‘Shramik’ trains to take them home. But in countless cases, that information does not reach them. For, they read no newspapers or watch no television. ..

Resilience at the frontline...

Doctors are the frontline warriors against corona across the world and they are paying heavily for their selfless service. While expectations are high from them and equipment is scarce, they have to fight on multiple fronts. They have to brave government pressure and the ire of patients’ kin. They have to save lives in limited time, space and resources as multitudes are rushing to the hospitals. They have to take care of their own health and the safety of their family. Many doctors are working constantly ..

Dealing with the ‘deal’

A STRANGE mix of hope and apprehension has enveloped Afghanistan after the signing of the landmark deal between the United States and Taliban to begin a process to achieve lasting peace in the war-torn country. The tinge of skepticism stems from the series of U-turns, misunderstandings, circumspection, and obscure circumstances that preceded the peace deal for last 17 months. It has left a large amount of doubt behind efficacy of the historic pact...

India’s Century!!!

Of course, India does not need a Jeff Bezos, the founder boss of global online retail giant ‘Amazon’, to say that the 21st century would be India’s Century. That is a given, given the promise India has created for herself in the past some time, Jeff Bezos or no Jeff Bezos. There is no doubt that the current century will be known as India’s Century, thanks to multitude and multiple of promises on all counts, in all fields. But people like Jeff Bezos have only one way of looking at things -- commerce. ..

Living in a Gas Chamber

THOUGH Delhi is on the radar of all news channels for its exorbitant pollution levels, many other Indian cities are more or less on the same pedestal or on the verge of slipping into the red anytime soon. Measures that are taken in Delhi, hardly find their resonance in these lesser cities and hence pollution grows unabated in these places. A study conducted by IITDelhi has found that the annual mortality rate is 200 persons per year for every 1 lakh population in urban UP, Bihar and Jharkhand due ..

This is Modi.... the man... the vision...

ON SATURDAY morning the nation woke up to hear news with a difference, the Prime Minister of the country Narendra Modi plogging at a beach in Mamallapuram. The Prime Minister in his twitter handle wrote ‘Plogging in the beach lasted for over 30 minutes. Also handed over my ‘collection’ to Jeyaraj, who is a part of the hotel staff. Let us ensure our public places are clean and tidy! Let us also ensure we remain fit and healthy. This is Modi, a man with a vision and mission...

Three stories -- in a common mould

 By Vijay Phanshikar :  Death may have taken them away -- Mr. Manohar Parrikar, Mrs. Sushma Swaraj, and Mr. Arun Jaitley in a rather quick succession -- but not before they made their signal, unique contribution to the national cause. All of them were young. All of them knew what their lives were meant for. And all of them had the necessary qualities to finish their respective, mandated tasks before departing at ages and stages when everybody felt they were needed the most. But gone are ..

Need for cent per cent introspection

 By Aasawari Shenolikar:  “Did you see the marks that the XII std students obtained, as also the class Xth?” was the first question that came out of the mouth of a retired school Principal after the preliminary greetings were exchanged. We had bumped into each other at the airport, and this dedicated teacher, who is passionate about the English language and its usage and still committed to teaching, was aghast at the number of students getting 100 percent marks in the Board ..

The Messenger is the Message

 By Rahul Dixit: India in 2019 saw debate across political turfs revolving around defeating one man - Narendra Modi. Rag-tag coalitions, devoid of specific strategies, continuously worked up a negative narrative, raised bogeys, and stooped too low to deride a popular Prime Minister. Little did they realise that Modi, the messenger of a strong country, himself was the message that the country was looking for. The Hitavada Assistant Editor Rahul Dixit narrates how the Opposition failed ..

MODI MAGIC conquers peoples mind

 Narendra Modi’s aura is so large that it has transcended not only the geographical boundaries but even the political, religious and ideological boundaries earmarked in the minds of the people for over a period of time. The Indians world over despite the political differences eulogises Modi for his ability to consolidate the Indian mind on the issue of national security and nationalism. The Hitavada Resident Editor of Raipur Edition, E V Murli describes how Modi won the hearts of people. &n..

Sri Lankan attacks: An example of global violence and terrorism

  By Anshuman Bhargava. Never in the history of humanity did we need so much unity of the humanitarian forces as now. And if we don’t realise the humanitarian crisis and act smart today, the world will be left in tatters in the near future. Sri Lankan political factions and leaders must stand united and help in the free, fair and efficient probe so that such possible attacks could be thwarted in future. Though attacks of this kind happen throughout the world these days, ..

Raj Thackeray’s self-destructive gamble

  By Rahul Dixit: Raj Thackeray’s acerbic jibes against the Prime Minister is a tectonic shift in his earlier stand when he was all praise for Modi. In fact, Thackeray was the first politician from Maharashtra to endorse the Gujarat model of development under Modi and sought its replication in the State. The U-turn is an effort to stay relevant in electoral politics even if it means turning into a Modi-basher.     ARMED with video clips, files and bunch ..

People in PoK suffering because of Pak’s illegal occupation of land: India

GENEVA,India also raised the issue of persecution of minorities by Pakistan and atrocities on people in Balochistan, Sindh and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, besides Pakistan-occupied Kashmir. INDIA on Tuesday reminded the world community that Pakistan is in illegal occupation of parts of Indian State of Jammu and Kashmir, which needs to be addressed since people in those areas are suffering because of “systematic Army persecution” and denial of basic rights. India also raised the issue of persecutio..

Indian Ocean exploration mission makes historic broadcast

    ALPHONSE ISLAND, A BRITISH-LED scientific mission to document changes taking place beneath the Indian Ocean has broadcast its first live, television-quality video transmission from a two-person submersible. Monsoon storms and fierce underwater currents continued to present a challenge at greater depths as scientific work began in earnest on Tuesday off the Seychelles. ‘The Associated Press’ has successfully broadcast the first multi-camera live signal in full broadcast ..